As sleek and sexy as all jazz clubs should be, Jazz Standard is a classy, exquisite venue for catching some of the best jazz shows in NYC. Located in the basement of southern-and-soul-food-staple Blue Smoke restaurant, this club boasts the same delicious and mouthwatering food of its upstairs neighbor, as well as a killer selection of inebriants. The wine list is primo, as is the array of spirits, which includes over 30 varieties of tequila. The cover can be a little high, but the lack of a drink minimum makes it bearable. Jazz Standard is known for bringing in some of the biggest names in Jazz, so be sure to get there early when they're in town.