Party Earth Review It’s doubtful any of the well-dressed patrons who frequent Silver Lining were around during the roaring 20s, unless a mix of artisan cocktails and artful jazz is the secret to the fountain of youth. Still, after descending... ... read full review
75 Murray Street
New York, New York 10004
A, C, 1, 2, 3: Chambers Street / West Broadway; 2, 3: Park Place / Broadway; E: World Trade Center / Church Street; R: Cortlandt Street Church Street
M–Th 5pm–1am, F 5pm–2am, Sa 6pm–2am
Tribeca, New York –
It’s doubtful any of the well-dressed patrons who frequent Silver Lining were around during the roaring 20s, unless a mix of artisan cocktails and artful jazz is the secret to the fountain of youth.
Still, after descending the long flight of stairs to this subterranean lounge, sophisticated modern-day minglers invariably feel a bit of a time warp amid the tiny linen-covered tables, candlelit white leather booths, and retro-dressed staff.
Historically, jazz clubs were rambunctious affairs, and though the cloud of cigarette smoke from the bygone era is missing, the venue’s ninety-year-old cash registers and rousing cacophony of conversation help spark that old energy.
Older suited veterans sip potent libations at the expansive oak wood bar, chatting with their neighbor about the vintage portraits, antique clocks, and old-school radios that adorn the exposed brick walls, while couples on first dates get a little closer over small plates like mussels and charcuterie.
There’s no stage, so jazz acts perform nightly around a grand piano set to one side of the single room, usually at a volume that ensures the boisterous clientele can continue chatting over Brown Derbys and Rum Bucks.
Whether it’s a mixology spot with live jazz or a jazz club for demanding drinkers is a matter of opinion, but Silver Lining is one of the few places in town where the cocktails are as finely crafted as the side-slipping riffs.
Classy jazz lovers, sophisticated professionals, couples on first dates, and choosey cocktailers, early 30s to late 40s+.
Live jazz at 9pm M–Th, 10pm F–Sa. Ambient jazz all other times.
Menu of small plates including veggie sliders, mussels, charcuterie, and bread pudding.
Small plates $10–$20. Beer $5–$15, wine $12, cocktails $14.
Fancy cool: suits, blazers, cocktail dresses.
Any time a jazz act of interest is on the calendar, or Fridays and Saturdays for the biggest crowds engaged in festive conversation.
Ward III (111 Reade Street) isn’t as glitzy, but the dark and cozy venue is considered by many to be one of New York’s most creative cocktail lounges.