Arthur's Tavern

★★★★★
  • 57 Grove St

    New York, NY 10014

    Cross street: nr. Seventh Ave. South

    Map & Directions
  • 212-675-6879

About Arthur's Tavern

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Daily, 7pm-4am

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This is a very difficult review because the music is great. BUT the staff is very very rude, tuff, thug like and violent if crossed. In a miner dispute over a bill I had my chair pulled out from under me and I fell to the floor. I saw the

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★★★★★

This is a very difficult review because the music is great. BUT the staff is very very rude, tuff, thug like and violent if crossed. In a miner dispute over a bill I had my chair pulled out from under me and I fell to the floor. I saw the

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Head over to The Griffin to Michael Fredo's Wednesday night party. They have a great show and an open bar from 8-9:30. Free admission too. Michael Fredo with The Benny Reid Ensemble is a great Jazz/ Ratpack show. 50 Gansevoort @ Greenwich

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Head over to The Griffin to Michael Fredo's Wednesday night party. They have a great show and an open bar from 8-9:30. Free admission too. Michael Fredo with The Benny Reid Ensemble is a great Jazz/ Ratpack show. 50 Gansevoort @ Greenwich

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The last time I walked into Arthurs Tavern, Nov. 2006. The time before that, I was a young girl.\r
Brought my Mom back to NY to Celebrate her 75th B-Day. Never thought it would just be her & I. My Father passed away 4yrs after he retired.

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The last time I walked into Arthurs Tavern, Nov. 2006. The time before that, I was a young girl.\r
Brought my Mom back to NY to Celebrate her 75th B-Day. Never thought it would just be her & I. My Father passed away 4yrs after he retired.

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Was only checking this club out(I'm from the UK) and was put off by the reviews but after noticing that there are only 20 reviews over 10 years(inc four bad reviews) I realized that it doesn't seem too bad at all. The fact that so few

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★★★★★

Was only checking this club out(I'm from the UK) and was put off by the reviews but after noticing that there are only 20 reviews over 10 years(inc four bad reviews) I realized that it doesn't seem too bad at all. The fact that so few

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STAY AWAY!!! Totally despicable service. If you want beer to be poured over your head by you server or if you enjoy being spit on, this is the place for you. Because my female! server was threatening me with physical violence, I had to

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STAY AWAY!!! Totally despicable service. If you want beer to be poured over your head by you server or if you enjoy being spit on, this is the place for you. Because my female! server was threatening me with physical violence, I had to

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My wife and I went there on a Tuesday night after a show on Broadway. We had none of the problems others have mentioned with wait staff. We were charged correctly for 4 drinks each at $10 per drink. Gratuity was added, and was

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My wife and I went there on a Tuesday night after a show on Broadway. We had none of the problems others have mentioned with wait staff. We were charged correctly for 4 drinks each at $10 per drink. Gratuity was added, and was

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I have never had a problem at Arthur's, albeit I do go during the week when tourists(domestic and foreign) have not invaded the place yet. There is a piano lounge setting 6-8?. I really can't blame the staff. I dont believe there is a

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I have never had a problem at Arthur's, albeit I do go during the week when tourists(domestic and foreign) have not invaded the place yet. There is a piano lounge setting 6-8?. I really can't blame the staff. I dont believe there is a

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terrible place because of the waitresses. beware!

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★★★★★

terrible place because of the waitresses. beware!

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Today was surreal!!!!!! The waitress actually gave me a dirty look walking without saying anything and was rude with us during all the evening.
THE MUSIC IS GREAT AND THE ATMOSPHERE IS SENSATIONAL.

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★★★☆☆

Today was surreal!!!!!! The waitress actually gave me a dirty look walking without saying anything and was rude with us during all the evening.
THE MUSIC IS GREAT AND THE ATMOSPHERE IS SENSATIONAL.

Pros: good atmosphere and music

Cons: staff

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I have been taking people from out of town here for years, touristy by fun. My last experience was that the staff is just looking for ways to make money. Our waitress charged $11 for a drink I always paid $9 for. In addition she short changed me on a $50 bill. The next one charged me a service charge of $9 on $33 worth of drinks, when there is no service charge. I guess they just like to determine their own tips, and they are quite generous.
Try 55 Bar if you want music, I will never return!!

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★☆☆☆☆

I have been taking people from out of town here for years, touristy by fun. My last experience was that the staff is just looking for ways to make money. Our waitress charged $11 for a drink I always paid $9 for. In addition she short changed me on a $50 bill. The next one charged me a service charge of $9 on $33 worth of drinks, when there is no service charge. I guess they just like to determine their own tips, and they are quite generous.
Try 55 Bar if you want music, I will never return!!

Cons: dishonest staff

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The atmosphere was great if you like cramped, customers that sing along to the music and a decor that hasnt changed since the place opened.
BUT watch out if your running a tab, almost positive they added 2extra beers on the tab, they did add an automatic tip, and like the other review below me there were only 2 of us, and $7 for a budlight crazy.
And they dont takew credit card!!!

I would go back, actually want to just to see if they try to rip me off, but there are other places in the city and that area just as good, if not better.

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★★★☆☆

The atmosphere was great if you like cramped, customers that sing along to the music and a decor that hasnt changed since the place opened.
BUT watch out if your running a tab, almost positive they added 2extra beers on the tab, they did add an automatic tip, and like the other review below me there were only 2 of us, and $7 for a budlight crazy.
And they dont takew credit card!!!

I would go back, actually want to just to see if they try to rip me off, but there are other places in the city and that area just as good, if not better.

Pros: atmosphere, music

Cons: prices, cash only bar

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Beware of this scam artist haven! Me and my boyfriend actually had a wonderful time here, enjoying the funk/jazz band Off the Hook with blues diva Sweet Georgia Brown. But at the end of the night, after we had 3 drinks each, the cocktail waitress charged us for 4 each, AND charged $12 a drink instead of $10, as the menu clearly stated. To make matters even worse, there was a 20% service charge added to the bill, even though there was only two of us. We talked to the manager, who scoffed. This place is a scam! Beware! They will rip you off!

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★☆☆☆☆

Beware of this scam artist haven! Me and my boyfriend actually had a wonderful time here, enjoying the funk/jazz band Off the Hook with blues diva Sweet Georgia Brown. But at the end of the night, after we had 3 drinks each, the cocktail waitress charged us for 4 each, AND charged $12 a drink instead of $10, as the menu clearly stated. To make matters even worse, there was a 20% service charge added to the bill, even though there was only two of us. We talked to the manager, who scoffed. This place is a scam! Beware! They will rip you off!

Pros: Great music, a lot of fun until the bill comes...

Cons: Watch your bill carefully, and count your drinks everytime. They will rip you off.

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I visited Arthur's Tavern in November 2006, just after Thanksgiving. I was pleasantly surprised. We arrived about 8 pm when it was quiet and not crowded. Then the band started setting up. By 9 pm, the place was packed with patrons and then in walked a uniquely dressed, well rounded woman in a hat and zebra outfit. She worked her way to the back and we realized that she was Sweet Georgia Brown. What a show person! She entertained us all evening, with song, a little crassy humor, and she made us laugh, loudly. If you are a bald guy who likes to laugh, loudly, be prepared for some friendly exchange with Georgia. Sit near the front of the tavern and she will still pick you out! It was a great time. I will visit every time I return to the Big Apple.

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★★★★★

I visited Arthur's Tavern in November 2006, just after Thanksgiving. I was pleasantly surprised. We arrived about 8 pm when it was quiet and not crowded. Then the band started setting up. By 9 pm, the place was packed with patrons and then in walked a uniquely dressed, well rounded woman in a hat and zebra outfit. She worked her way to the back and we realized that she was Sweet Georgia Brown. What a show person! She entertained us all evening, with song, a little crassy humor, and she made us laugh, loudly. If you are a bald guy who likes to laugh, loudly, be prepared for some friendly exchange with Georgia. Sit near the front of the tavern and she will still pick you out! It was a great time. I will visit every time I return to the Big Apple.

Pros: The ambience

Cons: It is crowded. Restrooms are in the basement.

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Arthur's Tavern has been around a long time. If you're visiting NYC and want to hit a club where you can hear good jazz and R&B, make sure Arthur's is on your short list. No cover. Reasonably priced drinks. Great service. Great music. A mostly white crowd, wide range in age. Loved it!

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Arthur's Tavern has been around a long time. If you're visiting NYC and want to hit a club where you can hear good jazz and R&B, make sure Arthur's is on your short list. No cover. Reasonably priced drinks. Great service. Great music. A mostly white crowd, wide range in age. Loved it!

Pros: Its Tradition, Great Music, No Cover

Cons: Crowded

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Hi it was my 1st time to New York as I am from UK. Read about Arthur's bar and knew I had to try it. Was not disappointed at all! Fantastic music, great atmosphere and all the band members were great guys! The lead singer (whom I spoke to outside) had a great voice whic was not impaired by smoking! Or so he told me! The lead gutarist was awesome! He did a great rendition of Voodoo Chil'. When I go back to NY I am definitely going back to Arthur's bar! See you soon xx

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Hi it was my 1st time to New York as I am from UK. Read about Arthur's bar and knew I had to try it. Was not disappointed at all! Fantastic music, great atmosphere and all the band members were great guys! The lead singer (whom I spoke to outside) had a great voice whic was not impaired by smoking! Or so he told me! The lead gutarist was awesome! He did a great rendition of Voodoo Chil'. When I go back to NY I am definitely going back to Arthur's bar! See you soon xx

Pros: great music, good waitresses, cheap beer

Cons: , n/a, n/a

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Crowded, LOUD!, some good acts, Love Mr Parker, who is seemingly in deep slumber during the gig, but wakes up on cue and brings the house down.

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Crowded, LOUD!, some good acts, Love Mr Parker, who is seemingly in deep slumber during the gig, but wakes up on cue and brings the house down.

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Definitely worth the trip! We went to a couple other places rated by this site. I was not very impressed until I got here. This place was definitely cool. The house band was very entertaining. I was extremely impressed with Raul Midon. He is an incredibly talented musician. It was a very fun night. I would definitely go back.

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Definitely worth the trip! We went to a couple other places rated by this site. I was not very impressed until I got here. This place was definitely cool. The house band was very entertaining. I was extremely impressed with Raul Midon. He is an incredibly talented musician. It was a very fun night. I would definitely go back.

Pros: Good Music, Fun Crowd, Very Entertaining

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This place was all right, not too bad, not too good. I got served quickly, it got crowded, it's in a crazy area, lots of stuff going on. I just wasn't crazy abouot it...And their description of music was wrong. They said, "live blues, jazz...." and the band there was doing a cover of "Purple Rain." I understand that music can have blues or jazz roots, but come on....

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This place was all right, not too bad, not too good. I got served quickly, it got crowded, it's in a crazy area, lots of stuff going on. I just wasn't crazy abouot it...And their description of music was wrong. They said, "live blues, jazz...." and the band there was doing a cover of "Purple Rain." I understand that music can have blues or jazz roots, but come on....

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Crowded, Smelly, Smokey (not for long) Dingy, Gritty, Blues, Jazz, Live music AND no cover! This is the bar other bars try so hard to be like. Mix crowd on a Sat night. On my left, large, black woman with gold caped teeth, on my right, waspy upper east sider native Manhattenite. How could you go wrong! Capt. & Coke $7 bucks. Small place, but since there is no cover people were coming in an out all night long, so you can easly grab a seat!

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★★★★★

Crowded, Smelly, Smokey (not for long) Dingy, Gritty, Blues, Jazz, Live music AND no cover! This is the bar other bars try so hard to be like. Mix crowd on a Sat night. On my left, large, black woman with gold caped teeth, on my right, waspy upper east sider native Manhattenite. How could you go wrong! Capt. & Coke $7 bucks. Small place, but since there is no cover people were coming in an out all night long, so you can easly grab a seat!

Pros: NO COVER!, very old New York

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This place was like the bar in coyote ugly.
Must get back there soon.

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This place was like the bar in coyote ugly.
Must get back there soon.

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inexpensive jazz club with top flight music. Soulful performances, intimate enough to play requests

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inexpensive jazz club with top flight music. Soulful performances, intimate enough to play requests

Pros: music, atmosphere

Cons: tiny, crowded

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Great bands and customers. get there early or around 12:am. Weekdays are more local folk.
Hi Terresa

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Great bands and customers. get there early or around 12:am. Weekdays are more local folk.
Hi Terresa

Pros: people

Cons: smoke

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If you are looking for an affordable night out and a uniquely New York experience you'll find it at Arthur's Tavern. Monday nights host the longest running gig in New York -- The Grove Street Stompers have played this gig for 39 years! The rest of the week there's blues, nasty and dirty. A blind singer, songwriter guitarist on Wednesdays and Saturdays who will blow your mind. Every night of the week there is live music until the wee small hours for FREE!! Dinero and Madonna have used this vintage club for film and video...

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If you are looking for an affordable night out and a uniquely New York experience you'll find it at Arthur's Tavern. Monday nights host the longest running gig in New York -- The Grove Street Stompers have played this gig for 39 years! The rest of the week there's blues, nasty and dirty. A blind singer, songwriter guitarist on Wednesdays and Saturdays who will blow your mind. Every night of the week there is live music until the wee small hours for FREE!! Dinero and Madonna have used this vintage club for film and video...

 

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