Patrons can sometimes be herded a bit like cattle here, and the drink prices are among the most outlandish in town—upwards of ten bucks for a cheap cocktail in a plastic cup!—but this cavernous space, with its dramatic vaulted balconies, regularly draws big performers in the limbo between club and arena shows. The once-poor sound quality has been rectified, but unless you land tickets on the floor, it takes an amazing act to make a night feel special.
Hammerstein Ballroom (at the Manhattan Center)
|Venue name:||Hammerstein Ballroom (at the Manhattan Center)||Contact:|
311 W 34th St
|Cross street:||between Eighth and Ninth Aves|
|Transport:||Subway: A, C, E, 1, 2, 3 to 34th St–Penn Station|