The Bowery Presents

Terminal 5

610 W 56th St (at 11th Ave), New York, NY 10019, United States
Closed until Noon (Show more)
  • Mon–Sat
    • Noon–7:00 PM
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  • Concert Ticket Agency

    Huge venue, huge shows. Bars on each floor, beware the makeshift bar on the first floor and go directly to the REAL bar unless you're just ordering a beer. Also beware of craigslist fake tickets!

    Concert Ticket Agency · September 20, 2012
  • People

    This tri-level venue brings in must-see acts, from Lady Gaga toThe Gossip. Tip: Stake out a spot at the back of the main floor's bar; you'll get perfect views of the stage and easy-access to beer.

    People · August 23, 2010
  • Flavorpill

    The best bathrooms in a music venue ever – complete with attendants! In warm weather, the roof deck is where it’s at.

    Flavorpill · October 6, 2009

    Originally an old factory, this three story venue hosts some of the biggest indie bands in town. For the best seats in the house, get here early and snag a table on one of the mezz levels--the third f

    RCRD LBL · February 28, 2011
  • Damien B.

    Rooftop has hamburgers & a bar when open. Take advantage before the show. Also, bathrooms at the back with no bathroom attendant... if they make you feel awkward.

    Damien Basile 😈 · April 23, 2010
  • Melissa T.

    WORST venue in the City. Terrible lines to get in/bad crowd control, terrible layout and sightlines, crazy coat check lines, soo smoky, so awful.

    Melissa Trosterman · December 30, 2010
  • Jarid M.

    see your favorite band anywhere but here.

    Jarid Maged · November 14, 2010
  • The Corcoran Group

    This is one of the largest venues for live music in NYC, so it can get quite crowded – think lines galore. The acoustics are ok, but they do get great headliners.

    The Corcoran Group · December 18, 2011
  • This Week on Lot

    Mixed feelings about this venue. Somewhat annoying to navigate. If you are in a chill mode, great some rail space up stairs, otherwise rage the floor.

    This Week on Lot · January 23, 2011
  • Terry G.

    People over 6 feet tall should be required to stand in the back

    Terry Goldman · September 15, 2011
  • Sonar ..

    This is one of NY’s best and the most checked into live music venue ever. So check out Sonar and see who else is here. Who knows, you may end up meeting your next +1. Read more

    Sonar .me · July 19, 2011
  • Roc Nation

    Right in Hells Kitchen, be sure to check out their huge stage where every artist plays at one point in his/her career. Security can be tough, but the sound inside the venue is worth it!

    Roc Nation · June 8, 2011
  • OurStage

    This is where all in-the-know music lovers go to see cool-enough-to hold-the-"indie"-moniker acts but popular enough to rock 3,000 attendees. Read more

    OurStage · April 6, 2011
  • Alison T.

    Worst venue ever.

    Alison Taffel · October 22, 2010
  • Red F.

    Best place to stand is along the wall facing the stage in front of the bottom floor back bar. Get there early to snag a spot on thr elevated part.

    Red Fraggle · April 29, 2010
  • Gus H.

    When I am at terminal5 I go to the American retro bar and grill. They give me $1 off drafts and cocktails before and aftervthe show. Just show your ticket. Coolness!

    Gus Hookanson · November 30, 2010
  • Sean O.

    Get here before the headliner starts. If you're lazy you won't have a great sight line!

    Sean O'Kane · September 25, 2010
  • Celine G.

    Saw NIN, The XX and Hot Chip here. Intimate venue but unless you get there early and grab a good spot close to the stage, you're stuck staring at screens all night long!

    Celine G · July 27, 2010
  • SPIN

    This is where LCD Soundsystem played 5 lead-up shows to their swan song at Madison Square Garden.

    SPIN · October 15, 2013
  • karen l.

    I only come here when I really have to. Worse venue in NYC. Horrendous.

    karen liebs · May 23, 2012
  • Nathan S.

    When you take a cab to terminal 5, make sure the driver won't take you to the airport.

    Nathan Sherzer · July 9, 2011
  • vitaminwater®

    There are two lines for coat check! More dancing less standing in line!

    vitaminwater® · April 2, 2011
  • Leala

    Worst Venue EVER! Go early. Wear heels or have a growth spurt. Otherwise, you aren't seeing anything, but a fuzzy TV screen all night. I asked for my money back.

    Leala · April 21, 2010
  • Thomas S.

    Seen several shows here, not in total agreement with comments on acoustics. The first level up has good sound, good bar and great view of stage.

    Thomas Sopkovich · May 12, 2010
  • Brian W.

    Worst venue ever. Stay away!

    Brian Wong · May 10, 2013
  • Jamie C.

    Security at the front is needlessly dickish. I swear my friend's half a piece of pie is not contraband

    Jamie Carter · October 22, 2012
  • Dan O.

    Don't come here if you actually want to see the band or hear them on good speakers.

    Dan Oved · March 17, 2012
  • Will O.

    One of my least favorite venue's in NYC. They have the unfriendliest security that you will find anywhere. The sound can be hit or miss. Only go if you really REALLY love the band.

    Will Oliver · August 23, 2010
  • Samantha K.

    Maybe it's a rare occurrance, but the accoustics really weren't terrible when The New Pornographers played here.

    Samantha Kaplan · June 20, 2010
  • Dolce&Gabbana

    A huge space where to enjoy both amassing musicians and acts that range from theatre to art.

    Dolce&Gabbana · February 8, 2012
  • Jenn C.

    If you're not pressed up against bodies in the pit you're pressed up against the railing just to lean down and see the show. Worst venue in NYC to see a show - glad they moved PiL to Brooklyn...

    Jenn Corker · May 7, 2010
  • Billboard

    Explore the upper levels of this club for the best view.

    Billboard · March 22, 2012
  • Da V.

    So, my GF had a thai chicken wrap and a cookie left over from dinner. Security wouldn't let her in with either nor let her give them to a homeless person. Security kept the cookie, tossed the wrap:)

    Da Vid · October 25, 2013
  • Jeri R.

    Arrive early:on time: wait on long lines. Arrive after doors open and you have to squeeze in behind the back bar. They over sell for sold out shows. Terrible range of view of stage as it is Meh sound

    Jeri R · October 15, 2013
  • Joey L.

    Since it's illegal to charge for ice water, they keep a cooler with cups on the back side of second floor. Hidden clean bathrooms too!

    Joey LaCroix · August 2, 2012
  • Avi M.

    Not quite as sexy and modern as terminal 6, but a MAJOR upgrade to Terminal 4.

    Avi Muchnick · March 25, 2012
  • Francesca B.

    The updated sound installation is way legit! SO loud!!!

    Francesca Brewer · March 18, 2012
  • Diane G.

    Great venue but scary security. Be prepared to get searched hardcore. Don't carry a bag and dress light if you don't wanna get fondled.

    Diane Gutman · November 4, 2011
  • The Feast

    Make friends with a V.I.P.--their section boasts unimpeded views--or arrive the moment the doors open for a chance of seeing your favorite band on stage. Read more

    The Feast · June 10, 2011
  • emily

    Good venue but expect a mouth full of (someone else's) hair at one point or another.

    emily · February 8, 2011
  • Lindsey A.

    The only water available is from the bottle for five dollars, don't even have tap anywhere !

    Lindsey Adler · December 28, 2010
  • Zachariah R.

    Gotta check out all three floors of fun

    Zachariah Robertson · November 25, 2010
  • Crissy

    the acoustics truly are terrible. a lot of great people play here but it never sounds as great as it should. can't get a decent beer and the crowd is always full of douche bags.

    Crissy · October 11, 2010
  • Tyler B.

    Seriously? The best beer you have is Heineken? And it is 7 dollars? It isn't that hard to stock good beer.

    Tyler Beebe · August 9, 2010
  • Helen L.

    Crap acoustics. Bars on upper floors are e-z pass. Lots of banquettes for make out sesh

    Helen Lee · May 23, 2010
  • John D.

    Avoid it unless it's your only chance to see your favorite band. Poorly laid out for the capacity. Muddy sound and poor lines of sight. Bowery or MHOW are the real gems.

    John Dempsey · January 9, 2010
  • Nate F.

    the roof deck bar may be less crowded and more quiet if you want to get a quick drink, chat with friends, or take a smoke break

    Nate Folkert · November 6, 2014
  • ben m.

    Bad sound. Long lines getting in and leaving. Too crowded. Poor site lines. Slow bar service. Bathroom attendant. Other than that this place is swell.

    ben m · August 28, 2014
  • Virginia R.

    Robin Hood's Pen can always ReWrite

    Virginia Records US · October 21, 2013
  • Kyle M.

    Very big venue, sound is great at the barricade! Bathrooms have a sagely old gentleman hooking you up with cologne, paper towels, and soaps... Classy!

    Kyle McGill · November 29, 2012

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