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Music Hall of Williamsburg

Music Venue, Concert Hall, and Nightclub
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
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  • Gothamist
    They've played host to some big names like Phoenix and Blink-182; the space is small enough that concertgoers at those shows are treated to an intimate couple of sets not afforded by mammoth venues. Read more
    Gothamist · August 1, 2014
  • Jason S.
    Great music venue - intimate but still gets top bands. Head upstairs if you want to avoid a crowd and still catch the action (the bar upstairs is also a great way to grab beers w/o fighting the crowd)
    Jason Schulweis · December 29, 2014
  • Ryan T.
    MHOW is a great place for a concert. Sound is amazing, always a great view of the band. Upstairs they have great bench seats. The bar prices aren't too bad, most of the time they have happy hour.
    Ryan Thomas · November 7, 2014
  • Cooper S.
    Head to the platform opposite the side you entered. Along the back is a ledge that you boost yourself up to for a clear view of the stage. And the cops can't do shit.
    Cooper Smith · March 23, 2014
  • Tamara H.
    Lean against the railing on one of the raised areas on the right side and look ultra moody. Bonus: the spot has the best cell reception in the joint, so you can instagram to your heart's content.
    Tamara H · August 6, 2012
  • Chet M.
    Williamsburg is still cool. This venue is solid, sound fantastic, and has a constant stream of incredible music talent. Pack in with the crowd on the floor.
    Chet Mancini · October 30, 2014
  • The Corcoran Group
    One of the best and friendliest music venues in NYC. They even have a live feed of the concert, so you won’t miss a beat when getting drinks for all your friends.
    The Corcoran Group · December 18, 2011
  • ben m.
    Almost a splitting image of Bowery Ballroom. The drink situation is a little slower and you have to leave the main room to get a drink. Go the second the artist says, "this is a new one."
    ben m · August 28, 2014
  • CMJ
    Formerly the site of the scrappy but charming Northsix, the Music Hall of Williamsburg has risen to become one of Brooklyn's most notable clubs, complete with balcony area and basement bar.
    CMJ · August 29, 2012
  • Jess N.
    Standing in line for coat check is maybe the closest equivalent to purgatory. I wouldn't wish it upon anyone and suggest you don't either. On positive note, beers aren't bad! $7 for Stella. Hell yeah.
    Jess Naldo · November 9, 2014
  • Chris R.
    Basically Brooklyn's Bowery Ballroom, but with a warmer vibe and better downstairs bar. Incredible place for concerts, intimate but just the right size to get a party going.
    Chris Raghoobar · November 22, 2015
  • Brown
    Happy hour $5 drafts and $4 well drinks between doors and the opener! Don't forget about the $10 credit min and the balcony bar if the basement bar isn't to your liking!
    Brown · September 5, 2014
  • SPIN
    This is Cults favorite music venue. They say it's an amazing venue to play and the best place to see shows. The bar downstairs stays open late and is great for post-show mingling.
    SPIN · July 22, 2011
  • Sarah L.
    The sound is the best at the upstairs lounge and in the elevator. That being said the layout is ok and the staff aren't totally rude. Will only come back for my favorite bands.
    Sarah Lishin · June 3, 2011
  • Ray L.
    With Glasslands gone, this stands as the clear-cut best music venue in all the 'Burg. From the same folks who brought you Bowery Ballroom, also exact same layout
    Ray Lin · November 21, 2014
  • AJ T.
    Nicest and best sounding room to see music in Brooklyn, possibly all of NYC. Take a minute to at least just roam through the posh upstairs lounge / balcony.
    AJ Tobey · April 14, 2012
  • Monica C.
    Tecante tall boy with lime is 6$ and the perfect beer. Screen in bar so you can see when the main acts go on. Coat check is 2$ an item.
    Monica Cullen · March 27, 2015
  • Beatriz C.
    I went to see Ryn Weaver, and had a great time. The venue is not that big which I like because it makes the concert more intimate.
    Beatriz Castillo · March 4
  • Raul R.
    This is the WORST venue in New York! I absolutely hated it and I strongly NOT recommend it! Please if you want to attend a gig go to The Bowery Ballroom in stead! They are the same company anyways!
    Raul Romero · April 28, 2012
  • Kelly B.
    If you're waiting for a show to start, sit downstairs at the bar and watch the stage from the monitors. There's also happy hours pre-show!
    Kelly Buchanan · December 14, 2011
  • Lindsay T.
    The elevated areas on the side are perfect for a great view and more chilled vibe than the pit. Rest on the banister and enjoy.
    Lindsay Toussaint · February 1, 2015
  • Christy M.
    Happy Hour until 8pm is the way to go if you're there early. $5 dollar Magic Hat drafts. Also, nicest staff around. Amazing space.
    Christy Merchant · May 5, 2014
  • Jim T.
    With great viewing from all points of the venue and a multiple tier setup – Music Hall Of Williamsburg is one of the most user-friendly venues going around. Read more
    Jim Taylor · April 9, 2015
  • Smashley H.
    This is definitely my favorite venue in the entire city. It was actually constructed to replicate Bowery Ballroom and made everything slightly better than BB.
    Smashley Harris · June 26, 2010
  • Cole K.
    Awesome music venue. I like that you can go downstairs to the lounge to order a drink and give your ears a minute to rest.
    Cole Kennedy · May 29, 2015
  • Doris Y.
    If you forget to print out your ticket, just bring your ID to prove you bought the ticket. They will look it up. Just be polite about it.
    Doris Yee · October 27, 2010
  • Chris B.
    If the music blows the lounge is a good place to drown your sorrows. Lots of white hipsters getting street with their Hiphop stylings.
    Chris Buckley · January 10, 2015
  • The Wild Honey Pie
    Music Hall of Williamsburg is an amazing place to see a concert. Get to the show by 8 and you'll be rewarded with happy hour.
    The Wild Honey Pie · August 15, 2011
  • Emily K.
    The balcony area is actually incredible! I'm upset it took me so long to wander up there. Less packed with a great view.
    Emily Kane · June 9, 2015
  • Melissa R.
    One of my favorites. Large enough to hold a solid crowd, yet Intimate enough to feel really connected to the bad/artist
    Melissa Rosenthal · July 3, 2015
  • FanBridge
    Use the front staircase and you'll enter the main room right by the stage. Perfect for those late entrances on crowded nights.
    FanBridge · July 23, 2012
  • Concert Ticket Agency
    Incredible place to see live music. Go early to get in on happy hour. Odds are your favorite band LOVES playing here.
    Concert Ticket Agency · September 6, 2012
  • Ben
    Sometimes it can get a little crowded, but viewing from the side risers works pretty well and the downstairs bar is clutch.
    Ben · August 8, 2014
  • Amber M.
    I loved this place until I didn't. I've got a bone to pick with the autocratic manager (Todd?) and his army of security dudes. I know you guys are just doing your jobs, but seriously...RELAX BROS.
    Amber Moller · February 26, 2014
  • Paddy
    Good venue with decent bar areas and selection of beer. Very good sound quality and views from most parts of the venue.
    Paddy · November 26, 2013
  • Joe M.
    Seemed like a much bigger place when it was North 6. Not to into the new look. Sound is great. Asian bartender downstairs rules.
    Joe Mack · November 17, 2011
  • Gabe U.
    if the show is sold out, no worries: just talk to the dubious fellows working the door and they'll let you right in for face value.
    Gabe Ulla · December 10, 2009
  • Christopher D.
    What a shithole. Nothing but attitude from every friggin rent-a-goon. Ruined what could have been a nice time at some other, ANY other place but that! Never setting foot in here again.
    Christopher Dawes · January 9, 2011
  • Andrew C.
    A solid bar and intimate performance space make this a sweet spot to see a gig.
    Andrew C · January 31, 2015
  • Bonnie C.
    🌟Shepard fairey murals, 🌟pre-show happy hour ($5 beer), 🌟balcony seating, great layout. What's not to like?
    Bonnie Chu · March 3, 2014
  • Christian T.
    Is a very nice specially when you have performance and the drinks are really good and the atmosphere is relaxing
    Christian Torres · October 18, 2014
  • The Wild Honey Pie
    MHOW is a fantastic place to see music. Some of the best sound in NYC. Get to the early and catch happy hour.
    The Wild Honey Pie · June 16, 2011
  • Ryan M.
    Get two Drinks during happy hour (at half price) and ask for a big cup to enjoy lotso booze and avoid binging.
    Ryan Muir · October 11, 2010
  • Stuart L.
    One of the larger music venues in the neighborhood, you’re likely to catch medium to big name acts on any given night.
    Stuart Littlewood · 3 weeks ago
  • How To Make It In America
    The revamp is now almost a carbon copy of the Bowery Ballroom, but with a better downstairs bar. Check it out. Read more
    How To Make It In America · February 5, 2010
  • Flavorpill
    The revamp is now almost a carbon copy of the Bowery Ballroom, but with a better downstairs bar. Check it out.
    Flavorpill · October 6, 2009
  • Kim F.
    sound inside is really clear and booming, despite it sounding awesome—don't forget your earplugs, it can get really intense!
    Kim F · November 4, 2011
  • Jimmy M.
    If you're looking to enjoy your music without being surrounded by wasted, angry, entitled teens, this is not your place.
    Jimmy Michaels · March 15
  • Shaina M.
    Great space, good times. ...An inane amount of hipster-children, but that's like saying there a lot of Chinese people in China. Read more
    Shaina M · August 8, 2011
  • Luke W.
    The perfect sized venue, with a great bar downstairs to escape to or have a nightcap. Always fun!
    Luke White · August 7, 2014
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