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Every Thursday for the past couple of months, the folks at the NoMad have managed to transform a meeting room on the second floor of the hotel into a fun venue for drinks, snacks, and live jazz. There are only two weeks left right now to experience live jazz upstairs at the NoMad, but it should return after the summer.
A regular meeting room gets done up simply but effectively. Each table is presented with a complimentary bowl of nuts perfect for drinks, the best being the round ones with a crispy coating, described to me as "like those Japanese snacks".
As there isn't a full kitchen or bar to work with on the second floor, only a limited number of drinks and snacks are available, with about 5 of each to choose from. Neither the fruits de mer platter nor the crudites are available due to the temperature constraint.
If you are lucky enough to snag a reservation, you can in theory have the table until they are finished for the night. The band plays throughout the night, but most of their guests tend to settle in for about an hour or two, usually as a pre- or post-dinner kind of thing.
Overall it's pretty cool, especially if you're already a fan of their food and drink. The live entertainment also provides more bang for the buck, if you happen to be generally hesitant about the NoMad's cocktail prices.