Budapest Jazz Club

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Budapest Jazz Club
4.5
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Sunday
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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Smooth, quality music, a cup of coffee, drink or a dinner in the heart of the city, at the centre of jazz life in town. We regularly feature world-famous jazz stars, Hungarian musicians of international standing, seasoned professionals from the club scene and brilliant up-and-coming youngsters. Our main stage has a Steinway Model B piano with an amazing sound.
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  • Nyugati pályaudvar • 8 min walk
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cathalmuckian
Dublin, Ireland6 contributions
Couples
Great Jazz club, great sound, intimate atmosphere, almost perfect.But the cold air conditioning blowing in your face is awful. The pianist in the band last night actually put on a heavy jacket he was so uncomfortable. Staff were unhelpful when asked to turn it down or off.This is a great club .. but this problem needs to be sorted out.
Written January 4, 2020
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John F
Wexford, Ireland67 contributions
We came upon this spot on our first night. Entry was free, drinks reasonably priced and staff very friendly. The music had just finished, so we returned later during our visit to an open mic night. Fabulous music from very talented musicians. If you like music it will be worth the visit.
Written November 29, 2021
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courtneytux
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I'm going to try and put my experience here into words.. As an Australian, we aren't lucky enough to have meals this spectacular for under $15 aud. Ever.. We paid at least a 5th of the price. It would be impossible to beat this. I ordered the rosemary chicken steak roasted in white wine with Indonesian red rice and spicy yoghurt sauce. When the food came out I was blown away by not only the presentation but the quality of the ingredients and the beautiful tastes explored in this dish. My friends and I had never eaten slower as we just sat there silent, chewing away at the masterpiece in front of us. Then came dessert. Now I'm not normally a huge fan of cheesecake but the banana- apple baked cheesecake with mulberry ganache on the menu sounded yummy.. And it was more than that. It wasn't too sweet so then one felt sick and the cake part of it melted in my mouth. The biscuit base was so smooth that I thought it was cream. Then to top it all off, the presentation was adorable with a dolphin carved out of banana sitting on the plate and slices of delicious fresh fruit artistically placed on the giant dollop of an exquisite cream which I can't describe. Then to top it all off, the ambience created by candle light and jazz music amplified from the concert hall next door made it so relaxing. The staff were so friendly and hospitable and I was lucky enough to meet the chef and give him my personal thanks for the best meal I have ever had in my life. If you are ever in Hungary, or even near Hungary, go to the Budapest Jazz Club. It has now become my new favorite restaurant and the next two nights' dinners shall be here tasting all the other wonderful dishes the chef has created himself.
Written January 23, 2015
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KalosKagathos
Jyväskylä, Finland45 contributions
Friends
Music is nice. Bar is nice. Prices and drink menu are nice.... and... staff has, by far, worst attitude in entire city.

I do not speak Hungarian, but as I visited this bar I soon noticed that staff behind the counter were imitating me and all other foreign customers in a "not so flattering manner" and making jokes about stupidity of people who do not understand them.

First I thought it was just my imagination, but as I asked this from my friends everyone had noticed same. We shared our thoughts and it was clear to every one that this is not a welcoming place to tourists.

Do go this club if you

A) are Hungarian,
B) love racism or...
C) prefer to be ridiculed and served after every domestic customer in bar.

Visited 23.1.2014
Written January 27, 2014
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Ksenia P
Kazan, Tatarstan, Russia7 contributions
Friends
It all went wrong from the same beginning. First we tried to contact the club in order to book a table, but they just didn't reply, so we had to waste our time and go there in the morning to book the table. The girl at the bar told us that at 9 p.m. they were going to have a "concert". And after the concert local musicians would play. We reserved tickets (the box office was closed) for the concert and booked a table. When we came there in the evening the girl at the box office told us that it was actually not "a concert", but "a theatre". And after the theatre musicians would play jazz. So was that a concert or a theatre? Neither. This so-called theatre ("Cagematch") was a weird performance of weird people playing the ape, shouting and running around the stage. I would have never wanted to see that even for free. And I was made to pay for that 2500 ft. We couldn't stay inside the concert hall till the end of the "show" and went to the bar where I tried to get information from the staff when jazz was going to start and where exactly musicians would play. I couldn't get a full answer for ages as if I was trying to get some confidential info. Finally they explained that the jam session was going to start at 10p.m. in the hall upstairs. And "if you want you can go upstairs now". Also we found out that there was no need to go to see the theatre and pay for the ticket because everybody could come just for a jazz session for free. Nice and right in time.
While sitting at the table and waiting for the concert to start we tried to make an order and ask the waitress to get us some drinks but for some reason she kept ignoring us again and again. So we had to go downstairs to the bar to get the drinks by ourselves. The personnel wasn't friendly at all.
As extra: we had to pay 100 ft each for the cloakroom and the same amount for WC (each time you need to go there) - ridiculous.
As the only positive thing: music was nice. But just nice, nothing outstanding. If you want to waste your time and money and get through all that - you are welcome. As for us, we were really disappointed that we spoiled our journey and wasted one night in this wonderful city.
Written February 22, 2017
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Anna M
London, UK22 contributions
Friends
I'd heard rave reviews of this place, but when we got there we found a venue with very little atmosphere, no aircon (on a night of 34 degrees c), and staff who refused to acknowledge the drinks deals clearly written on posters all over the place. We went on a Friday night and caught a jam session, and while the jazz itself was good technically, it wasn't much of a concert and while I like jazz I found the bright lighting, lack of people and horrendous heat sort of drained my enjoyment away. Still, it was free entry, so can't complain too much!
Written June 29, 2015
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Biya D
58 contributions
Couples
We arrived Budapest late, was just wondering around the street. We first thought probably all bars have been closed, but by accident we saw this Jazz bar and it has a live performance l. We love the band. The bar is spacious, drinks are very reasonable price, live performance is absolutely a plus! Highly recommend.
Written December 28, 2017
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Vladimir C
New York, New York, United States3 contributions
Friends
Budapest Jazz Club Is a special gem of a venue offering the finest local and international Jazz acts. A night in this place is a surreal experience which combines the charm of old Europe, fantastic service and superb music.
Budapest is definitely one of the most beautiful cities in Europe and Budapest Jazz Club is definitely on of the classiest jazz venues in the world!
Written March 12, 2015
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David C
Walsall, UK575 contributions
Couples
Went here to celebrate New Year's eve. Weren't really sure what to expect. The music was excellent, drinks were modestly priced, the venue was great and the quality of the sound good. Would definately recommend.
Written January 8, 2014
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gino71
Stoke-on-Trent, UK100 contributions
Friends
Had a great night watching the Zoltan Trio here on a short trip to Budapest. It’s a great format for a club with a lovely restaurant separate from the main concert hall and a separate bar. Top quality Jazz on the night we were there at an unbelievably cheap price for tickets. Book early and try to reserve one of about 16 tables or there’s rows of chairs at the rear of the theatre. Highly recommended if you like a bit of Jazz...
Written November 1, 2019
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Budapest Jazz Club is open:
  • Sun - Sun 5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
  • Mon - Thu 10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Fri - Sat 10:00 AM - 2:00 AM