The jazz world is one in which creation, innovation, and expression are key to its development. Barcelona is one city, among others, that fervently supports the progress of jazz, providing musicians and jazz fanatics with bars, concert halls, and music centers where their love of jazz can be promoted and shared with the rest of the city. Here is a list of the best locations to experience live jazz in Barcelona.
Hours: Monday to Friday 8:00 p.m. – 4:00 a.m.; Saturday to Sunday 8:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Can’t miss: Contes i Cuentos, an initiative where story-tellers narrate adult tales
Since 1988, Little Italy has provided its customers with excellent Mediterranean cuisine alongside a generous helping of jazz performances twice a week. Indeed, this is the only restaurant in town which is committed solely to jazz. The well laid-out restaurant allows for the perfect balance between music and conversation, so that customers can enjoy the performances while still being able to maintain a conversation. Whether you visit for a meal or a cocktail, Little Italy ensures an enjoyable evening of music and entertainment.
Hours: Daily 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.; jazz gigs Wednesday and Thursday
Can’t miss: Authentic Italian cuisine
Address: Little Italy, Carrer Rec, 30, Barcelona, Spain, +34 93 319 79 73
Hours: Monday to Thursday & Sunday 12:00 a.m. – 5:00 a.m.; Friday & Saturday 12:00 a.m. – 6:00 a.m.; jazz and jam sessions at 8:00 pm and 10:00 pm.
Can’t miss: WTF jam sessions on Monday nights
Price: Mid-range; € 8.00 – 10.00 entry fee includes a drink
Hours: Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Can’t miss: The main floor seats for the best views
Hours: Summer: Monday to Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.; Winter: Sunday to Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m., Friday to Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 a.m.
Can’t miss: Thursday night jazz sessions
Hours: Monday to Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 a.m.; Friday 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 a.m.; Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 a.m.
Can’t miss: Draught beer from a saxophone
The Cervecería Jazz is a quirky and relaxed bar, its friendly atmosphere complimented by the unique décor. This bar boasts not only great music, but also an exceptional selection of beers. Whether it is German or Belgian, classic or the latest, there is a beer for everyone at Cervecería Jazz. Tasty burgers and sandwiches are named after famous jazz musicians.
Hours: Tuesday to Saturday 7:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m.
Can’t miss: Local Catalan ale – Glops
Address: Cervecería Jazz, Calle Margarit 43, Barcelona, Spain, +34 934 43 32 59
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