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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” (34 reviews)
“drink minimum” (13 reviews)
“love jazz” (10 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 18 May 2017 via mobile

Down a set of stairs to a small club (as are most Manhattan jazz clubs). We called and were told no tickets needed just call in and they will reserve seats for you! (great policy) Although the place is small, sounds were great, the charge...More

1  Thank golizzy
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

We went to the village vanguard on a Saturday. The place itself is quite old and smells a bit like an attic... but it gives its charm! Make sure you bring and umbrella on a rainy day as you will be asked to queue outside...More

1  Thank TheFrenchyx
Reviewed 30 April 2017

It is old and dark and a bit musty, but the sound and walking around a place where all the greats have played is just special. I go every time I visit NYC and am never disappointed. Things to know - the tables are tight,...More

Thank lmbree
Reviewed 28 April 2017

A friend and I were looking for a entertaining jazz club - we asked advices and people told us to go there to get the 'real' new York jazz.The Entrance fee is 30 dollars - without a drink.The cocktails are very small and expensive.The waitress...More

Thank Ragougnia B
Reviewed 23 April 2017

tom hurrell and band were playing the night we went and were excellent; delightful tiny venue with the owner, lorraine gordon, herself a jazz legend, in attendance, one drink policy completely reasonable. overall a very uplifting experience, do go.

Thank simon h
Reviewed 20 April 2017

It's a really small venue so I felt especially privileged to see The Christian McBride Quartet there. It's a legendary venue, where you can hear legends. Not for the claustrophobic.

1  Thank Anna S
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We visited New York for my birthday to experience world class jazz. It is America's only unique art form after all although you would sometimes wonder. Any jazz fan would have heard of The Village Vanguard and I have several live albums recorded there so...More

1  Thank OneSteve
Reviewed 13 April 2017

As a Jazz musician: a must! Club still seams to be in the same condition as decades before when my heros played there. Been there on Monday to hear the VJO ...

1  Thank WolfgangFuertbauer
Reviewed 7 March 2017

As others have said, this is they way jazz is meant to be experienced. The setting is intimate and the servers have a good system of quickly getting both the drinks and the bill in a timely manner. A group of us saw the Christian...More

1  Thank TamsAdventures
Reviewed 6 March 2017

If you like jazz, you can't miss a visit to the Village Vanguard while you're in New York City. The later shows (doors around 10 for a 10:30pm start) seem to sell out less. Best to call ahead and leave your names. Once inside, you...More

Thank eapst222
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Looking to go to the 10:30p show on a Thursday... we fly in that morning. Is it recommended to get tickets ahead of time or would there be some available that night?
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.
I'd love to expose my kids to some good jazz. Would this be an appropriate place? My kids are well behaved, but would they be welcome? Or is it mainly a bar scene?...if not, any other nyc jazz suggestions? Thanks.
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