The music-focused bar has found a new home in Peckham after closing its Camberwell pop-up last year

Jazu was a darling of London’s ‘listening bar‘ scene, which picked up massive momentum last year with Jumbi, System, Caia and more opening all in quick succession. Taking inspiration from the Japanese bars that originated the trend back in the ’50s, Jazu centred around a vinyl-only sound system and a 3000-strong record collection. It sadly shuttered the doors to its Camberwell pop-up at the end of 2022, but the Jazu team has just announced that they’ve landed a new site in Peckham.

Set to open later this month, their new permanent home is inside Market Peckham alongside the likes of Forza Wine, Tonkotsu, Mambow and Rotorious. Jazu will be open all day every day, operating as a cafe from 8am with an offering of coffee and pastries before turning into a cocktail and music bar from 5pm. The menu has been devised by co-founder and head bartender Scott Addison and includes the Jazu classic Yuzu Gimlet, as well as their Disco Sour and Mezcalita.

Their music system is getting an upgrade to complement the move, as they’ve scored a pair of bespoke horn speakers which have been provided by South London-based sound engineer Bosco Taylor. The Jazu record collection has been cultivated over the past 20 years by the bar’s co-founder and DJ, Jimmy Hanmer, and features plenty of soul, funk, disco and jazz. Opening weekend kicks off next Friday, so head to Rye Lane for DJs n’ drinks until 3am.

Opens Fri 16th June 2023
Market Peckham, 133a Rye Ln, London SE15 4BQ