Manhattan Live Music Clubs
Manhattan's live music clubs feature live acts playing on a regular basis. From jazz to reggae to rock, find the right spot to kick back and relax or to get up and get your groove on. These Manhattan live music venues can help narrow down the search with live music club reviews, descriptions, contact information, maps and more.
This rock and roll institution books emerging and established musical artists throughout the week. Pre-reserved table service is offered for those wary of the long waits at the bar.
The Duplex consists of one bar on the ground level, and another one flight up. The stage at the Duplex is on the second level, and is billed as a "cozy cabaret".
Proud of its friendly vibe and intimate, hard-to-find locale, Brandy's offers live piano music nightly. Located in the Upper East Side, the popular lounge encourages sing-a-longs.
The Village Vanguard is popular among locals for the great jazz music on offer in the downstairs bar. Upstairs, discerning guests dine of a menu of contemporary American food.
The uber-fashionable and cool Le Poisson Rouge hosts indie music darlings alongside art installations. Part gallery, part venue, the bands on offer range from hip hop to alternative and fans gather at The Gallery bar pre-show.
This gritty single room club is geared towards fans and performers alike, with a hosted Rock Band battle each Wednesday and rowdy live acts taking the stage throughout the week.
Due to the city's West Side Expansion the Copacabana on West 34th Street has closed. However, the same Latin rhythms and vibrant crowd can still be found at the 72 Columbus location.
Duane Park presents an elegant dining room with fine entertainment that includes live jazz and burlesque dancing. Their contemporary menu feature palate-watering plates of red wine-braised beef short ribs, miso-cured duck salad, Carolina black sea bass and the like. Private parties are available.
Attached to the Public Theater, Joe's Pub has hosted up-and-coming local bands as well as internationally renowned favorites. Showcasing up to three bands each night of the week, the bar is one of NYC's most popular live music venues.
Located at the Maritime Hotel in Chelsea, just blocks from the Meatpacking District, the Ballroom is a large space that has hosted a number of famous acts including Lily Allen and Beck. The intimate Hiro Lounge is a popular spot to grab a drink and watch the beautiful clientele.
Dressing visitors in the comforts of deep-set banquettes and candle-lit sconces, the F40 lounge features lofty ceilings adorned with diamond-shaped fixtures and a balcony that looks over a long oak bar.
Mix with an eclectic group of regulars at this classy, upscale bar. The menu features tasty and traditional American fare and the cocktails range from creative original creations to classics inspired by the Prohibition era.
Live jazz is featured on weeknights and blues on the weekend at the 55 Bar on Christopher Street. This bar was started during the prohibition, and the atmosphere today is reminiscent of that era.
The Rockwood is an intimate venue where patrons sit close to the stage and enjoy the acoustic tunes and singer songwriter's that grace the stage. A number of musicians perform each night on two stages.
Located in the heart of the bustling and eclectic Lower East Side, the Mercury Lounge is a thriving live music spot, showcasing bands from a wide range of influences. It is also a favorite hangout for neighborhood residents.
Also known as Sounds of Brazil, SOB's is found in SoHo where it has endorsed Afro-Latino music since 1982. Today, visit SOB's for live Brazilian, Haitian, Latin, Caribbean, R&B and hip hop music. A full menu is also offered, comprised of grilled barbeque salmon, jalapeno sirloin hamburger steak, bistek Ipanema and many other delectables.
The Triad is an off-broadway theater bringing live music, theater and comedy to New York City.
The Blue Note has play host to a number of the world's jazz greats including BB King and Roberta Flack. Located in Greenwich Village, visitors should be prepared to pay a pretty penny to see the night's entertainment.
Named after jazz legend Charlie Parker, Birdland showcases the talents of local and national jazz artists. Chow down on a menu of appetizers, salads, sandwiches and southern favorites.
The Living Room is one of NYC's best and most popular acoustic and folk music venues. The intimate bar hosts a range of singer-songwriters and visitors can also check out Googie's lounge upstairs.
Legendary blues musician BB King is the muse for this live music venue that showcases the talents of a range of musicians playing blues, jazz, funk and more. Customers can enjoy a drink and some tunes while snacking on a menu of Southern favorites like fried catfish.
Invoking the fun and frenetic atmosphere of its famous sister-club in Ibiza, Pacha lines up the world`s best DJs on a regular basis. The massive, four-level club offers a different look and music in each level and all are full of a crowd ready to dance.
Located in Greenwich Village, Terra Blues is an intimate blues bar whose stage has been graced by legends like Edgar Winter and Phillip Walker. Acoustic sets run from 7pm to 10pm each night, after which the band on stage breaks out the electrics.
The Bowery Ballroom is a legendary live music venue, hosting emerging and established bands from a variety of disciplines. Drink specials are also offered on select nights.
No cover, live music seven days a week. Gizzi's full bar elates sippers with imported and domestic bottled beers, premium wines, a bevy of liquors. Gizzi's gourmands please palates of all types with delectable drinks and dishes found on a mouthwatering menu and distinguished drink and wine list.
The Cutting Room is an elegant bar and music club in the heart of New York City's Flatiron district. With live music in the intimate performance and art space, and an eclectic American menu and lounge scene up front, The Cutting Room maintains its vibe as one of NY's best kept secrets.
Owned by singer/songwriter Gavin DeGraw, this unassuming rock joint hosts live music seven nights per week and offers a variety of drink specials for rabid music fans. Behind a velvet curtain in the back, a cluster of tables is available for quieter conversation.