Crescent Ballroom

308 N 2nd Ave (at W Van Buren St), Phoenix, AZ 85003, United States
Open until 2:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Tue
    • 11:00 AM–1:00 AM
  • Wed–Fri
    • 11:00 AM–2:00 AM
  • Sat
    • 6:00 PM–2:00 AM
  • Sun
    • 6:00 PM–1:00 AM
Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour, Bar Snacks
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Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
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  • Courtney N.

    If you order a drink at the front bar & plan to go in the main room to watch a show, let them know so they put it in a plastic cup instead of a glass--saves you from getting stopped at the door.

    Courtney Nush · October 6, 2011
  • Phoenix New Times

    Go for lunch on Tuesdays & Thursdays for a mindblowing bean and cheese burrito and a beverage for only $5!

    Phoenix New Times · November 1, 2012
  • Crystal B.

    This a place I could call home. Everyone looks after each other. Crescent is a community which fully describes the future movement of downtown Phoenix.

    Crystal Behmetuik · March 29, 2013
  • Jordan W.

    This place has an excellent sound system

    Jordan W · November 12, 2011
  • Sunny L.

    Don't eat before getting to the venue. Cocina 10 is located at the venue and the burritos and salsa are yum!

    Sunny Lee · October 13, 2011
  • Phoenix New Times

    2012 Best of Phoenix Winner: Best New Music Venue! Expect a "who's who" of indie tastemakers, folk troubadours and art rock icons live over a crystal-clear sound system. Read more

    Phoenix New Times · January 14, 2013
  • Emily Brooke R.

    Make sure you check out both bars before ordering to see what beers are on tap. Each bar often has some different drafts on tap.

    Emily Brooke Robertson · March 28, 2012
  • Erich

    They have PBR now and they also have less gross tasting beers too.

    Erich · October 19, 2011
  • Phoenix New Times

    The most recent addition to the cocktail list is the New Old Fashioned, which is a mix of Jim Beam's Devil's Cut bourbon, simple syrup, and water muddled with strawberries, oranges, bitters, and mint. Read more

    Phoenix New Times · June 3, 2013
  • Emily Brooke R.

    Someone wrote a tip that there are only two unisex bathrooms. This is actually false. In the back of the venue, there are two separate men's and women's bathrooms with numerous stalls in each.

    Emily Brooke Robertson · March 28, 2012
  • Erick B.

    Tip your bartenders heavy because they are the jam!

    Erick Biez · November 7, 2011
  • Ryan C.

    I love that you can chill in the Lounge and still hear the tunes from the Ballroom pretty pretty well.

    Ryan Compton · October 18, 2011
  • Star P.

    If you like it hoppy get the O'Dell's IPA

    Star Padilla · October 10, 2013
  • Frank G.

    The only venue to have M83 now that's the shit!

    Frank G®™ · November 1, 2011
  • Erik H.

    Crescent has quickly become an iconic staple in the CenPho scene. If you haven't been, treat yo' self

    Erik Hays · August 24, 2014
  • S M.

    Order anything with juice because it's freshly squeezed juice!!!

    S M · February 16, 2012
  • Jill M.

    The best venue in phx yet and solves my weeknight problem. How do u go home, change, eat and make it in time for the opening band. Restaurant on site.

    Jill Murphy · October 19, 2011
  • Jason M.

    What an incredible venue for live meusic! Not a bad seat in the room Read more

    Jason M. · October 4, 2011
  • Erik H.

    Tacos. Music. People. Sex.

    Erik Hays · August 24, 2014
  • 🌵Andrew K.

    A Phoenix gem! Cool, hip restaurant bar in front of a truly amazing and surprisingly sizable music venue. Great bands every night. And oh... really good food.

    🌵Andrew Kolikoff🌵 · August 20, 2014
  • Erik H.

    Buy any menu item on Tuesday and get a free ticket to an upcoming show!

    Erik Hays · August 15, 2014
  • Sunny L.

    Check Facebook for specials... Got a mini bean and cheese burrito for $3 at lunch. Yummy! If you can't drink alcohol order a ginger beer and pretend!

    Sunny Lee · April 8, 2013
  • Jessica

    Mention New Times when ordering during Wednesday lunch to get 20% off your bill - it's part of their 80s Wednesdays promotion running July-August 2012.

    Jessica · July 11, 2012
  • Angie I.

    good shows and burro's!

    Angie Ippolito · April 28, 2012
  • Gabrielle M.

    The Stella Artois on draft here is delicious, and decently priced. This is one of the only venues where the food is as good as the musical performances! Chips and homemade salsa hit the spot nicely.

    Gabrielle Marshall · March 29, 2012
  • Cheearra E.

    They have only two unisex restrooms. One in the Lounge and one in the Ballroom. Clearly, the design isn't practical for a music venue...

    Cheearra Esquerra · November 16, 2011
  • Myke B.

    Get the nachos!

    Myke Butt0nz · November 4, 2011
  • Luke W.

    This is the perfect sized venue, plus nachos. Amazing.

    Luke White · October 17, 2014
  • Emily Brooke R.

    Ladies night is on Thursday, and by ladies, I mean drag queens.

    Emily Brooke Robertson · August 24, 2014
  • Emily Brooke R.

    All day chips & salsa on Friday? See ya tomorrow! #IfItsFreeItsMe

    Emily Brooke Robertson · August 15, 2014
  • Stephanie R.

    Nachos are delicious!

    Stephanie Romero · June 10, 2014
  • Melissa D.

    Rock Lottery with Henri!

    Melissa Dunmore · February 10, 2014
  • Sherri K.

    The free flamenco dancing was great! It is every Sat night from 6 to 8 PM.

    Sherri Kural · November 10, 2013
  • Shayna D.

    Seating the the side of the stage is great if you don't have someone standing right in front of you.

    Shayna Diamond · March 2, 2013
  • Nicki E.

    See a show here! This is one of the best live music venues in the Valley!

    Nicki Escudero · March 1, 2013
  • David S.

    I attended a concert here earlier last year. While it's a bit strange how they separate up the over and under 21 crowds, it doesn't take away from the extremely close and fantastic atmosphere.

    David Strauss · February 13, 2013
  • My1039Phoenix

    Try a Rest Stop alcoholic beverage.. it's worth the $$!

    My1039Phoenix · September 11, 2012
  • Marcus W.

    $3 PBR cans? Yikes. But great acoustics, incredible music, and amazing food- try the chicken quesadilla. Make sure you take your plastic cup into the "venue" section- no bar glasses allowed!

    Marcus W. · July 27, 2012
  • Phoenix N.

    20% off your bill on Wednesday's from 11am-3pm!

    Phoenix New Times · July 11, 2012
  • Christopher D.

    There's seating in the back if you want to relax at a more chilled out concert, but you might want to save those early because they tend to fill up.

    Christopher Deutsch · April 16, 2012
  • ShoeBoxJr

    Ask Bruce to give you his juice.its most ripe when he's wearing his gold underware.

    ShoeBoxJr · January 8, 2012
  • CanD-Ice B.

    Rest Stop... Lovely...

    CanD-Ice B. · October 23, 2011
  • 🌵Andrew K.

    Love this place. Here mostly for music & events. Food wise... Surprisingly good! Mexican fare. The carne asada burrito was outstanding and their homemade salsas/hot sauces are to die for! Stop in!

  • Dillon M.

    Good music and atmosphere

    Dillon Minach · 1 week ago
  • Robert H.

    Blackened shrimp burrito. Delicious!

    Robert House · 1 week ago
  • Robert H.

    Good food. Blackened shrimp burrito is A ok with me!

    Robert House · 1 week ago
  • Leticia S.

    Leticia Sanchez-Correa · 2 weeks ago
  • Taylor O.

    Late night dance parties, great shows and plenty of beer choices. I don't know what there is to dislike here!

    Taylor Ortlieb · January 10
  • Carter D.

    Youth is wasted on the young. Music is wasted on no one.

    Carter Delloro · December 28, 2014
  • Erik H.

    Wifi PW for "Crescent" network as of 10/7/14 — "ballroom"

    Erik Hays · October 8, 2014