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The Village Vanguard

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“jazz club”(43 reviews)
“drink minimum”(15 reviews)
“jazz lovers”(11 reviews)
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178 7th Ave S, New York City, NY 10014-2740
Greenwich Village
+1 212-255-4037
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed Kenny Barron Trio. Kenny piano, Kiyoshi Kitagawa base, Johnathan Blake drums, and the wonderful special guest Regina Carter violin.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BradM57
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I don't know much about jazz. In fact I can write what i know in a postcard. I visited Bluebird in the summer so thought I'd try this place now. It did not disappoint. A very small cosy atmosphere. Drank a very good margarita and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank christobaby
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I lived in New York City for years but somehow never made it to the Village Vanguard - i finally visited this iconic jazz club a couple of weeks ago. The music was wonderful, and the place itself is so atmospheric - a true underground...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Newmama1026
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place deserves to be a National Treasure. Cozy, Some of the best Jazz musicians in NYC play here. Reserve your tickets in advance.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank SeaKayak25
Reviewed November 23, 2018 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
1  Thank sibag2016
Reviewed September 9, 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
3  Thank Akalith
Reviewed September 8, 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 September 6, 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 September 3, 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 August 17, 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
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Heidi M
February 27, 2018|
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Response from PhilipD606 |
No age limit. Child next to me was on his iPhone all evening, which was not pleasant for the people next to him...
Leslie H
October 18, 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.
April 11, 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.