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Paris Blues

2021 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd, New York City, NY 10027-6212
+1 917-257-7831
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Jazz Lovers Must Visit

I loved this place. The owner is kind and very proud of his establishment. He has owned this... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2017
8la4
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indiana
Hate to spill the beans about this place...

Pure, essential, classic neighborhood dive bar blues joint Friendly, welcoming atmosphere, no... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2017
pmrshll
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NJ
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In 1969 Samuel Hargress, Jr., now 78 years old, opened and has continuously managed Paris Blues at it's current location in the heart of Harlem, NY. Today boasting 7 nights of LIVE JAZZ with NO COVER, FREE FOOD and GOOD DRINKS, REASONABLY PRICED in his rare place where the high and low rub elbows, visitors are treated to an authentic neighborhood bar and Jazz Jam throw-back experience in which they are welcome and encouraged to join.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good16%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
2 Apr 2017
“Jazz Lovers Must Visit”
2 Mar 2017
“Hate to spill the beans about this place...”
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2021 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd, New York City, NY 10027-6212
Harlem
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+1 917-257-7831
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Reviewed 3 April 2017

I loved this place. The owner is kind and very proud of his establishment. He has owned this place for 48 years. That alone is reason to visit. I found the the staff and the band to be very interesting people. The drinks are well...More

Thank 8la4
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Pure, essential, classic neighborhood dive bar blues joint Friendly, welcoming atmosphere, no cover, no minimum Music honest and good You even get a chicken dinner if you time it right Drinks are pricey, but see above re no cover, so it's well worth it

1  Thank pmrshll
Reviewed 2 December 2016

My friend and I was walking down 7th Ave looking for a place to eat when we discovered Paris Blue. There was this dapper man standing outside who reminded me of my father. We told him we were looking for a place to eat.Go on...More

Thank Irma M
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

This truly was such a find. Paris Blues is such an intimate venue, and so full of soul. We felt privileged to be there and were welcomed so warmly. It has such a fantastic community atmosphere yet each and every regular there were so genuinely...More

Thank Emily K
Reviewed 15 October 2016

This will go down is my memory as a perfect night...in fact we stayed until they closed so it was also a perfect morning. We did not know what to expect, but given the 'dive' atmosphere and no cover charge,our expectations were modest. But for...More

Thank Paulaw6qci
Reviewed 31 August 2016

For many years I have wanted to visit Harlem and take in an old Blues or Jazz club, and Paris Blues delivered the experience that I had been looking for. Yes the club is old, yes the club is small and a little tatty around...More

Thank Simon R
Reviewed 30 August 2016

This is a crowded little club with a great atmosphere. We watched "der secret" which seemed to be a house band, consisting of a drummer, a sax player and a keyboard player who looked like they have been playing for many decades. They took great...More

Thank Hawkhardt
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

We arrived at thurs 9pm, and were warmly invited in, no covers. Bot a beer, corona for 8 bucks, and dug in to the free rice, beans and bbq chicken. Haha its really free. The band, der secret, started playing it place went crazy. A...More

Thank Keith_K_S_Y
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Longing for some good ole' down home blues but you're in the big city? Don't you fret, Paris Blues gives the blues lover just what you need. Nothing fancy about this place, it's for folks who want to have a simple night out of blues...More

Thank BigMoWal
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Throwback juke joint - hope that they can stay in business... Sam the owner is super cool and the blues band was excellent. Don;t be afraid of Harlem - just go and enjoy the blues/jazz music,

Thank TRWblues
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As a hub of African American culture, Harlem has
played a vital role in the history of New York City.
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businesses and developments go up next to local
institutions. The heart of the neighbourhood is
bustling 125th Street, where street vendors and
historic landmarks like the Apollo Theater mingle with
big-name stores. Turn down almost any corner, and
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tripadzeus
Stand out in the street outside Paris Blues on 7th Avenue and hail a cab like anyplace else in New York. Or you can call a car service (not necessarily Uber or Lyft.)
12 September 2016|
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Response from fouche001 | Reviewed this property |
The Patis blues is in what I call a mic use neigjborhood. Mainly residential but mixed with other type of properties; churches, restraints and other businesses, there is s train stop four blocks away. You can call a cab... More
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