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The Village Vanguard

178 7th Ave S, New York City, NY 10014-2740
+1 212-255-4037
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“jazz club” (36 reviews)
“drink minimum” (14 reviews)
“jazz history” (9 reviews)
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178 7th Ave S, New York City, NY 10014-2740
West Village
+1 212-255-4037
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Village Vanguard is STILL the ultimate Jazz experience. This is THE historic Village Vanguard of 1935 which has always been a place for performing arts and jazz. Check out their website for upcoming events and then take the subway to Greenwich Village to hangout...More

Thank Chazalives
Reviewed 4 November 2017

Atmospheric jazz club.... Great place. Music good. Drinks not too much of a rip off. The whole area is great, so plenty of places to eat....

Thank 966julianc
Reviewed 10 October 2017

We went to see and hear the incredible new sensation, Cecile McLorin Salvant and pianist Sullivan Fortner. It was a fabulous show with the playlist decided on during the actual performance much like a house party. It was a comfortable and intimate atmosphere in this...More

Thank Ken L
Reviewed 29 September 2017

I was so excited to see a show at the Vanguard and I was not disappointed. It feels like you're entering a cave, as you walk down narrow steps, and as soon as you reach the bottom you can feel the history. You are seated...More

1  Thank cynthia158
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

A hidden entrance in the relaxed atmosphere of Greenwich Village - some red steps lead down into a small dimly lit room where a waitress seats you at a small table amongst the other guests and takes your drink order. The act we saw lived,...More

Thank Fishylaroo
Reviewed 22 September 2017

As soon as you head down the stairs to this basement club you can smell the history - totally classic establishment with pictures of past 'greats' covering the walls. Sessions tend to be at 8.30 or 10.30 and would advise booking in advance - it...More

Thank JGSF5
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Vested Second time the Village Vangard and its funderfull place. Realy basement in the building, small dark area. Really funderfull service.

Thank Arska-FI
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Great jazz in a truly classic establishment. Everything is just as it's been since it opened and was the first club to champion Thelonius Monk.

Thank sibellius2016
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

We went on a Monday night and listened to a 16 piece band as is the tradition on the first day of the week. Two sessions 830 and 1030 pm both fully booked. A small club in a basement with maximum seating of 123 people....More

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

This place was the place to go fir many years and although it is not the spot it remains a good place to hear jazz in town. Shows are scheduled periodically. And make sure you find out when. They still have good acts and the...More

1  Thank Allan S
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Stretching from Sixth Avenue to the Hudson River, the
West Village is one of the city’s most coveted
addresses. Full of trendy shops, historic taverns, and
cozy restaurants set amid 19th century architecture,
this neighbourhood has a unique old-world feel. You
won’t find a more picturesque location in Manhattan.
Without the traditional city grid layout, it’s easy to
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Leslie H
18 October 2017|
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Response from JGSF5 | Reviewed this property |
It's quite a small venue (and busy) so I would go for casual and comfortable gear - no need fro your 'Sunday Best'!!
11 April 2017|
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Response from Lynn220 | Reviewed this property |
Definitely book in advance, easy to do online. Also arrive early to get a good seat- space is limited.
1 June 2015|
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Response from Jordi F | Reviewed this property |
With kids that age I would recommend to check some of the programs offered at Jazz at Lincoln Center