Jazz Bars in Brighton

Feel like taking a break from the madness to indulge in a little sweet jazz? Of course you do. Feelin' pretty damn smooth? Always. You could even smoke a cigar. The jazz community in Brighton is thriving on account of the regular live music festivals and events in this funky town, so we've done all you hipcats a favour and stockpiled some of the best jazz nights in Brighton, at some of the top jazz bars in town. Take a look!

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The Mesmerist

A stellar choice for live entertainment throughout the week, The Mesmerist welcomes some of the best swing and jazz bands to their stage, alongside burlesque showcases, boutique DJs and the like. This curious venue hosts regular jazz nights, in a space that takes inspiration in the style of gin palaces of the 1930s and the steampunk movement. This one is not to be missed if you're on the look out for jazz bars in Brighton.

The Verdict

A calm cafe during the day, The Verdict bursts into life come nightfall. The musicians line up on stage and begin their nightly charm offensive, using they soulful tones and mellow melodies to win every person over. With a bar stocked full of all your favourite drinks and a sultry vibe coursing through its veins, this jazz bar in Brighton is well worth a visit.

The Paris House

They bloody love Jazz over at The Paris House. This French-styled cafe-bar serves up a hearty helping of free live jazz every Saturday between 4-7pm, alongside delicious nibbles, sharing platters, fine French wines and the best European beers and ciders. Musicians vary from week to week, and acts are welcomed from across the country; their Saturday jazz sessions are always a popular occasion at which to while away an afternoon.


This creative cocktail bar plays host to one of the most talked about jazz nights in Brighton: every Thursday evening, guests are invited to experience The Jazz Lounge. Expect to hear the sweet sounds of smooth jazz acts from candlelit tables, with the added bonus of impeccable service throughout the night. Reminiscent of jazz clubs of a bygone era, Bohemia offers an unparalleled atmosphere and easily makes it onto our list of the top jazz bars in Brighton.