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55 Bar

55 Christopher St, New York City, NY 10014-3508
+1 212-929-9883
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Good music yes, service and beverages not so much

This is a hard one to rate. The place has a cool (albeit old and dirty) vibe to it. Ceiling tiles... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Scott E
Upstate NY
All that Jazz and Christopher Street

An old friend and colleague knew I wanted to hear some Jazz, so she took me to Bar 55. I was amazed... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2017
Star707, Sydney
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55 Christopher St, New York City, NY 10014-3508
West Village
+1 212-929-9883
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a hard one to rate. The place has a cool (albeit old and dirty) vibe to it. Ceiling tiles missing or filthy, etc. Bartender and staff not overly pleasant but to see some cool music up close and personal...I would go back.

Thank Scott E
Reviewed 1 July 2017

An old friend and colleague knew I wanted to hear some Jazz, so she took me to Bar 55. I was amazed to see that it was in a precinct of Jazz establishments. I have always felt really grateful to have access to even one...More

4  Thank Star707
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

This place belongs to Mike Stern and we have seen him performing at his own place. Wonderful experience, highly recommended.

Thank Evrim78
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Stumbled in here one evening while visiting NYC and had a great time. They have outstanding musicians and the vibe inside made for a wonderful evening of listening to great jazz. Will definitely be back. It's a truly special place.

Thank Ben S
Reviewed 11 February 2017

I'm a jazz fan and I search for something really unique to check out in NY, I search for a small, quiet & laid back bar who have live shows. It's was exactly what I have been searching for, I returns the next day. It's...More

1  Thank Hen S
Reviewed 2 January 2017

We hit the 11:30 PM show with a $10 cover per person (waited in a line outside for about 20 so get there early for best seats). The doorman/bouncer was informative, friendly, and well-organized. Based on your party's size you are assigned your seat. We...More

1  Thank kcd1024
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

After a couple of drinks I asked the barman for some of the snacks we had a few nights previously. He told me to go and buy my own down the road. I reminded him that there was some in the packet at the end...More

2  Thank Sean G
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

This spot seems to be good but the bartenders service was horrible. Although you pay them generously they are rude and condescending in their way of speaking to people. I've now experience this twice and will not be waiting my money here any longer.

2  Thank Daniél M
Reviewed 5 August 2016

The 55 Bar is as laid back and informal as you can imagine. Just drop in, find a seat, buy a drink and listen to some great music. I was lucky enough to be in NYC on a Mike Stern night, and had the chance...More

1  Thank gm106
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

This is a very small bar, maybe 50 or so seats at tables and at the bar, so you'll not be far from the act. We were surprised to be told that no standing was allowed at the bar, so I had to wait for...More

1  Thank brigadoon
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