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Address: 183 W 10th St, New York City, NY 10014-3100
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+1 212-929-7565
16:00 - 04:00
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Sun - Sat 16:00 - 04:00

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always good

always the best little place to drink in the village. great entertainment, value and fun times had here

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

always the best little place to drink in the village. great entertainment, value and fun times had here

Thank RobsAdvertising
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you are for real jazz - this is the place. There is no food, just drinks. The ticket at Smalls (we paid $20 on a week day) allows you to visit Mezzrow Jazz Club as well, just across the street. A little bit different vibe, music is also great, - a smaller place, more intimate atmosphere. There is some... More 

Thank Galina Z
Αθήνα, Ελλάδα
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A nice place with a speakeasy attitude. Seams very original and not as touristic as other jazz clubs, not so fancy but gives every visitor a great experience. It is important to visit the place at least half an hour earlier, because SMALL'S does not take any reservations, so you have to count on your early arriving on the line,... More 

Thank 7panagiotisp
Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Jazz Club in the basement of a building around the corner from the Village Vanguard. Room for a big band with piano, sax, horn players, bass, drums and more. Non stop music, riff after riff. People walk on play their heart out and step off as someone else picks it up. Great music.

Thank David B
Miramar, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Tiny venue, long line for late show, heart of the village, good intimate feel, great view of the stage. Lengthy sax solos, drummer not bad, but seriously who still starts their set in F-Sharp Minor?

Thank Jonesthepilot
Austin, Texas
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30 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

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 

Thank TXtraveler67
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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!

Thank Matt B
San Diego, California
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24 reviews
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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.

Thank Raquel L
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 

Thank desingerinDC
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 

Thank Mary T

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