Jazz in Upper West Side & Central Park

This swank but laid-back lounge – with good stage views from plush sofas – brings out old-timers and local faves, such as George Coleman and Wynton Marsalis. Covers cost $15 to $40 plus dinner (the bar seats run at a $20 minimum spend). Purchase tickets online for weekend shows.

Late nights Wednesday to Sunday you can stop by for free shows (no cover but $20 minimum applies) that kick off at midnight.