When Arthur’s Tavern first opened its doors, jazz was all the rage in the West Village bars. The genre is a style, an attitude, and it has picked up influences from all kinds of music and musicians around the world. The term jazz encompasses a variety of different styles, from hard bop to Dixieland, all stemming from the emphasis on improvisation and personal expression through music. If you think you don’t like jazz, there’s a good chance you just haven’t listened to the right kind.
Many of the genre’s greatest performers have graced Arthur’s stage, so it’s no surprise that it’s ingrained in our DNA to this day. The bar is known for being a hotspot for jazz performances, but did you know that the music style even infuses our menu? Yes, even the specialty cocktails at Arthur’s Tavern sing, each inspired by a different jazz subgenre. Whether or not you’re a connoisseur, our cocktails are the perfect way to explore the many moods of this complex, innovative music.