Very few dance clubs also share the label of historic landmark, but that’s exactly why I love Webster Hall. Not only is it a fun place to see a live show in the main ballroom (I especially love grabbing a space along the railing of the balcony), but it holds over a century of stories inside the walls. You can read about the fascinating history that dates back to 1886 when a Polish-born cigar maker decided to build a theater.
A great line-up of bands come through here. A few months back I saw an incredible show by Kamasi Washington who plays jazz, but you can also see plenty of indie rockers, DJs and talented singers. They host weekly dance parties that feature 90s hits and a hip-hop night on Thursdays. There are five distinct spaces (including a sports bar and studio space), so just double check to see where your show is before getting tickets.
Check the calendar to see what’s coming up. But do it quickly because it was just announced that this historic venue is closing for a two-year renovation!