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“low key, neighbourhood type feel jazz club”
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Sji's Smooth Jazz
Good for: Bar Scene
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Good for: Bar Scene
Melbourne, Australia
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36 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“low key, neighbourhood type feel jazz club”
Reviewed 24 August 2013

This place is just awesome - very low key, very reasonably priced drinks, perfect for one - ten people. The sitting area out front is located just next to the street, which isn't all that busy unless it's late on a fri/sat night. The patio doesn't have any views but one can still enjoy whatever band might be playing....
Best piece of advice - ask for alexandra hotel - this place is uber hard to find - it took me over an hour asking people, so make sure you kind of know where it is before you venture out, especially on a weekend night.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank silentjays
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Live music and friendly hosts. Charming walled garden at the rear.”
Reviewed 5 June 2013

Different musicians every night. We enjoyed the duo on the Thursday night best. It is closed on Sunday and Mondays, although it was also closed on Tuesday evening in May 2013. They serve snacks and open at 8pm, although I would recommend going later. The atmosphere is really good.

Visited May 2013
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Thank Christina M
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Province of Brescia, Italy
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67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“SJI - a hidden gem”
Reviewed 12 April 2013

You could easily walk past SJI and not notice it was there, but my partner and I were lured in by the sound of live music, on our first night in St Julian's, Malta.
Prepare to be greeted and seated by Shirley, then sit back and enjoy a cocktail, while you are transported to another world by Jazz musicians and singers.
Between sets, Shirley pops on old LPs, so there is never a lull in proceedings! Peter is known to get up and give you a song, if you are lucky, too.
It is only open 4 nights a week (Weds-Sat), so don't miss out.

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank lovelylexie
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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Heavenly spot.”
Reviewed 22 March 2013

You are greeted by Shirley on entering this Bar. The atmosphere is of a small intimate club offering very good 'easy listening' music. The prices are very good for the area. The Bar is a place of haven of peace in the very hectic of Paceville. Go there, you will not regret it.

  • Visited March 2013
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2 Thank Robin1942
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great jazz bar and friendly owners and staff”
Reviewed 1 January 2013

My friend and I have been coming here since Oct 2006 during our scuba diving trips to Malta and have come here every time we have visited to Malta, which for me is 14 times. Peter and Shirley are wondeful hosts and Peter sings on occasions. The live jazz is always relaxing and of a good standard. I highly reccommend it if you like jazz along with good hosts too.

  • Visited December 2012
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1 Thank streetpilot
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