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Chris' Jazz Cafe

1421 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA
+1 215-568-3131
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Spent a great evening at Chris'

First night in town, looking for a spot within walking distance in Center City for a couple of... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2017
Mark K
,
Wethersfield, Connecticut
Looking for Jazz

Went there for a 7 jazz show n a drink. Cramped area near stage and near kitchen service door... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2017
onestopchip
,
Yorktown, Virginia
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good39%
  • Average0%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible13%
31 Dec 2016
“Always a Good Time”
12 Dec 2016
“Great Jazz, OK Food”
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Hours Today: 00:00 - 02:00, 11:00 - 02:00
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1421 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA
City Center West
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+1 215-568-3131
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Reviewed 2 January 2017

First night in town, looking for a spot within walking distance in Center City for a couple of drinks, maybe some music. Found Chris' and decided to give it a try. Knew nothing about it. Sometimes, you're just lucky. We got two seats at the...More

2  Thank Mark K
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Went there for a 7 jazz show n a drink. Cramped area near stage and near kitchen service door... music was ok at best but Pianist was great, hard to hear singers voice. My girls coke was flat so I asked for a fresh one,...More

1  Thank onestopchip
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

The only way we could have had a better table to enjoy the Orrin Evans Trio with Kevin Eubanks would have been to join the band. Good food and service rounded out a truly enjoyable evening. The intimate club is always a good bet for...More

1  Thank Tusitalatale
Reviewed 12 December 2016

With the decline of the iconic Ortlieb's, and the dearth of venues at which to hear live music, Chris' Jazz Café has emerged as the premier place in Philly to hear live jazz. Fortunately, this title does not come just by default...check their monthly lineup,...More

Thank Anthony R
Reviewed 8 December 2016

We went to hear the jazz were not disappointed. Good quartet who played for a solid 1 1/2 hours We made reservations for a Thursday night but there were plenty of walk-ins too. The place is quite nice inside with good service and an interesting...More

1  Thank Susan S
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Sadly this wonderful venue allows boisterous drunks into the same space where serious art it being created. So if you go for the music, sit as close to the stage as possible. PS. I don't think this is management's fault. Rather it's that the club...More

1  Thank jazzafcionado
Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

One of the greatest jazz restaurant's I've ever been to. I had a Cajun rice with seafood which was terrific. And the music, the music was great, the pianist leading the band was both talented and nice. A must go.

Thank Bruno_E_B_Araujo
Reviewed 21 January 2016

Chris's Jazz Cafe is one of the hottest places around to go and listen to live jazz music in the city of Philadelphia and it's surrounding area. Offering menu options, and options just to come and see the artists perform are both readily available. You...More

1  Thank Carol K
Reviewed 21 November 2015 via mobile

Celebrated my birthday by seeing Ravi Coltrane at Chris' with my wife and two teenage kids - our first time there. We all had a fantastic time. This club has wonderful warm acoustics and the sound was excellent. Mr. Coltrane's performance was top notch. Pricing...More

Thank Travis210
Reviewed 19 October 2015 via mobile

We went in and were told we could pay $20 and sit at a table in front of the live band or sit in the back, bar area and watch it on the monitors for no charge. Five of us heard him say this. We...More

2  Thank Ramadama
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