Bamboo Tiki Lounge

By Ruth Davenport

The name is almost right: the Beat Niq is indeed a Jazz club, but the dimensions of the room and the enthusiasm of the musicians who play there tend to preclude much socializing. The Beat Niq is a classic smoky, dimly lit jazz lounge perfect for sipping martinis and smoking cigars. Make no mistake: this is not the place to speak of the weather, stock markets, sports or much else. This is a place to be melancholy, silent, introspective or reminescent depending on the music being played. Upbeat swing bands lift the pensiveness and sometimes couples jitterbug on the tiny dance floor. By and large, Beat Niq is a place for the unspoken forms of expression.

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