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“Intimate venue, hot jazz”
Review of Brisbane Jazz Club

Brisbane Jazz Club
Ranked #2 of 92 Nightlife in Brisbane
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Owner description: Just upstream from the Story Bridge, the Brisbane Jazz Club sits on the river with wonderful views across to the city. Brisbane's best kept secret, the club operates every Thursday to Sunday night and a brunch on the last Sunday of every month. If you feel like having dinner, the Story Bridge Hotel chefs will cook your meal and serve it to you at your table or if you prefer, you can have a drink or a meal on our wonderful deck overlooking the water. There is also a free ferry next to the club which operates every 15 minutes between the Jazz Club and Eagle Street in the city. Brisbane Jazz Club turned 45 years old in 2017 which is testament to the success of this 'not for profit' organisation.
Reviewed April 10, 2013

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.

2  Thank AndyPandy321
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Reviewed September 28, 2012 via mobile

We had a great evening in this friendly jazz club. Its just short ferry hop across the river from the skyscrapers but it feels a world away in atmosphere. Cabaret style tables gave a great view of a really good jazz band while we enjoyed excellent and reasonably priced food and wine. We paid 25 dollars a ticket for non-members. Highly recommended.

2  Thank David_from_Bristol
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Reviewed August 21, 2012

I always drop into the Club when in Brisbane for a dose of live jazz in what has to be one of the best locations in Australia, and my latest visit confirmed my decision the support them by renewing my Membership

Despite the noise restrictions imposed by a bunch of whinging newcomers in nearby high-rise apartments (hiss boo!!!) the Club does a great job with great music, good food and well-priced drinks.

May they live long and prosper!

JV @ l'Attitude! in Cairns

2  Thank AttitudeJV
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Reviewed April 14, 2012

A great location beside the river; very good music that changes daily; tasty food; and moderate prices. What more could one want?

Thank Bill S
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Reviewed March 24, 2012

We are members of this club and love the variety of entertainment. It is a great location on the river and close to a ferry stop. Catering is by the Story Bridge Hotel and the meals are great and the bar prices very moderate. Book in advance on their website or you may not get in!

1  Thank BrisbaneBetty
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