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Wow , could all the world do this, PLEASE!!!!!

I lbelieve something is amiss. My visit to showmans was amazing. Free food as well as cheap two... read more

Reviewed March 26, 2018
boston ma
via mobile
Classic Harlem jazz bar

What a little gem! Sits about a dozen groups, with a 2 drink minimum and barmaids with attitude, a... read more

Reviewed June 12, 2016
Melbourne, Australia
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  • Average7%
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26 Mar 2018
“Wow , could all the world do this, PLEASE!!!!!”
12 Jun 2016
“Classic Harlem jazz bar”
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375 W 125th St Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10027-4813
+1 212-864-8941
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Reviewed March 26, 2018 via mobile

I lbelieve something is amiss. My visit to showmans was amazing. Free food as well as cheap two drink minimum for 4 hours of excellent r and b and jazz. The owner and her husband work the place with attention and detail. I was personally...More

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Reviewed June 12, 2016

What a little gem! Sits about a dozen groups, with a 2 drink minimum and barmaids with attitude, a tiny stage down the end, and amazing live jazz a few nights a week (we went Saturday). A night here was the absolute highlight of my...More

1  Thank Andi448
Reviewed February 29, 2016

If you want to listen and experience real jazz, then this is the place! But, make sure you eat dinner beforehand, this place does not serve food. The drinks are great too!

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Reviewed November 28, 2015

Another great night at Showmans, fantastic music and a friendly place. When we lived in NY 16 years ago, we loved to come here - and now 2015 it is as good as was back then. Clearly recommended for jazz lovers and everybody else

2  Thank Anders W
Reviewed October 16, 2015

Old space frequented by jazz and blues musicians, this bar comes down to a long and beautiful counter that ends on a small stage where the musicians perform. I entered without knowing who would be playing, but I left there hours later happily after listening...More

2  Thank Marcelo M
Reviewed February 4, 2015

Since 1942, Showmans Jazz Club is one of Harlem's premier old school jazz clubs and a cultural landmark. The bar stands as reminder of the legendary age of jazz. At one point I thought Sarah Vaughn and Duke Ellington was going to enter the club!!!...More

3  Thank AdventureDiva
Reviewed July 6, 2014

My wife and I recently visited The Showman's Jazz Club in Harlem, It's a very laid back venue with great Jazz there were people at the club from all walks of life and all races. There is no cover charge for this club, however there...More

6  Thank clarence c
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As a hub of African American culture, Harlem has
played a vital role in the history of New York City.
Today, the neighbourhood is as vibrant as ever as new
businesses and developments go up next to local
institutions. The heart of the neighbourhood is
bustling 125th Street, where street vendors and
historic landmarks like the Apollo Theater mingle with
big-name stores. Turn down almost any corner, and
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