As featured in 10Best's "Jazz & Blues Clubs" list!

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  • 55 Christopher St

    between 7th Ave S and Waverly Place

    New York, NY 10014

  • Phone: 212-929-9883

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Blink and you might miss this subterranean club on a busy stretch of Christopher Street. Tucked between a bi-level cabaret bar and the historic Stonewall Inn, 55 Bar has charmingly tatty tables surrounding a tiny stage with some of the best jazz, funk and blues in Manhattan today. Since 1919, the prohibition-era boite has been serving up stiff drinks and cool tunes to a diverse cast of guitar heroes. Global musicians, students from the nearby NYU and New School campuses, and garrulous if grizzled neighborhood regulars come out to hear six-string strummers like Mike Stern, Hiram Bullock, Jim Campilongo and Adam Rogers.





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Ten Best Logo 03 Local Expert Says:

"For a truly local experience, hit the Sunday night late show. Sets start at 9:30 p.m., covers are low, and the crowd is always friendly."

Best for Jazz & Blues Clubs Because: Since 1919, this tiny neighborhood spot has been bringing top global guitarists to Christopher Street.