Superb music and alcohol to be enjoyed in a castle town.
We will show you places where adults can fully enjoy Kanazawa.
Please enjoy Kanazawa's nightlife by experiencing something special.

JAZZ, Folk classic


At night, a live session by professionals and amateurs. During the day, a cafe where relaxing jazz music is played.
40 or so years in the town of Kanazawa. Long established jazz live house & cafe. Various genre of live music by many professionals/amateurs can be appreciated. Please check our HP for the live music schedule.
Performance Schedule
Basically on weekends there are live performances by pros/amateurs, although it is irregular.
Fee Structure
On free live days, cost of a ticket + cost of 1 drink


Address3-6, Kakinokibatake, Kanazawa
SeatingCan accommodate 70 people (at live performance)
Hours12:00 - 24:00
Openall year


Authentic jazz bar. One of only a few bars in Kanazawa city where live music is played every night.
Authentic jazz bar with an at-home atmosphere only seen in regional towns. At a bar by the Sai river that runs through the city, there is a terrace overlooking the river and the atmosphere is fantastic.
Performance Schedule
Live performance every day, 21:00 to 24:00 (approx.) on weekdays 3 performances (depends on the live performance), Saturday 20:30 to 23:00 (approx.) 2 performances
Fee Structure
Basic charge (table charge, including performance charge) 2,000 yen (women, 500 yen off on weekdays, students 1,000 yen off), on non-performance hours only 1,000 yen as table charge.


AddressKORAKU Bldg 7F, 2-22-17, Katamachi, Kanazawa
Seating50 people, Max 70 people
Hours19:00 - 26:00
ClosedEvery Sunday


A jazz cafe & bar in a samurai residence.
An authentic jazz spot where jazz record can be enjoyed as if it is live and jazz lovers from all over Japan gather. Curry is one of the popular dishes as well.
Performance Schedule
Record Playing
Fee Structure
No charge from 17:00 to 20:00, from 20:00 charge of 550 yen, from 23:00 charge of 1,100 yen, 1,100 yen per person for groups of more than 5


AddressOyamacho Zig 1F, 6-22, Oyamacho, Kanazawa
Seating26 people
HoursWeekday 17:00 - 24:00 / Sat, Sun and holidays 12:00 - 24:00
Lunch Tue - Fri 12:00 - 14:00
ClosedThird Sunday of every month and the Monday after
Mainly jazz but also rock and folk music

Jazz music dining bar NOEL

A bar where light Jazz can be heard inside and also live performance can be enjoyed while drinking alcohol.
Although it is a bar located in a suburb of Kanazawa, it is fully equipped with various performance instruments. Every Wednesday a live jazz session is held.
Performance Schedule
Every Wednesday a live jazz session, once a month a guitar freaks night (JAZZ guitar live session), irregular live performance and events
Fee Structure
Normal opening hours when there are no live performances and events, it is free of charge. 1,000 yen for the Jazz session (1 drink included). During events and live performances, a separate charge is required. (please check the HP for details)


AddressYM Bldg 1F, 2-3-30, Arimatsu, Kanazawa
(Sister store / NOEL fusion / Shin 100, Matsuderamachi, Kanazawa)
Seating35 people
Hours19:00 - 24:00
ClosedEvery Monday
JAZZ, Classic, R&B *Depends on the performer.


Restaurant & Bar with live performance centered around a piano
A lounge where you can see the sun setting in the ocean. We aim for an atmosphere that can be used casually like a hotel lounge (a place with an at-home feel and not formal). Home made pizza made from doe is a popular dish.
Live performance every day (5 to 6 performers) 1st=19:30 2nd=20:30 3rd=21:30 4th=22:30, 4 performances a day, on Wednesday & Thursday a vocalist and a piano live performance will be held
Fee Structure
From 19:30 onward a music cover charge of 540 yen per person, guests staying receive 10% discount


AddressHotel Kanazawa 16F, 1-1 Horikawashinmachi, Kanazawa
Seating70 people
Hours17:00 - 25:00
Openall year *except when reserved for parties etc.

Sky Lounge "Le Grand Chariot"

Restaurant & Bar with piano live performance
A lounge located on the highest floor (30th floor) in Kanazawa city. View, music, delicious drinks and food you can only enjoy here. Offering a superb atmosphere.
Performance Schedule
Weekdays/Sun: Live piano performance. Fri/Sat: Piano and vocalist live performance, 1st=20:30- 2nd=21:30- 3rd=22:30- three sessions a day
Fee Structure
There is a music cover charge of 900 yen per person during hours of performance (20:30 onward)


AddressHotel Nikko Kanazawa 30F, 2-15-1, Honmachi, Kanazawa
Seating38 people
Hours11:30 - 14:00, 17:30 - 23:00 (Fri, Sat, Day before a holiday 17:30 - 24:00)
Openall year *Opening hours may change due to events and weddings.
Western music from the 70's to the latest pop music

Ivory Coast

Live band performance by our house band. Sometimes guests and customers are able to participate.
A place where you can listen to live band performance every day playing mainly western music from the 70's. You will be able to appreciate Kanazawa's nightlife with the fabulous performance by the owner who is a professional musician.
Performance Schedule
Weekdays 9:30 - 11:00 Live band performance, Weekends 9:00 - 01:00 Three live band performances
Fee Structure
Entry fee Men 2,500 yen, Women 2,000 yen


AddressEXY-BUILD 5F, 2-21-22, Katamachi, Kanazawa
Seating60 people
ClosedIrregular days but mostly Mondays
Blues, Gypsy Jazz, Classic, Rock

Kaname Bar

An American bar where different nationalities and languages mix. You can enjoy live performances by local musicians.
Most of the performers are foreigners living locally. Mainly Jazz, Blues and Swing. Monthly live performances as well as other events. Sometimes musicians are casually performing while they practice. An experience of being in a foreign country while in Kanazawa.
Performance Schedule
Third Saturday of every month 19:00 - 23:00, Fourth Sunday of every month 15:00 - 18:00
*Other events are announced on Facebook
Fee Structure
No charges, only cost of food & drinks


AddressTatemachi Bldg 1F, 14-1, Tatemachi, Kanazawa
Seating26 Seats
HoursWeekday 17:00 - 24:00 / Sat 15:00~01:00 / Sun 15:00 - 22:00
ClosedEvery Wednesday
Folk, R&B, Acapella etc.

Kanazawa Music Bar

A bar where you can listen to an analog record using the highest quality sound system.
Folk, disco, jazz, classic, french pop, sometimes Showa era Japanese pop and music going beyond the boundaries of genre and era, selected exclusively to suit the day and the guests are played. A playground for adults not seen previously in Kanazawa.
Performance Schedule
Selector 18:00 - 02:00
Fee Structure
No charges, only cost of food & drinks


Address41, Tatemachi, Kanazawa
Seating43 Seats
Hours11:30 - 02:00
ClosedEvery Wednesday
All genre of music, mainly folk

Folk Liquor Bar Banken

A playground for music lovers. A folk bar with microphones available to customers.
The concept is "Classroom after school". Our aim is a playground for music lovers and you can perform as you wish or sing with an accompaniment in a bar with an at-home atmosphere.
Performance Schedule
Basically performance by customers and live performances by professional musicians are held 3 to 4 times a year.
Fee Structure
Cost is 1,000 yen and there is a music charge of 500 yen for the use of the stage


AddressVerdy Kanazawa 1F, Katamachi Kanazawa
Seating50 Seats, Can accommodate 70 people (at live performance)
Hours19:30 - 01:00
ClosedEvery Tuesday