Live Music Venues in NYC

Live music venues in NYCNew York City has one of the most vibrant live music scenes in the world. Every night, you can find scores of bands playing all kinds of music in dozens of live music venues: from local garage bands playing in neighborhood dive bars to national and international touring acts playing at the cities biggest and most prestigious concert halls… and everything in between!
Here is our MurphGuide directory of over 120 live music bars & clubs in NYC.
– Murph.

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Live Music Venues in Manhattan:

Financial District

Fraunces Tavern weekend music
Fraunces Tavern

54 Pearl St. (Broad St.)
New York, NY
(212) 968-1776
live music in the piano bar and weekends in the Independence Bar
The Rooftop at Pier 17: 89 South St. (Pier 17 – rooftop) New York, NY. (646) 822-6990
Live outdoor concerts on the rooftop at Pier 17. Outdoor concerts will resumed in 2021. [schedule]
Ulysses’: 95 Pearl St. / 58 Stone St. New York, NY. (212) 482-0400
As of August 2021, live music has not returned full-time. They have a DJ Wednesdays thru Saturdays, curating pub tunes and vibes [schedule]

Greenwich Village:

The Bitter End: 147 Bleecker St. (bet Thompson & LaGuardia) New York, NY. (212) 673-7030
NYC’s oldest rock & roll club (since 1961). [schedule]
Cafe Wha?: 115 MacDougal St. (at Minetta St.) New York, NY. (212) 254-3706
Greenwich Village staple since the 1950s. [schedule]
Carroll Place: 157 Bleecker St. (between Thompson & Sullivan St.) New York, NY. (212) 260-1700
Wine bar & gastro pub with live music [schedule]
Club Groove: 125 MacDougal St. (W. 3rd St.) New York, NY. (212) 254-9393
Live R&B, Funk, & Soul music 7 nights a week.  [schedule]
The Red Lion: 151 Bleecker St. (Thompson St.) New York, NY. (212) 260-9797
Live music 7 nights a week from 7pm to 4am. [schedule]
Le Poisson Rouge: 158 Bleecker St. (between Thompson & Sullivan St.) New York, NY. (212) 505-FISH
multimedia art cabaret founded by musicians, dedicated to the fusion of pop and art cultures in music, film, theater, dance, and fine art [schedule]

Terra Blues: 149 Bleecker St. (bet. Thompson & LaGuardia Pl.) New York, NY. (212) 777-7776.
Blues club on the famous Bleecker St. strip. [schedule]
Village Underground: 130 W. 3rd St. (between MacDougal & 6th Ave.) New York, NY. (212) 777-7745
Located in the basement of what was once the legendary “Gerdes’ Folk City [schedule]
Wicked Willy’s: 149 Bleecker St. (bet. Thompson & LaGuardia Pl.) New York, NY. (212) 254-8592
Live music Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays. [schedule]
Zinc Bar: 82 W. 3rd St. (between Thompson & Sullivan St.) New York, NY. (212) 477-ZINC
Jazz club [schedule]


S.O.B.’s: 204 Varick St. (W. Houston St.) New York, NY. (212) 243-4940
Sounds of Brazil. [schedule]

East Village:

The Bowery Electric: 327 Bowery (between 2nd & 3rd St.) New York, NY. (212) 228-0228
Live shows 7 nights a week. [schedule]
Drom: 85 Avenue A (between 5th & 6th Ave.) New York, NY. (212) 777-1157
An eclectic line-up of music, from jazz and rock to electronic, soul & funk to hip-hop and international music. [schedule]
The 11th Street Bar: 510 E. 11th St. (between Avenues A & B) New York, NY. (212) 982-3929
Classic Irish pub & NYC music bar. [schedule]
Joe’s Pub: 425 Lafayette St. (between Astor Pl. & E. 4th St.) New York, NY (212) 539-8777
Live music venue at The Public Theater, named for Public Theater founder Joe Papp. [schedule]

Lola: 169 Avenue A (between 10th & 11th St.) New York, NY. (212) 420-8392
Bar & live music venue near Tompkins Square Park. [schedule]
Otto’s Shrunken Head: 538 E. 14th St. (between Avenue A & B) New York, NY (212) 228-2240
Tiki bar with a live music room in the back. [schedule]
The Stone: Avenue C (corner of E. 2nd St.) New York, NY. (212) 473-0043
Not-for-profit performance space dedicated to the experimental and avant-garde.  Artistic director John Zorn. [schedule]
Webster Hall: 125 E. 11th St. (between 3rd & 4th Ave.) New York, NY. (212) 353-1600
an east village landmark [schedule]

Lower East Side:

Arlene Grocery: 95 Stanton St. (bet. Orchard & Ludlow St.) New York, NY. (212) 358-1633
An institution in the NYC lower east side rock scene since 1995. [schedule]
Bowery Ballroom: 6 Delancy St. (bet. Bowery & Christie St.) New York, NY. (212) 533-2111
Concert venue from Bowery Presents. [schedule]
The Delancey: 168 Delancey St. (Clinton St.) New York, NY. (212) 254-9920
three level club with a downstairs music venue. [schedule]
Mercury Lounge: 217 E. Houston St. (bet. Ludlow & Essex St.) New York, NY. (212) 260-4700
Concert venue from Bowery Presents. [schedule]The Parkside Lounge
Parkside Lounge: 317 E. Houston St. (Attorney St.) New York, NY.  (212) 673-6270
live entertainment 7 nights a week in the back room (music, comedy, variety, burlesque). [schedule]
Pianos: 158 Ludlow St. (Stanton St.), New York, NY. (212) 505-3733
live music 7 nights a week in the showroom and the upstairs lounge. [schedule]

Rockwood Music Hall

Rockwood Music Hall

Rockwood Music Hall: 196 Allen St. (between E. Houston & Stanton St.) New York, NY. (212) 477-4155
live music 7 nights a week on 3 stages. [schedule]


Apothéke: 9 Doyers St. (between Pell & Bowery) New York, NY. (212) 406-0400
speakeasy cocktail bar featuring a weekly line-up of live jazz on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Sundays. [schedule]


Chelsea Music Hall: 407 W. 15th St. (between Ninth & Tenth Ave.) (646) 609-1344
live music venue located in Chelsea Market’s basement. [schedule]
Hill Country Barbecue: 30 W. 26th St. (between Fifth & Sixth Ave.) New York, NY (212) 255-4544
Honoring the barbecue & live music capital of Texas [schedule]
Manderlay Bar: 542 W. 27th St. (between 10th & 11th Ave.) New York, NY
Performance venue at The McKittrick Hotel [schedule]


Gramercy Theatre: 127 E. 23rd St. (Lexington Ave.)  New York, NY. (212) 614-6932
Concert venue presented by Mercury East Presents [schedule]
Irving Plaza:
17 Irving Place (between 15th & 16th St.) New York, NY. (212) 777-6817
[Closed for renovations. Returning some time in 2020]
Concert venue presented by Live Nation

Murray Hill / Kips Bay:

The Cutting Room: 44 E. 32nd St. (between 5th Ave. & Madison Ave.) New York, NY. (212) 691-1900
one of New York City’s premier live music venues. [schedule]
Desmond’s Tavern: 433 Park Ave. S. (between 29th & 30th St.) New York, NY. (212) 684-9472
live music every Thursday, Friday & Saturday night [schedule]
Paddy Reilly’s Music Bar: 519 Second Ave. (29th St.) New York, NY. (212) 686-1210
live bluegrass or Irish music 7 nights a week [schedule]

Midtown East:

712 Third Ave. (45th St.)
New York, NY.
(212) 867-BEER (2337)

German bier hall featuring live music 6 nights a week. [schedule]

West Side:

Carnegie Hall: 881 Seventh Ave. (W. 57th St.) New York, NY. (212) 247-7800
Legendary concert hall built in 1891.  [schedule]
Manhattan Center / Hammerstein Ballroom:
311 W. 34th St. (between 8th & 9th Ave.) New York, NY
premier mid-size concert venue built in 1906. [schedule]

O’Brien’s Irish Pub: 134 W. 46th St. (between Sixth & Seventh Ave.) New York, NY. (212) 391-1516
Irish pub in Times Square with live music every night
Radio City Music Hall:
1260 Avenue of the Americas (50th St.), New York, NY (866) 858-0008 [schedule]

Times Square/Theater District:

Connolly’s Klub 45: 121 W. 45th St. (between 6th & 7th Ave.) New York, NY. (212) 597-5126
The third floor of Connolly’s bar & restaurant.

Sony Hall: 235 W. 46th St. (between Broadway & 8th Ave.) New York, NY. (212) 997-5123
premier live music venue with capacities of 1,000 standing and 500 seated, and a full-service restaurant and bar. [schedule]


The Town Hall: 123 W. 43rd St. (between 6th Ave. & Broadway) New York, NY. (212) 840-2824
1,500-seat national historic landmark venue [schedule]

Hell’s Kitchen:

Bar 9: 807 Ninth Ave. (between 53rd & 54th St.) New York, NY. (212) 399-9336
live music most nights. Dueling pianos on Fridays & Saturdays. Jazz brunch on Sundays. [schedule]

Birdland: 315 W. 44th St. (between Eighth & Ninth Ave.) (212) 581-3080
Jazz club named for legendary jazz musician Charlie “Bird” Parker. [schedule]

Terminal 5: 610 W. 56th St. (Eleventh Ave.) New York, NY
Concert venue from Bowery Presents. [schedule]

Above 59th St.:

The Apollo Theater: 253 W. 125th St. (between Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. & Frederick Douglass Blvd.) New York, NY (212) 531-5300
Iconic theater in Harlem. [schedule]
Ashford & Simpson’s Sugar Bar: 254 W. 72nd St. (between Broadway & West End Ave.) New York, NY (212) 579-0100
Live entertainment restaurant owned by legendary singer Valerie Simpson,  showcasing local and international talent, from R&B/soul, jazz, and Caribbean to traditional African rhythms [schedule]
The Beacon Theatre: 2124 Broadway (W. 74th St.) New York, NY.  (212) 465-6500
Landmark 2,600-seat art deco style theater opened in 1929. [schedule]
Café Carlyle: 35 E. 76th St. (between Madison & Park Ave.) (212) 744-1600
famous cabaret at landmark The Carlyle Hotel [schedule]
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts:
Alice Tully Hall, Starr Theater: 1941 Broadway (W. 65th St. between Broadway and Amsterdam Ave.) New York, NY. (212) 721-6500
Avery Fisher Hall: 10 Lincoln Center Plaza New York, NY. (212) 721-6500
The world’s leading performing arts center, presenting world class music, dance, opera, theater, and cinema. [schedule]
Prohibition: 503 Columbus Ave. (between 84th & 85th St.), New York, NY (212) 579-3100
 upscale bar and lounge with free live music nightly [schedule]
Session 73: 1359 First Ave. (73rd St.) New York, NY.(212) 517-4445
Casual neighborhood bar & restaurant with live music nightly [schedule]
Shrine World Music Venue: 2271 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd. (7th Ave. below 134th St.) (212) 690-7807
multimedia arts and culture venue, founded by musicians and music lovers [schedule]
Silvana: 300 W. 116th St. (Frederick Douglas Blvd.),  New York, NY (646) 692-4935
Middle Eastern bar & cafe with live music [schedule]
Stage 72 at Triad Theater: 158 W. 72nd St. (between Columbus Ave. & Broadway) New York, NY (212) 799-4599
performance space on the upper west side [schedule]
Symphony Space:  2537 Broadway, New York, NY. (212) 864-5400
multidisciplinary performing arts center presenting literature, music, theatre, film, dance and family entertainment. [schedule]

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Live Music Venues in Brooklyn, NY

The Acheron:
57 Waterbury St. (Scholes St.) Williamsburg, Bk.   (718) 576-3297
hard-core concert venue attached to The Anchored Inn.
Baby’s All Right: 146 Broadway (Bedford Ave.) Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY. (718) 599-5800
bar, eatery, and music venue [schedule]

Barbes: 376 9th St. (corner of 6th Ave.) Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY. (347) 422-0248
bar and performance space hosting music, readings and film screenings. [schedule]
Bar Chord:  1008 Cortelyou Rd. (between Stratford & Coney Island Ave.) Ditmas Park, Brooklyn, NY. (347) 240-6033
Presenting a wide variety of live musical acts from Brooklyn and beyond. [schedule]

Barclays Center: 620 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY. (917) 618-6100
Sports arena & 19,000 seat concert venue.

The Bell House: 149 Seventh St. (between Second & Third Ave.) Gowanus, Brooklyn, NY. (718) 643-6510
1920′s warehouse converted into a two-room music and events venue.  [schedule]
Brooklyn Academy of Music: 30 Lafayette Ave, New York, NY. (718) 636-4100
Multi-arts center located presenting theater, dance, music, opera, film. [schedule]
Brooklyn Bowl: 61 Wythe Ave.  (between N. 11th & N. 12th St.) Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY. (718) 963-3369
A premier performance venue, with food by Blue Ribbon, bars featuring local craft brewed beers, and 16 bowling lanes. [calendar]
Brooklyn Steel: 319 Frost St. (Debevoise St.) Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY. (888) 929-7849
20,000 square foot concert hall with 1,800 capacity from Bowery Presents [schedule]
Cobra Club: 6 Wyckoff Ave. (between Jefferson & Troutman St.) Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY.  (917) 719-1138
Community center for people who are interested in being happy, living well, and having a good time. [schedule]
Freddy’s Bar and Backroom: 627 Fifth Ave. (between 17th & 18th St.) Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY.  (718) 768-0131.
Free live music every night in the backroom. [schedule]
Gold Sounds: 44 Wilson Ave. (between George St. & Melrose St.) Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY. (718) 618-0686
Dive bar & live music venue [schedule]
The Good Room: 98 Merserole St. (between Manhattan Ave. & Leonard St.) Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY. (718) 349-2373
built-in stage with full live backline for performances in the main room [schedule]
The Gutter: 200 N. 14th St. (between Berry St. & Whythe Ave.) (718) 387-3585
live music in The Spare Room. [schedule]
Jalopy Theater: 315 Columbia St. (between Woodhull St. & Hamilton Ave.) Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY. (718) 625-3214
a venue, traditional music school, vintage instrument store & repair shop, with a Tavern next door. [schedule]
King’s Theatre: 1027 Flatbush Ave. (between Tilden Ave. & Duryea Pl.), Brooklyn, NY
Historic theater, recently restored as a live music venue & performance space. [schedule]
Knitting Factory: 361 Metropolitan Ave. (Havermeyer St.), Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY (347) 529-6696
Presenting national touring acts as well as local talent.  [schedule]
Littlefield: 622 Degraw St. (between 3rd & 4th Ave.) Gowanus, Brooklyn, NY. (718) 855-3388
A performance and art space housed in an old, 6200-square foot 1920s era warehouse [schedule]
The Manhattan Inn: 632 Manhattan Ave. (between Bedford & Nassau Ave.) Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY. (718) 383-0885
Piano bar & restaurant presenting free live music every Sunday, Monday, Wednesday & Thursday showcasing creative music across genres and fostering a community of musicians who find themselves at home both in the concert halls of Manhattan and the DIY venues of Brooklyn. [schedule]
Muchmore’s: 2 Havemeyer St. (N. 9th St.) Williamsburg, Brooklyn (718) 576-3222
music venue, bar and coffee house featuring events 7 nights a week [schedule]
Music Hall of Williamsburg: 66 North 6th St. (bet. Wythe & Kent), Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY. (718) 486-5400
Concert venue from Bowery Presents. [schedule]
Our Wicked Lady: 153 Morgan Ave. (Meserole St.) Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY
A bar for the music community, with rehearsal spaces and artist studios. [schedule]
The Paper Box: 17 Meadow St. (bet. Waterbury & Bogart St.) Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY. (718) 383-3815
Concert venue and art space. [schedule]
ShapeShifter Lab: 18 Whitwell Pl. (between 1st St. & Carroll St.) Gowanus, Brooklyn, NY. (646) 820-9452
4,200 square foot performance space [schedule]
Sunnyvale: 1031 Grand St. (between Morgan Ave. & Vandervoort Ave.) Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY. (347) 987-3971
independent music venue promoting and supporting innovative music and artists through live performance, education, and events. [schedule]
Pete’s Candy Store: 709 Lorimer St. Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY (718) 302-3770
Live music nightly [schedule]
Rough Trade: 64 N 9th St. (between Wythe & Kent Ave.), Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
Concert venue from Bowery Presents.  [schedule]
Rocky Sullivan’s: 44 Beard St. (Dwight St.) Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY. (718) 246-1793
Rocky Sullivan’s recently re-located to 44 Beard St. (Dwight St.).
St. Mazie: 345 Grand St (between Havemeyer & Marcy) Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY. (718) 384-4808
Bar & supper club with live music, classic cocktails and a speakeasy-like cellar restaurant. [schedule]
St. Vitus: 1120 Manhattan Ave. (between Box & Clay St.) Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY
gothic-themed bar named after a Black Sabbath song.  [schedule]

The Shop: 234 Starr St. (between Wyckoff & Irving Ave.) Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY
Brooklyn’s first real American “BBQ Joint”, featuring a live music venue and the largest on-premise smokehouse. [schedule]
Sisters: 900 Fulton St. (between Waverly Ave. & Washington Ave.) Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, NY. (347) 763-2537
Bar & restaurant with a back room dedicated to music. [schedule]
Skinny Dennis: 152 Metropolitan Ave. (Berry St.) Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
honky tonk and country bar named after country session musician Skinny Dennis Sanchez. [schedule]
Troost: 1011 Manhattan Ave. (between Green & Huron St.) Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY. (347) 889-6761
Neighborhood bar with live music [schedule]
Union Hall: 702 Union St. (Fifth Ave.) Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY. (718) 638-4400
intimate venue hosting music, comedy, and events 7 nights a week.  [schedule]
Warsaw: 261 Driggs Ave. (between Eckford & Leonard St.) Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY. (718) 387-5252 [schedule]
800 person live music venue “where perogies meets punk”
The Way Station: 683 Washington Ave. (between Prospect & St. Marks) Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, NY. (347) 627-4949
live music six nights a week featuring a range of musical styles including Americana, Folk, N’awlins jazz, Blues, R&B, Soul, Indie Rock, Latin, Country, Bluegrass, Alt-Indian and more.  [schedule]


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Live Music Venues in Queens, NY

The Footlight: 465 Seneca Ave. (Harman St.), Ridgewood, NY. (718) 673-8211
Live music venue and bar, featuring all genres, local oriented music and cultural programming. [schedule]
Forest Hills Stadium: 1 Tennis Place, Forest Hills, NY
Concert venue on the grounds of the West Side Tennis Club
L.I.C. Bar: 45-58 Vernon Blvd. (46th Ave.) Long Island City, NY   (718) 786-5400
Live music every Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Saturday [schedule]
The Strand Smokehouse: 25-27 Broadway (between Crescent St. & 29th St.) Astoria, Queens, NY. (718) 440-3231
Live music on weekends. [schedule]

The Trans Pecos: 915 Wyckoff Ave. (Wakefield St.), Ridgwooed, Queens, NY
all ages community center, café & live music venue [schedule

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Live Music Venues in The Bronx, NY

An Beal Bocht Café: 445 W. 238th St. (Waldo Ave.), Riverdale, Bronx, NY. (718) 884-7127
Irish cafe & bar featuring music, poetry, comedy, theatre and art exhibits. [schedule]

The Rambling House: 4292 Katonah Ave. Woodlawn, Bronx, NY. (718) 798-4510
Irish pub with live music on weekends [schedule]

Live Music Venues on Staten Island, NY

Pepperjack Grill: 316 Manor Rd. Staten Island NY. (718)-816-6466
Live music Saturday & Sunday nights, jazz brunch on Sundays. [schedule]
St. George Theatre: 35 Hyatt St. Staten Island, NY (718) 442-2900
Historic, non-profit theatre providing live music, comedy, theater, children’s shows and community programs.  [schedule]

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Live Music Venues on Long Island


KJ Farrell’s: 242 Pettit Ave. Bellmore, NY.  (516) 804-9925
Live music venue presenting 6 nights a week [schedule]

Landmark on Main St.: 232 Main St.  Port Washington, NY. (516) 767-1384
Not-for-profit community center,  home of the Jeanne Rimsky Theater. [schedule]

Mr. Beery’s: 4019 Hempstead Turnpike, Bethpage, NY. (516) 579-7049
live music weekly. [schedule]

Mulcahy’s Pub & Concert Hall: 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh, NY. (516) 783-7500
Long-running live music venue conveniently located near Sunrise Highway and the Wantagh LIRR station. [schedule]
The Space at Wesbury Theater: 250 Post Ave., Westbury, NY
Former movie theater converted to events & live music venue

Suite 1828: 1828 Sunrise Highway, Merrick, NY. (516) 623-4449
rock & dance lounge showcasing Long Island’s best original, tribute & cover bands

Sunset Grill: 4068 Sunrise Highway, Seaford, NY. (516) 785-4952
live music on Friday & Saturday nights. [schedule]

The NYCB Theater at Westbury: 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury, NY. (516) 247-5200
Premier concert venue. Formerly known as Westbury Music Fair. [schedule]

The Tilles Center for the Performing Arts: 720 Northern Boulevard, Greenvale, NY. (516.) 299-3100 [schedule]
Premier concert hall at the LIU/Post campus.


The Boulton Center: 37 W. Main St. Bay Shore, NY. (631) 969-1101
Stadium style performing arts theater at the Bay Shore YMCA [schedule]

89 North: 89 North Ocean Ave., Patchogue, NY. (631) 730-8992
intimate, state-of-the-art venue hosting premier national and local artists. [schedule]

The Paramount: 370 New York Ave. Huntington, NY. (631) 673-7300
Live entertainment venue in Suffolk County featuring concerts booked by Live Nation.  [schedule]
Patchogue Theatre: 71 East Main St., Patchogue, NY (631) 207-1313
Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts is Suffolk County’s largest theatre [schedule]
Revolution Bar & Music Hall: 140 Merrick Road Amityville, NY. (631) 264-7712
Live music venue & bar [schedule]
The Suffolk Theater: 118 E Main St., Riverhead, NY. (631) 727-4343
Performing arts center in a restored art deco theater.
The Warehouse: 203 Broadway, Amityville, NY. (631) 238-1820
live music venue, restaurant, bar & event space [schedule]

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