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The Top Jazz Bars in Birmingham, England

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Freelance Travel & Music Writer
Updated: 7 March 2018

Jazz bars can be a little tricky to locate at times. While the UK and Birmingham in particular has definitely suffered from a loss of them (RIP The Yardbird), there are still some gems to be discovered. Here’s our run down of the best jazz bars in Birmingham!

The Jam House

This popular Jewellery Quarter fixture is a mainstay in Birmingham’s jazz scene. Housed within a three-story Georgian building, this is your one-stop place to drink, dine and dance. Welcoming some of the biggest names in jazz and blues, The Jam House is just a stone’s throw away from JQ’s iconic St. Paul’s Church.

3-5 St Paul’s Square, Birmingham, UK, +44 121 200 3030

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The Jam House | © Courtesy of The Jam House

The Spotted Dog

Digbeth’s finest, The Spotted Dog hosts regular jazz events, including their popular Jazz Tuesdays. This traditional, red-brick boozer is one of Digbeth’s most-loved bars and can be found just a short walk across the road from The Old Crown. As well as jazz, they also host blues, folk and traditional Irish music nights.

104 Warwick St, Birmingham, UK, +44 121 772 3822

RJJZ Jazz Cafe Bar

RJJZ is a café and bar based on Livery Street near Snow Hill Station. Here you can expect the best live jazz music in a US-style café that offers a range of delicious drinks, as well as food. RJJZ is the only Birmingham stockist of Palmetto White Lightning Moonshine – a spirit with such a high alcohol content (52%) that it was once banned in the UK!

24, Livery St, Birmingham, UK, +44 121 236 6755

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RJJZ Cafe Bar | © Courtesy of RJJZ Café Bar

Pizza Express Live

Yep, you read that right! Pizza Express do have a live music joint in Birmingham, and it’s conveniently just above their Brindleyplace restaurant. Here you can enjoy music from world class jazz and blues artists while tucking in to their famous pizzas.

The Water’s Edge, Broad Street, Birmingham, UK, +44 20 7439 4962

The Blue Piano

The Blue Piano is an independent restaurant and guesthouse situated in the leafy suburb of Edgbaston. Situated in a beautiful Georgian building, The Blue Piano’s unique take on South-East Asian cuisine perfectly compliments their setting, with jazz and blues regularly on the audible table.

26 Harborne Rd, Birmingham, UK, +44 121 454 6877

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The Blue Piano | © Courtesy of The Blue Piano

Ana Rocha Bar & Gallery

Ana Rocha is a tapas, wine and cocktail bar based in the heart of the Jewellery Quarter. Every Friday night from 7pm, customers can expect live jazz music as they enjoy superb Spanish food and Ana Rocha’s ‘seductive cocktails’. As well as this, Ana Rocha also doubles up as an art gallery.

48 Frederick St, Birmingham, UK, +44 121 236 6222