Kansas Smitty's

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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.

Info

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No queues normally
Happily Affordable ££
Hackney
18
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Hours

Day Open Close Notes
- - Private Hire Only
- - Private Hire Only
19:00 00:00
19:00 00:00
19:00 00:00
19:00 00:00
19:00 00:00

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

Menus

Drinks Menu Download

Our Review

Kansas Smitty's Hackney - London Cocktail Bar Review

Kansas Smitty's Hackney - London Cocktail Bar Review

Beyond the many brick establishments on Old Broadway Street is an underground lair run by a talented bunch of jazz musicians. They have named the bar after themselves and are known for serving a fine collection of musing Juleps. Ladies, gents and...

Read our full Kansas Smitty's Hackney - London Cocktail 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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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. Daniel visited Kansas Smitty's on 13 Jan 2018
15 Jan 2018 by
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 12 Jan 2018
14 Jan 2018 by
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 12 Jan 2018
14 Jan 2018 by
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 06 Jan 2018
11 Jan 2018 by
5

A great atmosphere, great cocktails and thourougly enjoyed the band. Would definitely recommend! visited Kansas Smitty's on 05 Jan 2018
07 Jan 2018 by
5

Fantastic in all respects, very retro but in the best way possible! visited Kansas Smitty's on 05 Jan 2018
07 Jan 2018 by
5

Great night as always at Kansas Smittys. visited Kansas Smitty's on 19 Dec 2017
21 Dec 2017 by
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 08 Dec 2017
10 Dec 2017 by
4

Great music and drinks. Lovely atmosphere. visited Kansas Smitty's on 01 Dec 2017
03 Dec 2017 by
5

When can I come back?! visited Kansas Smitty's on 26 Nov 2017
28 Nov 2017 by
5

Great, music, great atmosphere, great staff! Kate visited Kansas Smitty's on 25 Nov 2017
27 Nov 2017 by
5

Great venue. Good music. Good vibes. visited Kansas Smitty's on 18 Nov 2017
20 Nov 2017 by
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 14 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017 by
5

The music was excellent and the service was great. A really enjoyable night! visited Kansas Smitty's on 05 Nov 2017
07 Nov 2017 by
5

Great venue, great service and great atmosphere! Thank you so much! visited Kansas Smitty's on 04 Nov 2017
06 Nov 2017 by
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 06 Oct 2017
22 Oct 2017 by
5

Amazing music great cocktails top service visited Kansas Smitty's on 19 Oct 2017
21 Oct 2017 by
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 20 Sep 2017
22 Sep 2017 by
4

down stairs bar was very slow to serve Otherwise great visited Kansas Smitty's on 16 Sep 2017
18 Sep 2017 by
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 24 Aug 2017
30 Aug 2017 by
1

Best Jazz Bar in London Incredibly nice and friendly staff Great Drinks visited Kansas Smitty's on 23 Aug 2017
25 Aug 2017 by
5

Brilliant! Love the band! Great fun evening! visited Kansas Smitty's on 09 Aug 2017
11 Aug 2017 by
5

Great venue, so small and intimate. The cocktails were also amazing :) visited Kansas Smitty's on 06 Aug 2017
08 Aug 2017 by
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 02 Aug 2017
07 Aug 2017 by
5

It was lit as fuck visited Kansas Smitty's on 04 Aug 2017
06 Aug 2017 by
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 29 Jul 2017
31 Jul 2017 by
5

Great evening with lovely music! visited Kansas Smitty's on 01 Jul 2017
03 Jul 2017 by
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. :) Carrie visited Kansas Smitty's on 24 Jun 2017
26 Jun 2017 by
5

really great atmosphere and lovely setting! visited Kansas Smitty's on 23 Jun 2017
26 Jun 2017 by
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 21 Jun 2017
23 Jun 2017 by
5

loved the space and the cocktails, brilliant music! visited Kansas Smitty's on 18 Jun 2017
20 Jun 2017 by
5

Really fun night and great music! visited Kansas Smitty's on 16 Jun 2017
18 Jun 2017 by
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 08 Jun 2017
10 Jun 2017 by
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 02 Jun 2017
05 Jun 2017 by
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. Chris visited Kansas Smitty's on 27 May 2017
29 May 2017 by
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 18 May 2017
22 May 2017 by
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. colinphillips visited Kansas Smitty's on 13 May 2017
15 May 2017 by
5

This venue has all my favourite things in life, cocktails, jazz, and a great east London vibe. A Must-go.
06 Nov 2016 by
5

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.
17 Sep 2016 by
4

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!
23 Oct 2015 by
5

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