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suggestions for a great blues or jazz bar?

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Looking for great atmosphere, music & beer... any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

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  1. lenox lounge on west 125th. sylvia's restaurant is just a couple blocks away, so you can make a night of it. the village vanguard is good too, if you don't want to make the trek uptown.

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    1. re: ayeyaiyai

      Lenox Lounge is a great suggestion- very laid back, inexpensive (no cover charge) but be warned they only have live music a few nights a week. The inside actually has landmarked status, The Vanguard is one of the greatest places in the world to hear jazz- but it's not cheap. Fairly pricey cover charge. And it is a shrine to jazz- so no conversation is allowed when the music starts..

      1. re: Ann900

        Jazz Standard has great shows and a fantastic beer list. Definitely not old school or cheap though.