Sorry, Virginia, there is no Santa Claus at Harlem’s half-century-old jazz haunt, where Miles Davis tippled and tooted and Billie Holiday first belted tunes. Descend into this low-ceilinged, underground lair (illuminated by Christmas lights and bare bulbs), grab a stiff drink at the rickety bar and plant your roots. Chatty jazz aficionados sip brews and watch lively musicians wail onstage; a pic of sax saint Charlie Parker hangs in reverence.
St. Nick’s Pub
|Venue name:||St. Nick’s Pub|
773 St. Nicholas Ave
|Cross street:||at 149th St|
|Transport:||Subway: A, B, C, D to 145th St|