Thu-Sat, 10pm-5:00am; Sun-Wed, check the schedule
4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R at 14th St.-Union Sq.
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|12/29, 12/30||Patti Smith|
Those who know Webster Hall solely as the roomy host to ascendant indie-acts and faded legends alike will be surprised to hear that the faux-marble labyrinth often doubles as a real-life night club featuring cover-charged theme parties and big-name DJ sets. The four-story, 40,000 square foot space includes a main stage, lined with balcony space on either end, as well as a few amenities and extras: an underground coat check, a large back-area bar (plus a few rarely-trafficked side bars,) bathroom attendants, and the Studio at Webster Hall, a smaller venue-within-a-venue home mostly to tiny Brooklyn bands. Attendees are usually too entranced by the spinning stage lights and gothic chandeliers to notice the multi-culti hieroglyphic hode-podge lining the venue’s wall; the upstairs unisex bathroom – complete with checkered, hop-style design and blackboard walls and chalk sticks on string to encourage scrawled musings from stall occupants – is harder to ignore. Most importantly, the house sound system’s crisp low end refuses to be ignored.Extra
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Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.