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Bill's Place

148 W 133rd St, New York City, NY 10030-3300
+1 212-281-0777
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True Harlem

Great music at Harlem's Speakeasy jazz venue. Book early to experience some true jazz in a seclude... read more

Reviewed May 7, 2018
robertfrancisl
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Up close and personal jazz

Not sure what I expected from Bills, but the reality was far more than I dreamed. Bill's is an old... read more

Reviewed April 14, 2018
Bruce B
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If you want to step back into a bygone era of the small, cozy elbow touching Harlem parlor, with live "in your face" outrageous jazz musicians, you must come to see Bill Saxton, international world class sax man and lead of the Harlem All Stars
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148 W 133rd St, New York City, NY 10030-3300
Harlem
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+1 212-281-0777
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

Great music at Harlem's Speakeasy jazz venue. Book early to experience some true jazz in a seclude venue. BYO drinks and glasses or plastic cups please.

Thank robertfrancisl
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

Not sure what I expected from Bills, but the reality was far more than I dreamed. Bill's is an old speakeasy in Harlem where Billie Holliday was discovered back in the 1930's. Today you bring your own bottle and glasses. The venue has the appearance...More

2  Thank Bruce B
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

This little jazz club has been around since the 20’s and that is what makes it such a unique experience. It is small so you have to reserve ahead of time to get one of the few seats. Bring your own drinks. The sound is...More

Thank AdventureLD
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

We really enjoyed this intimate setting, two rooms of the downstairs home of the owner. The jazz was great, best we heard in Harlem. No food is served. You can bring your own drinks. Bill Saxton is a great saxophonist. The night we went the...More

Thank Cathy S
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Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful evening we all had. Truly a real find. Affordable too. Wonderful jazz musicians small space stools at our table were be not so comfy. Bring your own wine

Thank motherJo
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Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

The place is small and tight but the music is fine and full of light. It is serious jazz with Bill's magical touch. Enjoyed every minute of the one hour performance. You can take your own wine.

Thank Fulldistance
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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

How often do you see a restaurant or bar that only has 4 and 5* reviews...? I'd say never, so I agree with the previous comments made about Bill's Place here. This place is unique, enterprising, and provides the most wonderful night of intimate jazz...More

1  Thank SEiBelle
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

Great experience all the way around - incredible music in a historic place. Just like being in Bill's living room. A must for jazz lovers - just go on any Friday or Saturday.

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Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Definitely one of the best jazz experience I had in NYC. Unique. I would recommend it 100 times if I have to. If you wanna hear real jazz this is the place. Definitivamente una de las mejores experiencias jazzeras que tuve en NY. Si tengo...More

Thank Greta K
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Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

The Jazz club is astounding because of its intimacy. It reminded me of when I use to have jam sessions at my house. Yes it is that small. You are right next to the musicians but it doesn't feel crowded. The music is straight up...More

2  Thank Qiitxx
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Flametopblue
3 December 2017|
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Response from Joseph L | Property representative |
The host of the evening can call you a cab or you can hail a cab from either corner of the venue. It's not difficult at all.
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