Bowery Ballroom

Row 1

Details
6 Delancey St (at Bowery)
New York, NY 10002
(212) 533-2111
Rock Club, Music Venue
Hours
Mon–Sat: 8:00 PM–2:00 AM Sun: 7:00 PM–2:00 AM

Foursquare Tips

  • Frank Ocean killed the stage here for a small audience on 11/27/2011 during his first NYC performance.
  • Watch a show from the balcony right next to the soundboard.
  • Fans can be feral (even though theyll never dance). If you step out for a smoke, leave plenty of time to get back anywhere near the front.
  • This New York mainstay is a must for any indie music fan. Don't leave too soon after the show because you can usually catch the talent having a drink at the end of the night in the downstairs bar.
  • David Byrne is a frequent patron. Look for him in his trademark all-white ensembles at the front of the balcony, stage left.
  • Did you know the Bowery Ballroom was built just before the stock market crash of 1929? Much of the 1929 construction still remains, including a VIP room behind the stage.
  • Open your ears and close your eyes!
  • There's a staircase downstairs next to the ladies room that lets you out right next to the stage.
  • This is my favorite place to see music in NYC, hands down.
  • Pick a pillar, lean against it. Avoid all eye contact.
  • Angle for a balcony view -- it's the best place to view a concert.
  • one of my favorite venues in the city. cool, intimate and loud.
  • Check out a great concert!
  • Fans can be feral (even though theyll never dance). If you step out for a smoke, leave plenty of time to get back anywhere near the front.
  • When downstairs, use the staircase over by the women's restroom to get closest to the stage
  • This is my absolute favorite venue in NYC. The club has a classic design and intimate feel. The best place to stand is up on the balcony, directly behind the soundboard. Leigh Belz, features director
  • FYI $25 minimum @ the bar when you're using a card
  • 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.
  • Similar set up and size to Music Hall of Williamsburg: solid acts and it allows fans to head upstairs to escape the the crowd and snag a few beers. Great spot for shows (and close to subways!)
  • Head to the balcony, the views and sound are great from up there, you can avoid the crowds on the floor (if you want to) and you can get a drink quick from the bar up there.