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The Village Vanguard

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Address: 178 Seventh Ave. South, New York City, NY 10014
Phone Number: 212-255-4037
8:00 pm - 12:30 am
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It doesn’t get any better than this if you like Jazz

We go here often, every time we are in NYC if we can squeeze it in. We always check the website and try to get tickets ahead of time to make sure we can get in though we have... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2010
United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2010

We go here often, every time we are in NYC if we can squeeze it in. We always check the website and try to get tickets ahead of time to make sure we can get in though we have waited outside for tickets the night-of as well. Yes it is crowded- get over it – yes they put 4 people... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2008

This is THE place for jazz enthusiasts, but you already know this so I will stop typing now.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2006

If you don't love jazz then don't bother.You won't appreciate it. It is small, loud and there are only 2 waitresses for the whole place. If you are a jazz fan, though, you have to go! We went to the Monday night performance of the Village Jazz Orchestra on July 3rd and it was the best jazz I have ever... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2005

We booked online to see a jazz trio at the club following published reviews as it being the best in NY. Typical of jazz clubs the world over, the club is at basement level. It is small, painted black inside, is falling to bits and appears not to have been maintained for many years. You queue on the narrow stairs... More 

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