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The Village Vanguard

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“jazz club”(40 reviews)
“drink minimum”(15 reviews)
“jazz lovers”(11 reviews)
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178 7th Ave S, New York City, NY 10014-2740
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Iconic Village Vanguard. The only jazz club residing at its original location. Still thriving in the West Village of Nyc. Recommend a reservation to insure entry. Not rating here, only drinks and Music. Some Legends have graced that stage Miles, Thelonious Monk, Coltrane among...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank sibag2016
Reviewed 9 September 2018

I mean that literally -- on a cool September Friday night, it was easily 90 degrees in this basement, the only air moving thanks to a single window fan, luckily positioned a few feet from me. Without that, I might have fainted. My wife and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Akalith
Reviewed 9 September 2018

I visited Village Vanguard at Thursday night in August. I made a reservation through internet before visit. I really enjoyed Jazz Orchestra for an hour. We have to order at least one drink.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Tokudai N
Reviewed 6 September 2018

Fulfilled a long time dream of going to the VV. Wife and I (both Jazz fans) took son and partner who are new to it, but had wanted to visit a club as they had enjoyed their previous visits to clubs in London and Paris....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Keller_10
Reviewed 3 September 2018

What a night it was magnificent it was the vanguard jazz orchestra in Greenwich Village they have had been together for 66 years it is a must check it out they have a program with different musicians for the month of September and October there...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank maied2017
Reviewed 17 August 2018

I have not been back to the city in a few years and I went back this week and I got tickets to see K Rosenwinkel and what a treat that was. I arrived early, even though I had purchased the ticket. VV does not...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank lagomez75
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Nice venue, good table service, but very claustrophobic. The maximum allowed in the cellar is 123 and I think it was full. I could not move and was at a 90degree angle to the stage. I could listen, but not really see. I could not...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank PhilipD606
Reviewed 17 July 2018

Our 1st time here, saw Russell Malone. You line up outside and pick your own seating. We were early and ended up inches from the stage. That said, not a bad seat in the house. Friendly service and staff. I was worried about the experience...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank eric_t185
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Small intimate venue with excellent jazz musicians. We went to the 7.30pm performance which was packed out. Would definitely recommend it for a night of pure jazz music.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank MargotBEK
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Enjoyable show at a venue full of history. Generations of jazz lovers have sat in these chairs, knee to knee with the table next to them. I would go back any and every chance I get. If you want a swanky club experience or a...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Heidi M
27 February 2018|
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Response from Mimi_Ann2013 | Reviewed this property |
Depending on the maturity of your 14and16 year old, I would say yes. The atmosphere was congenial and low key. The music is the focus!
Leslie H
18 October 2017|
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Response from Anna S | Reviewed this property |
There is no dress code except maybe the usual "shirt & shoes" requirement. It's a very casual place. People are more likely to dress for the place they'll be dining before or after.
11 April 2017|
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Response from Lynn220 | Reviewed this property |
Definitely book in advance, easy to do online. Also arrive early to get a good seat- space is limited.