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Music Hall of Williamsburg

Music, Music venues Williamsburg
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 (Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz)
Photograph: Paul WagtouiczMusic Hall of Williamsburg
 (Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz)
Photograph: Paul WagtouiczMusic Hall of Williamsburg
 (Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz)
Photograph: Paul WagtouiczMusic Hall of Williamsburg
 (Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz)
Photograph: Paul WagtouiczMusic Hall of Williamsburg
 (Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz)
Photograph: Paul WagtouiczMusic Hall of Williamsburg

Run by local promoter Bowery Presents, this Williamsburg outpost is basically a mirror image of similarly sized Bowery Ballroom, one upping its Manhattan counterpart with improved sightlights—including elevated areas on either side of the room—and a bit more breathing room. With booking that ranges from indie-rock bands to hip-hop acts, it's one of the best rooms in New York to see a show.


Venue name: Music Hall of Williamsburg
Address: 66 North 6th St
New York
Cross street: between Kent and Wythe Aves
Transport: Subway: L to Bedford Ave
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I don't go to Williamsburg often, but when I do, this is likely one of the places where I am. Music hall of williamsburg is quite spacious, which is a must for any show. I love that there are two balconies on either side along with a general GA area. Usually whenever I go to a sold out show here, you can still see the stage no matter where you are (usually I'll linger in the back). I like that it's also more so for intimate shows, which creates a more home-y feel. I despise my commute home, but that's a problem for when I'm outside the venue.

I haven't been to Williamsburg in quite some time and for good reason: it feels more and more like another city's version of Brooklyn.  Every city has one: Chicago's Near West Side, Atlanta's Old Fourth Ward, Austin's South Congress.  Williamsburg is a "Place to See" in NYC tourist booklets; as evidenced by the hoards of Europeans clogging the sidewalks.  It feels polished. Like a movie set with thematic restaurants and carefully curated shops so you can get bespoke bow ties and hip coffee all under the cover of commissioned graffiti.

But in a place of such intentional coolness The Music Hall of Williamsburg is a live venue that can be grandfathered in as "old NY". There is a basement lounge and two levels for viewing the main stage including staircase style seating on the second floor. All general admission, there isn't a bad view in the house. Music Hall is compact yet not suffocating. There are ample bars and bathroom stalls and the much appreciated self-serve water jug.

Check out their lineup and buy your tickets in advance at Mercury Lounge to avoid ticket fees.  Music Hall gets it: they haven't changed their image to match the evolution of Williamsburg.

This former Northsix venue is a great small to mid size venue which attracts a wide array of different bands.  Good sound and sight lines make this location a step up from its predecessor that had incredibly low ceilings.  A bar is near the main entrance and another bar is located downstairs where the restrooms are as well.  Upstairs there is a decent sized floor to dance\stand\mosh.  There is also a balcony that wraps around the floor that I was able to sneak up to for Dillinger Escape Plan.  Excellent views from this area, if you get a chance.  Another bar is on the balcony level as well so no complaining about not being able to get a drink!