Manhattan Nightclubs

    Iridium Jazz Club, Midtown

  1650 Broadway - (51st Street) - New York, NY             
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.
    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/
    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.
    Marquee, Midtown
  289 10th Avenue - Chelsea - New York, NY           
Event facility and nighclub. DJ, Hot Spot, Nightclub, Singles Scene, Swank.
    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.
    Swing 46 Jazz and Supper Club, Midtown
  349 W 46th St - New York, NY             
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Located in Midtown Manhattan's esteemed Theater District. Featuring Grammy Nominated and Award Winning Artists. Perfect for Parties and Special Events.
    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.
    The 40/40 Club, Midtown
  6 West 25th Street - New York, NY             
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The 40/40 Club, an all-American sports bar and lounge owned by hip hop mogul Jay-Z and partner Juan Perez (6 West 25th Street between 6th Avenue and Broadway), opened its doors to the public in the Summer of 2003. Created by the three longtime friends, 40/40 is 8,000 square feet of pure sports and entertainment in an opulent lounge setting, providing a unique experience not found elsewhere in New York City.
The 40/40 Club is named after one of baseball's most prestigious achievements. A benchmark for power and speed, The 40/40 Club includes players who hit 40 home runs and steal 40 bases in one season. Only Barry Bonds (1996), Alex Rodriguez (1998), Jose Canseco (1988) and the newest fourth member, Alfonso Soriano (2006) can call The 40/40 Club home. The four jerseys of these men grace an area of the lounge to honor their great accomplishment.
    Carolines on Broadway, Midtown
  1626 Broadway - (49th Street) - New York, NY             
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Take the NQRW to 49th street or the 1 Train to 50th street. You can also take the ACE to 50th street and 8th avenue or the BDFV to 47th-50th Rockefeller Center on 6th avenue.
    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.
    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.
    HunkMania, Greenwich Village+
  547 West 27th Street - New York, NY           
Not just a Male Revue of male strippers! It is a high energy, audience participation show that caters to women and bachelorette parties of all ages. Indulge a bachelorette party fantasy, celebrate your birthday or the ultimate girls night out!
    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.
    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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