Stop searching and let the perfect jazz bar in Shoreditch find you!

Get fast, personalised messages from available venues that match what you're looking for

Written by Mae Bristow - 11 January 2024

The top jazz bars in Shoreditch

If you're looking for some dimly lit, intimate bars to enjoy some Jazz and drinks in, you could do a lot worse than Shoreditch.

From high-energy Jazz joints to low-key late-night Jazz bars, the cool mecca of East London will provide.

Looking to hire out a Jazz bar for your own private event? Some of them cover that, too.

Stop searching and let the perfect venue find you!


Tell us what you're looking for


We'll share your enquiry with suitable venues


Get messages from venues & match with your favourites

Get started
ninety one living room shoreditch jazz bar
91 living room shoreditch jazz

1. An amazing Jazz bar on Brick Lane: Ninety One Living Room


A short walk away from Shoreditch High Street Station, you'd be forgiven for missing Ninety-One Living Room on your first pass. The forward-thinking, locally ingrained jazz bar has quietly yet steadily built up a loyal following amongst those in the know. Shifting effortlessly from cafe to late-night bar, Ninety One Living Room pairs clean interiors, pop-up food stalls and a well-chosen drinks menu to make you feel right at home. Expect world beers, European wines and some really wonderful house cocktails for reasonable prices.

Coming to the Jazz, things retain their high standard. The soundsystem alone is worth mentioning: pole-mounted speakers flank the stage delivering crisp and clear sound, whilst a pair of high-end bass music lend depth to any live performance. Their programming is forward-thinking, giving plenty of exposure to established and new jazz acts, but also accommodating club nights, bands and more (there was even a boiler room here). Not bad for a living room.

Troy bar

2. A true community Jazz bar near Shoreditch: Troy Bar

Shoreditch, London

The real thing, Troy Bar is careful and considerate with their programming. Highlighting emergent talent and with a real focus on inclusivity, crowd enjoyment and promoting good music over profit, Troy Bar has rightly become a social hub of the Hoxton and Shoreditch area for those who appreciate independent music-loving venues.

The programming varies from Jazz funk sessions and open mic Tuesdays to more low-key acoustic events. Also worth shouting about is the excellent Caribbean food (lots of jerks chicken, curry goat and steamed fish, all washed down with a crisp pint.

Blues kitchen shoreditch karaoke

3. A bar in Shoreditch for jazz, blues and soul: Blues Kitchen

Shoreditch, London

A far cry from the intimate jazz bars of old, Blues Kitchen has taken a more club-night approach to the music of the American south. Heart attack-inducing cajun dining and big-flavour cocktails comprise the menu. with Wednesday evenings blessing Shoreditch with a 6£ cocktail night. That's worth going for alone.

The music admittedly sways more towards blues and soul, though you'll be able to catch the occasional jazz night here – just don't expect to get a table, once evening comes the vibe turns more nightclubby than Ronnie Scott's.

vortex jazz club shoreditch
vortex jazz club shoreditch

4. A Jazz bar within ten minutes' walk of Shoreditch: Vortex

Dalston, London

Vortex is not short on accolades: described as one of the top 150 jazz bars in the world (yes, the world) by American jazz and blues magazine Downbeat, the Dalston bar has made quite the impact on London's busy Jazz scene.

The intimate space puts on an impressive 400 performances a year, with its not-for-profit model making each night accessible for those not wanting to take out a mortgage just to listen to some great music. The bar serves up a great selection of cocktails, which will set you back just under a tenner (and costing only £5 during happy hour).

The venue can also be hired out for meetings, parties and just about everything else.

Check out the best jazz bars in Shoreditch to hire

Have your very own Love Supreme in one of these top Shoreditch jazz bars available to hire. Looking for an event venue with some Northern soul? Get some cool cats together and chase away the Harlem Blues for a night to remember at one of these iconic Shoreditch jazz bars with private hire options. Ba doo bee doo bah...

Match with venues

How to hire a jazz bar in Shoreditch

Among the various entertainment options available, jazz bars stand out as a quintessential Shoreditch experience. With dimly-lit interiors, cosy seating arrangements, and live performances from talented musicians, jazz bars in Shoreditch offer a unique and intimate atmosphere to unwind and soak in the sounds of the city. From classic standards to contemporary interpretations, the jazz bars in Shoreditch cater to a diverse range of musical tastes. Whether you're a local jazz enthusiast or a visitor looking to experience the city's cultural offerings, Shoreditch's jazz bars are sure to transport you to a world of smooth rhythms, soulful melodies, and irresistible charm. If you're looking to hire a jazz bar in Shoreditch, here is a guide to help you navigate the process:

Research jazz bars in Shoreditch The first step is to research jazz bars in Shoreditch. There are several popular jazz bars in the area, including Ninety One Living Room, Troy Bar, and The Blues Kitchen. Each jazz bar has its own unique style, so it's important to consider which one will suit your needs.

Consider the size of the jazz bar When looking to hire a jazz bar, consider the size of the venue. Jazz bars can range from intimate spaces that hold 50 people to larger venues that can accommodate up to 200 guests. Think about the size of your party and the atmosphere you want to create when selecting a jazz bar.

Check availability Once you've selected a jazz bar, check their availability for your desired date and time. Jazz bars can get booked up quickly, so it's best to book well in advance to ensure availability.

Check the jazz bar's equipment and facilities Check with the jazz bar to see what equipment and facilities they provide. This may include a sound system, microphones, and lighting. If you need any additional equipment, such as a projector or screen, make sure to check if they can accommodate your needs.

Inquire about catering and drinks Many jazz bars offer catering and drinks packages, so inquire about these options. You may be able to customise a menu to suit your event or opt for a pre-set package. Some jazz bars may also have a minimum spend requirement for food and drinks.

Confirm booking and payment Once you've confirmed the details with the jazz bar, make sure to finalise the booking and payment. Jazz bars may require a deposit or full payment upfront, so be sure to clarify their payment policy before finalising your booking.

Frequently asked questions

Shoreditch has a thriving music scene, with several bars offering live jazz music in an intimate setting. Here are some of the best jazz bars in Shoreditch:

The Blues Kitchen - This popular bar and restaurant features live jazz, blues, and soul music, as well as Southern-style comfort food and a wide selection of drinks.

Vortex Jazz Club - This legendary jazz venue has been a fixture on the London jazz scene for over two decades and hosts nightly live music performances from local and international jazz musicians.

There really is no one answer to this question: so many variables come into play when understanding the cost of exclusive hire of a jazz bar or a private space in a jazz bar. How many guests are you planning for? Is the venue for the day, an afternoon, or the night? The good news is that you can find a venue for pretty much any budget (okay, almost any budget). Instead of letting the venue dictate the price, our advice is to be proactive and set a budget that you feel comfortable with – this way the right venues can reach out to you through HeadBox.

There are lots of ways to book a Shoreditch jazz bar. You can do the old-fashioned thing and pick up the phone, or email the venue directly. Unfortunately, lots of venues are busy and may not get back to you in time. That's where we come in. Give us your enquiry and we'll reach out to the best jazz bars in Shoreditch and let you enjoy your free time. Easy.

Discover even more venues

Let's find you some jazz bars

Get fast, personalised responses from available venues that match what you're looking for