Cleopatra's Needle


in Upper West Side & Central Park

Named after an Egyptian obelisk that resides in Central Park, this slightly dated venue has live jazz and blues musicians playing nightly from 7pm or 8pm (from 4pm Sundays). No cover, but there's a $10 minimum spend. Come early to enjoy happy hour until 7pm daily (until 6pm Sunday), when select cocktails are half price.

Be prepared to stay up: Cleopatra’s is famous for its late-night jam sessions that hit their peak after midnight.