The 606 Club
11 reviews of The 606 Club in English
I wouldn't give 4 stars if it wasn't the live music. I like jazz and I like the band that plays. I am sorry I can't really remember their name but the music is really nice. Once I had to opportunity to book a first line table and the experience was amazing!
This is a live music venue and the Jazz that I went to see here was truly inspiring.
I however have not had the best experiences at this venue as the staff can be very rude.
The first time we went and pushed the buzzer the man said that we couldn’t go in because it wasn’t a place that you just turn up at for a drink and he was concerned we would be rowdy. Whilst a drink would have been nice, we arrived at the bar sober and were there for the Jazz! I think he just stereotyped us and assumed we thought it was a bar and wouldn’t take it any other way.
Also when we finally organised to go we went as a little group. Because of this they gave us the worst seats which were by the door so we had very limited views of the band. We were also right next to the staff area and the staff were constantly talking!
Whilst I respect the ‘you have to either sit at the back and not drink’, or ‘you need to have a substantial meal if you wish to have a drink’ policies. I do feel this venue is very snobbish in it;s attitude.
I have been to some lovely Jazz bars around the world and I have never been treated in this way before. Nor have I ever had ‘policies’ imposed upon me so that I can listen to Jazz.
That said the meal was very tasty. However the choices were very basic. The meal and entry to the event is about £40-£50.
What I also found very confused was that in the cost was included half a bottle of wine. Whilst I understand that they don’t want people to turn up to just drink and not appreciate the Jazz, it seems very odd if you pay for a meal that they would enforce that you drink.
That said, it may be the case you don’t have to drink the wine and they will take this cost off of your bill. However as the staff literally ignored us, the menu wording was confusing and there was no way to clarify this, I am not really not sure if this is the case!
The venue is also very cramped and basic. It’s just a large brick cellar so nothing to write home about. It is however functional.
It does seem that this is a negative review, however if you do like Jazz and can deal with the terrible staff and their attitude, then book yourself for a night here!
I however in the meantime will be looking for a more friendly venue.
Love love this place, the 606 is a great little spot. Non members are required to book a table for diner, but the food is a hearty affair and drinks reasonably priced. But you ll not be there though for the food, its all that jazz. . . The doorway takes you down a steep set of stairs to the basement, it feels so right, intimate cossy and immediately welcoming. The night I visited we had a great trio playing and the set was simply stunning, food good and service great. All in all I'd whole heartily recommend this place, for a seriously smooth evening. . . Nice.;)
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The non-descript metal door leads down into a music lover's paradise. The owner Steve's enthusiasm and love for music are infectious, and when he gets on his flute to jam with the performers, you're in for a treat.
The food is decent and decently priced, but that's not why you go. You go to sit back and enjoy the music. The lineup is varied and eclectic, staff are friendly and the venue is cosy so you get great access to the performers.
Have been going for years and love this place.
If you want something different, chilled, classy and inspiring come here.
An awesome venue- great vibe as soon as you walk into to the crwded and buzzing room. In a cellar underground it truely feels like youve escaped the real world for a divine few hours.
The jazz speaks for itself. 606 often has some of the most reputable muscians playing for which reason it has aquired a great reputation.
The staff are friendly and service pretty good- though you must accept you are coming to jazz club and not expect immaculate and meticulous atention from the waiter. Likeise te food is good- but secondary of course to the atmosphere and music.
The room is crowded and can get noisy deending on the crowd. But again this adds to the atmosphere.
With the grandiose claim that it’s “one of the best jazz clubs in Europe”, it’s impossible not to step up from Europe and compare this club with some of the world’s greats, such as Smoke in New York or Yoshi’s in San Francisco. But that’s not really fair - sadly London isn’t exactly a jazz mecca. But actually this is a pretty damn fine jazz club!
The formula is a members-only arrangement if you just want the music and drinks, but if you’re not a member you can go to a concert as long as you have dinner. And the menu is simple, robust food in the manner of steaks, lamb rump and sea bass fillets type of thing, but nicely done, generous, with style and amusing little flourishes. Wine list OK, not staggeringly interesting. Overall it can get a bit pricey if you add up all the bits and bobs - food, wine, cocktails, music… If you love jazz and live in W or SW London, becoming a member is a serious option because it’ll pay for itself with just two or three gigs.
The stuff that really matters is the music and the atmosphere. It scores high on the first front, and a little inconsistent on the second. In general the gigs are of a very high standard, with excellent musicians, generous sets, great acoustics, the right level of closeness to the audience, and a great deal of enthusiasm. The audience is mixed - there are people who don’t care for the music and talk loudly and stridently all the way through, even through the quiet numbers. The management ask for respect for the musicians and for those punters who like to listen, but some people just don’t care. This is pretty crap when you’ve spent serious money on food, wine and music. BUT - this is a great club, great venue, mad location, very recommendable.
This hidden place is a real gem for jazz afficionados.
Enter through a dimly lit side door (which you’ll need to be buzzed through) and take a trip down the basement stairs. You’ll find yourself in a remarkably cosy and inviting room (or two) filled with tables and chairs.
Food service is at the table and efficient. The food is good and certainly better than I’d have expected from this kind of place.
What you come here for, though, is the music. Great acts can be found an dthe atmosphere adds to the vibe.
Like most jazz clubs, it’s lost its smokey atmosphere now, but for me that’s all to the good.
A tiny place in Fulham where a door bell has to be rung to gain entry. This place is for true jazz connoisseurs, I’m talking real jazz, where there’s sometimes no melody or no words and at times you find it hard to follow but somehow it always manages to sound amazing, but you can’t quite understand how – unless you’re a musician – That kind of jazz! So, obviously the main feature of this bar stroke restaurant is the live music and the musicians and singers. The musician’s stage is placed in the centre of the restaurant section against the back wall, tables and chairs form a semi circle around the stage. This place is very cramped and tables are literally on top of one another, going to the toilet appears to be a huge struggle here as half the restaurant has to back out of the restaurant to let you get to the bathroom! On the other hand it has a very intimate feel and you almost feel as though you’re all here supporting the jazz cause in one big unity.
I was taken here for my second anniversary last year and really enjoyed myself, at first I was worried that this place may be slightly too poncy for me, but ultimately it really was people just going to enjoy some jazz. Me and my partner had a table reserved right next to the stage, it is imperative that you reserve a table for 606. We ate our meal alongside the jazz musicians, I think it’s always nice to eat in different settings, whether it’s music, theatre or dance, it’s nice to dine this way, so I particularly enjoyed the double whammy of food and music both at once! The food was good, not as good as the music, but did the job, the menu consisted of dishes like wild boar sausages with mashed potatoes, veal with new potatoes and salad. For starters I had Nachos and may I say these were the true nacho’s, baked in the oven and smothered in cheese, just as the Mexican’s do, so often I order nacho’s and literally end up with what would seem to be a bag of Doritos tipped onto a plate and shoved into a microwave with a dollop of Guacomole, Cream cheese, salsa and a helping of cheese that wouldn’t even be sufficient for a sandwich. So compliments to 606’s nachos! For desert I had a chocolate truffle cake, chocolate cake being the high light of any meal was mediocre, it was more of a chocolate truffle cake than it was a chocolate cake – I’m all for the chocolate cake, but it hit the spot as far as chocolate goes.
Jazz is definitely 606’s focal point and although the food is good, you wouldn’t be wrong to visit solely to enjoy the music, however the best seats are in the restaurant and unless you are eating you are not allowed to be seated in this area.
Be wary of the fifteen pound charge which is slapped onto your bill if you are not a member of 606!
The 606 Jazz Club is totally amazing! It is tucked away across from an industrial monolithic power plant in trendy Chelsea.
We were taken through a marquee door, down an iron staircase and into a couple of very intimate rooms which were cosy, well lit and enchanting.
The live jazz music is fantastic, and the food (the boars sausages with mash is divine), the atmosphere is warm and intimate.
The Club has a special place for chatterboxes away from the main music (why do some people go to a jazz club and talk?)
The 606 Jazz Club is an authenic (smoke filled) jazz club with quality musicians, it has a great vibe and cool music-loving people,
So, if you want a unique and unforgetable musical evening that will leave you with vivid impressions for a long time... experience 606!!
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