Under-the-radar acts beckon discriminating jazz fans to this sleek music venue. Big-name artists migrate to the nearby Fat Cat, but Sweet Rhythm’s lineup skews underground (recent headliners include the Stein Brothers Quintet). Brazilian, Cuban and African music get play here too, and the front bar is an ideal perch for sipping potent by-the-books cocktails (it’s open even when there’s no show) and for getting a bird’s-eye view of the stage.
|Venue name:||Sweet Rhythm|
88 Seventh Ave South
|Cross street:||between Bleecker and Grove Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu, Sun 7pm–midnight; Fri, Sat 7pm–3am|
|Transport:||Subway: 1 to Christopher St–Sheridan Sq|
|Price:||Cover: free–$20. Average drink: $7. AmEx, MC, V|