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The Carnegie Club

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156 W. 56th St., New York, NY 10019 40.764454 -73.980134
nr. Seventh Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-957-9676 Send to Phone

  • Reader Rating:

    8 out of 10


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  • Scene: Quiet Conversation, Cigar Bar, Live Music, Lounge, Romantic, Whiskey Bar
Photo by A.J. Wilhelm and Carmen Lopez

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Mon-Fri, 2pm-2am; Sat, 4pm-2am; Sun, 4pm-1am

Nearby Subway Stops

N, Q, R at 57th St.-Seventh Ave.; B, D, E at Seventh Ave.; F at 57th St.

Cover Charge

Sinatra Saturdays, $40 with two drink minimum, $50 for premium seating

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa


An air of vintage class pervades this sprawling midtown cigar barójust what you'd expect from the team responsible for Grand Central's Campbell Apartment. Yellow wallpaper and hand-carved wooden bookcases stuffed with worn hardbacks give the club's main level and large lofted hideaway the feel of an Ivy League alumni club. Jazz groups perform on a patch of floorspace downstairs beneath cathedral-like windows, with the modern, mellow groove of a trumpeter (or even a didgeridoo player) on one night giving way to the swing of crooned standards and an 11-piece orchestra on another. The crowd of men (many of them balding and dressed in jacket and tie) and some younger women (in skirts or cocktail dresses) buzz from upholstered sofa chairs and couches to the long bar. With 25 or so cigars in a glass-enclosed humidor, even non-smokers may experience a whiff of nostalgia for the days of indoor smoking as they watch how the club's lighting catches swirls of smoke just right. But that feeling's likely to wear off once they get a whiff of themselves outdoors.

Live Music

Sat., shows start at 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.

$10 fee if you bring in your own tobacco.