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In 1969 Samuel Hargress, Jr., now 78 years old, opened and has continuously managed Paris Blues at it's current location in the heart of Harlem, NY. Today boasting 7 nights of LIVE JAZZ with NO COVER, FREE FOOD and GOOD DRINKS, REASONABLY PRICED in...more
2021 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd, New York City, NY 10027-6212
Based on the night we were there, can't understand how this place gets good reviews. No food, overpriced beer (10 dollars for a small bottle of Harlem-brewed pale ale), and the music had nothing to do with Jazz or Blues. Only tourists in attendance.
We had worked out and were looking for lunch. We entered and were truly welcomed - There were meatballs, rice and peas and collard greens to go with the beers we had, home cooked, and a lasagna came in also - and we had just...More
Paris Blues is an old school dive bar with great live jazz seven nights a week and into the wee hours of the morning. It's a small, cozy neighborhood hangout that draws in European tourists and Columbia grad students. This is not a mixology joint,...More
Ignore the fancy jazz bars downtown. Harlem is authentic and Paris blues is where it's at. The house band brilliant. The staff are fantastic. everyone in there is friendly and we made quite a few friends across the evening. The music is brilliant too with...More
We loved this place! We were staying just around the corner. We were planning to go there when our 'landlird' recommended the place... He was there when we arrived, introduced us to the owner and the band and we had a real authentic Harlem-jazz-experience!
I loved this place. The owner is kind and very proud of his establishment. He has owned this place for 48 years. That alone is reason to visit. I found the the staff and the band to be very interesting people. The drinks are well...More
Pure, essential, classic neighborhood dive bar blues joint
Friendly, welcoming atmosphere, no cover, no minimum
Music honest and good
You even get a chicken dinner if you time it right
Drinks are pricey, but see above re no cover, so it's well worth it
My friend and I was walking down 7th Ave looking for a place to eat when we discovered Paris Blue. There was this dapper man standing outside who reminded me of my father. We told him we were looking for a place to eat.Go on...More
This truly was such a find. Paris Blues is such an intimate venue, and so full of soul. We felt privileged to be there and were welcomed so warmly. It has such a fantastic community atmosphere yet each and every regular there were so genuinely...More
As a hub of African American culture, Harlem has played a vital role in the history of New York City. Today, the neighbourhood is as vibrant as ever as new businesses and developments go up next to local institutions. The heart of the neighbourhood is bustling 125th Street, where street vendors and historic landmarks like the Apollo Theater mingle with big-name stores. Turn down almost any corner, and
you’ll discover some of the most beautiful blocks in the city, filled with handsome brownstones, soul food restaurants, corner shops, and scenic parks. For a taste of a real New York neighbourhood, it’s hard to top a visit to Harlem.
Response from fouche001 | Reviewed this property |
The Patis blues is in what I call a mic use neigjborhood. Mainly residential but mixed with other type of properties; churches, restraints and other businesses, there is s train stop four blocks away. You can call a cab... More
The Patis blues is in what I call a mic use neigjborhood. Mainly residential but mixed with other type of properties; churches, restraints and other businesses, there is s train stop four blocks away. You can call a cab, über, lyft, and also private car services. See the bartender or mr Sam for assistance. This is a classic neigjborhood bar definition. Small dark no frills, but the music, the people and the musicians are first rate. View videos on you tube if you would like. Hope this helps. When are you planning to visit.?