6 unmissable jazz clubs in Brussels

6 unmissable jazz clubs in Brussels

As a Mecca of the genre in Europe, Brussels is full of jazz clubs to spend a pleasant moment over a drink while listening to live music.

The birthplace of the saxophone, Brussels has become an essential stop for jazz musicians and lovers of the genre. The city is host to a number of quality venues and festivals and also has many jazz clubs and other local venues where you can enjoy a live concert. Intimate, festive, gourmet, the choice is yours, but you have been warned, here jazz is omnipresent!

  • Sounds Jazz Club

    The Sounds Jazz Club is a place well known to discerning Brussels residents because it is used to hosting the finest Belgian and international jazz stars. After a good meal in the lively place Fernand Cocq neighbourhood, you can treat yourself to an evening of jazz (21:30 or 22:00 depending on the day).


     

    Jazz Station

    Located in a listed and restored former train station, Jazz Station is a real living centre dedicated to jazz. Widely frequented by Belgian jazz musicians and fans, this friendly space is a must in Brussels. It offers an eclectic musical programme and benefits from excellent acoustics. A tip: don't miss the view overlooking the railway tracks!


     

    Music Village

    Not far from the Grand-Place, Music Village, whose concept is inspired by the great New York clubs, offers live concerts every day. This intimate place with a relaxed atmosphere offers programming that is accessible to a wide audience. While you're there, why not try one of their delicious bagels?


     

    Roskam

    Well known for its wide choice of beers and gin and tonics, the warm and relaxed atmosphere of Roskam café will undoubtedly win you over. In the heart of Brussels' Flemish district, a stone's throw from Sainte Catherine church, this typical Brussels café hosts a jazz programme that showcases the new Belgian jazz scene.


     

    L’Archiduc

    Just a stone's throw from Brussels' stock exchange, this mythical venue dating back to the 1930s really began its glory days as a jazz club in the 1950s. Nestled in the heart of the Dansaert district, its Art Deco and intimate style makes it a place with a special and unmissable atmosphere in Brussels. Well known to night owls, l'Archiduc offers a jazz programme every Saturday and Sunday in the late afternoon, and also during the week.


     

    Théâtre Marni

    Two annual jazz festivals punctuate the Marni Theatre season, in January and September, not to mention their regular programming. A stone's throw from Place Flagey, this cosy and warm space also offers you the opportunity to enjoy a meal before your concert if you book in advance