Party Earth Review Having hosted such legends as Chet Baker and Ella Fitzgerald, Jamboree is steeped in jazz history and firmly holds its place as one of Barcelona’s best live music venues, especially since bebop and Bossa Nova are hardly... ... read full review
Plaça Reial, 17
93 319 17 89
Barri Gòtic, Barcelona –
Having hosted such legends as Chet Baker and Ella Fitzgerald, Jamboree is steeped in jazz history and firmly holds its place as one of Barcelona’s best live music venues, especially since bebop and Bossa Nova are hardly all to be had here.
Patrons of all ages arrive in droves for the nightly concerts, which take place in the club’s brick cellar, while those who have been meaning to check out some Spanish flamenco dancing can just climb the stairs to sister establishment Tarantos, which obliges with two shows a night.
Once the impressive live shows are over, Tarantos and Jamboree combine into one of the most popular dance clubs in town.
The arched concrete walls, low ceiling, and curved wooden bar on the ground floor create an underground atmosphere and provide a great setting for swaying to a mix of funk, R&B, and hip-hop, while the small concert stage becomes the scene of impromptu dance-offs.
Though the upstairs area is a bit less intimate, the mix of hits, groove, and revival tunes are enough to keep the energy and the patrons moving all night.
Add to that concert tickets that rarely exceed €10 – and which include free entry to the club afterwards – and it’s clear that Jamboree is the perfect Barcelona hotspot to bust a move without breaking the bank.
A mix of locals, travelers, and music lovers. Diverse age range for concerts/shows, 18 to 30 for the club scene.
Live jazz followed by R&B, hip-hop, funk, and commercial at Jamboree; live flamenco followed by commercial, 70s, 80s and 90s at Tarantos.
Average concert ticket €10, includes free club entrance. Dance club cover charge €10, includes access to both Jamboree and Tarantos. Beer €5, mixed drinks €8.
Any night for jazz or flamenco. For partying, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays guarantee a big night, but there’s usually something going on during the week too. Expect a long line around 3am when the rest of the bars shut down.