Looking for a soulful night of jazz tunes while nursing a gin and tonic? Why not stop by one of Vilnius’ plentiful live music venues for a night great music? Here is our guide to five of the best.
Jazz Cellar 11
Located near the tourist-friendly Gates of Dawn, this top-rated bar is touted as Vilnius’ only true jazz bar. Jazz Cellar 11 hosts frequent jazz performances by local and international bands such as Be 4 Jazz Quartet and Petros Klampanis Trio. They also hold in-house jazz jam sessions. Expect soulful singing and mellow tunes on the saxophone.
Aušros Vartų g. 11, Vilnius 01304, (8-684) 11382
Known for its local food and great music, Aula Restoranas is home to blues, jazz, and rock. Guests can enjoy live music with a drink or meal on Thursdays, either indoors or out in the courtyard depending on the weather. Aula is popular among music lovers, particularly in the summer with their ample outdoor seating and overhead umbrellas.
Pilies g. 11, Vilnius 01123, (8-5) 268 7173
Peronas Bar is a hip bar along the train tracks in Vilnius’ Stotis neighborhood. With indoor and outdoor (weather permitting) space, Peronas frequently hosts all kinds of events, including live music and designer pop-up shops. Bands from most music genres play here, and they occasionally have jazz festivals and performances by local and international jazz artists. Their packed calendar is updated well in advance to allow you to plan ahead for exciting events.
Geležinkelio g. 6, Vilnius 02100, (8-616) 74754
This dance and night club just off the tree-lined Vokieciu Street has live music each weekend. Brodvejus, the Lithuanian translation for Broadway, features a wide array of bands, karaoke nights, and of course, jazz music. The events schedule on their Facebook page is updated frequently and includes a variety of fun options. As with many of the excellent bars in Vilnius, Brodvejus has a fully stocked bar and well-trained bartenders.
Vokiečių g. 4, Vilnius 01130, (8-5) 210 7208
Tamsta club is a popular music venue in Vilnius’ old town that has been open for over 10 years. They aim to have something for every music lover, no matter what their taste. Local and international bands can be enjoyed every Wednesday through Saturday night. Events are scheduled well in advance and details can be found on their Facebook page. Children are also welcome as long as they are accompanied by their parents.
A. Strazdelio g. 1, Vilnius 02102, (8-5) 212 4498