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Eat, Drink and Be Merry in Manhattan

Food and music make a winning combo, and there could be no better place to experience the pair than in Manhattan. If you're staying at a cheap Manhattan hotel like Hotel Mela and looking to grab a bite and listen to live music we've got a few winning ideas. Check out these "Local Approved" places to eat, drink and be merry in Manhattan. The Jazz Standard           Urban Barbecue where live music lives. Expect to listen to live jazz, Blues, R&B from rising legends and those with well established reputations while enjoying award winning barbecue Jazz Standard serves up two sets a night, seven nights a week starting at 7:30 p.m. Cornelia Street Cafe Located in Greenwich Village, on the west side of Lower Manhattan, you'll be treated to Cornelia Street Café. This unique establishment is owned by a group of creative folks who showcase comedy acts, musicians and storytellers. You can bet on an eclectic mix of entertainment. Open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner. If you're looking to catch a show post dinner, you'll be glad to know that Cornelia Street Café offers a late, late show on Friday and Saturday nights. Smoke Jazz and Supper Club Dinner service nightly until 2:00 a.m. satisfies your quest for a decent late night meal. After your late night meal stick around for some jazz; Some Jazz and Supper Club is open until 3:00 a.m. daily. Catch a jam-session at Smoke, and enjoy the treats of NYC's rising musicians. Pricing is fair, and there's often no cover charge. In Manhattan you can always expect the unexpected when it comes to entertainment. Add a night of good food and incredible live music to your stay at a Manhattan hotel and you will feel like a genuine New Yorker in no time.