Smalls Jazz Club

Smalls Jazz Club

Jazz and Blues Venue
West Village, New York
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    Nicole T.
    "Loved the intimate space and being close to the music."(12 Tips)
    Sarah C.
    "Late night jam session is great if you're looking for local flavor."(5 Tips)
    Rosanna M.
    "Most authentic and intimate live jazz bar in New York"(6 Tips)
    "multi-generational assortment of jazz musicians."(3 Tips)
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  • jazz music
  • great value
  • quiet
  • jams
  • alcohol
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  • Alex H.heart icon on user image
    Alex HennesseyAugust 23, 2015
    Maybe my favorite place in the city? Great, intimate space. Mirrors strategically placed so you can really see how the pianist and drummer play. Performers are incredible and magnetic.
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    Louis VuittonMay 2, 2012
    Listen to the best emerging stars in this quintessential jazz bar. Perfect for a relaxed, wine and music filled evening. The $20 cover charge is less than most places considering the quality of music.
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  • Alexandros P.heart icon on user image
    Great small live jazz club. Friendly staff, cheap beer and well spent 20$ entrance fee which gives you also the right to enter the other Smalls club across the street.
  • Raven D.heart icon on user image
    Raven DorantesSeptember 28, 2018
    Homage to original, long closed, black-owned, Small’s Paradise in Harlem. This smalls does justice to that venue by featuring the best jazz musicians around. Go to an afternoon show to avoid crowds.
  • Shawn C.heart icon on user image
    Shawn CallahanAugust 31, 2022
    As the name suggests, this is a small venue. Get in the line early after buying your ticket online then find a seat up the front. You will feel like you are part of the band.
  • Alex H.heart icon on user image
    Alex HunterNovember 28, 2022
    Intimate setting for live jazz. We made a reservation in advanced, seems like it’s easier to get tickets at the door for late night shows. Tight space so use the restroom and such before the show!
  • Giacsonheart icon on user image
    GiacsonApril 17, 2019
    20$ well spent for first class jazz.not much room inside so get there early. 3 daily sessions from 7:30pm. Great atmosphere. No food
  • Kevskiheart icon on user image
    KevskiAugust 19, 2017
    Amazing music and atmosphere. Oh and there's a cat hanging around the club too, so that's a big plus! Kudos to the bartender for his awesome cocktails
  • Yode K.
    Yode KNovember 2, 2016
    We had a great time here. People are cool and welcoming. "The Flail" was playing high quality music ! Well do not be surprised, the smalls is small ;-) you may want to arrive early to have a sit.
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupOctober 3, 2011
    Spend an evening sipping on a drink and listening to fabulous jazz with other music aficionados. The $20 cover is cheaper than other joints and well worth it.
  • AmateurConciergeheart icon on user image
    AmateurConciergeMay 9, 2019
    Excellent little jazz room in one of the city’s most charming corners
  • Brian F.heart icon on user image
    Brian FanelliMay 6, 2016
    The most amazing jazz club in the city with an intimate setting that makes you feel like you're in the band! Can't wait to go back!
  • Alyssa B.heart icon on user image
    Alyssa B.November 10, 2022
    Quintessential place for an intimate jazz night in the city. Require one drink.
  • Chet M.heart icon on user image
    Chet ManciniJune 15, 2015
    Some of the best jazz in the village. Get there on time to get a seat. $20 cover but drinks priced reasonably.
  • Cacharrónheart icon on user image
    CacharrónDecember 14, 2014
    Just walk down the stairs, seat as close as you can to the stage, order a G&T and let yourself go. Pure NYC Jazz vibe on an untoppable location.
  • Ryan S.heart icon on user image
    Ryan ScottFebruary 11, 2017
    Awesome jazz venue with great atmosphere, service, and musicians. So far my favorite jazz venue in nyc, great value for $20
  • Humayun R.heart icon on user image
    Humayun RashidJune 13, 2015
    $20 cover is well worth the quality jazz you get. Stay all night if you want. Definitely a cool low key NY establishment.
  • Ken W.heart icon on user image
    Ken WeinerMay 25, 2018
    Been here 10+ times
    One of my favorite NY jazz clubs. Can’t go wrong here. Your tickets also gets you into sister club Mezzro across the street.
  • Roger M.heart icon on user image
    Roger MaMarch 20, 2022
    Come early to snag a seat, it gets packed early on
  • MNZ ..heart icon on user image
    MNZ .October 15, 2018
    Favorite spots in NYC! Good quality music, great spot, great musicians! cash only
  • Jeff B.heart icon on user image
    Jeff ByrnesDecember 15, 2017
    This is the real deal. NYC’s jazz scene is happening here, night after night. Come late (2am) if you want to catch the jam session.
  • David S.heart icon on user image
    David SamuelsonAugust 17, 2018
    World class jazz in an authentic environment. What else could you ask for? Order a Booker’s and a can beer and get carried away.
  • 𝙶𝚘𝚗𝚣𝚊𝚕𝚘 .heart icon on user image
    Make sure to reserve tickets in advance. Its a small venue and they will sell out
  • Antoine M.heart icon on user image
    Antoine MoreauAugust 8, 2017
    Nice and intimate spot in NYC, sit right next to the band and enjoy the smooth jazz!
  • Brent G.heart icon on user image
    Brent GatewoodFebruary 1, 2018
    Great venue for awesome jazz! I love spending time at this classic jazz spot!
  • Vic Z.heart icon on user image
    Vic ZaudDecember 5, 2014
    Wonderful small (no pun) club that brings an intimate jazz experience. Super unique.
  • Raj S.
    Raj S.April 11, 2012
    Been years since I've been here, but it was an incredible time. Got to the bar at 1130pm, and listened to a small group do a jam session on a random Thursday night. It was a great experience.
  • Phil G.
    Phil GillmanDecember 10, 2010
    The cheapest cover charge at any jazz club in the city. Only $20 and good all night - try asking for that at the vanguard or blue note and be prepared to be laughed at.
  • Sarah C.
    Sarah ColvinApril 30, 2012
    Sunday fun-day takes on a new meaning. Go early, stay late. Late night jam session is great if you're looking for local flavor. Provides a community for musicians local and abroad. It's authentic.
  • Nicole T.heart icon on user image
    Nicole TiponOctober 22, 2016
    Loved the intimate space and being close to the music. Will be going back soon!
  • MetroFocus
    MetroFocusNovember 7, 2011
    This place offers an intimate jazz experience that the pro's prefer and only locals know about. Make sure to add this place to your to-do list and check out our other local jazz picks on MetroFocus. Read more
  • Jag F.heart icon on user image
    Jag FirerwalkerDecember 11, 2015
    Very small and home place. No matter where you sit, you are always in arms reach to the music. The art that that sell is done by one of the bar tenders
  • Ana Z.
    Ana ZawackiMarch 15, 2015
    The best jazz around. Make sure to get in line early to secure a seat and let the music take you away.
  • 99U
    99UApril 22, 2014
    Tiny, dark, and always packed, Smalls is the city’s quintessential, late-night jazz club, where emerging stars jam until the wee hours. Mon-Sun: 4pm-4am | $20 cover after 7:30pm
  • Dermot O.
    Dermot O'SheaOctober 6, 2012
    Get there near the tail end of the matinée sessions (4pm-7pm) and the cover's only $10. NEVER a drop in quality, always only the finest jazz musicians.
  • Stefano G.heart icon on user image
    Stefano GuidolinFebruary 9, 2014
    Some amazing musician plays here!! Make sure to arrive a little early to take a seat, as the name suggests the place isn't big.
  • Jon B.heart icon on user image
    Jon BillsFebruary 6, 2015
    Great space with live jazz and friendly staff. Arrive early to grab a seat. $20 cover charge.
  • Craig V.heart icon on user image
    Craig VillamorMay 23, 2022
    Jazz is good. Drinks are fine. Stick with the beer and the wine.
  • Ruben Garcia M.
    Ruben Garcia MohedanoSeptember 8, 2015
    If you like jazz and happen to be in NY, you have to drop by. Doesn't matter the day really
  • Alexandre M.heart icon on user image
    Alexandre MunhozJuly 21, 2018
    Intimate. Simple but good drinks. Great bands. This place is just special. Highly recommend.
  • Vadim M.heart icon on user image
    Vadim MilichevSeptember 17, 2018
    Precious moments of great music creation, friendly and close atmosphere, and fine drinks.
  • Andrew L.heart icon on user image
    Andrew LazarusFebruary 9, 2014
    Get there early if you want a front row seat, but any seat in the house is great for sound, relax, don't worry bout it
  • Charlottesheart icon on user image
    CharlottesApril 13, 2015
    I heard good things about Smalls and it didn't disappoint. Great mix of performers and diverse crowd really getting into it.
  • Christophe F.
    Christophe FourleignieSeptember 20, 2012
    For me the best place to enjoy Jazz live in New York, until late @night (3 or 4 different concerts everyday)
  • Spotted by Locals - city guides by locals
    If you want to get a seat I recommend coming early Read more
  • Rod M.
    Rod M.April 28, 2012
    The jam sessions are generally great. You never know who is going to stop by. Roy Hargrove played trumpet last time I was there. Great night.
  • Karin G.heart icon on user image
    Karin GattringerOctober 10, 2022
    Reserve early, they sell out quickly.
  • Will H.heart icon on user image
    Will HarahanNovember 5, 2023
    The drinks are on the weak side but the music is exceptional.
  • J T.heart icon on user image
    J TJune 18, 2017
    $20 cover charge and intimate setting. Get there about 30 min early to get a good seat.
  • Oswaldo Z.heart icon on user image
    Oswaldo ZuritaNovember 16, 2015
    Careful with the bartender. We asked for a russian mule And a whole chunk of ginger came in The glass. It should be an accent of ginger not a whole piece of it. Not sure if he/she knew The recipe.
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