Author: Sarah Moody
Whether you are looking for a place to spend date night or somewhere to grab a drink and escape the colder weather, there are many clubs and bars across Perth where you can experience quality jazz music. Grab yourself a cocktail and immerse yourself in a night of jazz with 5 of the cosiest jazz bars across Perth.
Ellington Jazz Club
The Ellington Jazz Club is an ode to authentic and intimate New York City jazz clubs. Featuring an array of talented local jazz musicians, this sophisticated venue offers warm hospitality and early sets – perfect for a post-work jazz session. Reserve a table or grab a seat at the bar and prepare to stay the night at this popular venue. Make sure to ask the bartender for their famous espresso martini and treat yourself to their casual tapas menu during the show.
The Laneway Lounge
The Laneway Lounge showcases a glamorous 1940s-style atmosphere, with vintage lounges and a well-stocked cocktail bar. Impress your date and ask for the “Black Book” at the bar to get an even larger selection of Prohibition-era drinks, including the indulgent Absinthe Fountain. With regular events being held, make sure to check their website for announcements and bookings.
The Jazz Cellar
If you stumble across a big red phone box in the streets of Mt Hawthorn, make sure to head inside for one of Perth’s best hidden secrets. The Jazz Cellar is an underground haven bustling with energy, character and great music. Perfect for lovers of jazz, visitors can take in the feel-good vibes from 5:30pm every Friday night. Make sure to book your tickets in advance as this is a popular spot among locals. BYO drinks and pizza delivery are encouraged.
Duke of George
This New-Orleans style joint offers blues, jazz and food all night long. Created by WAAPA alumni Renee Coyle, the intimate venue is in the basement of the Brush Factory in East Fremantle. The venue offers an exclusive Dinner Show from Thursday to Saturday with reserved seating and table service. With a menu full of Prohibition style cocktails and snacks, head in a little earlier for an after-work drink and soak up all that jazz.
Downstairs at the Maj
See the best local, national and international acts at this unique downstairs venue at His Majesty’s Theatre. Offering genres from jazz to cabaret, the venue brings audiences up close to the stage to create an intimate listening experience. Doors open an hour before every show, so relax with one of the venue’s amazing cheese boards and a drink before sitting down and enjoying the show.
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