Joe's Pub at The Public Theater debuted in October 1998 and has quickly became one of New York City's most celebrated and in-demand showcase venues for live music and performance. With its genre-blind booking and vast diversity of interests, the stage at Joe's Pub gives voice to a world of varied and stellar artists. With impeccable sound and lights, the warm and intimate candlelit atmosphere of Joe's Pub is filled with plush velvet couches, softly glowing lucite tables and gorgeously understated architecture. Joe's Pub is open seven days a week, regularly hosting as many as three shows a day. Dinner and drink service is available during every performance; the venue offers a classic Italian dinner menu and a fully stocked bar.
If you can get past the sometimes pricey ticket, the music at Joe's is most often great, and the sound system is one of the best in the city. A creative layout of seating and tables around the curved stage provides for great sightlines, no matter where you sit. The booking is varied and frequent, with two or three separate shows per night, and though the swanky atmosphere can be daunting, many great groups have chosen Joe's as the host for their album release or tour kick-off. With the diverse offering of shows at Joe's, many of them are not jazz so make sure to check the schedule on their website to make sure you know what you're heading into.