Not what it used to be. New ownership bought the place and remodeled the entire joint. The jazz has gone away, now they have some Hawaiian band on Friday nights. Advertise that they have Murphy's Irish Red but never do. Had Labatt, but I think that they took that away too. It's now a Buffalo Bar, as the two owners are from Buffalo suburbs. One is from Tonawanda, I'm not sure about the other. All-in-all, it's a decent place as per all of the reviews on the Internet pre 2009, this place isn't the swinging jazz joint that your granpa raved about. It's a blue-collar carbon copy of most bars in this city. I guess you can play the Wii there too, but I'm not looking to play video games at a bar.
Great Friday Night Jazz Jam. We went to the Friday night jazz jam after a day of hiking at Zion. We wanted to relax and experience a bit of Las Vegas off the strip. While the cab ride was long (fast but pricey), the experience was a highlight of our trip. The regulars were extremely friendly. The music was great. Plus the drink prices were a welcome site in Vegas. I would highly recommend the trip if you need a break from the usual Vegas itineraries.
A neighborhood bar straight from central casting and a great spot for live, old-time jazz..
Walking into Pogo's Tavern is like walking onto a stage set. Every classic bar element is in evidence--big vinyl booths with lava-red candle holders, ancient lighted signs bearing the image of the Budweiser Clydesdales, dozens of obscure sporting trophies lining the wall. Most nights, no one under 50 can be found among the clientele, but on Friday nights the place is packed by all ages for the weekly Jazz Jam. The vibe is informal, relaxed and fun.