Manhattan Nightclubs

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Blue Note, Greenwich Village+
  131 West 3rd St - (Between Thomson & LaGuardia) - New York, NY              
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From the moment you enter the Blue Note's special world, you become part of its exciting and spirited atmosphere. Sip an exotic drink, sample the great food. Whatever you choose, you'll enjoy jazz, America's most indigenous musical art form within close range of the clubs' famous stage and the superstars who perform on it.
The flagship New York club has earned the distinction of being the world’s premier jazz club and restaurant. Tony Bennett, George Benson, Ray Charles, Natalie Cole, Oscar Peterson, David Sanborn, Nancy Wilson, the late Sarah Vaughan and Dizzy Gillespie are just a few of the superstars that have called the Blue Note "home."
Although considered one of the top venues in the world for presenting Jazz, the Blue Note also feature all the biggest names in Blues, Latin, Brazilian, Fusion, R&B, Soul, Contemporary, Big Band and Popular music.
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230 Fifth, Midtown
  230 Fifth Avenue - New York, NY              
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Created and controlled by the former owner of New York's famous Roxy and Palladium nightclubs, 230 FIFTH opened on May 4, 2006 and in just one year of existence has received worldwide recognition as New York's # 1 Rooftop Garden and Fully Enclosed Penthouse Lounge / Bar!
230 Fifth is New York's largest (partially heated for winter) outdoor Rooftop Garden and fully enclosed Penthouse Lounge.
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Social Bar & Lounge, Midtown
  795 8th Avenue - New York, NY              
Social Bar Grill and Lounge is a neighborhood Irish pub with something for everyone every day of the week. Stop by after work for one of the best happy hour crowds in town. Our house DJ spins Top 100 songs every Wednesday through Saturday night. We have more than 20 flat screen TVs throughout to catch the game. Daily lunch specials are available for $6.95, noon to 4 p.m. Social offers a large draft and bottled beer selection as well as plenty of bar-food favorites like burgers, sandwiches and starters. Private party space is available.
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Village Vanguard, Greenwich Village+
  178 7th Ave S - New York, NY              
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Today, time and the eternal bottom line have distilled the Vanguard experience down to the essentials: music, drinks (no coffee or tea) and history. The angled walls display generation-old photographs and posters of those who once regularly played the room: Charles Mingus. Dexter Gordon. Elvin Jones. A battered tuba breaks the array, and an unusual double-belled euphonium (a gift from trumpeter Jabbo Smith, it turns out) hangs above the bar.
It may seem so artfully minimal, but then jazz culture has always prized economy over embellishment. Still, Ms. Gordon feels that "this little old club deserves a birthday of its own. It's going to get a cake and a buffet: a real party for a 70-year-old grande dame." The celebration will last a full week, from Feb. 14 to 20, featuring a new or established Vanguard favorite headlining each night: trumpeter Roy Hargrove, the jazz-rock trio Bad Plus, guitarist Jim Hall, Philadelphia's famed Heath Brothers, and pianist Bill Charlap.
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Le Bar Bat, Midtown
  311 West 57th St. - New York, NY
             
Some come for our acclaimed Coastal Mediterranean cuisine. Others visit Providence take in the surroundings of the space that decades earlier was a landmark church, followed by a world-famous recording studio in which Hendrix, Sinatra, The Stones, Streisand and The Ramones created historic records. Still others frequent Providence to soak in the after work lounge vibe or to groove at one of the few remaining venues in the city where dinner and dancing are offered under one roof. http://www.lebarbat.com/
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Touch, Midtown
  240 West 52nd Street - New York, NY              
Classy and decadent, TOUCH is unrivaled in the New York scene. Uniquely designed, the venue boasts over 15,000 square feet of dance space and chic lounges. A booming sound system coupled with extraordinary service raises TOUCH above all expectations.
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Iridium Jazz Club, Midtown
  1650 Broadway - (51st Street) - New York, NY              
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ALL ABOUT JAZZ - November 2002 Issue - Like most Americans born in the 1960s, Iridium Jazz Club owner Ron Sturm grew up with rock 'n' roll, not jazz. "I got more involved with jazz when I was in college at Boston University," Sturm says. "Boston was really hot then - there were a lot of jazz clubs and good things happening, and I caught a lot of shows." When the Sturm family decided to open a club, Ron is the one who suggested jazz. The name Iridium was chosen for several reasons. Iridium is a silvery white metal, but the word derives from iris, so it also refers to a rainbow. The Sturms liked the sound of the word, and better yet someone told them that saxophones were once lined with iridium.
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QUO Night Club, Midtown
  511 West 28th Street - New York, NY              
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Quo Nightclub is redesigning and reinventing NY nightlife by returning to the time when clubs were fun and had atmosphere. Quo offers 2 rooms featuring cutting edge DJs mixing the latest beats as well as nightly live performances.
Quo offers a state of the art sound and lighting system. In addition to its moving lights, Quo offers a pulsating lazar and four CO2 injectors that give patrons an experience not felt in NY nightlife.
As the venue serves both as a lounge and a nightclub, Quo delivered generous areas for its guests to dance while also providing well appointed areas with the comfort of a lounge atmosphere. Merging the energy of a nightclub with the relaxed atmosphere of a lounge, Quo set out a new model for New York nightlife.
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M2 Ultralounge, Midtown
  530 West 28th Street - New York, NY              
M2 Ultralounge is The Premier Venue for Events, Entertainment, and Nightlife
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Lexicon, Midtown
  226 East 54th Street - New York, NY              
Branch is conveniently located on East 54th Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenue, in the area of New York City known as Midtown East. This neighborhood stretches from 42nd Street north to 59th Street, and East of Fifth Avenue to the East River.
There is plenty to do and see right on our street, including the original Studio 54 building, The Zigfield Theatre, The Lipstick Building, The Citicorp Building, and the Gucci store.
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Stand-Up NY Comedy Club, Upper West Side
  236 West 78th Street - New York, NY              
The New York Times: "A handsomely appointed 175-seat club offers mainstream style and stand-up humor by rising talents, many of whom have been on Letterman and The Tonight Show". Drop-ins include Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld and Robin Williams.
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Arlene Grocery, Greenwich Village+
  95 Stanton St - New York, NY              
The house band for the Live Rock N Roll Karaoke night at Arlene’s Grocery, subscribe to a theory. That is, that the animation of the performance - along with the execution of the songs, is inextricably tied to the success of the evening. Success in this instance means a packed house for the entire three-hour show, with everyone enjoying themselves fully, and frequently some relishing an unforgettable night.
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Gatsby's, Greenwich Village+
  53 Spring St - New York, NY              
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Cielo Club, Greenwich Village+
  18 Little West 12th Street - Meat Paking District - New York, NY              
Cielo Club is a state-of-the-art space in downtown ultra chick Meet Packing District.
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Splash Club Bar Lounge, Greenwich Village+
  50 West 17th Street - Chelsea - New York, NY              
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In addition to an enormous 2,000 square foot dance floor, the club boasts a full stage (working full length shower), a state of the art lighting system, and spectacular Video Displays throughout. The ground floor is designed by Bohn and Associates, while the downstairs was designed by Bromley-Caldary Associates, both of NYC.
Over the years, the nightclub has garnered numerous awards and is recognized as the busiest nightclub in New York City. Recognition as the city’s top bar has come from: Next Magazine, HX Magazine, New York Press, The Village Voice, CityGuide and NewYorkMetro.com. Features have been in The Advocate, Out Magazine, New York Magazine, TimeOut New York, and the New York Times. The club’s space has been used as a set location for Sex & the City, The Daily Show, and documentaries. Additionally, it has been used for numerous feature films.
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Cafe Wha?, Greenwich Village+
  115 Macdougal St - New York, NY              
Since the 1950s the Café Wha? has been a favorite hot spot cornered in the heart of Greenwich Village. The 60s was an impressionable and revolutionary era. Artists of the time frequented the Café Wha? as it was known to be a sanctuary for talent; Allen Ginsberg regularly sipped his cocktails here. The Café Wha? was the original stomping ground for prodigies Bob Dylan and Jimi Hendrix. Bruce Springsteen, Peter, Paul & Mary, Kool and the Gang, as well as comedians, Richard Pryor and Bill Cosby also began their road to stardom on this historic stage. The Café Wha? encompassed the Beat Generation and continues to hold tight to its spirit, entertaining all walks of life.
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Smalls Live Jazz, Greenwich Village+
  183 West 10th Street - New York, NY              
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Jazz is the art of expression set to music! Jazz is said to be the fundamental rhythms of human life and man’s contemporary reassessment of his traditional values. Volumes have been written on the origins of jazz based on black American life-styles. The early influences of tribal drums and the development of gospel, blues and field hollers seems to point out that jazz has to do with human survival and the expression of life. The origin of the word "jazz" is most often traced back to a vulgar term used for sexual acts. Some of the early sounds of jazz where associated with whore houses and "ladies of ill repute." However, the meaning of jazz soon became a musical art form, whether under composition guidelines or improvisation, jazz reflected spontaneous melodic phrasing.
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The Comic Strip Live, Upper East Side
  1568 Second Ave. - (81st-82nd Street) - New York, NY              
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The first time Eddie Murphy came into the club, he was only 18 and had a little too much attitude. A few days later, he apologized and we gave him a shot. Saturday Night Live soon followed and the rest is show biz history. Eddie in turn discovered Chris Rock at The Comic Strip one night. Rolling Stone magazine recently described Rock's career as "ballistic." Like so many acts, television Superstar Jerry Seinfeld worked for many years at the Comic Strip. Everybody called Seinfeld "Doctor Comedy" because there wasn't a bit Jerry couldn't fix. Paul Reiser was asked by a fellow Comic Strip performer to accompany him to a film audition. The Director asked Paul if he wanted to read for the part as well. He did and got the part! That film was "Diner" and it launched Paul's illustrious career.