6 unmissable jazz clubs in Brussels

Music Village

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 numerous high-quality venues and festivals and also houses 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!

Jazz Station

Located in a listed and restored former train station in Saint-Josse, 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!

River Jazz Festival - Or Bareket Quartet - Jazz Station
Jazzuary
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Sounds Jazz Club

The Sounds Jazz Club has been a major player in the history of jazz in Brussels. After a break, two non-profit organisations are taking over the reins. With no less than 160 concerts per year, the Matongé-based venue will feature the diversity of the Belgian and international jazz scene, including jam sessions and residencies. Expect high-quality organic food and drinks in a welcoming atmosphere in this venue dedicated to jazz and its discovery.

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 sandwiches?

L’Archiduc

Just a stone's throw from place Bourse, 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 occasionally during the week.

Archiduc bar

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 (on Sundays at 20:00) that showcases the new Belgian jazz scene. 

Théâtre Marni

Two annual jazz festivals (River Jazz and Marni Jazz) punctuate the Marni Theatre season, 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.

River Jazz Festival - Stéphane Galland - Yhi - MarniJazzuary 2020