Paris Blue first opened in 1968, and there have been jazz shows almost every night since. It’s fully a dive bar (if you order anything with liquor, it may come in a plastic cup), but unlike most dive bars, Paris Blues has amazing nightly performances and tons of framed portraits of famous musicians who have been there. There’s no cover for shows but there’s typically a two-drink minimum.
Where we've featured it
More spots in HarlemSee more
Pisticci is a neighborhood Italian place in Harlem that’s good for a nice brunch or dinner.
La Savane is where you go in Harlem for some casual West African food like lamb shanks, plantains, and couscous.
More Bar spotsSee more
Sugar Monk is a tiny cocktail bar in Harlem with velvet furniture, tropical wallpaper, and some very good (and complex) drinks.
Suggested by our writers
Lido is a neighborhood Italian spot in Harlem that also does a serious bottomless brunch.
Tomi Jazz is a Japanese jazz bar that also happens to be one of the coolest date options in Midtown.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more