The Nightjar Bar

 
 
ADDRESS
129-131 City Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1V 1JB
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
5pm-1.30am Tues-Wed & Sun, 5pm-3.30am Thurs-Sat, Closed Mon
 

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The Nightjar BarFor live jazz and adventurous signature cocktails in a subterranean speakeasy setting try The Nightjar Bar in Shoreditch. Taking its cue from the illicit anti-Prohibition bars of 20s and early 30s America, Nightjar has a typically understated entrance: a stone's throw from the Old Street roundabout you'll find a wooden door between a kebab house and a café. Beyond this door - bearing a picture of the Nightjar bird after which the bar is named - a staircase leads down to a dimly-lit underground drinking den. With its exposed brickwork, old furniture and faux wood-panelled ceilings, it's very Manhatten-lite - but it's all good fun, and a revelation for the area. Jazz, blues and rock are performed live on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays - when an additional cover charge will be added to your bill - while on Friday nights retro tunes are played by DJs. The cocktails ( £8.50) are meticulously mixed (by dapperly dressed barmen) and excitingly edgy: one, called The BBC, is even served with absinthe smoke. Full table service means you shouldn't head here if you're after a quick beer, but for such a grotty area, this is a real find.

 

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Dom PipkinDom PipkinNew Orleans-style jazz from the pianist and singer.2015-04-21T21:00:00+01002015-05-19T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Nightjar Bar, 129-131  City Road      EC1V 1JB
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Free EventOngoing
Dom Pipkin
Sophie SmilesSophie SmilesThe singer performs expressive jazz and bluesy, soul, mixed with rhythm'n'blues.2015-04-22T21:00:00+01002015-05-27T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Nightjar Bar, 129-131  City Road      EC1V 1JB
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Free EventOn Soon
Sophie Smiles
The Top Shelf BandThe Top Shelf BandThe five-piece, formed by Fred Snow, performs swing.2015-04-23T21:30:00+01002015-04-23T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Nightjar Bar, 129-131  City Road      EC1V 1JB
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The Top Shelf Band
Boca Nova TrioBoca Nova TrioThe outfit plays bossa novas, sambas and Brazilian standards.2015-04-24T21:00:00+01002015-05-28T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Nightjar Bar, 129-131  City Road      EC1V 1JB
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Boca Nova Trio
Benoit Viellefon's Hot Club QuartetBenoit Viellefon's Hot Club QuartetThe quartet performs swing music, which emerged from the Parisian cafes and nightclubs of the 1920s and 1930s.2015-04-24T21:00:00+01002015-05-22T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Nightjar Bar, 129-131  City Road      EC1V 1JB
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Benoit Viellefon's Hot Club Quartet
Ewan BleachEwan BleachThe jazz multi-instrumentalist specialises in blues and jazz pieces from the 1920s and 1930s.2015-04-26T21:30:00+01002015-04-26T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Nightjar Bar, 129-131  City Road      EC1V 1JB
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Ewan Bleach
Hugo SimmondsHugo SimmondsThe musician plays ragtime and stride piano.2015-04-28T21:00:00+01002015-05-12T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Nightjar Bar, 129-131  City Road      EC1V 1JB
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Free EventOn Soon
Hugo Simmonds
The Last WordThe Last WordThe band performs a range of jazz, blues and soul covers.2015-04-29T21:30:00+01002015-04-29T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Nightjar Bar, 129-131  City Road      EC1V 1JB
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The Last Word
FoBo Jug BandFoBo Jug BandEarly and classic blues by the London-based combo.2015-05-01T21:30:00+01002015-05-07T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Nightjar Bar, 129-131  City Road      EC1V 1JB
Category: event
On Soon
FoBo Jug Band
Dom Pipkin And The IkosDom Pipkin And The IkosThe singer and pianist leads his outfit in playing lively New Orleans-style jazz, rhythm'n'blues and funk.2015-05-02T21:00:00+01002015-05-02T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Nightjar Bar, 129-131  City Road      EC1V 1JB
Category: event
On Soon
Dom Pipkin And The Ikos
 

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The Nightjar Bar  Photo credit: Max Oppenheim  

   
The Nightjar Bar - Photo credit: Max Oppenheim

The Nightjar Bar Photo credit: Max Oppenheim 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Old Street Tube Station
 
1 minutes walk
 
Moorgate Tube Station
 
11 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
Hoxton Overground Station
 
12 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Paul Street NCP
 
4 minutes walk
 
Clere Street NCP
 
4 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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    Concerts | Until 19th May 2015 

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