Lucky, lucky Kemptown to have this venue: superb jazz downstairs and a friendly cafe and snack and sandwich bar at street level. The basement clubroom is cosy, relaxed and intimate (it seats 60) and has a great acoustic. Guests are a mix of international and local, many on their way to or from festivals or Ronnie Scotts. Gigs take place on Wednesday, Friday and some Saturday evenings. Details of what’s on can be found in the ‘This Week’ and ‘This Weekend’ sections of Kemptown Insider or on The Verdict’s own website.
If it’s food and coffee you are after, the Verdict cafe is light and cheerful and makes homemade savoury snacks and deli sandwiches on the premises. In fine weather you can sit out in the hidden gardens behind.