Iridium Jazz Club

1650 Broadway

Located in Midtown Manhattan, the Iridium Jazz Club is a nice place to hear different kinds of jazz in a nice, mild setting. Despite its’ location in chaotic Midtown West, once you enter the club, the hustle and bustle of New York City slowly starts ... more

Located in Midtown Manhattan, the Iridium Jazz Club is a nice place to hear different kinds of jazz in a nice, mild setting. Despite its’ location in chaotic Midtown West, once you enter the club, the hustle and bustle of New York City slowly starts to dissipate with the sound of a few notes. On Monday nights, the creator of the electric guitar Les Paul plays with his trio. Many celebrities and well-known people frequent his performances, which are always electrifying for a man in his nineties. Typically the Iridium will host weeklong engagements by straight ahead jazz performers and sometimes with fusion groups. Some of the buzz has left Iridium since the Mingus Big Band left to go to the Jazz Standard for their weeklies, which were held on Tuesday nights, but the club has managed to regroup and offer up new and refreshing music. Ticket prices for the average show can start at $20 while other shows start at $50. One good thing about Iridium is they do offer a student discount of 50% with valid school identification for many of their shows.

Check out our Dinner & Live Jazz package for a chauffered trip to Iridium with dinner and dancing!


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Theater District Description

Iridium Jazz Club is located in the Theater District neighborhood of Manhattan. For Broadway fans, dining and staying in and around the theater district is a must. Depending on whom you ask, the theater district spans approximately from Sixth to Eighth Avenues between 41st and 54th Streets. From the hustle of the Port Authority Bus Terminal to the bustle of 42nd Street and Times Square, much of New York's dazzling vibrancy and energy emanates from this area.

Below we offer our advice on favorite places:

HOTELS:
Right at the crossroads of Times Square you'll find the Hilton Times Square, with its stunning views and close proximity to all the boogie of Broadway. A block north and east takes you the charming boutique hotel called the Casablanca, with just 48 rooms and a private rooftop deck beloved for its views of the Times Square New Year's Eve celebration. One block west and across from the New York Times headquarters is the 45-story Westin Times Square, linked to the E-Walk entertainment and retail complex.

West 44th Street has a number of great hotels, including the Art Deco Millennium Broadway, the luxurious French-American Sofitel and Ian Schrager-designed boutique hotel Royalton just across the street.

A block north and close to Eighth Avenue you'll find the well-known budget hotel, the Milford Plaza known also as the "lullaby of Broadway." Right at Broadway the perennial favorite Marriott Marquis has a soaring atrium and glass elevators. Just north you'll find the chic and trendy W New York Times Square, and further east the even more chic and über-trendy Night Hotel.

Back to Broadway a just a block north around 46th Street is the convenient and comfortable Doubletree Guest Suites, which is a great option for families. A bit further west on 46th Street is another stylish Ian Schrager gem, the Paramount; to the east you'll find a stunning inspiration in The Muse.

A final recommendation is just slightly outside the Theater District, but so close, so impressive, and overlooking the New York Public Library. Called the Bryant Park Hotel, it indeed has a wonderful view of popular Bryant Park as well. Click HERE for a complete list of hotels in the Theater District.

RESTAURANTS
With dozens of fine dining, casual, ethnic and fast-food restaurants to choose from, the Theater District is a food mecca. Remember to let your server know if you have theater tickets and need to finish your meal in a set period of time!

First off, the block of West 46th Street between Eighth and Ninth Avenues is well-known as Restaurant Row for its many offerings and wide variety of cuisines. Here you will find everything from traditional steakhouse fare at Broadway Joe to Italian Jewish cuisine at Lattanzi, to a great selection of beers and world cuisine at Joshua Tree.

All around the theater district are big theme restaurants, ranging from ESPN Zone to the perennial favorite for barbecue Virgil’s. Enjoy excellent and quick Chinese food at Ollie’s. If great steak is your thing, head to the Palm or Ruths Chris. Other wonderful pre-theater possibilities include DB Bistro Moderne for excellent French bistro fare and the splendid new American cuisine at Thalia.

If you crave great ethnic food and want to go a bit further afield, superb Ethiopian cuisine can be had at Queen of Sheba, and right nearby visit Hallo Berlin for a taste of Germany. One of our favorite all-American locales, The Pony Bar offers a few modest dishes to complement its dozens of superb craft beers.

Your options certainly aren't limited to Restaurant Row or luxury restaurants. Obviously in Times Square, the crossroads of the world, you’ll find the chain restaurants you see all over America, some with supersize versions such as Chevy’s and Red Lobster. Happy dining!

Info

1650 Broadway
New York, NY 10019
(212) 582-2121
Website

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Admission And Hours

$5.00 Minimum in Cocktail Section
$10.00 Minimum at Tables
DINNER
Daily: 7:00pm-1:00am

BRUNCH
Sunday: 11:00am-3:00pm

Sets:
Tue-Sat: 8:00pm, 10:00pm, 11:30pm
Sun: 8:30pm, 10:30pm
Bring your valid Student ID for any set and receive half price admission! Get Half Price admission on second sets Monday through Thursday and Sunday. Half Price admission on third sets Friday and Sunday, when applicable.

Nearby Subway

  • to 50th St
  • to 47-50 Sts - Rockefeller Ctr

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