Jazz & Blues


The Vortex Jazz Bar

London-City and East London

4.5 / 5

May 11, 2018

Dalston's legendary jazz bar exudes atmosphere. Just off the main drag of the Kingsland Road, it's an intimate space within Dalston Culture House. Attempts ...

Dalston’s legendary jazz bar exudes atmosphere. Just off the main drag of the Kingsland Road, it’s an intimate space within Dalston Culture House. Attempts have been made to soften the rectangular room. There are marble-topped tables on top of which candles flicker and large windows make the space seem larger than it is. The drinks selection is as compact as the venue but they serve a small array of well chosen wines. But the music is the thing that matters here and the Vortex hosts live acts nearly every night of the week, with an eclectic line up including jazz greats and Mercury-prize nominees.Their regular Balkan nights are wonderful, with people often leaping from their seats and dancing. The Vortex is a labour of love and anyone with even a passing interest in jazz, owes it to themselves to pay this place a visit.
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