In the jazz world, Mecca is located to the West. The West Village specifically. The Village Vanguard is to jazz what Yankee Stadium is to baseball, Coney Island is to beaches, Saint Patrick is to cathedrals. It's the top. High honors for a club situated one narrow flight downstairs, in a basement below a pizza parlor, but undisputed nonetheless. Lovers of the music come from all over the world just to hear a set in the room that has become synonymous with jazz. The club's red canopied entrance at 178 Seventh Avenue South, located between the intersections of West 11th Street and Greenwich Avenue to the north and Perry Street and Waverly Place to the south is a true New York City landmark, as noted by the blue street sign memorializing the block's angular tip as Max Gordon Corner.
Seating capacity: 123
Alcohol served: Yes
Accepts credit cards: Yes
Open hours: 7:30pm. First set starts at 8:30pm.