Rockwood Music Hall

Rockwood Music Hall

Rock Club and Music Venue · Lower East Side
196 Allen St (btwn Stanton & E Houston St.), New York, NY 10002, United States
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  • Today
    • 6:00 PM–Midnight
  • Thu
    • 6:00 PM–Midnight
  • Fri
    • 6:00 PM–2:00 AM
  • Sat
    • 5:00 PM–2:00 AM
  • Sun
    • 5:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Mon–Tue
    • 6:00 PM–Midnight
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    Keith V.
    "Very intimate setting to see a great live show, tiny place"(16 Tips)
    Gonzalo F.
    "If you're looking to listen to live music, you can't go wrong here"(19 Tips)
    Calvin M.
    "Really cool venue and awesome acts"(3 Tips)
    Shawn C.
    "If you're lucky grab the nook on the balcony right above the stage!"(4 Tips)
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  • intimate
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  • cool venue
  • balcony
  • wine
  • gardens
  • cute
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  • acoustics
  • beer
  • arts
  • staff
  • soft lights
  • singers
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  • Foursquare Insiders

    "Great place to find new acts on any given night. I really dig the monthly Communion Music showcase." - Roy LaManna, Music Entrepreneur Read more

    Foursquare Insiders · 3 weeks ago
  • Florence N.

    Fun here. Good wine

    Florence Nguyen · October 8
  • Gabriel H.

    Awesome smaller music venue. Great acoustics and an intimate feel. If you can find space, watch the show from the balcony.

    Gabriel Hayes · September 16
  • Anat

    Come here any night of the week for free concerts!

    Anat · August 21
  • Christen C.

    Great intimate show space.

  • Calvin M.

    Really cool venue and awesome acts

    Calvin Multanen · July 18
  • Kavita B.

    Really great venue for small live concerts

    Kavita Baba · June 15
  • Abigail A.

    A great spot for intimate shows. No cover. One drink minimum. Definitely recommend.

  • Sonja

    This place is one of the reasons I love New York!! Amazing free live music every single night of the week!! #love

    Sonja · April 16
  • Tom J.

    Good place to hear some free live music

    Tom Joseph · April 12
  • Daniele C.

    Never been disappointed with the music selection here.

    Daniele Codega · April 11
  • Jackson I.

    Very cool little venue for smaller artists.

    Jackson Isaacson · April 6
  • Asuka T.

    Great place to hang w/ good music. Sometimes you need to pay $10-15 for the admission but mostly it's FREE. Highly recommend stage 2 rather than stage 1.

    Asuka Tsuji · March 15
  • Lindsay T.

    There's always a great show any night of the week. And so many amazing free shows too.

    Lindsay Toussaint · February 1
  • David G.

    Consistently best indie shows in LES

    David Greenberger · January 25
  • Destiny C.

    Too much, too much, too much, too muuuuuuuuch.

    Destiny Chambers · November 15, 2014
  • Gonzalo F.

    If you're looking to listen to live music, you can't go wrong here

    Gonzalo Fiorina · November 14, 2014
  • Caroline G.

    If you can snag a VIP seat upstairs, you'll get primo views of the stage below. Free music pretty much every hour. Lots of talent.

    Caroline Gartshore · November 9, 2014
  • Arnaud R.

    Cosy place to enjoy the music. Simple bar but you can be close to the musicians and chat.

    Arnaud Réauté · October 7, 2014
  • Edd M.

    Execlent rock place! I went to to see some friends playing and the sound is perfect and the nice small room has just enough to have great time!

    Edd Martinez · September 30, 2014
  • Christina S.

    one of the best places for live music. I dare you to go to a show right now. Pick an artist, any artist. They'll all impress.

    Christina Sees · September 15, 2014
  • Jesper B.

    Great little intimate place, had some good music and some bad, then ended with good stuff again!

    Jesper Bröring · August 19, 2014
  • Frank V.

    Cozy atmosphere, where you can here some great live music.

    Frank Vidal · August 17, 2014
  • AFAR Media

    The venue’s soft lighting and its bar, that offers a nice selection of wine, create an intimate and enjoyable experience to listen to live music. Read more

    AFAR Media · August 12, 2014
  • Vic C.

    Cool music venue with a typically ridiculous minimum

    Vic C. · August 11, 2014
  • JoEllen L.

    You must buy one drink per set.

    JoEllen Lynn · August 3, 2014
  • Steve

    Jeremy Bass Rocked the house!

    Steve · July 1, 2014
  • Elvis R.

    One of a kind music acts at this les joint. An intimate atmosphere. Weekends are cover and weekdays like a Thursday have good acts for free.

    Elvis Rodricks · June 20, 2014
  • Felipe S.

    In between sessions, step outside, ask someone for a cigarette and meet an amazing random person

    Felipe Simões · June 5, 2014
  • David T.

    Shut up and listen to the show - plenty of other bars where you can shout about work with your friends.

    David Taylor · June 1, 2014
  • The Infinite Zoo

    Communion showcases every month are always great fun.

    The Infinite Zoo · April 19, 2014
  • Stefano G.

    Best place for live music in the lower east side!! 3 stages and awesome musician every night! Check the website if you are looking for a particular sound or just go there and prepare to get surprised!

    Stefano Guidolin · March 19, 2014
  • Viviana E.

    Always something interesting.

    Viviana E · February 2, 2014
  • J.R.Suso

    Really nice place, live music.

    J.R.Suso · January 24, 2014
  • Cate M.

    Intimate venue and so much fun!

    Cate Moore · January 8, 2014
  • Rishe G.

    One of the best spots in the city for live music. Intimate experiences with soon-to-be-famous bands. Great place to stop off for a chilled out vibe on a weeknight.

    Rishe G · December 5, 2013
  •  Deon P.

    Great Acoustic venue ever!

     Deon Parcon · November 8, 2013
  • Terri O.

    Always amazing staff love all you guy

    Terri O'rourke · November 3, 2013
  • Maja M.

    Mikaela Davis angel's voice! Wonderful!

    Maja Micunovic · October 6, 2013
  • Sass Conf

    Free shows every night.

    Sass Conf · October 5, 2013
  • Spotted by Locals - city guides by locals

    If you’re lucky you’ll get to see one or maybe even two amazing shows for the price of a beer. Read more

  • Songza Music

    This institution for NYC singer-songwriters is intimate, inclusive, and free. You might even see local resident Norah Jones play an impromptu set here on occasion.

    Songza Music · September 27, 2013
  • Patrick F.

    Don't want to pay cover at the mainstage? Head around back where it's always free

    Patrick Frank · August 26, 2013
  • Joe F.

    Terrific intimate space to hear live music. Saw Glen David Andrews here and he melted the place like butter...

    Joe Froh · August 17, 2013
  • Kathryn S.

    Great Spot, cute & quaint...

    Kathryn Serrano · August 4, 2013
  • Stacks

    No ac in this heat wave? No good!

    Stacks · July 19, 2013
  • Stacy P.

    The Neighborhood

    Stacy Pitt · July 9, 2013
  • Ace A.

    Cool place. Pretty small though so get there early if you expect a crowd coming to see your band

    Ace Atienza · June 30, 2013
  • amNewYork

    This venue has given the stage to local NYC bands since the ’90s. Every day, a few indie, bluegrass and Americana bands take to either one of the two stages to showcase their talent.

    amNewYork · June 27, 2013
  • Jessica B.

    Wander in on Sunday night for an intimate performance of great jazz, blues, or acoustic singer/songwriter. And enjoy with a glass of Malbec...or 2. Show is free so make sure to tip the musicians!

    Jessica Bailis · June 24, 2013

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