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The 17 Most Popular Music Venues in NYC
Music Hall of Williamsburg is one of The 17 Most Popular Music Venues in NYC.

1. Music Hall of Williamsburg

9.1
66 N 6th St (at Kent Ave), Brooklyn, NY
Music Venue · Williamsburg · 185 tips and reviews

Smashley H.Smashley Harris: This is definitely my favorite venue in the entire city. It was actually constructed to replicate Bowery Ballroom and made everything slightly better than BB.

Webster Hall is one of The 17 Most Popular Music Venues in NYC.

2. Webster Hall

7.4
125 E 11th St (btwn 3rd & 4th Ave), New York, NY
Music Venue · Greenwich Village · 317 tips and reviews

Kathryn Y.Kathryn Yu: Go to Webster Hall to see a band. If you have a paper ticket, the line is usually further down the block. Don't get stuck in the will-call line.

Bowery Ballroom is one of The 17 Most Popular Music Venues in NYC.

3. Bowery Ballroom

9.1
6 Delancey St (at Bowery), New York, NY
Rock Club · Lower East Side · 215 tips and reviews

Kathryn Y.Kathryn Yu: Go to the Bowery Ballroom to see a band, and move towards stage right, where it is less crowded. Too many people get stuck on one side of the room.

Irving Plaza is one of The 17 Most Popular Music Venues in NYC.

4. Irving Plaza

7.9
17 Irving Pl (at E 15th St), New York, NY
Music Venue · Union Square · 144 tips and reviews

SPINSPIN: The sound is horrible under the balconies, much better on the open floor.

PlayStation Theater is one of The 17 Most Popular Music Venues in NYC.

5. PlayStation Theater

1515 Broadway (at W 44th St), New York, NY
Music Venue · Theater District · 106 tips and reviews

Julie O.Julie O.: If you put an upscale movie theatre and a concert venue together you'd have this place. Overall good venue. Pit in the front, seating in the back.

City Winery is one of The 17 Most Popular Music Venues in NYC.

6. City Winery

155 Varick St (at Vandam St), New York, NY
Wine Bar · Hudson Square · 188 tips and reviews

Rachel P.Rachel Perlin: Rose on tap, black kale Caesar salad and good live music?! Sold. This place makes me feel like an adult in a good way.

Rockwood Music Hall is one of The 17 Most Popular Music Venues in NYC.

7. Rockwood Music Hall

8.6
196 Allen St (btwn Stanton & E Houston St), New York, NY
Rock Club · Lower East Side · 144 tips and reviews

Atomic TomAtomic Tom: One of the best acoustic venues in NYC!

Joe's Pub is one of The 17 Most Popular Music Venues in NYC.

8. Joe's Pub

9.0
425 Lafayette St (btwn Astor Pl & E 4th St), New York, NY
Music Venue · NoHo · 90 tips and reviews

Alicia KeysAlicia Keys: One of my first ever performances happened right here! Small, intimate and always magical.

Highline Ballroom is one of The 17 Most Popular Music Venues in NYC.

9. Highline Ballroom

431 W 16th St (btwn 9th & 10th Ave), New York, NY
Music Venue · Chelsea · 137 tips and reviews

Karina C.Karina Cejas: Best venue in NY. Polite workers, clean, and also beautifully renovated!

Gramercy Theatre is one of The 17 Most Popular Music Venues in NYC.

10. Gramercy Theatre

8.0
127 E 23rd St (btwn Park & Lexington Ave), New York, NY
Music Venue · Rose Hill · 99 tips and reviews

lauren c.lauren cox: The lounge downstairs is awesome. Love the wall murals and the funky furniture!

S.O.B.'s is one of The 17 Most Popular Music Venues in NYC.

11. S.O.B.'s

8.2
204 Varick St (at W Houston St), New York, NY
Bar · Hudson Square · 83 tips and reviews

Dee PhunkDee Phunk: Shows can be hit or miss here depending on if the sound feels like behaving or not. No longer one of the BEST live venues in the city but still historic & legendary. STILL supporting hip-hop.

Rough Trade is one of The 17 Most Popular Music Venues in NYC.

12. Rough Trade

64 N 9th St (btwn Kent & Wythe Ave), Brooklyn, NY
Record Shop · Williamsburg · 121 tips and reviews

Sam B.Sam Brown: The music venue in the back of this huge, spacious record shop, is so small and intimate that you can get close enough to your favorite artists to hear the pick crashing against their guitar strings.

Mercury Lounge is one of The 17 Most Popular Music Venues in NYC.

13. Mercury Lounge

8.2
217 E Houston St (btwn Ludlow & Essex St), New York, NY
Rock Club · Lower East Side · 133 tips and reviews

Ryan M.Ryan Muir: Show up late, set times are always scheduled a half an hour later than the website says they are.

Le Poisson Rouge is one of The 17 Most Popular Music Venues in NYC.

14. Le Poisson Rouge

7.9
158 Bleecker St (btwn Sullivan & Thompson St), New York, NY
Rock Club · Greenwich Village · 165 tips and reviews

Original PenguinOriginal Penguin: This extravagant West Village nightclub is a mix of uptown class and downtown talent offering fine dining, art performances, film screenings, music and rambunctious late night dance parties.

Terminal 5 is one of The 17 Most Popular Music Venues in NYC.

15. Terminal 5

6.6
610 W 56th St (at 11th Ave), New York, NY
Music Venue · Hell's Kitchen · 305 tips and reviews

The Corcoran GroupThe Corcoran Group: This is one of the largest venues for live music in NYC, so it can get quite crowded – think lines galore. The acoustics are ok, but they do get great headliners.

The Bandshell / Celebrate Brooklyn! is one of The 17 Most Popular Music Venues in NYC.

16. The Bandshell / Celebrate Brooklyn!

9.4
Prospect Park W (at 10th St), Brooklyn, NY
Performing Arts Venue · Prospect Park · 149 tips and reviews

Damien B.Damien Basile 😈: Have a picnic at sunset with great company while listening to amazing music.

Rumsey Playfield is one of The 17 Most Popular Music Venues in NYC.

17. Rumsey Playfield

8.2
Central Park (at East & Terrace Dr), New York, NY
Music Venue · Central Park · 28 tips and reviews

Jeff W.Jeff Woo: Home of NYC Summerstage where thousands of New Yorkers rock out to free pop/rock/international concerts all summer long, rain or shine! If you have not been here, this is a must do!