The city’s best hoofers throw down at Showman’s weekly tap-dancing showcase—perhaps the only such game in town. The rest of the week, you can hear live jazz and blues, or mingle with postshow revelers filing in from the nearby Apollo Theater. A two-drink per-set minimum offsets the cheap, or nonexistent cover (free Mon–Thu; Fri, Sat $5). Nurse well drinks and standard suds like Heineken and Corona, all served in chilled wineglasses.
|Venue name:||Showman’s Jazz Club||Contact:|
375 W 125th St
|Cross street:||between Morningside and St. Nicholas Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Sat 1pm–4am|
|Transport:||Subway: 1 to 125th St|
|Price:||Average drink: $7. AmEx, MC, V|
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Showman's has long been a fixture of Harlem. Live jazz shows, cocktails and often Mona serves small plates of delicious bites to guests throughout the evening. Definitely a cozy home-like atmosphere that keeps locals coming back and attracts tourists daily. Love this place!
I love Showman's because it is a Harlem institution with fantastic live jazz, wonderful people and good vibes. Mona makes everyone feel welcomed and comfortable. It is the kind of place where you feel like family...very little drama and wonderful fun! The drinks are great and you can meet people from all over the world. On any given night, magic can happen! M.S.