Explore New York
Type: Late Night / After Hours, Live Music, Lounge
Locals love it. Travelers seek it out. Musicians of all ages long to play its illustrious stage. Referred to as the Carnegie Hall of Jazz, the Village Vanguard has served as an industry institution... Read More
Locals love it. Travelers seek it out. Musicians of all ages long to play its illustrious stage. Referred to as the Carnegie Hall of Jazz, the Village Vanguard has served as an industry institution for nearly 80 years, hosting such luminaries as Thelonius Monk, Miles Davis and John Coltrane. Want to hear history in the making? Arrive at its brightly illuminated entrance on 7th Avenue South, and then head downstairs to the charmingly low-lit space. The intimate table arrangements are filled with knowledgeable patrons, industry insiders and the occasional casual listener with a taste for bass and brass. Grab a cocktail, turn off your phone (please), and get ready for a night of pure, moody magic.
178 7th Ave S
New York, NY 10014
- Jazz & Blues Clubs: "Although its lofty reputation attracts a fair number of tourists, the Village Vanguard is also a serious spot for industry aficionados. Arriving mid-set, noisy chatter and general displays of irreverence are strongly discouraged. Come early, listen closely, leave happy."
- Best for Jazz & Blues Clubs Because: Once a poetry hall frequented by Miles Davis, the Vanguard remains one of the most influential venues in the city.