50 plus years and counting. Jazz fans and musicians alike consider St. Nick's Pub in Harlem 's Sugar Hill section their place to cut loose and rub elbows with jazz history. Seven nights a week starting at 9:30 pm, and blowing hard throughout the night, St. Nick's treats us to a weekly roster of musicians who've come to play. And in this historic jazz haunt, the spirits of Harlem past are ever-present to make sure that jazz in its purist form stays alive in the neighborhood that nurtured its evolution from stride to hard bop. Only on Saturday nights at mid-night for African Night do we stray a bit to welcome the best sounds West Africa has to offer. Featuring music that's swinging until 4am.
This historical dive uptown is a great place to go catch many Harlem/Manhattan locals hanging out and sitting in until early in the morning, almost always 7 days a week. It’s Casual and great place to be if you're interested in soaking up some real life NY jazz history (when the club first opened it was named "Lucky Rendezvous", named after and owned by Duke Ellington's piano player Lucky Roberts). The music is more traditional jazz and sets happen at 10pm nightly with a jam session that lasts until about 4am. Sometimes there is an early set at 8, so make sure to check the schedule.