Jazz Clubs in Long Island City


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  • Zinc
    Like most gems, Zinc Bar can be found underground. The basement jazz club immerses visitors in a vintage-inspired art-deco environment with deep wooden tones and gleaming wall sconces, recalling the venue’s golden era when, according to New York Magazine, icons such as Thelonious Monk and Billie Holliday graced the room’s stage. Now known as Zinc Bar, the newly envisioned space honors the building’s legacy as a historic jazz club while highlighting a modern assortment of musical subgenres and styles that draw inspiration from the jazz age’s innovations. Staying open as late as 3 a.m. on weekends, the club hosts live performances of everything from reggae and funk to bossa nova and Brazilian jazz. Occasionally, the venue also puts on comedy showcases and poetry readings, as well as improvised tournaments of musical chairs.
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    82 W 3rd St
    New York, NY US
  • The Library
    For familiar food you're sure to love, head to The Library for American-style cuisine. Vegans can also enjoy the food at The Library since they offer a number of animal product-free items. Televisions are strewn throughout the bar, so fans can stay up to date on the latest sports happenings. Get your whole crew together at The Library, offering lots of special space for larger parties. You'll want to save quiet conversations for another spot, though — the restaurant can get noisy. The restaurant's "rush" is all weekend long, so diners should be prepared to wait for a table. No need to put on airs for a trip to The Library — the dress code and ambience at this restaurant are totally laid-back. null With prices generally staying under $15, you can easily afford to treat a pal or a data at The Library.
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    7 Avenue A
    New York, NY US
  • Arthur's Tavern
    Though called Arthur’s Tavern, this jazz club has been informally known by another name: the Home of the Bird. That’s because it was a regular performance spot of Charlie “Bird” Parker. Not so surprising considering the club has been around for 75 years, a haven for jazz and blues musicians from around the country. With a set devoted to each of those genres every night, patrons might hear New Orleans-style jazz and Chicago-style blues in one sitting. Dixieland jazz is common as well—the Grove Street Stompers have played here on Monday nights for more than 35 years, mostly due to the stage’s magnetism properties.
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    57 Grove Street
    New York, NY US
  • Bills Place
    Aptly-named saxophonist Bill Saxton hosts his own blues club, known as Bill’s Place, as a throwback to the weekend speakeasy era of days gone by. Found smack in the middle of what used to be Swing Street, the bar sits along a wide row of former jazz and blues clubs on 133rd Street. During the Prohibition era, the street was notorious for its famous clientele, strong drinks and life-changing musical performances. Bill’s is a BYOB homage to this long-forgotten part of Harlem’s history, though the club now is much more a modest parlor that takes up the ground floor of a typical swing street brownstone. Doors open at 8:30 p.m., and Saxton himself leads the Harlem All Stars is a rousing night of music.
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    148 W 133rd St
    New York, NY US
  • Rue B
    Pick up a sandwich for lunch or save it for dinner — Rue B serves easy-to-please subs. Rue B is also a good option for those with special dietary needs, offering low-fat, vegan, and gluten-free items on the menu. Those who enjoy a drink or two with dinner are advised to take advantage of Rue B's BYOB policy. Rue B guests can also take advantage of the many drink options offered here. Perfect for after-work outings, Rue B's happy hour is hard to beat. Eat outdoors Rue B (weather permitting) with their beautiful patio seating. Patrons have the pleasure of listening to live music while they dine. The after-work crowd can fill the place up, so be sure to take advantage of reservations at Rue B. Leave the fancy duds at home — patrons at the restaurant dress informally. If you're strapped for time, take out food from Rue B. Bike parking is also available outside the restaurant. A visit to Rue B will set you back less than $30 per person, so you can make it a regular part of your schedule. Head on over to Rue B first thing in the morning or last thing in the evening — Rue B is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
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    188 Avenue B
    New York, NY US
  • Terra Blues Bar Restaurant and Music
    Chow down on ribs, slaw and more at Terra Blues Bar Restaurant and Music, a down-home barbecue joint in New York. Low-fat fare is not available here, so leave some room in your diet. Take your pick of beer, wine, or other beverages offered on Terra Blues Bar Restaurant and Music's menu. Heading out with a larger party? There's plenty of space for big groups at Terra Blues Bar Restaurant and Music. Tap your foot to Terra Blues Bar Restaurant and Music's tunes — live performances are often showcased here. Loud crowds paired with a healthy sound system keep the volume level at this restaurant at the edge of ear-splitting. You may want to reserve your table for a weeknight visit since the crowds can be more intense during that part of the week. Relaxed attire is perfectly fine at Terra Blues Bar Restaurant and Music, known for its laid-back ambience. Drivers should plan to park on the street when dining at Terra Blues Bar Restaurant and Music's Bleecker St residence. Meals at Terra Blues Bar Restaurant and Music are affordable, with the average tab amounting to about $30 per person.
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    149 Bleecker St
    New York, NY US
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