Get in the groove at Montreal’s top jazz clubs

When you’re not headed to the largest jazz festival on Earth – that would be our very own Montreal Jazz Fest – you can still get your music fix at one of these amazing clubs. From local talent to international stars, these top venues host some of the best musicians around. [Image credit: iStock.com]

House of Jazz *PERMANENTLY CLOSED*

1
2060, rue Aylmer, Montréal, QC H3A 2E3

With the setup in this quaint jazz bar, just about every seat is the best seat in the house. Enjoy a drink, order a meal or snacks, and sit back and enjoy the soothing and incomparable sounds of real jazz music.

Bistro Le Modavie

2
1, rue Saint-Paul O, Montréal, QC H2Y 1Y6

This is the place to be if you’re looking for some original, live jazz. Featuring local bands every night of the week, this Old Montreal jazz club and bistro will impress music lovers and foodies alike. Enjoy mouth-watering dishes – lamb is their specialty – in a soothing atmosphere.

Diese Onze

3
4115A, Rue Saint-Denis, Montréal, QC H2W 2M7

The live music, bistro menu, and classic jazz club décor, make this Saint Denis club ideal for anyone who truly appreciates this genre of music. With nightly performances and delectable menu items to choose from, this romantic setting is one every Montrealer should visit at least once.

Jardin Nelson

4
407, Place Jacques-Cartier, Montréal, QC H2Y 3B1

This upscale patio restaurant is a great place to go for some low-key, live jazz music. Plus, you can enjoy a delicious breakfast crepe or sweet dessert crepe while you’re at it. The ambiance at this Old Montreal restaurant is widely talked about and the soothing jazz music has a lot to do with it.

Upstairs Jazz Bar & Grill

5
1254, rue MacKay, Montréal, QC H3G 2H4

This downtown jazz bar knows what makes for a great night out: good food and fabulous entertainment. Here you’ll listen to a wide range of jazz styles in an upbeat yet cozy setting. With group menus available, it’s the perfect spot for a night on the town with friends.

Snack'n Blues *FERMÉ DÉFINITIVEMENT*

6
5260, boul Saint-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2T 1S1

Some of the city’s best musicians can be found performing at this St. Laurent jazz and blues hangout. From delicious cocktails to the free snacks and candies – yes, free! – this place makes for a great night out while enjoying your favourite music.

Resonance Café

7
5185, av du parc, Montréal, QC H2V 4G4

The fabulous live music, good food, and inviting atmosphere make this Parc Avenue café a favourite among jazz lovers in the city. Enjoy vegan and vegetarian cuisine while tapping your toes to the sounds of live musical performances at this Mile End jazz club.

Bistro A Jojo

8
1627, rue Saint-Denis, Montréal, QC H2X 3K3

With live performances every night, this is the place to go to experience jazz, blues, and even rock music. Patrons enjoy the friendly service as much as they enjoy the performances.

Club Soda

9
1225, boul Saint-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2X 2S6

This St. Laurent club is somewhat of a staple in the city, appealing to loads of different music lovers. On stage you’ll see anything from live jazz or hip-hop music to a comedy show. For both locals and tourists, this is a must-visit bar.

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