Jazz Club, Barcelona
Great live music venue and bar. Jazz Si Club hosts live music bands every day of the week and there is an excellent atmosphere inside. If you go there on Sundays and Tuesdays, there are jam sessions. They play everything from rock n roll, rockabilly, blues, funk and soul. Very talented musicians come to this bar every week and are regulars. Everybody knows everybody, "chocolate" is shared across the public freely and everyone has a great time. Shame it ends so early but nothing is perfect..! Hardly any tourists, some knowledgeable internationals, but mostly locals inside. Oh, and watch out for those shoes above your head - you'll know what I mean when you get there :)
Dress Code: Who cares?
JazzSi is a music school of sorts that offers nightly live performances. The theme of music varies depending on the night, but it is always a good show!!
~1/4 of the crowd are also performers and they just rotate their turns on stage in the jam sessions. Everybody has a great time!!
The venue is small, so I recommend getting there early otherwise there are no seats available. Cost is only 6EUR, but that includes a drink. Times vary depending on the day and the season, so check the web site for exact times.
Monday: Ciclo Maestros del Jazz
Tuesday: JAM SESSION DE POP/ROCK/BLUES
Wednesdays: CICLO HOT JAZZ (JAZZ TRADICIONAL A TOPE)
Thusdays: DESCARGA CUBANA
Saturdays: JAM SESSION DE JAZZ
Sundays: JAM SESSION DE ROCK
Dress Code: Casual
One of my favourites is the Pipa Club Barcelona. Ok is a club for pipe smokers, but non-smokers are more than wellcome and they have normally excellent bands. The entrance is like an apartment door but inside is a great club full of charm open every night.To gain entrance you have to press the buzzer at street level...
Barcelona Pipa Club ®
Plaça Reial, 3 pral . 08002 Barcelona ( Spain )
Tel. 93 302 47 32 / 93 301 11 65 firstname.lastname@example.org
One of the oldest jazz clubs is
Harlem Jazz Club
Comtessa de Sobradiel, 8 - Barcelona
Free entrance during the week, 6Euros weekends.
I have heard has just been remodeled but the music is still great brasilian, gipsy, jazz, flamenco fusion, etc.
I am not sure what is the program this year but normally in the summer they play jazz in the evenings on the roof of the Casa Mila (Gaudi building in Paseo de Gracia) That is also a great experience if you manage to get tickets!
Dress Code: No sneakers
A nice place with live music. Mainly jazz at its name suggest, but not only jazz. You can find there other kind of musics as tango, brasilian, flamenco-fusion, acustic rock... depending on the night.
Performances at 22:30 and 24:00 (Sun to Thu); or 23:30 and 01:00 on Fri, Sat and festive eves.
There is not always live music on weekdays, check first. The place don't seems to have a website yet, but you can have a look at www.urbaanjazz.com.
Entrance fee only on weekends, 6 euros including a drink.
This is your perfect dark bar with interesting people. Some nights it has a dj but on Sundays or Mondays (last year anyway) it would have jazz. A bunch of street performers and such would come in, set up, and give a free jazz show. It has great lighting, nice bartenders, great patrons, and great energy.
Dress Code: Anything
This private club is one of the best kept secrets of BCN nightlife.
It is located in a flat, 1st floor, and there is no big sign at the sreet, just a tiny door plaque. You go up by a narrow old stair and ring the door. They open and, if it's not too crowded andyou are 1 or 2, they will normally let you in. But not always, as it's a private club.
As you get in, there are several rooms (some restricted) where to sit. There are live jazz concerts in weekdays (thursdays I think), and a billard hall.
All the place is decorated with pipes items and icons, from Sherlock Holmes pipes to remote tribes smoking devices.
Dress Code: Cash only, no cards.
Jazzy and chilled, very mixed crowd, we had a wicked night with plenty of Cava and brazilian live music..
Dress Code: Dont stress too much - theres no real dress code in Harlem
Quiet and romantic place in the heart of Barcelona, old very old, surprising, diferent, intimate, with red velvet sofas, small tables, jazz music and candles, a must visit!
There is a town near Barcelona called Terrassa, probably the most traditional Jazz town in Catalonia. There is a great Jazz Club there, try it!!
Dress Code: Casual
Harlem Jazz Club
Jazz. Small place, but nice atmosphere for jazz.
Replication of a '40s-style American jazz club.
Dress Code: Zoot suits, baby!