Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola33 West 60th St., New York, NY 1
- Music every night:
- Age Restrictions:
- All ages
- Loaded bar, and a limited menu, I recommend the fries
Unlike most historical and modern-day jazz venues, Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola soars several stories above the expansive vista of Central Park. Offering amazing views similar to those of The Allen Room and the Atrium, Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola presents the best in live jazz performance seven nights a week. After entering through an inviting muraled hallway, the patrons of Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola enter the club proper, the walls of which are lined with seductively curved bamboo. An intimate room designed specifically to accommodate live jazz, Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola also offers full service dining, a soulful menu of down-home flavors with New York flair: The food is provided by Jazz at Lincoln Center's exclusive caterer, Great Performances, in consultation with Spoonbread Inc., New York's largest African-American owned, full-service caterer. In addition, Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola is available for daytime rentals (8am-3pm), and offers a perfect locale for smaller breakfasts, luncheons and meetings.
The definition of swank, Dizzy’s is a great place to go if you want to see some wonderful music and in a great sounding room, while feeling under-dressed. I was there once to see James Carter play the music of Pavement, and ended up sandwiched at a table for three between two three-piece-suited salesmen who shared a bottle of wine. Being a part of Lincoln Center, it is one of the more touristy spots for jazz in New York, and because of that the price is usually a bit higher than you’d like it to be. Occasionally however, as was the case with the James Carter group (entitled Gold Sounds), a Dizzy’s bill is too good to pass up. The stage is set up against a giant window allowing customers to view the city lights during the show, which is pretty unreal, and the room is bigger than your average club, allowing the music and yourself some space to breath. It may not always be worth the $25+ cover for those luxuries, so I recommend a night at Dizzy’s as a one in a while sort of trip. They do often have a late night band for $5, so check out their website for those opportunities. Kenny Werner, Chris Potter, Dave Pietro, Reginald Veal, and Winton Marsalis are only a few of the greats who come through Dizzy’s. It is more of a venue to see seasoned veterans, rather than a place to scope new talent.