Photo from New York on Tap
Anyone that knows me knows that I love jazz. Smooth, upbeat, it doesn't matter. I always play a little Charlie Parker or Miles Davis when I am home alone and cooking. I had read about a little bar not too far from my apartment that had nightly jazz performances following their happy hour. Happy hour drinks + jazz= a very happy me.
Most jazz clubs I've been to have been really loud. I know, I know. It's music and it's gonna be loud, but I guess I have this romantic notion about having a few drinks with my husband, a little hushed conversation and jazz playing in the background. My new jazz spot did not disappoint. The smooth sounds of the piano meant I didn't have to shout to be heard. The walls of the bar are covered in black and white photos of old Hollywood and candles flicker on all the little tables.
Photo from Global Grasshoper
As for the drinks, they have 25 signature cocktails. My husband opted for the Green Hornet, a mix of gin, Cointreau and fresh lime juice. The long list had me confused and I opted for Prosecco instead.
All drinks are half price during happy hour and they have some good small plate options if you're hungry. We went with the artichoke dip to start. It was pretty rich and cheesy but perfect after SEVERAL drinks. We also ordered pizzas. Thin crust and crispy.
I had been looking for a neighborhood spot for happy hour drinks and live music. I'm looking forward to going back this Friday and trying out a cocktail or two.