Korte Leidsedwarsstraat 115 (626 32 49).
This famous intimate 'brown' bar just off Leidseplein features live (modern) jazz every night. Alto attracts a mixed crowd of locals and tourists, and is easily recognized by the large saxophone on the facade. One of the better jazz spots.
Open 9pm-3am (4am weekends),
[17 reviews, avg 9/10]
Leidsekruisstraat 6-8 (623 34 40).
Blues and jazz club with live music by local talent every night, attracting a mixed crowd of musicians and other nightowls. True to its name, the interior sports lots of references to the roaring twenties.
Open 10pm-4am (5am weekends).
[14 reviews, avg 9/10]
(06 242 369 56).
Small music pub in the lively Pijp district, just south from city center. Has a nice musician's vibe going on, with live music 7 days a week. Eclectic programming and a friendly atmosphere, well worth a visit.
Open daily 8pm-1am (3am weekends).
[1 review, 9/10]
St Pieterpoortsteeg 29 (625 96 54).
Lively music bar in a little dark alley that attracts a young alternative crowd. Regular performances by local bands, a deejay on Saturday night and loud alternative rock all other nights. Can get very crowded. The motto on the wall says it all: 'Aut Bibat Aut Abeat'; Drink or Leave!
Open 9pm-3am (4am weekends), admission free.
[5 reviews, avg 7/10]
Lijnbaansgracht 163 (420 45 92).
This traditional 'brown' blues bar proudly proclaims itself Amsterdam's 'Home of the Blues', and rightly so. Maloe Melo caters to a crowd of enthusiastic thirty-somethings, with live music all days of the week in the back room. The performers are a mix of renowned players and local talent, with the occasional jam session thrown in.
Open daily 9pm-3am (4am weekends).
[3 reviews, avg 9/10]
Amstel 100 (622 13 30).
A real Irish pub, easily the best of the lot, with folk singers and storytellers most nights. Guinness on tap, friendly atmosphere and Irish soccer on a big screen.
Open daily 4pm-1am (3am weekends),
[7 reviews, avg 9/10]
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