It's a modest club housed in an old converted boatshed that gives it a bit of a school hall feel but it has everything required for a great night - bar, food service, dim lighting, river views, dance floor and great music! Run by volunteers (and a few paid staff) who do it all for the love of jazz, it has a warm and inviting atmosphere.
When the front stage is in use, the four seater tables are arranged on a gradient to give everyone in the audience a view of the band and a glimpse of the river. If a larger band needs to be accommodated they will be placed at the rear of the room, so get there early to gain a table near the dance floor. Seating outside does not have a view of the band, but does have magical views of the river. It's especially gorgeous at night when reflecting the city lights. (As it's on the river, you will need insect repellent around sunset.)
Due to noise restrictions in the area, the music ends at 10pm and doors close at 11pm, but you can always catch the ferry at 11:15pm over to the city for a nightcap or coffee.
Once a month they hold a buffet brunch from 9:30am with live jazz. The buffet was a lack lustre offering of the usual when I went last (bain-marie sausages, soggy scramble, tomatoes, etc) but was offset by the thrill of good jazz and a champagne on a Sunday morning.
On average, most entrances cost $25. This excludes food or drinks, but prices are reasonable.
This a great place for a catch up with friends, a relaxed dinner date and a bit of a boogie.
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