Manhattan Nightclubs

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Birdland, Midtown

  315 W 44th St - New York, NY              
Birdland banner has been reborn in midtown. After a decade of neighborhood success on the Upper West Side, John decided to move the club back to Midtown. The new Birdland offers top-flight jazz in a world class setting, good sight lines and acoustics, elbow room, and a menu ripe with award winning Southern Cuisine.
Since the reemergence of the club, midtown Manhattan has been treated to some of the best jazz on the planet, including memorable sets by such musicians as Michael Brecker, Pat Metheny, Roy Haynes, Lee Konitz, Tony Williams, Mark Murphy, Diana Krall, Michel Petrucciani, John Scofield, Kevin Mahogany, Dave Holland, and Tito Puente, as well as the big bands of Chico O'Farrill, Toshiko Akiyoshi, and Maria Schneider.
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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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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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Gatsby's, Greenwich Village+
  53 Spring St - New York, NY              
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Bar 13, Greenwich Village+
  121 University Pl - Greenwich Village - New York, NY              
Well known among locals and visitors alike as a lounge, a club and an oasis from your everyday. Sit down among the rooftop palms or lay low in the James Bond style martini lounge. Sip a bit before you shake your troubles away on one of our two dance floors. Internationally known DJs spin techno and house for an intimate dance experience all but disappeared from downtown. Just off the historic Union Square, turn the corner and weekly parties, drink specials and hip hop classics beckon.
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Marquee, Midtown
  289 10th Avenue - Chelsea - New York, NY              
Event facility and nighclub. DJ, Hot Spot, Nightclub, Singles Scene, Swank.
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Bowery Ballroom, The, Greenwich Village+
  6 Delancey St - New York, NY              
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The Bowery Ballroom is a music venue in the Bowery section of New York City. The structure, at 6 Delancey Street, was built just before the Stock Market Crash of 1929. It stood vacant until the end of WWII, when it became a high-end retail store. The neighborhood subsequently went into decline again, and so did the caliber of businesses occupying the space. Source
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Webster Hall, Greenwich Village+
  125 East 11th Street - New York, NY              
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Travel by Car. From the East side, take the FDR to 14th Street or to Houston Street, Exit, go west to 3rd Avenue(from the north) and turn left (heading South), or Bowery heading north from Houston, go east to 11th Street at the Sony Theater.)
From the West Side take the West Side Highway to 14th St. or West Houston St.-Go East to Third Ave. (Heading South) or Bowery (heading North) To East 11th St.
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Terminal 5, Midtown
  610 W 56th St. - New York, NY              
By Subway 1; A, C; B, D at Columbus Circle, then walk west along 56th St. Terminal 5 will be on your left between 11th and 12th Avenues.
By Car - Within Manhattan: Take 8th Ave., 10th Ave. or 12th Ave./West Side Highway North. If you choose 8th Ave. or 10th Ave., turn left at W. 55th St. Then turn right on 12th Ave. Turn right at W. 56th St. Terminal 5 will be on your right. If you take the West Side Highway, turn right at W. 56th St. Terminal 5 will be on your right.
From Brooklyn: Take the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to West St. Follow to Route 9A/West Side Highway. Turn right at W. 56th St. Terminal 5 will be on your right.
From New Jersey: Take the Lincoln Tunnel into Manhattan. Turn left on W. 41st St. Turn right at 12th Ave./West Side Highway. Turn right at W. 56th St. Terminal 5 will be on your right.
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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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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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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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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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The Bitter End, Greenwich Village+
  147 Bleecker Street - (between Thompson and LaGuardia) - New York, NY              
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In the mid 1970s, the club became known as the birthplace of Bob Dylans Rolling Thunder Revue, which featured such names as Joni Mitchell, Roger McGuinn, Ramblin' Jack Elliot, Joan Baez, T-Bone Burnett, Ronee Blakely, Mick Ronson, and many other guest stars.
The Bitter End is a nightclub in New York City's Greenwich Village. It opened its doors in 1961 at 147 Bleecker Street under the auspices of owner Fred Weintraub. The club changed its name to The Other End during the 1970s. However eventually after a few years the owners changed the club's name back to the more recognizable Bitter End. Source: wikipedia.org
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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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S.O.B.'s, Greenwich Village+
  200 Varick St - New York, NY              
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21 years ago, June 1982 to be exact, something began to bubble on Varick Street in lower Manhattan. Fueled by a total commitment to exposing the musical wealth and heritage of the Afro-Latino Diaspora to as many people as possible, Larry Gold opened the doors to what would become New York City's premier venue for world music; Sounds Of Brazil, commonly known as S.O.B.'S.
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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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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.