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Smalls

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Address: 183 W 10th St, New York City, NY 10014-3100
Phone Number: +1 212-929-7565
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Super Cool Jazz Club

We went here on a Saturday night, and we had a great time. The place is very intimate, the acoustics were good, and the band were absolute pros. If you like jazz, then this is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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119 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here on a Saturday night, and we had a great time. The place is very intimate, the acoustics were good, and the band were absolute pros. If you like jazz, then this is for you! Pro tips: get there at least 30 mins before show time. When we went and the first show had sold out, so we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Everything about this jazz club is fabulous! Fabulous basement venue, atmosphere, serving staff, resident artist & live music! I am going to visit here again as soon as possible!

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

What a find! I LOVE SMALLS. It's small and perfect for live Jazz. This is a great date place, or solo date for jazzing out.

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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

It's in the basement and very bohemian. Staff is friendly outside--we took our 14 year old daughter who is a drummer. The music was a mix of contemporary and classic jazz played by the owner, Spike, and a his friends. They serve only drinks. You can come and go when you want but there are three shows each night. During... More 

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Is it just me, or does live jazz sound better in a basement? Went to Smalls based on good reviews and was rewarded handsomely. $10 cover charge per person for a Friday night show. Arrived between sets and was able to grab seats with my friend right up front, though that may not mean much with how small the space... More 

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Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

A nice place to go by yourself, with a glass of good wine. Excellent musicians and good acoustics in the small pretty jazz club.

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Thame, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

An institution in NYC but well worth a visit. We did the evening set and despite that fact i'm not a huge jazz fan, this was brilliant. Its small but perfect size for a very intimate gig. Great service and the added bonus was my wife left her iPhone in there, it was returned to us the next day, good... More 

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Brattleboro, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

I'd heard of Smalls via NPR jazz shows, upon initially finding it (the first time I went) it was not at all what I thought it would be like (Ronnie Scott's): basement location, mismatched chairs, cat wandering the stage. The magic begins though when the music starts, pure sonic alchemy. The level of musicianship we have heard here since our... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

My husband loves jazz and I have been to this place a couple of months before with friends. The atmosphere is very chill and the performers amazing. The place is tiny but cozy and you can get a drink while listening to great music

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Sit up front to feel the music unfiltered. Standard wine and drinks at the bar. Nothing special. The music is played by talented, fun, and passionate jazz artists.

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