The Vortex Jazz Club

11 Gillett Square , London, N16 8AZ

  • Vortex Jazz Club
  • Vortex Jazz Club

SquareMeal Review of The Vortex Jazz Club

A cool cat & an old hand among the young Dalston pups that surround it, the Vortex has been keeping the jazz vibe alive for more than 20 years – for the past five or so in this slightly incongruous modern building. Don’t let the surroundings put you off though, as live music is taken seriously; it’s on every night, 365 days a year. Book in advance at weekends, when you’ll find chairs tightly packed round small wooden tables, & some of the best jazz, world music, blues & folk in town. Musicians range from young local talent to visiting world-class artists. Downstairs, the venue’s bar & restaurant is open all day, with a café-culture feel, food (brunch dishes, lunch specials, loaded burgers) sourced in large part from neighbouring Ridley Road market, & cocktails for a fiver on Wednesday nights.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Dalston Kingsland Station 291m

Hackney Downs Station 830m


Address: 11 Gillett Square , London N16 8AZ

Area: Stoke Newington Stamford Hill

Opening times

Mon-Sun 8pm-12M

Nearby Landmarks

Rio Cinema 104m

Hackney Downs 1km


Telephone: 020 7254 4097


Cuisine: Bars

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