Best Jazz Bars And Clubs In Manchester

As an area with such a vibrant and well established music scene, it was inevitable that jazz would find a foothold in the city of Manchester. For anyone who has an affection for sweeping sax solos or the swung notes of a trumpet, then you should pay real attention to a whole new dynamic of music emerging from the city. Offering a selection of swing, ragtime and blues, this new trend of jazz bars in Manchester are swiftly becoming some of the best nights out.

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Last updated on 17th May 2024

The Fitzgerald

2x Cocktails for £12

The Fitzgerald is a stunning speakeasy-style jazz bar in Manchester that's located in the Northern Quarter, touting vintage decor and a 1920s feel, taking you back to the prohibition era. This hidden gem hosts local musicians every single Thursday, playing live jazz and blues 'til late while you sip on cocktails, and entry is totally free. On top of all that? They even host a top secret bottomless brunch once a month.

Albert's Schloss - Manchester

Albert's Schloss is home to many a quirky night out in the Spinningfields area, and you'll often find jazz performances here as well. You'll also find cracking DJ sets, mesmerising cabaret routines and talented dancers here, putting a more modern twist on the jazz club atmosphere. And if you're feeling peckish? Check out their German-inspired menu of chicken schnitzel, currywurst and much more, washed down with a refreshing stein.


A much loved watering hole for locals and students alike, this Oxford Road bar supplies a wide range of delicious pizzas and exotic drinks - with a particular passion for whisky and a collection that's been growing for over 10 years. As one of the city's quirkier bars they also come fully equipped with traditional and more contemporary jazz nights. So whether you're an amateur to jazz or a highly experienced connoisseur, this will be right up your alley.

Band on the Wall

This Northern Quarter bar and venue is fundamental in showcasing international and local music to the inhabitants of Manchester. Providing a 500 capacity performance space, plus a smaller stage in its bar for more intimate gigs, Band on the Wall has the perfect event for everyone. There's something exciting happening almost every night here, as well as a kitchen cooking up a range of mouthwatering pizzas - we recommend the burrata and red onion topping.

Night and Day Cafe

A popular indie music venue in the heart of the Northern Quarter, Night and Day Cafe hosts a regular roster of jazz. Keep an eye on their listings and head on down for a delicious night of smooth notes and live musicians. This place has hosted some pretty big names in the past, so you know you're always in for a good jazz night in Manchester here.

Matt and Phred's Jazz Club Manchester

Matt and Phred's reputation for exhibiting the best in international and local jazz talent has put this venue on the map. Having previously showcased the likes of Jamie Cullum, Kit Downes and Adele, this establishment combines its love of music with its excellent wine and cocktail list, producing one of the best jazz clubs in Manchester city centre in the process. And when it comes to refreshments? You can nab a free pizza here when your purchase two drinks.