We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Jazz Bar

1A Chambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1HR, Scotland
+44 131 220 4298
Review Highlights
Good But Not Great

Went to the jazz bar in Chambers Street tonight for the 7:00 pm show and whist it was OK the artist... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stef N
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
via mobile
Excellent venue

Edinburgh is a great city - the Jazz Bar is a great addition to it. The Jazz Bar is contemporary... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Donald F
Dingwall, United Kingdom
via mobile
Read all 264 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“jazz lover” (4 reviews)
“entrance fee” (14 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
Hours Today: 2:30 PM - 3:00 AM
1A Chambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1HR, Scotland
Old Town
+44 131 220 4298
Write a Review
Reviews (264)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 228 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to the jazz bar in Chambers Street tonight for the 7:00 pm show and whist it was OK the artist was a little informal and when he sang and played he was good. A quick cameo from his friend was also entertaining. So as...More

Thank Stef N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Edinburgh is a great city - the Jazz Bar is a great addition to it. The Jazz Bar is contemporary and timeless. The basement location is perfect - gives a sense of being transported to jazz bar nirvana. I saw The Pause. A very impressive...More

Thank Donald F
Reviewed 13 September 2017

I visited The Jazz Bar in August and watched a Stevie Wonder tribute band who were amazing!! We had to nip next door, pay for tickets online then print them off as they would not let us pay on the door, not sure why. It...More

Thank paula h
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Stumbled across this place by accident while ambling around. Really interesting venue. Watched a couple of guitarists (wouldn't really have called it 'Jazz') but they were excellent players (although maybe not singers?). Bar spotless and well attended. Place itself was a little smelly with the...More

Thank kross1709
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Very small venue, get there early to get a table. Wonderful music, we shared a table with a local that goes there several times a week. Definitely not a tourist trap! One of my most enjoyable memories of Edinburgh. Drinks, no food and watch the...More

Thank Gwen G
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Small basement bar. Musicians were fabulous. The music mix, the voices and musical ability were great. I don't even know who they were, two different men. Both were excellent in their own ways. Really enjoyed it and sad that I won't be able to come...More

Thank Lindlou6
Reviewed 1 September 2017

I found this place on trip advisor and wasn't sure if it would live up to it's amazing reviews but it didn't disappoint! Not something I would usually go to but I am so glad I did, such an incredible atmosphere, the musicians are amazing...More

Thank Nicole L
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Sunday lunchtime blues with Daniel Smith on piano and Scott Hannah on guitar - crackin' gig in a crackin' venue from the Fringe - what Sunday lunchtimes were made for!

Thank Kath C
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

What a gem of a place! A small intimate venue, friendly and a lively vibe. A very genuine place, with limited seating. Entrance fees vary throughout the night. Even if jazz isn't something you listen to generally, the talent of these musicians are mesmerising. We...More

1  Thank Amelia H
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Love this place. Visit every time I'm in town. Cheap entry with a great ensemble of players every night. Open til 5am so you can get value for money if you're a night owl.

Thank Sleepingjamie
Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its
labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers
that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
Nearby Restaurants
Mother India's Cafe
1,747 reviews
.04 km away
The Piemaker
560 reviews
.07 km away
Ginger Restaurant
182 reviews
.10 km away
Roti of Edinburgh
160 reviews
.05 km away
Nearby Attractions
Surgeons' Hall Museums
977 reviews
.18 km away
Festival Theatre
280 reviews
.15 km away
Dovecot Studios
38 reviews
.09 km away
St Cecilia's Hall & Music Museum
11 reviews
.10 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
7 May 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from JazzBarManagment | Property representative |
Hi there, The Jazz Bar is perfect for a small gathering for a 70th birthday celebration, but it does depend on what you would like to organise as we unfortunately are not able to accommodate private parties. We normally do... More
Kerstyn T
6 November 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from JazzBarManagment | Property representative |
Unfortunately we do not serve meals but we do have some bar snacks such as crisps and nuts.