55 Bar is a prohibition-era dive in Greenwich Village with a nightly line-up of some of the best of both up-and-coming and established acts in NYC. With a cheap cover (generally around $10) and reasonable drink prices, 55 Bar is an excellent hangout in the Village. Acts range from straight ahead trios, quartets and vocalists to an eclectic mix of gospel & funk groups, and even the occasional educational program for the youngest music lovers in your life.
Check the online listings for the music schedule if you are a discerning lover of jazz who would be offended by the occasional singer-songwriter or “performance artist.” Most weeks feature nightly early and late shows (7p.m. and 10p.m.) and we recommend arriving early as some seating is not ideal for the stage views.
55 Bar Information
- Public Transportation: Very good (easily accessible by subway lines 1 at Christopher Street; A, B, C, D, E, F, and M at W 4th Street/Washington Square; the PATH at Christopher Street; and buses M5, M8, and M20)
- Handicapped Accessibility: No
- Performances/Programs: Two shows nightly at 7p.m. and 10p.m.
- Ticket Prices: $10 cover charge, two-drink minimum.