Incredible live jazz weeknights! Rip roarin' live blues Friday & Saturday nights 10pm to 2am (2 shows) per night! Great friendly service with a smile & just enough attitude to make you feel at home! Cigars and Cigarettes were welcome for over 84 years. Now due to City Policy, we are non-smoking. Yes, all those stories are true…come see for yourself! A funky dive bar from prohibition days, the 55's heart is jazz and its soul is the blues. Incredible musicians rock the house nightly with some of the most innovative playing in NY (if not the world)! Watch musical legends checking out the newcomers and veteran barflies chatting up first timers. A cool staff with no attitude (well, almost), a low cover and a wicked juke box make this a true village hangout.