Smalls Jazz Club

Smalls Jazz Club

Jazz Club
West Village, New York
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  • Nicole T.
    "Loved the intimate space and being close to the music."(8 Tips)
    Rosanna M.
    "Most authentic and intimate live jazz bar in New York"(5 Tips)
    Sarah C.
    "Late night jam session is great if you're looking for local flavor."(4 Tips)
    Jon B.
    "$20 cover charge."(3 Tips)
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  • Louis Vuitton
    Louis VuittonMay 2, 2012
    Listen to the best emerging stars in this quintessential jazz bar. Perfect for a relaxed, wine and music filled evening. The $20 cover charge is less than most places considering the quality of music.
    Upvoted Oct 22
  • Alex H.
    Alex HennesseyAugust 23, 2015
    Maybe my favorite place in the city? Great, intimate space. Mirrors strategically placed so you can really see how the pianist and drummer play. Performers are incredible and magnetic.
    Upvoted Oct 16
  • Alexandros P.
    Great small live jazz club. Friendly staff, cheap beer and well spent 20$ entrance fee which gives you also the right to enter the other Smalls club across the street.
    Upvoted Oct 16
  • Sarah C.
    Sarah ColvinApril 30, 2012
    Sunday fun-day takes on a new meaning. Go early, stay late. Late night jam session is great if you're looking for local flavor. Provides a community for musicians local and abroad. It's authentic.
  • Sophie K.
    Sophie KerandelNovember 2
    We had a great time here. People are cool and welcoming. "The Flail" was playing high quality music ! Well do not be surprised, the smalls is small ;-) you may want to arrive early to have a sit.
  • MetroFocus
    MetroFocusNovember 7, 2011
    This place offers an intimate jazz experience that the pro's prefer and only locals know about. Make sure to add this place to your to-do list and check out our other local jazz picks on MetroFocus. Read more
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupOctober 3, 2011
    Spend an evening sipping on a drink and listening to fabulous jazz with other music aficionados. The $20 cover is cheaper than other joints and well worth it.
  • 99U
    99UApril 22, 2014
    Tiny, dark, and always packed, Smalls is the city’s quintessential, late-night jazz club, where emerging stars jam until the wee hours. Mon-Sun: 4pm-4am | $20 cover after 7:30pm
  • Dermot O.
    Dermot O'SheaOctober 6, 2012
    Get there near the tail end of the matinée sessions (4pm-7pm) and the cover's only $10. NEVER a drop in quality, always only the finest jazz musicians.
  • Cacharrón
    CacharrónDecember 14, 2014
    Just walk down the stairs, seat as close as you can to the stage, order a G&T and let yourself go. Pure NYC Jazz vibe on an untoppable location.
  • Brian F.
    The most amazing jazz club in the city with an intimate setting that makes you feel like you're in the band! Can't wait to go back!
  • Raj S.
    Raj S.April 11, 2012
    Been years since I've been here, but it was an incredible time. Got to the bar at 1130pm, and listened to a small group do a jam session on a random Thursday night. It was a great experience.
  • Vic Z.
    Vic ZaudDecember 5, 2014
    Wonderful small (no pun) club that brings an intimate jazz experience. Super unique.
  • Humayun R.
    Humayun RashidJune 13, 2015
    $20 cover is well worth the quality jazz you get. Stay all night if you want. Definitely a cool low key NY establishment.
  • Nicole T.
    Nicole TiponOctober 22
    Loved the intimate space and being close to the music. Will be going back soon!
  • Chet M.
    Chet ManciniJune 15, 2015
    Some of the best jazz in the village. Get there on time to get a seat. $20 cover but drinks priced reasonably.
  • Stefano G.
    Stefano GuidolinFebruary 9, 2014
    Some amazing musician plays here!! Make sure to arrive a little early to take a seat, as the name suggests the place isn't big.
  • Andrew L.
    Andrew LazarusFebruary 9, 2014
    Get there early if you want a front row seat, but any seat in the house is great for sound, relax, don't worry bout it
  • Ana Z.
    Ana ZawackiMarch 15, 2015
    The best jazz around. Make sure to get in line early to secure a seat and let the music take you away.
  • Camille
    CamilleJanuary 13
    Really intimate little space, amazing musicians every time I've been here, and ticket gets you into Mezzrow down the street
  • Christophe F.
    Christophe FourleignieSeptember 20, 2012
    For me the best place to enjoy Jazz live in New York, until late @night (3 or 4 different concerts everyday)
  • Jag F.
    Jag FirerwalkerDecember 11, 2015
    Very small and home place. No matter where you sit, you are always in arms reach to the music. The art that that sell is done by one of the bar tenders
  • Jon B.
    Jon BillsFebruary 6, 2015
    Great space with live jazz and friendly staff. Arrive early to grab a seat. $20 cover charge.
  • Rod M.
    Rod M.April 28, 2012
    The jam sessions are generally great. You never know who is going to stop by. Roy Hargrove played trumpet last time I was there. Great night.
  • Charlotte S.
    Charlotte ScarfApril 13, 2015
    I heard good things about Smalls and it didn't disappoint. Great mix of performers and diverse crowd really getting into it.
  • Phil G.
    Phil GillmanDecember 10, 2010
    The cheapest cover charge at any jazz club in the city. Only $20 and good all night - try asking for that at the vanguard or blue note and be prepared to be laughed at.
  • Gman
    GmanJanuary 3, 2012
    Try to sit down at the front and you can feel like you are almost part of the great bands who play there
  • Oswaldo Z.
    Oswaldo ZuritaNovember 16, 2015
    Careful with the bartender. We asked for a russian mule And a whole chunk of ginger came in The glass. It should be an accent of ginger not a whole piece of it. Not sure if he/she knew The recipe.
  • Nat H.
    Nat HarwardMarch 10, 2013
    Cool venue, good crowd. Hard to say much more since you never know how the show's gonna go until the show goes.
  • Mazda
    MazdaOctober 29, 2010
    The original Smalls was a raw basement space that quickly became the late-night hangout for a multi-generational assortment of jazz musicians.
  • Tim d.
    Tim de GierSeptember 22, 2012
    Tiny jazzclub with great atmosphere. Better place to go than the Village Vanguard around the corner.
  • Patrick B.
    Cool ambience and its fittingly small, worth a checkout if the band is good
  • irina
    irinaJanuary 18, 2011
    This place is great!!!! A real music:soul treat! The address is 183 W10th though;) don't get lost ;)
  • Ruben Garcia M.
    Ruben Garcia MohedanoSeptember 8, 2015
    If you like jazz and happen to be in NY, you have to drop by. Doesn't matter the day really
  • Estrella
    EstrellaFebruary 28, 2010
    Don't be scared away by the $20 cover charge - the music is more than worth it and once you pay it you can come and go all night!
  • Walker H.
    Walker HardenJuly 30, 2013
    Be sure to get there early, it fills up by 9:45
  • Rosanna M.
    Rosanna MortoglouDecember 20, 2015
    Most authentic and intimate live jazz bar in New York
  • Andie Y.
    Andie YipDecember 30, 2010
    Amazing hot toddy to calm any NYC blizzard. Fantastic musicians and a romantic atmosphere.
  • Spotted by Locals - city guides by locals
    If you want to get a seat I recommend coming early Read more
  • Pratheeksha K.
    Such an intimate jazz venue. Amazing date spot.
  • Katherine M.
    Katherine M.June 5, 2014
    Recommended enthusiastically by a waitress in Brooklyn. "All the jazz cats are there."
  • Sadik A.
    It was pleasure to see Don Freidman And his trio performance tonight. I only don't like sitting layout.
  • Sharel C.
    Sharel CassityJanuary 2, 2015
    One of the best venues for live jazz in NYC!
  • Dina R.
    Dina RughaniNovember 29, 2014
    Go for the12am set. They allow you to stay for the j session after.
  • Ernst-Jan P.
    Ernst-Jan PfauthSeptember 22, 2012
    Jazz and whiskey sours on a Saturday afternoon in this small underground (literally) club.
  • Robi K.
    Robi KobiJanuary 15, 2013
    Amazing jazz club! You will love it!
  • Re S.
    Re SolMay 9
    Amazing place for truly jazz music!
  • B Y N G ..
    B Y N G .January 18, 2013
    Had the absolute time of my life here. Must go back someday.
  • Washington Square Hotel
    A tiny subterranean jazz joint the puts new artists center stage.
  • Trent O.
    Trent OstranderNovember 13, 2011
    $20 cover. But come early. You can come and go all night for the one charge
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