Barcelona, the beating heart of Jazz music. The International Jazz Festival in Barcelona certainly has a hand in this, this festival goes on all year round and every week you can enjoy some of the best concerts. With help from other venues in the city, the jazz genre has become one of the most popular ones in the city. If you are new in town and you are looking for some of the best Jazz bars in Barcelona to enjoy an evening filled with smooth, sophisticated music, then read on.
Little Italy Jazz
Little Italy is the only restaurant in Barcelona that plays 100% Jazz. And the best part is that you can enjoy the delicious Italian cuisine, while the live jazz band sets a cozy and romantic atmosphere. The venue started in 1988 as a traditional Italian restaurant, but over the years it was influenced by all the surrounding art galleries that were open until late in the evening. Little Italy then became a place for visitors to enjoy a drink and a comfy atmosphere until the late hours, and it still is definitely worth a visit. Little Italy has a wide selection of wines and cocktails with a section dedicated to mojitos, with innovative combinations! Every Wednesday and Thursday night the restaurant offers live jazz sessions.
Monday to Sunday: 13.00 h to 16.00 h and 20.00 h to 24.00 h
Carrer del Rec, 30, 08003 Barcelona
Café Vienés Jazz Club
If you would rather spend your evening in a more elegant setting, go for Café Vienés in Barcelona. This place will make you stare in astonishment and you will feel as if you just stepped onto a movie set. The bar can be found in the 5-star hotel, Casa Fuster. Every Thursday, some of the best Jazz artists perform live on stage. Paired with a selection of the best tapas this guarantees for a chic evening. Every Thursday night between 21:00 and 23:00 Café Viencés transforms into an exclusive Jazz Club. They offer tickets at different price ranges; the cheapest is €20 and only includes one drink and the most expensive one is €100 which includes a complete dinner!
Monday to Sunday: 09.00 h to 02.00 h
Passeig de Gràcia, 132, 08008 Barcelona
When you think of Jazz, you think of Jamboree. This club is one of the most popular in the Gothic Quarter and that is for a good reason. Jamboree is seen as the landmark of Jazz, famous artists such as Bill Coleman and Kenny Drew have put their footsteps in the club and have made the club to what it is now. After midnight, the club turns into an eccentric night club that is loved by many.
It depends on the event. To see the calendar, check out the website here!
Plaça Reial, 17, 08002 Barcelona
Harlem Jazz Club
The Gothic Quarter has much to offer in terms of the Jazz genre because this club is also located in this neighborhood. Harlem Jazz Club is the oldest concert hall in Barcelona and is known for their live music program which always attracts many visitors. The club is famous among Barcelona’s musical history, and some of the best local artists of today have given their very first shows here. The club is located down a small street in the old town which makes them a secret gem for both local and international jazz lovers. The club attracts an older and discerning crowd, at the club people will be checking out your dance moves and there is not a certain dress code! Harlem Jazz Club opens nearly every night of the week, you can look for the schedule on their website!
Monday & Sunday: Closed / Wednesday & Tuesday: 20.00 h to 04.30 h
€6 – €12
Carrer de la Comtessa de Sobradiel, 8, 08002 Barcelona
If you want to go for the authentic, raw experience of Jazz, 23 Robadors is the place to go. This bar is located between the narrow streets in the Raval area and you enter it by pressing the bell before you walk into a stone-walled, smoke-filled room. Especially on Wednesdays, you can get a good picture of the pure atmosphere of the Jazz genre. Seating is limited so make sure you arrive on time! During the week, the show starts at 20:00 and on the weekends at 21:00, and do not forget to bring cash because this is just generally accepted.
Monday – Sunday: 19.00 h to 02.30 h
Carrer d’En Robador, 23, 08001 Barcelona
We hope we gave you enough inspiration for a nice evening out to one of these lovely jazz bars/restaurants! Do not forget to order your ticket or reserve on time, as these locations are loved by the public! Now, get your dance shoes on, order a nice drink, and enjoy a lovely night full of jazz sounds and amazing atmospheres! And if you are looking for a nice place to sleep, do not forget to look at our website to the most amazing apartments in Barcelona!