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    55 Bar

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55 Bar

55 Christopher St
New York, NY 10014

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Phone: 212-929-9883

Bar  Daily 4pm-2am Shows  Mon-Thu 7pm, 10pm; Fri-Sat 6pm, 10pm; Sun 7pm, 9:30pm
Bar, Late Night / After Hours, Live Music

10BEST Says

Jazz & Blues Clubs: 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.

Late Night / After Hours: If you can handle the run-down atmosphere of this legendary dive, then you'll be treated to some of the best be-bop jazz in New York. Students and young folks love the low-key vibe and the affordable drink prices, but music lovers of all ages show up to hear jazz guitar greats in action.TRAIN: 1, 9 to Christopher St

Insider Tips

Local Expert Says:

Jazz & Blues Clubs: "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.

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