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Edgewater, NJ 07020
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The original Cotton Club was a Harlem institution during the Roaring 20s. Politicians, gangsters, movie stars and other celebrities congregated here. They delighted in fine dining and drinks while listening to the music of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Lena Horne and Ella Fitzgerald. Today, the club's new incarnation is part of the latest Harlem Renaissance. In addition to Swing Night on Mondays, jazz and blues nights are popular the rest of the week, and the Gospel Brunch is a treat on Saturday and Sunday.
Showman’s Jazz Club is a historic destination in the bustling heart of New York. This club has offered the best jazz music in town since 1942. A regular hangout for old-style jazz lovers, Showman’s hosts musicians and singers from all over the world. Jazz-blues concerts at Showman's are a spectacle. The high-profile events at the club are complemented well by the soft-toned interiors, warm crowds and hospitable services. Binge on the wide assortment of cocktails and spirits while treating yourself to the delightful music. Call ahead for event details.
Started around 1999, when Augie's Jazz Bar closed its doors, Smoke Jazz and Supper Club is sort of a tribute to the former. Initially starting off purely as a venue for good jazz, this place now has also incorporated a fine restaurant. Patrons can not only enjoy good music but also great food along with it. With emphasis put on individual attention to each attendee, the capacity of this place is barely over fifty. A subdued ambiance makes for a romantic atmosphere.
Small, cosy and understated, Bill's Place is an old-school speakeasy straight out of the prohibition era. This legendary bar has been graced by the likes of Billie Holiday, Fats Waller and Willie “the Lion” Smith, and continues to host jazz performances even today. Enriched by a colorful past, and roaringly popular even today, Bill's is a great place to enjoy some excellent jazz. Known as Harlem's Jazz King, Bill Saxton performs here regularly alongside guest performances by some of the industry's very best. The bar only serves soda and water, however guests are welcome to bring along their own drinks and snacks. A USD20 cover charge applies and reservations are highly recommended.
Tribecca is one place in the city where something or the other is taking place on a regular basis. A popular nightclub, the place is host to a variety of events like live music shows, theme nights, celebrations and so on. The usual Thanksgiving evenings as well as the Halloween Fiesta are something to look forward here because of the pompous with the way these events are conducted. Besides, the cozy decor and the light mood help you relish the delicacies served here, and relax over the night. Visit the website for event schedule.
Despite a healthy gay population on the Upper West Side, there are surprisingly few locations in the area catering to gay men. Candle Bar is one of the rare ones, a cozy spot dominated by a crowd of local, older guys. It offers pool, a generous happy hour from Monday to Friday, and daily drink specials. Service is friendly and professional. In other words, it fits right into the neighborhood. Only cash accepted.
Many of the regulars at this charming little neighborhood cabaret are mature, suavely dressed gay men who appreciate excellent musical performers. Those singers and piano players also draw in local straight men and women to share a song. Every night the music scene at Brandy's Piano Bar is different and exciting. There is also a happy hour earlier on in the evening and drinks are very affordable, especially considering that the live entertainment comes at no extra charge.
Do you love listening to jazz? If yes, then Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola is the place to be at. Hosting several jazz concerts, this club has witnessed performances by numerous well-known jazz players. Offering educational programs on understanding the art of jazz, this theater has carved a niche for itself by encouraging the emerging musicians interested in playing jazz. To know more about this venue, please check the website.
A search for the perfect venue for rock out concerts drives you to Midtown Manhattan, where you'll find Terminal 5. This colossal venue is a facility with many levels, allowing multiple events to take place at the same time. Stellar sound and light technology and a design that allows unobstructed views of the stage makes this place a favorite entertainment hub among locals. Winning accolades for the almost flawless technical support, the venue also receives a thumbs up for its capacity of up to 3000. Terminal 5 has the same box office number as Mercury Lounge, so do call ahead for more details.
This Upper East Side bar is filled with biker memorabilia, surfboards and other pop culture kitsch. It is an amiable place to drink excessively, if that is what you like! The bar features pool, darts and a television set. There is also live music on Sundays. Beer is cheap, and there is never a cover charge. It might not be worth a special trip, but if you want a drink and are still wearing the same clothes you had on the night before, then this is the place for you.
Half & Half is an arcade and a dance club at the exquisite Hudson Hotel. The theme is influenced by the art and music setting New York's downtown area during the early 1980's. It is focused around interesting art installations that change every month, giving the decor a completely different vision to the space and enhancing the total experience. The gourmet fare is from Morgans Corporate Executive Chef Tien Ho, impressing with his trademark dishes of Cold Cheese Pizza, Signature Half & Half Sub and S'Mores In A Jar. To accompany the appetizing food, cocktails are served straight from the famous mixologist Ryan Chetiyawardana. For upcoming artist's installation check the website.
If God were a DJ, then Providence might be his/her choice. This former church and famed recording studio turned classy restaurant/club is a celestial space. But heavenly atmospheres also mean lofty prices. American and European fare is served for dinner. Their price fixe deal is a good option. On the weekends, head down to the Triumph Room to dance off the calories. Unless there is divine intervention, Providence will cost you. Sharp dressers are encouraged. Go all out and see where it leads you. Perhaps you'll meet someone named Yahweh or another stranger.