Manhattan Nightclubs

    Village Vanguard, Greenwich Village+

  178 7th Ave S - New York, NY            
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.
    Pacha NYC, Midtown
  618 W.46th Street - New York, NY             
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DJ, Live Music, Lounge, Nightclub, Private Party Space.
    M2 Ultralounge, Midtown
  530 West 28th Street - New York, NY           
M2 Ultralounge is The Premier Venue for Events, Entertainment, and Nightlife
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    Greenhouse, Greenwich Village+
  150 Varick Street - New York, NY             
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Greenhouse has already staged a number of high-profile events both in the United States, and internationally. With successful events executed by the Greenhouse brand at the Sundance Film Festival, Paris Fashion Week, the Cannes Film Festival, and the Toronto International Film Festival, Greenhouse has generated enormous interest among celebrity clientele and globally recognized corporations and charities. These satellite events have had attendees such as U2, Al Gore, Bruce Willis, HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, Jodie Foster, Felicity Huffman, Mary-Kate Olsen, Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Benicio Del Toro, Steven Soderbergh, and other celebrities of similar caliber.
Greenhouse is located at 150 Varick Street, in SoHo, and is designed to be a unique “green” experience. One of Greenhouse’s most spectacular attributes is the transparent ceiling fixture, comprised of over 5,000 individually hung crystals, which is designed to emulate a rolling landscape. The bars are clear recycled glass panorama designs, which displays lush natural scenes. With two floors and two separate sound systems, Greenhouse offers multiple VIP sections both upstairs and down, and a raised performance stage and backstage section. All of the décor is made of eco-friendly materials.
    Gatsby's, Greenwich Village+
  53 Spring St - New York, NY           
    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.
    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/
    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.
    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
    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.