The Nines is a piano bar in Noho with velvet seats and a cheetah-print rug, and the pianist here could be playing a version of “Buy U a Drank” when you stop by. In other words, it's a centrally located piano bar, which means that you won't be forced to check your coat and you can have good cocktails while you eat tuna tartare. If you want to sit in a well-lit room and exchange some light banter while trying to figure out if you're listening to a smooth jazz version of “Shallow”, this is the place to do it. Greenwich Village used to be the center of a bohemian revival, and now it's packed with NYU students looking for guards who don't use identity scanners.
So you won't find Bob Dylan, Stevie Wonder, or Joni Mitchell hanging out at The Bitter End like old times, but it's still a good place to go when you want to listen to live music. They feature everything from hip hop to a capella performances. There's not much room to stand at Anyway Cafe, but you can still go there just to have a few drinks and listen to music. In fact, that's the best way to use this East Village spot.
Sit down at a table with a couple and share homemade vodkas or a chalice sized martini while listening to an accordionist or three-member band play in a corner of the small, dark space. Skinny Dennis is a dive bar and honky tonk country in the heart of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Skinny Dennis has an old school jukebox with the best country hits of recent times and a full schedule of live music. If you're a country fan or interested in experiencing authentic Southern culture in U.S.
territory, Skinny Dennis will offer you the melodies and atmosphere of Two Step all night long. Cherry on Top is a modern French wine bar in Bushwick, Brooklyn, with a beautiful, artistic interior and a large rooftop patio. Cherry on Top, which appears in The New York Times, Vogue and Eater, to name a few, is the creation of owner Cerise Zelenetz. Based in Queens and Manhattan, Guantanamera is a Cuban bar, restaurant and live music venue with colorful murals of scenes from the old street of Havana.
Saint Tuesday, which has quickly become one of the favorite places to enjoy music and drinks late at night, is an exclusive club in the basement of the historic Tribeca button and ribbon factory building, which was converted into a luxury hotel. You can enjoy a meal accompanied by live music or dance the night away at any of the bars, lounges and clubs on my list of the best restaurants with live music in New York. I went to the night of the Caribbean musical diaspora to dance everything from cumbia to rumba until the wee hours of the morning, with a plate of guacamole and blue nachos to the beat. Presented in Town and County, The New York Times, Vogue and Surface, The Nines is a gorgeous piano bar and cocktail lounge in NoHo, just a few blocks from the New York University campus.
Located in the Turtle Bay neighborhood of Midtown, Tomi Jazz is a New York favorite for its great music, atmosphere and some of the most incredible Japanese-inspired foods you've ever tasted. Winner of the Whisky Magazine award for the best whiskey bar and the Thrillist vote for the best whiskey bar in New York, The Flatiron Room is an exclusive jazz club, whiskey bar and fine dining restaurant just a few blocks from the Flatiron Building, in the Flatiron district. The two partners use their long-standing connections and knowledge within the New York music scene to create unique formations. You can listen to almost every variation of jazz and instrumental music, from bossa nova to gypsy jazz, every night of the week.
Owner Jon Neidich creates an air of old school glamor that will transport you to New York in the '20s. .