New York jazz clubs

Friday, December 3, 2010; 9:54 AM

If You Go

Want to take a spur-of-the-moment trip to check out New York's jazz clubs? Here's what you need to know for the weekend of Dec. 10-12:

Getting There

New York is about 225 miles from Washington via Interstate 95 and the New Jersey Turnpike. Amtrak offers train service from Washington for $76 one way. Bus lines, including BoltBus, Megabus, Washington Deluxe and others, offer service starting from about $20 one way.

Where to Stay

Sugar Hill Harlem Inn

460 W. 141st St.


In the landmark district of Sugar Hill, this 1906 Victorian townhouse is a comfortable B&B with rates from $125 a night.

Comfort Inn Manhattan Bridge

61-63 Chrystie St.


Great location for exploring the Lower East Side and downtown. Doubles start at about $200.

Where to Eat

The Lenox Lounge

288 Lenox Ave.


Generous meals are served in the Zebra Room. Entrees from about $18.

John's Pizzeria

278 Bleecker St.


The venerable Village joint prides itself on paper-thin crust. Entrees from $10.

What to Do

The Lenox Lounge

The Zebra Room has covers ranging from $10 to $25, depending on the performers, and a $16 drink minimum per person, per set.

169 Bar

169 E. Broadway


Full bar, five European drafts for $5 a pint, can beer for $3, and during happy hour, "$3 ol' man can beer & shot." Serves vegetable or pork dumplings for $3. No cover, no minimum.

Fat Cat

75 Christopher St.


Two sets of jazz every night except Sunday, and jam/cutting sessions after midnight. It's $3 at the bottom of the steps to enter, but no music cover, no minimum in this wine-and-beer-only venue.



All lodging info valid as of press time Thursday.

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