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
  • Tue–Thu
    • 6:00 PM–Midnight
  • Fri
    • 6:00 PM–2:00 AM
  • Sat
    • 5:00 PM–2:00 AM
  • Sun
    • 6:00 PM–11:00 PM
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    Keith V.
    "Very intimate setting to see a great live show, tiny place"(17 Tips)
    Gonzalo F.
    "If you're looking to listen to live music, you can't go wrong here"(24 Tips)
    "There's no cover, but there is a drink minimum."(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
  • music
  • balcony
  • drink minimum
  • wine
  • gardens
  • cute
  • acoustics
  • arts
  • beer
  • alcohol
  • staff
  • soft lights
  • singers
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  • Matthew C.

    Small venue, but there's always a great view.

    Matthew Cheirs · 2 days ago
  • Damian B.

    Like a movie theater but for small concerts. Multiple intimate stages to watch musicians. Seats, tables and dedicated waitstaff in each room. 2 drink minimum.

    Damian Bayona · 2 weeks ago
  • Venera V.

    Live music! New band every hour! Free!

    Venera Varbanova · 3 weeks ago
  • Lower East Side Partnership

    So many stages, so little time! Rockwood Music Hall is located in the heart of the LES and includes three separate stages with a range of talent, running the gamut from blues to jazz, pop to rock.

  • Living Jazz A.

    Emerging but developed talent

    Living Jazz Archive · January 15
  • Emily K.

    What's not to love about free concerts? Pay it forward and make sure to save some cash for artist donations.

    Emily Kane · December 20, 2015
  • Karl W.

    Great venue for events.

    Karl With A "K" · December 17, 2015
  • Cole K.

    Best place to go if you want to kick back, relax with a drink, and just listen to some quality live music.

    Cole Kennedy · December 8, 2015
  • DoubleDeuce

    Fantastic live music joint.

    DoubleDeuce · November 30, 2015
  • 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 · October 29, 2015
  • Florence N.

    Fun here. Good wine

    Florence Nguyen · October 8, 2015
  • 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, 2015
  • Anat

    Come here any night of the week for free concerts!

    Anat · August 21, 2015
  • Christen C.

    Great intimate show space.

    Christen Clinkscales · July 23, 2015
  • Calvin M.

    Really cool venue and awesome acts

    Calvin Multanen · July 18, 2015
  • Kavita B.

    Really great venue for small live concerts

    Kavita Baba · June 15, 2015
  • Abigail A.

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

    Abigail Argersinger · May 17, 2015
  • 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, 2015
  • Tom J.

    Good place to hear some free live music

    Tom Joseph · April 12, 2015
  • Daniele C.

    Never been disappointed with the music selection here.

    Daniele Codega · April 11, 2015
  • Jackson I.

    Very cool little venue for smaller artists.

    Jackson Isaacson · April 6, 2015
  • 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, 2015
  • Lindsay T.

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

    Lindsay Toussaint · February 1, 2015
  • David G.

    Consistently best indie shows in LES

    David Greenberger · January 25, 2015
  • 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


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