5 Best Jazz Bars in Dubai
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The 5 Best Jazz Bars in Dubai

Fancy a night of smooth jazz in the heart of the city? Take a stroll around the city and pop in some of the best jazz bars in Dubai for a quick visit!

Whether you need a smooth place to chill with friends or just somewhere nice to unwind by yourself for a while, here’s some of the best jazz bars in Dubai to check out! Come in for some great music, drinks and have a great time!

How Much Does it Cost to Visit a Jazz Bar in Dubai?

The price of a jazz bar varies based on different factors. Some may charge an entry fee, others may charge you only when you take a seat.

Most of the time though, your costs will depend on the drinks you order. In that case, here’s a quick estimate showing how much you could spend on a jazz bar in Dubai.

Main CoursesAED 75 - AED 130
Signature CocktailsAED 85 - AED 395
StartersAED 55 - AED 90
Wine (by the bottle)AED 180 - AED 480
Non-Alcoholic DrinksAED 15 - AED 55

Choosing the Best Jazz Bars in Dubai

When it comes to finding a nice jazz bar or lounge in Dubai, we’ve narrowed down our options based on the following factors:

Facilities – Is the place kept clean and organized? Do they offer a nice assortment of drinks and cocktails?
Bar Experience
Ambiance – Is the atmosphere relaxing? Does it have an inviting quality that’s up to client’s expectations?
Music – Does the place play a nice selection of music?
Customer Service
Professionalism – Is the staff nice and polite? Are drinks and orders sent out within a reasonable time?
Communication – Are they good at responding to inquiries? Are they attentive to customer needs?
Accessibility – Is it easy to visit the lounge for some R&R? Are they available at convenient hours and days?

1. Q’s Bar and Lounge

Q’s Bar and Lounge's Homepage
PRODUCTSSignature Cocktails, Mains, Appetizers, Desserts, Non-Alcoholic
ADDRESSPalazzo Versace, Culture Village, Al Jadaf, Umm Hurair, West Wing of the Hotel, Dubai
CONTACT DETAILS+971 4556 8888

OPERATING HOURSWednesdays - Sundays: 7:00 PM to 1:00 AM

Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays

FACILITIES★★★★☆ (4.5/5)
BAR EXPERIENCE★★★★☆ (4.5/5)
AMBIANCE★★★★☆ (4/5)
MUSIC★★★★★ (5/5)

As musical artist Quincy Jones’s first lounge in Dubai, Q’s Bar and Lounge is a live music venue specializing in creative drinks and classic jazz. The lounge itself is part of the larger Palazzo Versace hotel along the Dubai Creek. 

The bar is open only to individuals above the age of 21, with a dress code calling for smart casual clothing. Smoking is also permitted inside the lounge, though customers may have to bring their own. 

Q’s Bar and Lounge serves a good variety of food and cocktails, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic. The food ranges from simple bar snacks to mains and desserts, so every palate can be satisfied. 

Live music performances are based on a rotating schedule of performers, all specializing in different genres. Aside from classic jazz, they also feature soul and R&B performances, among others. 

The lounge itself has a relaxing atmosphere, styled like a living room. Its leather furniture and mahogany tables lend the lounge a luxurious ambiance enjoyed by many of its customers.

Acoustics can also be improved since it can feel a little soft once the performance is playing to a full house. 

That being said, the living room styling of the lounge does come with a smaller seating area. It’s advisable for customers to reserve their seats ahead of the performance to ensure that they will have a spot. 

Overall, Q’s Bar and Lounge is a good spot to kick back and unwind with some classic tunes and cocktails. The luxury atmosphere makes it a good place to bring loved ones or friends over.


  • Great atmosphere
  • Wide roster of live music


  • Seating is quite small
  • Acoustics can be improved

Customer Reviews

Makes you feel like you’re somewhere in NY

“Atmosphere is great. Jazz live music makes you feel like you’re somewhere in NY! The food selection is great and very tasty. We loved paklava for dessert.” – Luliia Zaitceva

The jazz and entertainment was the best

“When in Dubai you must go to Quincy Jones’ Q Bar. The jazz and entertainment was the best. Good food and drinks. If you like a cigar now and then, bring your own or purchase one.” – Rose Hamm

2. Blue Bar

Blue Bar's Homepage
Photo from: Blue Bar Dubai FB
PRODUCTSSalads, Blue Bar Sampler, Burgers & Sandwiches, Main Course, Desserts
ADDRESS#312 Trade Centre, R/a Novotel World Trade Centre, Dubai
CONTACT DETAILS+971 4310 8150

[email protected]

OPERATING HOURSMondays - Thursdays: 12:00 PM to 1:00 AM

Fridays: 12:00 PM to 2:00 AM

Saturdays - Sundays: 3:00 PM to 1:00 AM

FACILITIES★★★★☆ (4/5)
AMBIANCE★★★★★ (5/5)
MUSIC★★★★★ (5/5)
ACCESSIBILITY★★★★☆ (4.5/5)

Found in the Novotel World Trade Centre hotel, Blue Bar has been a classic music venue and lounge since its establishment in 2003. The bar has won awards as a live music venue in 2014, specializing in jazz and blues. 

As advertised, Blue Bar has an extensive menu of food and drinks on offer. They offer anywhere from simple bar snacks to salads and burgers, and even full main courses for those feeling peckish. 

The staff at the bar have received compliments from customers for their prompt service and friendly attitude. The recommendations made by the staff are known to be helpful for beginners to the venue. 

The bar’s atmosphere is also perfect for relaxing. The neon blue lighting to accent its modern furniture makes it a good contrast from the busy Sheikh Zayed Road it is located along, helping customers unwind after traffic. 

Do note that there is no separate non-smoking area though. So we think you might want to think a bit and see how well you can tolerate the smell.

Though known mostly as a jazz and blues venue, the performances at Blue Bar also vary in genres and generations. The live music plays anywhere from classic songs to current radio hits. 

Customers may want to call the bar ahead of time to check which performances are airing for the night, though, as there is no readily available schedule and show times to check. 

All in all, we would recommend Blue Bar as a good venue to visit to get away from the hustle and bustle of the everyday commute, thanks to its location and relaxed atmosphere.


  • Very helpful and informative staff
  • Nice, relaxing atmosphere


  • No separate non-smoking area
  • Drinks can be quite pricey

Customer Reviews

A great night out destination 

“A great night out destination for those who like to drink and listen to live bands. Such an amazing experience.” – Kate Mary Ann Ramos

Loved the atmosphere and the ambience

“Loved the atmosphere and the ambience. They had a great selection of beer too. The live music was something which I enjoyed, the duo were absolutely electrifying.” – Morris Roy

3. The Clavichord

The Clavichord's Homepage
PRODUCTSTapas, Non-Alcoholic, Refreshments, Cocktails, Mixed Drinks
ADDRESSSignature Hotel, Barsha Heights - TECOM, Mezzanine Floor, Barsha Heights, Dubai
CONTACT DETAILS+971 4561 0600

[email protected]

OPERATING HOURSMondays - Sundays: 5:00 PM to 2:00 AM
FACILITIES★★★★☆ (4.5/5)
AMBIANCE★★★★★ (5/5)
MUSIC★★★★★ (5/5)

The Clavichord is a music lounge in Dubai that specializes in live entertainment of all genres. With a location in the Signature Hotel at Al Barsha, it enjoys clientele from all over Dubai. 

The lounge serves a modest amount of tapas to go along with their signature beverages, consisting mostly of light finger foods. They also have soda-based mocktails for those looking for non-alcoholic drinks. 

Performances at the Clavichord are on a rotating schedule, with themed nights focusing on specific genres occupying most nights. They also play host to some non-music performances, including comedy nights. 

Customers hoping to enjoy a quieter night out, though, can also opt for the lounge’s outdoor seating to enjoy the night breeze. The views from the Signature Hotel will still provide a relaxing atmosphere. 

The Clavichord has also received praise for its value for money. Aside from the reasonable pricing of the products, they also offer various promotions on certain times and days. 

As with most jazz bars, though, it is suggested for customers to book their tables in advance, as the Clavichord has limited seating space both outside and inside. The inside seating may also have entry fees for the performances. 

With all of the above in mind, the Clavichord is a good music lounge to drop by for relaxation and to unwind. We suggest going on their themed nights, especially if they have your favorite genres.


  • Impressive roster of performances
  • Excellent outdoor seating


  • Limited selection of non-alcoholic drinks
  • Attracts quite a crowd leading to limited seating

Customer Reviews

Themed nights are always ready to surprise

“A total jewel of a place. Great outdoor seating area. Inside, a vibrant, exciting and totally awesome entertainment venue. Themed nights are always ready to surprise.” – Raymond Crane

Great food, lovely ambience, cozy venue

“Great food, lovely ambience, cozy venue. They have a regular comedy night which is just amazing. And they also have jazz evenings.” – Arno Quinton

4. Jass Lounge

Jass Lounge's Homepage
PRODUCTSSignature Cocktails, Jasspresso Martini, Pianino, Jass O'Clock, La Vie en Rose
ADDRESSDIFC Disrtict Gate 2, Dubai
CONTACT DETAILS+971 50 912 4242

[email protected]

OPERATING HOURSMondays - Sundays: 6:00 PM to 3:00 AM
FACILITIES★★★★★ (5/5)
AMBIANCE★★★★★ (5/5)
MUSIC★★★★★ (5/5)

With a design inspired from the 1920s, Jass Lounge bills itself as an authentic live jazz lounge in Dubai. The venue specializes in live entertainment and its very own signature cocktails. 

The lounge itself is rather small, providing a more discreet and private area. They also implement a no-talking policy whenever there is a performance ongoing to allow the audience to fully enjoy the music. 

Its interior invokes lavish imagery, boasting a hand-painted ceiling and furniture styled after the 1920s era. This atmosphere is noted by customers to help escape the hustle and bustle outside. 

The staff are also very helpful, giving recommendations of what cocktails to order to suit customer preferences. The service is prompt and understated to allow full enjoyment of the performance. 

Jass Lounge is host to various events, making their lineups and showtimes readily accessible on their social media accounts so customers can decide when they will go. 

However, getting a reservation can be quite difficult since the lounge is quite popular. You may have to wait a bit before you can find a schedule that’s open so we think you may want to be patient a bit.

Nevertheless, the Jass Lounge is an understated but reliable lounge to drop in. The smooth music and cocktails make it an experience that can be enjoyed with friends or on one’s own.


  • Excellent atmosphere
  • Great variety of themed events and music


  • Minimum spending fee is quite pricey
  • Takes time to get a reservation

Customer Reviews

What an amazing surprise

“What an amazing surprise. Small venue, beautiful interiors, and only a few tables, so it is quiet and discreet. Live band everyday.” – Daniele Mazzola

The best place I visited in Dubai recently

“The best place I visited in Dubai recently, the staff are awesome, the service is top notch, and the ambience is so jazzy luxury oriented.” – Samih Baltaji

5. Sola Jazz Lounge

Sola Jazz Lounge's Homepage
PRODUCTSDining Menu, Beverage Menu, Cigar List, Wine List, Sola Jazz Brunch
ADDRESSRaffles The Palm Dubai, West Crescent, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai
CONTACT DETAILS+971 4248 8888

[email protected]

OPERATING HOURSMondays - Sundays: 5:00 PM to 3:00 AM
FACILITIES★★★★☆ (4.5/5)
BAR EXPERIENCE★★★★☆ (4.5/5)
AMBIANCE★★★★★ (5/5)
MUSIC★★★★☆ (4.5/5)

Sola Jazz Lounge, located in Raffles the Palm, is a music venue focused on live jazz performances, four nights a week. Opening times at 5 PM  ensure that customers can come early for a lively evening ahead. 

The lounge boasts several refreshments, containing not only their food offerings and wine list but also their very own cigar menu. Their food is mainly focused on Asian and Mediterranean cuisines. 

Service at the lounge is friendly and helpful, with the staff going the extra mile to ensure every visit is a memorable one. Customers celebrating their birthday are even greeted with an extra birthday cake. 

The cocktails at the lounge are considered by many of its customers to be good value for money. The quality of the drinks and food are also quite good, even though we think the portion sizes are a bit on the smaller side.

Finally, the live music– consisting of renowned jazz artists and emerging artists have also received praise. The venue’s acoustics and sound team do their best to bring out the best in every performance. 

First-time visitors did report finding the place hard to locate during the first visit though. We think it’s best to read up in advance in order to avoid getting lost.

All the same, we would definitely encourage going to the Sola Jazz Lounge for their live music experience. It is perfect for anywhere from a casual hangout with friends or even a romantic date.


  • Excellent cocktail selection
  • Great acoustics, helping a lot with immersion


  • Portion sizes can be quite long
  • First-time visitors said it’s hard to locate

Customer Reviews

Amazing jazz club in the opulent Raffles on the Palm

“Amazing jazz club in the opulent Raffles on the Palm. I strongly recommend the Sinatra night on Tuesday.” – Sara Gentile

The drinks are smooth

“Wow! We decided on a spontaneous date night, made our way to Sola for the first time and it was incredible! The bites are delicious and enough to fill the gap, the drinks are smooth.” – Michelle Maritz

FAQs about Jazz Bars in Dubai

Well, we hope you were able to have a nice, relaxing time! While you’re here, make sure to check out some alternatives, such as the best rooftop bars in Dubai here!