Best Jazz/Blues Jukebox - 2000
Rudy's Bar and Grill
Next time you're in Hell's Kitchen, make a pit stop at Rudy's Bar and Grill. Since 1934, Rudy's has supplemented its reasonably priced drinks with the best tunes in the area. The infamous jukebox contains such greats as Thelonious Monk, Herbie Mann, Willie Dixon, and Muddy Waters, though don't be surprised if your ears happen on some good ol' rock and roll as well. An establishment with attitude to spare, too: A slogan on the wall continually reminds patrons, "If you don't like it here, buy your own fucking bar." They don't complain.