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206 W. 118th St., New York, NY 10026 40.804598 -73.951872
nr. Seventh Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-243-2222 Send to Phone

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Tue-Thu, 6pm-11pm; Fri-Sat, 6pm-3am; Sun, noon-4pm and 5pm-10pm

Nearby Subway Stops

B, C at 116th St.; 2, 3 at 116th St.

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During an over three-decade run, this birthplace of bebop played host to Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, and Charlie Parker, to name a scant few. After it closed in the early seventies, Robert De Niro and Drew Nieporent conspired to reopen it. (No go.) Cut to May 2006. Nearly as many years had passed as the club had spent open when a new owner slapped on a fresh coat of burnt-orange paint, nailed up a poster of one-time house pianist Thelonious Monk, and re-electrified the original neon sign. His actions drew in an international crowd of discerning listeners who enjoyed the night’s house band playing three consecutive sets, as well as the reinstituted (and once historic) Monday night free-forms. Now, Minton’s is a supper club owned by Richard Parsons (who also owns The Cecil on the corner) with live jazz and brunch on Sundays.

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