New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey


Be sure to call ahead for changes in cover charges, genres, etc.

links come and go. some clubs have links listed, and some of 
these links may eventually not be valid. Best to call for info.

New York - Manhattan and Upstate

BB King's Blues Bar and Grill
237 West 42nd Street between 7th and 8th Avenue 212-997-4144. $15-$35.  Features a wonderful Gospel Brunch on Sundays and famous rockers, jazz and blues players most nights of the week.  Check the BB King Blues Club website for scheduling. Gotta warn you that the mixed drinks are $7.00 each. It didn't matter, because we were there to hear Etta James. I only spilled one.

PROHIBITION - 503 Columbus Avenue - 212-579-3100

Terra Blues
149 Bleecker St. at Thompson St. 212-777-7776. Free - $15, AmEx, MC, V. Wide range of artists. I got yelled at there for tapping the tambourine. party-poopers

Blue Note
131 W. 3rd St. between MacDougal St. and 6th Ave. 212-475-8592.  $7.50 - $47.50, plus $5 min. AmEx, DC, Disc., MC, V. Jazz capital of the world features the biggest names - Ray Charles, Grover Washington, Jr., David Sanborn, and Dave Brubeck. Occasionally hosting blues greats. Always a long line, so plan ahead and either have advance tickets or allow enough time for being on line.

FINALLY FRED'S   765 Washington Street    212-255-5101

Chicago B.L.U.E.S.
73 8th Ave. between 13th and 14th St. 212-924-9755. Free - $20. AmEx, MC, V. Also open jams.

BLACK SHEEP - East 38th Street and Third Avenue  212-599-3476

TRIBECA BLUES - (blues and jazz) 16 Warren Street   212-766-1070

DARK STAR LOUNGE -  158 West 72nd Street   212-362-2590

Arthur's Tavern
57 Grove Street, between Bleecker and 7th Avenue South, 212-675-6879.  No cover charge, no credit cards.  Entertaining New York City's West Village for more than sixty years with the finest in live jazz, blues and Dixieland music.

55 Bar. 55 Christopher St. at 7 Avenue Tel: (212)-925-4760

Village Vanguard
178 7th Ave. South at Perry St. 212-255-4037.  $15, plus $10 min. No credit cards. Basement club has been around for 60 years. Big names such as John Coltrane, Miles Davis and Bill Evans have played here. 

Birdland
315 W. 44th St. between 8th and 9th Ave. 212-581-3080.  From $10, plus $10 min. AmEx, MC,V. Features some of the biggest names in jazz.  Three tiered dining area. 

Academy Corners Blues Committee -  frequent National Blues (814-326-4495)

EVELYN LOUNGE   380 Columbus Avenue ( West 78th Street)  212-724-2363

THE GROOVE - 125 MacDougal Street - 212-254-9393

RED LION - all blues - 51 Bleecker Street  212-260-9797

SAVOY LOUNGE - 355 West 41st Street - 212-947-5255


Pennsylvania

Cafe Classics - 816 North Easton Road routes 6/11. Tel: 215-489-3535  National, Regional and Local Talent.

The Bluetone Cafe - 683 Walnut St. Tel: 610 258-5812 Fax: 610 258-7615 A warm and cozy atmosphere in a intimate setting. Many local favorites are featured along with NY/NJ acts and National Acts.

King George Inn -

Acoustic Brew Concerts - State College & Lemon

AJ's Sports Bar & Nite Club, 5316 Newfalls Road, Levittown (215-949-9570)

Appalachian Brewing Company Cameron St.,Harrisburg (717-221-1080)

Bar Bleu - 114 S. Garner Street, State College - Blues & Jazz

Blues Cafe, 19th & Carson, Southside, Pittsburgh (412-431-7080)

Underdog's Sports Bar - 3100 Paxton Street, Harrisburg (717-564-5150)

Violet's - 403 Walnut St., Harrisburg (717-233-5015)

Godfrey Daniels, 7 East Fourth Street, Bethlehem (610- 867-2390)

KClinger's Tavern 304 Poplar St., Hanover (717-633-9197)

Keswick Theatre, Easton Rd. and Keswick Ave., Glenside (215-572-7650)

King Street Coffee House, 80 King Street, Northumberland

Moondog's -  378 Freeport Road, Blawnox, PA 15238 (412-828-2040)

Point Coffee House, SR 30in Bryn Mawr (610-527-0988)

Riegelsville Inn, 10-12 Delaware Road, Riegelsville (610-749-0100)

Road's End Pub -  Hazelton (570-459-2234)

Rosebud Cafe, 1600 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh (412-261-2232 or 412-261-4512)

ST 94 ~ The Sellersville Theater Sellersville (215-257-5808)

Shank's Tavern, Front & Waterford Sts., Marietta (717-426-1205)

Carnahan's, 209 3rd Street, New Cumberland (717-774-4781)

Club Cafe, 56 South 12th St. Pittsburgh (412-431-4950)

Excuses, 2526 E. Carson St. Pittsburgh PA 412-431-9847

Smoke-N-Joes Coffee House - 128 Locust St., State College (814-231-0828)

Stables Eatery/Cloverleaf Village - 120 McCracken, Danville (570-275-8838)

Water Wheel 150 Water St, Milford (570-296-2383)

Zeno's -  100 W. College Ave., State College (814-237-4250)

River Street Jazz Cafe - 665 North River Street, Plains, Pa. Tel: 717-822-2992. Blues, jazz, RB, funk

Deer Head Inn -  Delaware Water Gap. Main Street.  Straight ahead to modern jazz

TK's Uptown Lodge, 801 N. 15th St. and Sumner Ave., Allentown (610- 437-3970)

Tin Angel, 20 South Second Steet, Philadelphia (215-928-0770)

Warmdaddy's Front & Market Streets, Philadelphia (215-627-2500)

New Jersey

The Stanhope House - 45 Main Street, Stanhope Tel: (973) 347-0458

BERNIES HILLSIDE TAVERN - 125 Hillside Road   Chester, NJ   908-879-7120

BOBBY B'S BAR-B-Q  Somerville, NJ   908-429-0707

THE BULL - 229 William Street Piscataway, NJ

MEXICALI BLUES CAFÉ - 665 Cedar Lane  Teaneck, NJ 07666 - 201-836-9404

OLD BAY RESTAURANT - 61-63 Church St. - New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1242 - 732-246-3111

ONE STEP BEYOND - 109 Linden Avenue - Elmwood Park, NJ - 201-796-0093

ORPHAN ANNIE'S - 1255 Valley Rd. - Stirling, NJ 07980 - 908-647-0138

ROCKING CHAIR - Avalon, NJ 08202 - 609-967-3200

SCOTLAND YARD - 72 Hudson St. - Hoboken, NJ 07030 - 201-222-9273

Orphan Annie's - Stirling. 1255 Valley Rd. Club Tel: (908) 647-0138. Blues,Jazz, Rock

FAT JACKS - 595 Route 73 - N. Berlin, NJ 08009 - 609-767-0011

THE FOX'S LAIR - 185 Moore Street - Hackensack, NJ - 201-343-6111

The Crossroads -  Garwood. 78 North ave. Tel: 908-232-5666

 

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