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Description

Kansas Smitty’s combines some of the best jazz musicians from around the world with a menu of original juleps to create unforgettable and unique nights. The relaxed and intimate atmosphere of this 60 person capacity basement comes alive when members of the Kansas Smitty’s House Band take the stage alongside special guests.

With live music 5 nights a week, it’s unsurprising that Kansas Smittys has been billed by the Evening Standard as one of the top 50 bars in London. Head to the Basement Tapes show on a Wednesday for innovative combinations of our favourite musicians, or swing by on your way through town for an unexpected evening of live jazz.

The venue is located on Broadway Market, and open 6pm until late six nights a week, with free entry every night except Wednesday. Kansas Smitty’s serves its own takes on the classic julep as well as a solid range of wines and locally brewed craft beers.

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Wind Up with Vitality 5

Wind Up with Vitality 5

Sunday 22 April 2018

Vitality Five dig up long-forgotten hits of the past and bring them back to life. For this week's Wind Up, they'll be...

Basement Tapes with Joe Downard

Basement Tapes with Joe Downard

Wednesday 25 April 2018

Joe Downard is one of our favourite bassists. Head along to the bar for a swinging night of music, with Joe bringing...

The Shed with Binker Golding and Elliot Galvin

The Shed with Binker Golding and Elliot Galvin

Thursday 26 April 2018

Come and hear the brand new project from Binker Golding and Elliot Galvin. A welcome relief from the mainstream sounds...

Sunday Service with Pete Horsfall

Sunday Service with Pete Horsfall

Sunday 29 April 2018

Kansas Smitty's House Band singer and trumpeter Pete Horsfall presents The Sunday Service – a joyous and relaxed...

Open House with Olli Martin Quintet

Open House with Olli Martin Quintet

Tuesday 1 May 2018

Come and hear this young and hungry quintet led by Olli Martin. They'll be performing all-original compositions,...

Basement Tapes with Adrian Cox

Basement Tapes with Adrian Cox

Wednesday 2 May 2018

Adrian Cox is one of our House Band's best known players. Catch him at Smitty's at this rare London performance before...

WInd Up with Kourosh Kanani

WInd Up with Kourosh Kanani

Sunday 6 May 2018

This Sunday we're joined by Kourosh Kanani, as he brings his guitar sounds to the Sunday Wind Up. His chilled style...

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Happily Affordable ££
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Hours

Day Open Close Notes
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Location

Kansas Smitty's
63 - 65 Broadway Market, London, E8 4PH

Area:
East London

Nearest station:
London Fields (Rail)
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Menus

Drink Prices Price
Pint of Lager £5.50
Cocktail £8.00
Spirit and Mixer (50ml double shot and mixer) £8.00
Glass of Wine (175ml measure Large ) £5.50
Bottle of House Wine £14.00

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Our Review

Kansas Smitty's - London Bar Review

Kansas Smitty's - London Bar Review

It seems that live Jazz is having its second heyday. With long-term stalwarts like Ronnie Scott’s and Vortex still standing strong, and younger venues such as NOLA and the Jazz Cafe proving unstoppably popular, it’s a fruitful time for...

Read our full Kansas Smitty's - London Bar Review review

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Seated
Capacity
Standing
Cost Min spend
Midweek*
Min spend
Weekend*
Kansas Smitty's Bar Basement Space 40 50 £1200 £1400
* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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Relaxed basement venue .Genuine place .Book a table .No wine choice but decent vintage - great cocktails. Really enjoyed the friendly staff. Will definitely come again Visited Kansas Smitty's on 2018-04-13
by on April 17th, 2018
4

Had the most fun last Saturday listening to the live music! Massively recommend it for a great night out. Excellent cocktails too - I shall definitely be returning again! Visited Kansas Smitty's on 2018-04-07
by on April 9th, 2018
5

Amazing experience. Will come again very very soon Visited Kansas Smitty's on 2018-04-07
by on April 9th, 2018
5

Great place. Great people. A bit small but hey lot of fun! Visited Kansas Smitty's on 2018-04-07
by on April 9th, 2018
5

This is one of my favorite bars in London. The band Dave Archer that performs there sometimes is great. Visited Kansas Smitty's on 2018-03-24
by on March 26th, 2018
5

Nice place and very nice jazz music! To try!!! I didn't like loud people in there. Visited Kansas Smitty's on 2018-03-16
by on March 19th, 2018
4

1. Firstly the music was excellent. Great players and the atmosphere was good. Good set length and variety of jazz tunes. Virtuoso performances at certain times. 2. The bar was very busy for most of the evening but made tasty cocktails. However I must say they disposed of a delicious Old Fashioned in an untimely manner, held behind the bar for me after my friend bought it upstairs. 3. The company (my date). Well. She arrived ahead of me (regrettably I was late, due to time deficiency syndrome) and was waiting at our table, wearing half leather trousers/half jeans, a black tassel (boobs) top, oversized black scarf and a striking but tasteful green jacket green jacket. Oh and black shoes. Also carried a bouncy ball and candy whistle on her person. Smelt delightful. She drank out of a baked bean tin all evening, yet was still clearly the most attractive person in the room (building). Abstained from burp and blow, as far as I’m aware. Wanted to wet willy some moron sitting in-front of us. She appreciated each note played by the trio, which I appreciated. Her hair got caught in my armpit at one point. She had a great idea to go to Infernos afterwards. So all in all, a positive review for Kansas Smitty’s. Would return (with CD). Visited Kansas Smitty's on 2018-03-16
by on March 18th, 2018
5

Great Service, Great Atmosphere Visited Kansas Smitty's on 2018-03-09
by on March 12th, 2018
5

Brilliant evening- music was fab. Glad I reserved a table as the venue is small (which is part of its charm but venue got full so probably not get in if just turned up on the night) Fab night will be going again Visited Kansas Smitty's on 2018-03-10
by on March 12th, 2018
5

Great vibe, great jazz, great cocktails. An awesome little spot. Visited Kansas Smitty's on 2018-03-09
by on March 11th, 2018
5

Good venue, good service and good music Visited Kansas Smitty's on 2018-03-09
by on March 11th, 2018
4

Excellent evening, excellent jazz, excellent time - excellent Visited Kansas Smitty's on 2018-02-23
by on February 26th, 2018
5

This is a genuine hidden London gem. The musicianship of the artists is second to none. I've been to most jazz bars in London - you won't find great musicians in such an intimate space, with as good vibe like this anywhere else I'm convinced. The staff are friendly are lovely and friendly. Their drinks menu has increased massively too with some really nice beers and range of cocktails. It gets seriously busy though, so get there early on whatever night you go. Visited Kansas Smitty's on 2018-02-17
by on February 19th, 2018
5

Brilliant unique music as always. Visited Kansas Smitty's on 2018-02-15
by on February 19th, 2018
5

Visited Kansas Smitty's on 2018-02-11
by on February 13th, 2018
4

Visited Kansas Smitty's on 2018-02-10
by on February 12th, 2018
5

Visited Kansas Smitty's on 2018-02-09
by on February 11th, 2018
5

Amazing experience, the music was phenomenal! Visited Kansas Smitty's on 2018-01-20
by on January 25th, 2018
5

If you love over crowded places and not being able to enjoy the music because you are constantly in someone’s way then this is the place for you, I booked a table for this place which has only has about ten tables max, which soon became over crowded and very frustrating to say the least, we didn’t hear any music and soon left for the upstairs bar, I was looking forward to a night of live good music only it to be ruined by greed of who ever runs this night as I said at the beginning that the place was over crowded and possibly a fire risk having what I could see the only fire exit upstairs. Visited Kansas Smitty's on 2018-01-13
by on January 15th, 2018
2

The bar staff was super, but the audience was very noisy and did not listen to the music. Audience was too busy chatting, which is a shame as the musicians were really good. Visited Kansas Smitty's on 2018-01-12
by on January 14th, 2018
3

After being assured on the phone that the table I booked will be at the front we were given the very last table at the back where you cannot see the bad from. Not a great experience Visited Kansas Smitty's on 2018-01-12
by on January 14th, 2018
2

We visited on Sat 6th Jan for my Husbands Birthday. We had a fantastic evening. The pub upstairs is lovely for a quick drink before heading downstairs for Jazz. The band were amazing, drinks are reasonably priced and the band members like to stop for a chat in between/after their set which is a nice touch. I would recommend visiting. Visited Kansas Smitty's on 2018-01-06
by on January 11th, 2018
5

A great atmosphere, great cocktails and thourougly enjoyed the band. Would definitely recommend! Visited Kansas Smitty's on 2018-01-05
by on January 7th, 2018
5

Fantastic in all respects, very retro but in the best way possible! Visited Kansas Smitty's on 2018-01-05
by on January 7th, 2018
5

Great night as always at Kansas Smittys. Visited Kansas Smitty's on 2017-12-19
by on December 21st, 2017
5

Great atmosphere -nicely cosy boho basement, low ceiling, comfy, with lovely cocktails and craft beer.Music the night we went was an adventurous electro Jazz-Funk (guitar bass drums) outfit who were very good but wasn't hugely to our taste..I'd associated the place with clarinet, trumpets-Kansas swing.. Clearly the music policy's varied so best check before going. Visited Kansas Smitty's on 2017-12-08
by on December 10th, 2017
4

Great music and drinks. Lovely atmosphere. Visited Kansas Smitty's on 2017-12-01
by on December 3rd, 2017
5

When can I come back?! Visited Kansas Smitty's on 2017-11-26
by on November 28th, 2017
5

Great, music, great atmosphere, great staff! Visited Kansas Smitty's on 2017-11-25
by on November 27th, 2017
5

Great venue. Good music. Good vibes. Visited Kansas Smitty's on 2017-11-18
by on November 20th, 2017
5

The group was amazing and the location super nice! A comfortably place where you feel like home listening music and drinking nice drinks! What else? Visited Kansas Smitty's on 2017-11-14
by on November 16th, 2017
5

The music was excellent and the service was great. A really enjoyable night! Visited Kansas Smitty's on 2017-11-05
by on November 7th, 2017
5

Great venue, great service and great atmosphere! Thank you so much! Visited Kansas Smitty's on 2017-11-04
by on November 6th, 2017
5

Good location, intimate venue with great music. Atmosphere was great and even though we didn't actually try the cocktails they looked amazing! We had a lovely evening. We will definitely be coming back and recommending this place to our friends. Visited Kansas Smitty's on 2017-10-06
by on October 22nd, 2017
5

Amazing music great cocktails top service Visited Kansas Smitty's on 2017-10-19
by on October 21st, 2017
5

First class music from the band and first class service from the lady tending bar downstairs. Definitely going again! Visited Kansas Smitty's on 2017-09-20
by on September 22nd, 2017
4

down stairs bar was very slow to serve Otherwise great Visited Kansas Smitty's on 2017-09-16
by on September 18th, 2017
5

Very disappointing experience, travelled with visitors to the venue. Bought drinks upstairs which we could not take downstairs??? Music was definitely not Jazz music at all. No air conditioning in downstairs venue, unbearably hot so ended up leaving. Filthy toilets. Will not be recommending to anyone. Visited Kansas Smitty's on 2017-08-24
by on August 30th, 2017
1

Best Jazz Bar in London Incredibly nice and friendly staff Great Drinks Visited Kansas Smitty's on 2017-08-23
by on August 25th, 2017
5

Brilliant! Love the band! Great fun evening! Visited Kansas Smitty's on 2017-08-09
by on August 11th, 2017
5

Great venue, so small and intimate. The cocktails were also amazing :) Visited Kansas Smitty's on 2017-08-06
by on August 8th, 2017
5

Kansas Smitty's is the best gig in town. Wonderful atmosphere, charming decor, welcoming staff and groovin' tunes. Many thanks! Visited Kansas Smitty's on 2017-08-02
by on August 7th, 2017
5

It was lit as fuck Visited Kansas Smitty's on 2017-08-04
by on August 6th, 2017
5

Great night as usual. Big thank you to the bartenders in special to Sophie :). What a good old fashioned cocktail. Cheers Visited Kansas Smitty's on 2017-07-29
by on July 31st, 2017
5

Great evening with lovely music! Visited Kansas Smitty's on 2017-07-01
by on July 3rd, 2017
4

I booked a Hen do last Saturday, absolutely fantastic venue. Although very busy at the bar the staff worked quickly to make sure we had cocktails and bubbly for bride to be! Would definitely recommend and come back to for a great night out. :) Visited Kansas Smitty's on 2017-06-24
by on June 26th, 2017
5

really great atmosphere and lovely setting! Visited Kansas Smitty's on 2017-06-23
by on June 26th, 2017
5

Kansas Smiity is a BRILLIANT band! We had a brilliant evening. It was the hottest day for 40 years - and even hotter once they got going. Excellent - get down there. Visited Kansas Smitty's on 2017-06-21
by on June 23rd, 2017
5

loved the space and the cocktails, brilliant music! Visited Kansas Smitty's on 2017-06-18
by on June 20th, 2017
5

Really fun night and great music! Visited Kansas Smitty's on 2017-06-16
by on June 18th, 2017
4

Had an amazing experience. Intimate venue with incredible live music, friendly staff and the musicians mixing with the crowd was really nice. House drinks were not to my liking, found them a bit too sweet, but that may be a personal preference. Loved every other bit of the experience though! Visited Kansas Smitty's on 2017-06-08
by on June 10th, 2017
4

Gorgeous night at Smitty's as always. This was extra special as it was about bringing friends to somewhere I love for my Birthday. Thanks heaps for keeping the space for me for so long too. You guys rock Jess Visited Kansas Smitty's on 2017-06-02
by on June 5th, 2017
5

Lovely basement Jazz venue, intimate, exclusive, great music, lovely drinks (bit pricey but the jazz is free so no complaints!) would definitely come back & recommend. Visited Kansas Smitty's on 2017-05-27
by on May 29th, 2017
5

Disappointing - our table was given away because we were late, despite my emailing to apologise and let the bar know and them coming back to acknowledge the email. To be fair to the girl on the bar, she managed to find us somewhere to sit but it was still a bit frustrating as we were told we'd have to buy tickets to secure a table. We bought tickets which weren't check and lost the table anyway. We were also surprised and disappointed that the artists were far from the venue's usual standard, so in the end left early. Visited Kansas Smitty's on 2017-05-18
by on May 22nd, 2017
1

Really good lunch on Saturday. Small area but the acoustics were good and the music first class. Lunch was freshly prepared, although limited in choice it doesn't really matter- you don't go to this sort of gig for the food so what is on offer is fine. Wine is a bit of a challenge but really who cares- go for the music and you won't be disappointed. Visited Kansas Smitty's on 2017-05-13
by on May 15th, 2017
5

This venue has all my favourite things in life, cocktails, jazz, and a great east London vibe. A Must-go.
by on November 6th, 2016
5
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Amazing place to chill and relax with your mates. Would recommend it to anyone looking for a fun and chilled night out. The prices weren't too bad and the staff were nice aswell.
by on September 17th, 2016
4
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Seen Kansas Smitty's house band last night. They started at 9pm and raised the roof with every note. They have a tidy collection of beers and wines AND a Julep cocktail menu. Their Allotment Julep is out of this world!
by on October 23rd, 2015
5
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