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Birdland

315 W. 44th St, New York City, NY (Manhattan)
212/581-3080
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Ranked #6 of 786 Nightlife in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Jazz Bars, Bars
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Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Great food, even better jazz. Right in the heart of Hell's Kitchen, there are many restos to choose from in the vicinity. Would recommend this place.

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New York
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79 reviews 79 reviews
10 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 via mobile

As jazz clubs go: the food is ok; the music generally very, very good, though tilting sometimes toward Broadway which is not my thing but is definitely appropriate for the part of town; the prices a little high; the service very good; the quiet policy is commendable and you are expected to observe it (apologies to the lady who wanted... More

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Goiania, Brazil
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81 reviews 81 reviews
51 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Great jazz music, good tables to watch the show. Food is ok, as it usually is at jazz clubs. Right in the heart of the Theater area, which is very convinient for theater-lovers.

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Plano, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Very good talent on a weekday night for Louie Armstrong R and B entertainment. Would go again next trip for similar venue though we did not see it scheduled for the weekend.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This place was so bad, I can't believe it's rated so high. Went on Nov 3rd at 7:30PM show. The admission was $25, and not justified. The entertainment was sort of sad, featuring an older broadway performer fixated on limited past illustrious moments. Food was awful and ridiculously expensive. Place smelled musty and made the atmosphere even more unappetizing. You... More

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North Vancouver, Canada
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55 reviews 55 reviews
12 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We stopped by this club without knowing too much about it. It wasn't that far from our hotel. The Monday night show is basically open mike night with many different acts. The cover charge is $25 per person and then a $10 drink minimum. We had been to a hockey game and arrived pretty late, so we hesitated paying to... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Excellent night at the Friday Big Band early session. They are worth every one of the few bucks they charge and the dry martini will knock your socks off and the food is good too. I would go every week if I could afford the fare.Lovely atmosphere.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We went to a 10:30/11:00 set and we enjoyed it. The vibe was cool. No snide looks from people in the venue wondering why you're in there if you don't have an instrument in hand. The musicians were very good. The food was OK, nothing that I later in my trip had a craving for. I would definitely go back... More

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This was one of the worst places I have ever visited for an evening's entertainment. Actually it is the worst! I will try to keep this short:- it cost $30 each to get in and truly if they offered to pay me $30 to go back I'd pass up the chance! It was a total rip- off. It is clearly... More

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Welland, Canada
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4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Absolutely LOVED Birdland! It was such a comfortable atmosphere, beautifully decorated, and had very friendly staff. The jazz was out of this world, and I would absolutely make a point of returning, next time I visit NYC.

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