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“Simply Perfect...” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Jazz S' Club/Cafe

Jazz S' Club/Cafe
C/Requesens 2 | Raval, 08001 Barcelona, Spain (El Raval)
93 329 00 20
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Ranked #47 of 1,109 things to do in Barcelona
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“Simply Perfect...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

You open the Tripadvisor Barcelona app (you downloaded it at the hotel immediately after you landed in Barcelona, right?) and follow the compass as you venture outside the familiar promenade at Las Ramblas and into the quaint windy alleys of Ciutat Vella. You have allowed yourself 15 extra minutes to be among the first in line to catch their fabled Flamenco night. Unfortunately, you make a wrong turn a few times, perhaps even walk past the venue from a block away, and almost bump into strangers as you puzzle through your next alley choices… but its your first time in Barcelona, and you are allowed that in the old quarters.

You arrive at 8:35 now, 20 minutes later than planned, and there is a huge line outside. You see locals, travelers, expats, couples, and family… You pay 9 euros, get yourself a beer, and realize that all the seats are long gone, upstairs and downstairs. People have started sitting on the walkway upstairs, their legs dangling, and the last good seats for you and your wife together is the stairs. You both sit single file, find a nook for your beer, and marvel at this beautiful club that must have so much history and human spirit behind it. Soon, the place is completely packed.

For the next two hours, you are mesmerized by the extraordinary talent in front of you. Your Spanish vocabulary is extremely limited, but the tender wailing of the singer and the strum of that classical guitar reminds you of the Urdu Ballads you loved growing up, and you may even reminisce with a tear or two. The dancer is absolutely perfect, and you turn off the smartphone flash before you snap a few pictures.

During the break, one of you saves your seats while the other gets one of those awesome potato dishes and a refill. You make small talk with those crammed around you.
As you leave the venue with the crowd two hours later, your soul has been soothed, and Flamenco has initiated your lovely summer Friday evening in this beautiful town.

"Mucho, mucho gracias, Senora", you say to the lady who handed you your tickets at the beginning, and she finally smiles at you. You promise yourself you’ll be back here, again and again, and next time, you won’t need that compass, and you will still sit on those stairs again – because that is your “spot” on this very special place. 6 stars out of 5.

Visited August 2013
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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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“One of our best nights”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

What a great night this was! I had never seen flamenco dancing before and it was one of the most memorising shows I have ever seen. My sister used the Trip Advisor City Guide App to find this venue which was very much out of the way, but it was so worth it!

For 9 Euros on a Friday evening, we got a drink and two hours of soulful singing, skilled guitar playing and a perfect little flamenco dancer. The venue is intimate and small so get there at least half an hour early if you want seats. A perfect start to the evening if you want to hit the clubs afterwards or a perfect end, you'll be out by 11ish. I will definitely visit again just to see the dancer, but the other nights such as the Cuban night sound interesting too.

Visited August 2013
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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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“One of our best nights”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

What a great night this was! I had never seen flamenco dancing before and it was one of the most memorising shows I have ever seen. My sister used the Trip Advisor City Guide App to find this venue which was very much out of the way, but it was so worth it!

For 9 Euros on a Friday evening, we got a drink and two hours of soulful singing, skilled guitar playing and a perfect little flamenco dancer. The venue is intimate and small so get there at least half an hour early if you want seats. A perfect start to the evening if you want to hit the clubs afterwards or a perfect end, you'll be out by 11ish. I will definitely visit again just to see the dancer, but the other nights such as the Cuban night sound interesting too.

Visited August 2013
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“Flamenco night”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

We had a wonderful night at Jazz Si. The flamenco night, which is held every friday, was lots of fun. Although the place is quite small, and a bit difficult to find, is worth going there on this special night. The show was quite nice, and even the food (tapas) were delicious and well priced. Super recomend if you like flamenco and have no time/opportunity to go to Andaluzia.

Visited June 2013
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“Unique live venue”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Friday is Flamenco night... A recommendation by a friend sent us to this bizarre little club which is pretty much down an alleyway in Ciutat Vella. You'll know you have arrived at the right place because of the queue forming outside, but its definitely worth the wait and I would get there at least 30min before it opens to grab a good spot. Walk inside and you're met by a room with very little comforts but lots of energy. Grab your complimentary beer and find a chair. Once the room is suitably packed and every possible place that the stage can be seen from is filled by the crowd, the musicians and dancers squeeze onto the tiny stage; and this is when your jaw will drop. Incredible performers, and without doubt the best and rawest flamenco barcelona has to offer. Will definitely be going again on my next Barcelona visit.

Visited July 2013
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