Rockwood Music Hall

Music, Music venues Lower East Side
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Rockwood Music Hall
Photograph: Marielle Solan
Lucius performs at Rockwood Music Hall for CMJ Music Marathon

This LES haunt started as a tiny, cramped storefront space and has expanded into a multistage downtown fixture. Rockwood books an endless parade of aspirants, some of whom (such Chris Thile, Gabriel Kahane) have gone on to become stars of the singer-songwriter and Americana realms.

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Venue name: Rockwood Music Hall
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Address: 196 Allen St
New York
10002
Cross street: between E Houston and Stanton Sts
Transport: Subway: F to Lower East Side–Second Ave
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Julie S
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Rockwood Music Hall is a super chilled out music venue on the hip and happening Lower East Side. There are three stages there where various types of musical acts perform. They've even had Lady Gaga grace the stage. Some shows are free and otherscharge a cover with a drink minimum per person. You can choose from great drinks from the fully stocked bar. The staff are very laid back and friendly as well. Whether you are seeing a full-on rock band, or a more mellow acoustic group, Rockwood Music Hall is an awesome setting for a most enjoyable live music experience.

Dre
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If you don't like watching free music then stop reading this review now. If you do, then welcome to the promised land. Rockwood Music Hall is one of those places that has a good vibe and always something new to see. There are 3 stages, none of which are large in scale but all are great venues that offer an intimate setting for you and your friends to view artists. I've been there a few times now and every time I enjoy myself. Depending on the crowd the artist is anticipated to draw, you may have a variety of arrangements (seating or standing). There may come a time when you have to pay for a certain stage but don't sweat, if you cant afford it there are other stages to tap your feet to. This isn't a place you get all dressed up to go to, it's very relaxed and comfortable. They have a full bar and the staff are super friendly. A must see!

Lindsey W
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I went here last night to see Astrid S and was so pleasantly surprised at how small and intimate the venue was. There were maybe 70 people there, the sound was great and the crowd was super chill. I had a great time and would definitely come back here to see any of my favorite artists. The bar is easily accessible and there is a waitress that roams around taking drink orders. 

It was a little chilly and I'm kind of short (5'3) so I had trouble at points seeing her, but all in all it was a great experience!