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The Jazz Bar

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

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Relaxed place to hear good music

We last went to The Jazz Bar on a fourth annual spring break in Edinburgh in April this year. The music is organised in sessions and, again, we went to the Monday night big band... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
John B
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We last went to The Jazz Bar on a fourth annual spring break in Edinburgh in April this year. The music is organised in sessions and, again, we went to the Monday night big band gig. A pick up 17 piece band with many fine musicians and excellent arrangements rehearses then plays a concert in the evening. The room is... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

High quality live jazz in small cosy atmosphere, close up with the band giving intimate and interactive atmosphere. Bar with cocktails, beers, whisky. Free before 7.30pm then approx £5 until 2am. No food but can pop out and return at no extra charge. Highly recommended

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Thank Speigal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely fab!! Great music great atmosphere a must if you are in the area. It cost £6 to get in and we stayed for most of the night, get there early if you want a good seat.

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Thank Elainethepain
Durham
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33 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good atmosphere. Everything you'd expect from a jazz bar really. Good drink options. Well worth a visit.

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Thank SuHDurham
Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

100% recommend... Very cosy... good drink selection and very talented musicians. I would recommend to get in early to get a table if you want to stay for the evening. We saw the house band and also the open night so we saw a lot of unexpected music but very very good!!! Would 100% recommend to anyone who loves jazz... More 

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Thank laurenbell92
Guelph, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great intimate venue for live jazz! Easy to get to. Good drink selection at reasonable prices. People seem to come and go regularly so if there are no seats available be patient, stand for a bit and a seat will come up before you know it.

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Thank mchughes2017
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best night out in Edinburgh, especially if you're into jazz (obviously). Highly recomended, for a classy and fun night out.

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Thank chw142
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this bar with friends when in Edinburgh for a weekend . It was Friday afternoon about 6 & there was a guy singing & playing guitar. We enjoyed a couple of drinks & listening to the music . The bar started to pack up & we would have loved to have stayed to hear the jazz music but... More 

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Thank Wrightsy
Birmingham
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is everything you expect from a jazz bar... lovely ambiance... good music and a good selection of well priced drinks.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My first experience of Jazz and it was tremendous. My husband has been a fan for a number of years and I thought he would enjoy the experience. I've never been a fan myself but have to say I'm a total convert. What an atmosphere and the music last night was excellent. Thank you for a wonderful experience.

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