Best Jazz Bars in NYC

212Access May 20, 2013 Comments Off on Best Jazz Bars in NYC

Best Jazz Bars in NYC

By Cedric Vanhamme 

There was a time when saxophones and trumpets were the most powerful instruments in New York City.  Those instruments began to fade with the rise of electronic music, but you can still be transported back in time by visiting a pure Jazz and Blues club.

Here is a list of the Top-10 Blues Bars in NYC along with a description on why 212Access likes them for Live Jazz.


55 Bar

55 Christopher St., between 6th and 7th Avenue, New York


For the early sets it is free and $10 for the later sets.


449 La Scat

449 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10037


If you are looking for a great live Jazz spot in Harlem, then this is the place to be. The cover charge amount is only $10 for a great Jazz music night.


Arthur’s Tavern

57 Grove St, New York, NY 10014


The oldest club in NYC that still have the Jazz and Blues charisma we love. And it is always free.


Cleopatra’s Needles

2485 Broadway, between 91st St & 92nd St, New York, NY 10025


Try out this New York Jazz community and sample one of the best live jazz scene with no cover charge.


Ear Inn

326 Spring St., New York, NY 10013


Don’t miss the free old-school Jazz every Sunday from 8pm – 11pm.


Fat Cat

75 Christopher Street at 7th Avenue


The music is going from 7pm – 3 am for only $3. Next to the great music they play, Fat Cat has a great pool hall with a wide variety of gaming entertainment, like billiards, ping pong, shuffleboards,  foosball, chess & checkers, backgammon, scrabble and more.


Jazz Gallery

1160 Broadway, New York, NY 10001


$15 for non-members with no bar and no impressive decor, but it is all about the fresh new Jazz music here.



2271 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd, New York, NY 10030


No cover charge and every night you can hear some good Jazz and Funk music. Go check the calendar and look up for another preferable music style.



83 W 10th St, New York, NY 10014

It costs you between $10-$20 after 7.30pm but its free sets start at 4pm for a great Jazz session experience.


Zinc Bar

82 West 3rd St. between Thompson & Sullivan), New York NY 10012


Check out the website’s upcoming events calendar and experience the different Jazz styles, like Afro Jazz, Brazilian Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, New Orleans Jazz, Samba Jazz, and much more with cover charges of $10-$15.