NYC's Best Concert Venues
Bowery Ballroom is one of NYC's Best Concert Venues.

1. Bowery Ballroom

9.3
6 Delancey St (at Bowery), New York, NY
Rock Club · Lower East Side · 204 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: 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. Read more.

House of Vans is one of NYC's Best Concert Venues.

2. House of Vans

8.1
25 Franklin St (at Meserole Ave.), Brooklyn, NY
Music Venue · Greenpoint · 24 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: Free shows, free drinks, lots of sweating and shaking, no catch? Vans House Parties Summer Series is almost too good to be true! Read more.

3. Park Avenue Armory

9.4
643 Park Ave (btwn E 66th & E 67th St), New York, NY
Event Space · Upper East Side · 47 tips and reviews
Central Park SummerStage is one of NYC's Best Concert Venues.

4. Central Park SummerStage

9.0
Central Park (at Rumsey Playfield), New York, NY
Performing Arts Venue · Central Park · 136 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: We interviewed Eric Cannata, guitarist of Young and the Giant, who played a sold-out show at SummerStage. Read more.

Eyebeam Art + Technology Center is one of NYC's Best Concert Venues.

5. Eyebeam Art + Technology Center

540 W 21st St (btwn 10th & 11th Ave.), New York, NY
Art Gallery · Chelsea · 23 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: The Eyebeam Art & Technology center played host to the Chelsea Music Festival's Finale, which was a jazz performance smooth enough to engender nostalgia for hot summer nights and tree lined roads. Read more.

MoMA PS1 Contemporary Art Center is one of NYC's Best Concert Venues.

6. MoMA PS1 Contemporary Art Center

9.2
2225 Jackson Ave (at 46th Ave), Queens, NY
Art Museum · Hunters Point · 181 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: Warm Up to Cool Down: buy your tickets ahead of time online to skip the long lines and have enough time to enjoy the artwork before the music. Read more.

Damrosch Park is one of NYC's Best Concert Venues.

7. Damrosch Park

8.3
70 Lincoln Center Plz (62nd St at Amsterdam Ave.), New York, NY
Park · Lincoln Square · 24 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: One of the many great venues for free outdoor concerts in the summer, including Valerie Simpson and Friends. Read more.

Death By Audio is one of NYC's Best Concert Venues.

8. Death By Audio

49 S 2nd St (btwn Kent & Wythe Ave.), Brooklyn, NY
Rock Club · Williamsburg · 21 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: The staff are inviting, the sound is top-tier, and it also hosts some of the best names in underground music.

Palisades is one of NYC's Best Concert Venues.

9. Palisades

7.8
906 Broadway (at Arion Pl), Brooklyn, NY
Concert Hall · Bedford-Stuyvesant · 20 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: It is conveniently located right off of the Myrtle Broadway stop on the J train and the sound and the size of the venue are good enough to rival any other medium sized rock club of notability.

Silent Barn is one of NYC's Best Concert Venues.

10. Silent Barn

8.5
603 Bushwick Ave, Brooklyn, NY
Rock Club · Bushwick · 16 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: The space hosts heavy-hitters from the underground scene. You can also get a haircut, buy records, and check out the murals in their new interior courtyard.

Secret Project Robot is one of NYC's Best Concert Venues.

11. Secret Project Robot

7.9
389 Melrose St, Brooklyn, NY 11237, Brooklyn, NY
Art Gallery · Bushwick · 9 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: The backyard area, which is adorned with interlocking wickerwork, a long slide, sculptures, and even a bar, doubles as a performance space. Also don't forget to check out their awesome bathrooms.

Shea Stadium is one of NYC's Best Concert Venues.

12. Shea Stadium

8.1
20 Meadow St (Morgan Ave), Brooklyn, NY
Rock Club · East Williamsburg · 22 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: The venue was started by the band the So So Glos and also doubles as a recording studio in addition to hosting big name indie acts at night.

The Living Gallery is one of NYC's Best Concert Venues.

13. The Living Gallery

6.2
1094 Broadway (Dekalb), Brooklyn, NY
Art Gallery · Bedford-Stuyvesant · 1 tip

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: The Living Gallery serves as a venue at night by hosting a wide array of up and coming bands for a generous price.

The Stone is one of NYC's Best Concert Venues.

14. The Stone

8.2
16 Avenue C (at 2nd St), New York, NY
Music Venue · Alphabet City · 20 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: This particular venue specializes in promoting some of the most unorthodox genres of music and supports itself by releasing limited edition recordings and hosting benefit nights.