Friday, October 29, 2010

☞ LISTEN: American Legion Post 398


The brownstone at 248 West 132nd Street (between FDB/8th and ACP/7th) has the American Legion 398 sign out front by day but is also the location for a popular basement jazz session at night. A reader sent in an article they had looked at while on a flight that spotlights the hot spots of Harlem and the underground venue was one of the top picks: LINK. Apparently popular on the weekends, the house gets packed by 8:00 PM with folks who are served southern fried specialties on styrofoam plates and drink bottled beer while watching a range of jazz artists perform. It's been going on for 10 years now and there are even reviews on Yelp: LINK.  Has anyone dropped by lately?  Lower photo by Dorothy Hong

5 comments:

  1. WOW I NEVER KNOW ABOUT THIS PLACE .....THANX I HAVE TO VISIT IT OVER THE WEEKEND.

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  2. I have been there several times, never disappointed. Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday night from 8-11:30pm hold jazz jam sessions. Sunday night can be very packed at times. Many taletned musicians jump in their jam sessions when they can. The price is more than reasonable (no entrance fee, one just needs to sign in). Highly recommended.

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  3. My dad and Uncle go often; Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays. I think that Wednesday is fish night. Like the previous posts mentions, Sundays gets pretty packed, especially with out of towners. I went once last summer and we ate outside in the back. This is a hidden treasure.

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  4. yes! The Post Lounge has the best Jazz spot in town on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday. But the best kept secret is Classic R & B, & the good old songs on Friday by the American Legion Member & House DJ "The Doctor". People love the music and videos. Its just great music. Fridays from 6pm to 12 midnight. The soul food is good too. The potato salad is the bomb!!

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