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The Jazz Bar

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Old Town
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Address: 1A Chambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1HR, Scotland
Phone Number:
+44 131 220 4298
17:00 - 03:00
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Sun - Fri 17:00 - 03:00
Sat 14:30 - 03:00

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Brilliant big band - had a great night

Hubby and I were staying nearby and I really wanted to visit on a Monday to see the Big Band......better than I hoped. Brilliant atmosphere.....my only regret was not getting... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Kyla P
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Hubby and I were staying nearby and I really wanted to visit on a Monday to see the Big Band......better than I hoped. Brilliant atmosphere.....my only regret was not getting there sooner as it was crammed wall to wall. Plan is to make Edinburgh our annual Valentine break so will definitely be back next year.

Thank Kyla P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The right place for jazz. Nice music, friendly staff, perfect sound. Value for money. Totally worth it

Thank Βασίλης Χ
Trondheim, Norway
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We just stopped by during the afternoon for some easy going jazz, and what must have been friends with of the band dancing swing. Great atmosphere!

Thank John Andre A
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My first visit to this hidden gem but certainly won't be my last. Everything a good, cool Jazz Bar should be, tucked away, basement, small and discrete with an excellent atmosphere. Experienced some good, solid smooth jazz and improvisation followed by a lively funk jazz ensemble. Door charge of £5 very well worth it, highly recommend this venue.

Thank SiueAllen
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviewed 21 March 2017

If you love jazz, this is your place. Great room, lovely live music. This is a great bar my fav in Edinburgh

Thank Carla C
Loughborough, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Was here for the first time when Jamboree was playing on Friday the 10th. The venue and staff was amazing. Such a unique experience. Cant wait to go back.

Thank Lou-LouO25
Bathgate, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

First time at the Jazz Bar in Edinburgh to watch a group called Lights Out By Nine, excellent group! Won't be the last time I visit this venue, it was a great night and the place has a lovely atmosphere! Drinks were average for Edinburgh, didn't feel ripped off or anything, was very easy to get served even so the... More 

Thank LindaMoodyBlue
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105 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

This place was good fun with great music and a varied bar. It's a jazz bar so I definitely would not recommend coming here if you don't want to sit and listen to jazz. The reason I gave a slightly lower rating is that there was a slightly weird atmosphere when we first went as most people wanted to sit... More 

Thank Siobhan G
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
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Reviewed 21 January 2017

I was very lucky to be in Edinburgh on monday night, when a big band night was on at the Jazz bar. You pay 5 pound at the door but it is worth the price, the music is amazing and the standing of the musician was second to none. Hey! Dont miss the skills of the bartender with the shaker!

Thank Marcello D
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Reviewed 16 January 2017

Firstly I would like to say that I am not a jazz lover (I don’t mind it, but I am not a fan of it) so my review might not be helpful to the true lover of jazz. When we arrived we were told that there might be no spare tables as it was quite busy. We paid £6 per... More 

Thank AgneK

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