Top 10 jazz venues

Our pick for the best places around the world to enjoy jazz and dinner.

by 26 April 2012

We have searched around the globe for the hottest spots to enjoy jazz and a savoury meal...

At the birthplace of Jazz we have: The Bombay Club, located in the heart of New Orleans' French Quarter. Known for its great musical selection and its legendary martinis.

The Bombay Club Restaurant & Martini Bistro
830 Conti Street, New Orleans LA
Tel. +1 504 586 0972
www.thebombayclub.com

Our next location in London, is one of the oldest jazz clubs in the world. Ronnie Scott' has hosted the biggest names in the history of jazz and at the moment.

Ronnie Scott's Jazz

47 Frith Street, Soho W1D 4HT London
Tel. +44(0)20 7439 0747
www.ronniescotts.co.uk

Italy offers two classic venues, but make sure book in advance for these popular spots.

AlexanderPlatz Jazz Club
Via Ostia 9, Rome
Tel. +39 06 3974 2171
www.alexanderplatz.it

Blue Note Milano

Via Borsieri 37
Tel. +39 02 6901 6888
www.bluenotemilano.it

The city of Barcelona oozes jazz. Our pick, especially on a Thursday night, is Jazz Club at Hotel Casa Fuster. Here you'll enjoy great live music and great tapas. Complete dinner menus are also served. 

Jazz Club at Hotel Casa Fuster
Passeig De Gràcia 132, Barcelona
Tel. +34 932 553 006
www.hotelescenter.es/casafuster/jazzclub-en.html

JZ Clubs is by far the best place to go for jazz when in Shanghai.

JZ Club

Fuxing West Road 46, Shanghai
Tel. +86 21 6431 0269
www.jzclub.cn

In Hong Kong our pick is Dada Bar + Lounge, where you will not only enjoy the music but also great snacks and cocktails. We recommend Dall's Iced Tea.

Dada Bar + Lounge
2/F, The Luxe Manor, 39 Kimberley Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Tel. +852 3763 8778
www.dadalounge.com.hk

Over the last years the music scene in the UAE has improved greatly. Up on the 10th, which is literally on the tenth floor of the Radisson Blu Hotel has amazing views of the Dubai Creek, fine dining and of course great music.

Up on the 10th
Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek
Tel. +971 4 222 7171
www.radissonblu.com/hotel-dubaideiracreek/dining/up-on-the-10th

Istanbul is also a hot tourist destination with its Ottoman charm, renowned hospitality and modernity. Here our pick is BeBop.

BeBop Cafe Bar Restaurant Pool

By far the hottest name for jazz in Turkey.
Inside the Marina Res
Tel. +90 256 618 0727
www.bebopjazzclub.com

Last but definitely not least is New York's Blues Alley. Described by The New York Times as "the nation's finest jazz and supper club." This is a must on your to-do list on your next trip to the Big Apple, though be sure to book in advance as most concerts are sold out well in advance.

Blues Alley
1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington DC
Tel. +1 202 337 4141
www.bluesalley.com