Kansas Smitty's


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.

What's on

The Shed with SEN3

Thu, 28th Jun 2018 @ 19:00 - 22:00

After time away writing and recording, SEN3 are back in the basement with their guitar-led, jazz-inspired sound. Expect plenty of pedals anda…
WInd Up with Sam Braysher

Sun, 1st Jul 2018 @ 19:00 - 23:00

Sam Braysher's got a Lee Konitz and Paul Desmond tinged style, and will be bringing his alto sound to the Wind Up this week. Join him as heleads…
The Shed with Sam Leak

Thu, 5th Jul 2018 @ 19:00 - 23:00

We welcome Sam Leak and Alex Garnett to the bar tonight, as they celebrate the final recording of Stan Getz, People Time, a live 1991 duet recording…
The Shed with Pyjaen

Tue, 10th Jul 2018 @ 19:00 - 0:00

PYJÆN's influences are wide ranging, and you can tell by their unique sound. They draw on the jazz tradition and make heavy use of improvisation…
Take Out with INMIRIAM

Tue, 17th Jul 2018 @ 19:00 - 23:00

INMIRIAM returns to the shed with former fellow Goldsmith student Matthew Kirk. INMIRIAM is the new project from Ellie Rose Rusbridge inspired…
The Shed with Leo Richardson

Thu, 19th Jul 2018 @ 19:00 - 23:00

Leo Richardson is widely recognised to be one of London's leading jazz tenor saxophonists, best known for his straight-ahead, contemporaryhard…
The Shed with Sorin Zlat Trio

Thu, 26th Jul 2018 @ 19:00 - 23:00

Sorin Zlat leads the Shed this week, with Mikele Montolli on double bass and Andy Trim on drums. Their style is a surprising fusion of jazzLatin…
Wind Up with Akimbo

Sun, 29th Jul 2018 @ 19:00 - 23:00

Akimbo are back for their regular Sunday slot. Come and hear them as they use pedals, vocals and guitar to build a unique and suprising sound…
Take Out with Bruno Heinen

Tue, 31st Jul 2018 @ 19:00 - 23:00

Bruno Heinen brings his forward-looking, originals quintet to Smitty’s. The group features a stellar line-up of James Copus, Rachael CohenAndrea…
The Shed with Judi Jackson

Thu, 2nd Aug 2018 @ 19:00 - 23:00

Judi Jackson returns to Smitty's as she showcases brand new material at the bar. She'll be bringing her expert band, including House Band drummer…
Take Out with Harry Diplock

Tue, 7th Aug 2018 @ 19:00 - 23:00

Guitarist Harry Diplock celebrates the later musical adventures of Django Reinhardt fusing the hip mid-century sound of Europe and America, intertwining…
Open House with Fabled

Tue, 14th Aug 2018 @ 19:00 - 0:00

Five-piece Fabled join us at the Open House this week. This quintet of young players draws inspiration from music for film, and explores therelationship…
Wind up with Jim Gold

Sun, 19th Aug 2018 @ 19:00 - 23:00

Saxophonist Jim Gold and pianist Will Barry have been performing as a duo for over a decade. Tonight, they'll feature choice standards as well…
Quinn Oulton + support TBC

Wed, 21st Nov 2018 @ 20:00 - 23:00

Fresh through the doors of 2018 Red Bull Music Academy - Singer, saxophonist, and multi-instrumentalist, Quinn Oulton brings his unique home…
Jose Manuel Leon

Thu, 22nd Nov 2018 @ 20:00 - 22:00

José Manuel León is one of the world's leading voices in the Nuevo Flamenco style. His sound was born out of traditional flamenco guitar virtuosity…


  • Live Music
  • Hackney
  • Happily Affordable ££
  • London - Private Hire
  • Dance floor
  • None
  • None
  • 18


Day Open Close Notes
Monday 18:00 0:00 Private Hire Only
Tuesday 19:00 0:00
Wednesday 19:00 0:00
Thursday 19:00 0:00
Friday 19:00 0:00
Saturday 19:00 0:00
Sunday 19:00 0:00



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



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63 - 65 Broadway Market E8 4PH

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 London’s jazz scene. This could be the reason for the success…

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Cost Min spend
Min spend
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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