55 Bar

55 Bar

Jazz Club, Music Venue, and Nightlife Spot
West Village, New York
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8.7/10
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  • Alexandros B.
    "quality live jazz"(5 Tips)
    Алла М.
    "Mike Stern"(3 Tips)
    Joel
    "$10 cover seems a bit much when the band also expects to be tipped."(2 Tips)
    Elias M.
    "Lovely atmosphere, old school Jazz-y vibes, great cocktails."(5 Tips)
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  • Elias M.
    Lovely atmosphere, old school Jazz-y vibes, great cocktails. Live Jazz music 24/7. This is the place to BE in NYC if you're a Jazz fan.
  • Iñaki A.
    Great jazz session, poorly made Old Fashion.
  • Ale T.
    Ale TowerJune 11, 2016
    Lovely atmosphere, we caught a good live act and enjoyed the vibe. Would definitely go back.
  • Barry M.
    Barry MApril 10, 2016
    Get there early
  • Stan K.
    Stan KillianMarch 30, 2016
    Been here 100+ times
    Drink Stellas, watch Stern, Binney and the rest of the 55 Bar Family play here. Best live jazz venue in NYC.
  • Clara W.
    Clara WuMarch 14, 2016
    go early on Saturday and there's no cover. 8 dollar cocktails.
  • Abigail A.
    Abigail ArgersingerJanuary 26, 2016
    An old, divey spot with incredible jazz and low covers. Not crowded. 2 drink minimum per set.
  • Remy L.
    Remy Le BoeufMarch 25, 2015
    Super cool staff and great place to hear jazz in NYC!
  • James J.
    James JMarch 5, 2015
    Awesome. Come here with a small group of friends and enjoy the real nyc experience.
  • Deepa B.
    Deepa BijjulaJanuary 6, 2015
    Lovely little spot with great music in WV. Restrooms are behind where the bands play so time your bathroom breaks properly!
  • Sharel C.
    Sharel CassityJanuary 2, 2015
    Some of the best live music in NYC!
  • Sharel C.
    Sharel CassityJanuary 2, 2015
    Great place to hear some of the most happening underground music on the NYC jazz scene. A must for live music lovers!
  • Luca
    LucaNovember 15, 2014
    Great Jazz on Friday's
  • Talisman
    TalismanMay 12, 2014
    Cash only.
  • Алла М.
    Mike Stern
  • AZ
    AZJanuary 4, 2014
    Very cozy jazz spot w $10 cover charge per set...
  • CheckOutJared
    CheckOutJaredNovember 22, 2013
    Places with drink minimums are terrible
  • Zachary Adam C.
    Zachary Adam CohenSeptember 22, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the last standing true jazz speakeasy's left in the city. Never a bad show. If you want to see committed musicians making progressive and pure art their way, live then this is the place.
  • Stan K.
    Stan KillianAugust 29, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    They know what you did last summer.
  • Arun M.
    Arun MarellaJuly 7, 2013
    Simply awesome!!
  • Sofia U.
    Sofia UJune 22, 2013
    My favorite jazz bar
  • Daria W.
    Daria WongApril 26, 2013
    Super chill place. Love it.
  • Alec Z.
    Alec ZopfApril 10, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Get there early, like 9 for a 10pm show
  • Joel
    JoelApril 6, 2013
    Old timers' jazz band was very entertaining. (Sorry I cant recall their name!) Great seats. Drinks were reasonable. Great service. $10 cover seems a bit much when the band also expects to be tipped.
  • Neringa D.
    Neringa DaJanuary 31, 2013
    Check out Van Davis band when they are playing, the vocalist Abena Koomson is amazing.
  • Taavi L.
    Taavi LindmaaJanuary 15, 2013
    Bring you own food, get a drink and enjoy free jazz
  • Alexandros B.
    Alexandros BoudourisOctober 26, 2012
    From last night's gig
  • Alexandros B.
    Alexandros BoudourisOctober 26, 2012
    Great atmosphere and friendly staff-oh, and some quality live jazz, too
  • Aybike B.
    Aybike BayraktarOctober 22, 2012
    Addicted to saksafon
  • Seth
    SethOctober 13, 2012
    Bartender Gretchen is the best. She makes a great Manhattan!
  • Stan K.
    Stan KillianJune 11, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ONLw0Zt0_s&feature=youtube_gdata_player
  • Sarah C.
    Sarah ColvinApril 30, 2012
    Love it for the local flavor and for those who used to be local too. The room just feels right. When possible, check out a few of the regulars: Bob Reynolds, Jonah Smith, Doug Wamble or Amy Cervini.
  • Gabriela K.
    Gabriela KormanFebruary 3, 2012
    Favorite spot in nyc. Dont tell the jazzy tourists!
  • cait k.
    cait kennellyJanuary 14, 2012
    get there early
  • Jordan H.
    Jordan HoffmanDecember 21, 2011
    Drinks pricier than expected but the music is usually good and the vibe from this 90 yr old club can't be topped.
  • Stan K.
    Stan KillianNovember 23, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Great bar staff here! They're knowledgeable about jazz and just plain friendly souls!
  • Jess D.
    Jess DNovember 3, 2011
    Guinness on tap...enough said! They also have great live music!
  • Brent W.
    Brent WheeldonOctober 22, 2011
    Quite possibly the douchiest staff in the city...
  • Devon C.
    Devon CaesarOctober 13, 2011
    My main man grant at the bar!!!! 4 stars... Oh and the music is pretty bad ass Max Haymer is my favorite act
  • Wayne B.
    Wayne BucknerSeptember 17, 2011
    Brooklyn boogaloo blowout
  • Nikki B.
    Nikki BeauchampAugust 21, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Check out KJ Denhert and her crew , awesome way to spend a Saturday evening - great tunes !
  • Judy K.
    Judy KleinJune 23, 2011
    Very cool and good drinks!
  • David K.
    David KerryMarch 30, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Live jazz w leni stern .African jazz $5 cover
  • Dan H.
    Dan HarrisonMarch 19, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Sweet Georgia Brown!
  • WhenPigsCanFly
    WhenPigsCanFlyDecember 17, 2010
    Awesome saxing Stan!
  • Alex A.
    Alex AugustOctober 2, 2010
    Be sure to check out the Becca Stevens band. They play here once a month.
  • Momo F.
    Momo FurudateSeptember 30, 2010
    Come Wednesdays to jazz at 7 with no cover. Drinks are reasonably priced.
  • Adam S.
    Adam SchwartzMarch 20, 2010
    Drop in any night of the week for some of the best jazz and blues in the city. The cover is well worth it.
  • Philippa L.
    Philippa LDecember 20, 2009
    Home of jazz and Ryan Gentles
  • Diogo T.
    Diogo TakaoMay 21, 2013
    Jazz de alto padrão. Lugar aconchegante e acessivel.
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