Open 7 nights a week! Club Bonafide, founded in 2015 by world-renowned musician Richard Bona, is bringing live music back to 52nd Street! Hearkening back to the golden age of jazz in the 1930's, 40's & 50's, this eclectic venue features world-class artists performing a variety of musical genres including Jazz, Blues, Latin, World, R&B, Funk, Soul and more.Take a look at our New York City itinerary planner to schedule your visit to Club Bonafide and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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We went to Club Bonafide to watch Chloé Perrier and the French Heart Jazz Band. What a show! For those who love France and took a trip to NY instead of Paris, it was a real gift. The place is small bu... more »
Upon reaching the third floor of an unassuming entryway of Club Bonafide you will step out of a VERY TINY elevator (3 people maximum), and find yourself in a room with red walls, with a NYC 1950's vib... more »
It is a great venue to see live music. I got there late for a show last week and they let us stay for the next show and gave us free tickets to any show. I really appreciated that because I'm from out of town so I would be leaving soon. So the day before I left I got to see the Whitney Houston tribute show and it was amazing. I had a wonderful time and when I come back to New York I will definitely catch a show here.
Is all of New York full of hidden amazing venues on their second floors? This place makes me wonder....a small and intimate performance space where your never more than 15 ft away from performers or the stage, Club Bonafide is a hidden gem on the UES. Sure the food is bad, (lower than diner quality, shame) and the drinks are just okay, but the performers are usually so good it doesn't matter. The place is dark and has great ambiance with brick accents. If I had one complaint it's that the small space makes it so that you cant really linger after a show. The club follows the comedy performance model with multiple shows and a two drink minimum, and is worth checking out if you like live music.
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