Manhattan Nightclubs

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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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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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Copacabana, The, Midtown
  560 West 34th Street - (11th Ave.) - New York, NY              
Copacabana (often referred to as The Copa) was a famous New York City nightclub. Many entertainers, among them Danny Thomas and the comedy team of Martin and Lewis, made their debuts at the Copacabana. The 1978 Barry Manilow song "Copacabana" is named for and about the nightclub, and part of the 2003 Yerba Buena song "Guajira" is set there. The Copa was used as a setting in the films Goodfellas, Raging Bull, Tootsie, Carlito's Way and Beyond the Sea. Source
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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.
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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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Birdland, Midtown
  315 W 44th St - New York, NY              
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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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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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Rodeo Bar, Midtown
  375 Third Ave - New York, NY              
Happy Hour everyday of the week with Lime and Strawberry Margarita's, Draft Beer Specials, and wine special's. Also try Rodeo Bar new Happy Hour Food menu with all the Rodeo treat's you have grown to love.
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Laugh Lounge nyc, Greenwich Village+
  151 Essex St New York - Manhattan - New York, NY              
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Laugh Lounge nyc returns the tradition of live comedy to the ever-more-trendy Lower East Side, home of Manhattan's original vaudeville theaters where the art of stand-up comedy originated. Laugh Lounge nyc embraces the Lower East Side's hipster incarnation with elements of the area's rich history of comedy clubs.
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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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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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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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Groove, Greenwich Village+
  125 MacDougal Street - (West 3rd Street) - New York, NY              
The Groove is the home of rhythm, blues and funk in New York City. Admission is always free and we carry a complete restaurant menu and a well stocked bar.
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Jazz Standard, Midtown
  116 East 27th Street - (Lexington-Park Ave. South) - New York, NY              
Named "Best Jazz Club" by New York Magazine, Jazz Standard presents an extraordinary lineup of world-class artists, warm hospitality, perfect sound, and comfortable seating -- and earlier sets so you can drop in after work. From classic jazz to funk, R&B, bluegrass, and more, Jazz Standard presents the legendary artists of today and the brightest stars of tomorrow. Plus, Jazz Standard serves Blue Smoke's award-winning barbecue and a great selection of beer, wine and cocktails. Whether you're a jazz aficionado or a budding fan, visit us at Jazz Standard for a fun and memorable evening filled with soulful music and mouthwatering barbecue.
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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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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 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.
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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.