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Blue Note

131 West 3rd St., New York City, NY
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Ranked #20 of 784 Nightlife in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Jazz Bars, Bars
Owner description: A special place for blues enthusiasts to spend an evening.
Attraction details
Type: Jazz Bars, Bars
Sun 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Thu 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 3:00 am
Owner description: A special place for blues enthusiasts to spend an evening.

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Cumming, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

As mentioned by several, they do pack you in.It's a jazz club in New York. All spaces in NYC are small and tend to pack you in. The venue for music was great. We saw Chris Botti there and thoroughly enjoyed the show. We did not order food but could kind of smell the typical bar food greasiness so glad... More 

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River Ridge, Louisiana, Usa
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86 reviews 86 reviews
28 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

What a performer. He is quite talented but what I liked most about him is that he is an unselfish performer. He often showcased the talents of those around him paying them high praise. All worth the praise, of course. The drummer was incredible.

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big apple
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I gave this club three stars for the musicians who play there. But the experience of being in the club itself is worth no stars. This is a club for tourists; locals go there only when someone remarkable is playing who we can't see anywhere else. Otherwise, we head to Smalls, Mezzrow, the Vanguard, the Jazz Gallery, etc. where the... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

What a treat to visit the Blue Note to see Pat Metheny last night. This is a small, very cozy club and there is very little distance between the musicians and audience. If you purchase a seat at a table, you can take your kids to enjoy and be inspired by the music and you will also avoid standing in... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

An excellent venue, as expected. The music is great, staff very friendly and attentive, drinks plentiful and atmosphere perfectly suited. It's a little on the cramped side (they cram as many people in as possible) and if you're near to the stage you may find yourself with your back to the performers, but the music should more than make up... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

The is one of the best known jazz clubs in NY. However, a policy of the club says that if you buy a ticket for a function at, say 10.30 pm, you MUST be there half an hour before (by 10.00pm) otherwise they may deny you entrance for being late. And you have no option but go away frustrated and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

The Blue Note is a wonderful place for a date night! My husband and I celebrated over a candle lit dinner with wine in this cozy jazz club, as we enjoyed an incredible show by Chris Botti and his band. Tickets sell out quickly and seating is first come first serve. if you are looking for a special place for... More 

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Found the venue by chance when visiting New York (from England). Booked a $35 per person performance and brunch (1 drink included). Saw the 11.30am Dizzy Gillespie performance (another at 1.30pm). Great performance (albeit a little loud). Enjoyed sitting back in the dimly lit, relaxing venue, munching on good brunch food (we ordered prawn & avocado croissant with fries; and... More 

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San Francisco, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Just saw Seu Jorge four days ago. What an incredible venue. It is intimate, people are respectful and it wasn't too hot. We were seated in the very back and came 15 min. before show time. We were directly right if facing the stage in the upper level (meaning 2 steps). Even from there it was easy to see, we... More 

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Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
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61 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We went to see the group "The Manhattan Transfer" and really liked the whole experience. It's a must see since a lot of famous people have performed there. The food is good and not too expensive, although if you want to be closer to the stage you have to pay 60USD vs 45USD on the bar, which is quite far... More 

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