Highline Ballroom

★★★★☆
A fitting addition to the neighborhood where it resides, the Highline Ballroom is a no-frills sort of venue, perfect for almost any type of concert, with a capacity that lends itself to good lines-of-sight.
  • 431 W 16th St

    New York, NY 10011

    Cross street: 9th and 10th Avenue

    Map & Directions
  • 212-414-5994

About Highline Ballroom

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Sun-Fri 11am-CL Sat 11am-4am

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My wife and I saw a show at the Highline recently and when I got the bill, the "Amount" was $105.61. Below that was a line that said "Included Gratuity" listing $14.55. I took this to mean the "Amount" included a gratuity of $14.55, so I

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★★★★★

My wife and I saw a show at the Highline recently and when I got the bill, the "Amount" was $105.61. Below that was a line that said "Included Gratuity" listing $14.55. I took this to mean the "Amount" included a gratuity of $14.55, so I

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wouldnt reccomend this place unless, the bouncers dont let anyone in for some reaso and when you go inside there no one there . On top of that they always persuade and convince your men to buy bottles or else no one is gonna go inside by

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★★★★★

wouldnt reccomend this place unless, the bouncers dont let anyone in for some reaso and when you go inside there no one there . On top of that they always persuade and convince your men to buy bottles or else no one is gonna go inside by

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I saw two shows here before and both time I enjoyed it. I just saw Nas and Damian Marley's concert in there and since the venue was not too big, I could see and hear very well.

They have bars on both sides and they even have dining area so you could enjoy the show while you dine. This is definitely one of the high-end concert/comedy show venue in the city.

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★★★★☆

I saw two shows here before and both time I enjoyed it. I just saw Nas and Damian Marley's concert in there and since the venue was not too big, I could see and hear very well.

They have bars on both sides and they even have dining area so you could enjoy the show while you dine. This is definitely one of the high-end concert/comedy show venue in the city.

Pros: Good sound effect, seating area with full bar

Cons: a little bit hard to spot

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Saturday night party allowed you to smoke inside. Where is the health department they should closed this place also they do not follow rules a lot of under age.

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★☆☆☆☆

Saturday night party allowed you to smoke inside. Where is the health department they should closed this place also they do not follow rules a lot of under age.

Pros: none

Cons: young kids and smoking on Saturday

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nearby and great space

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★★★★☆

nearby and great space

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It's actually a great place for concerts. I will be attending to one on Aug. 2 for A Special Matinee with Yuto Miyazawa, the 9-Year Old YouTube Guitar Sensation.

It's gonna be awesome!

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★★★★★

It's actually a great place for concerts. I will be attending to one on Aug. 2 for A Special Matinee with Yuto Miyazawa, the 9-Year Old YouTube Guitar Sensation.

It's gonna be awesome!

Pros: Overall Venue Quality

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My friends & I saw a show recently at Highline Ballroom and had a very good experience. The venue itself is very nice, and, unlike the last reviewer, I thought the sound and lighting were very good. Maybe he caught an off night. In any case, I'd definitely go back to Highline to see another show

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★★★★★

My friends & I saw a show recently at Highline Ballroom and had a very good experience. The venue itself is very nice, and, unlike the last reviewer, I thought the sound and lighting were very good. Maybe he caught an off night. In any case, I'd definitely go back to Highline to see another show

Pros: Venue, Sound

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Highline Ballroom was ridiculous. Since they're on 16th street they think they're some trendy Meatpacking club when they're really just a crappy concert venue. To start, the doorman was overwhelmingly obnoxious, not only to us but to everyone entering, including people who were performing that night and had all access passes. Good job. Second, they serve drinks in glasses as opposed to plastic cups common at comprable places, which might sound nice at first but really couldn't make much less sense when you're trying to stand and move to the music at a show. Plus there's a totally unnecessary restroom attendant in the bathroom, yet another lame attempt to be classy and trendy.

All of these problems would be forgivable if Highline actually allowed the performers to put on a good show. But no, the lighting was sub-par, shining blinding beams into the audience's eyes every few seconds, and, most insultingly, the sound was a joke. There wasn't one moment when the vocals weren't either too high or too low, and at the end of their set one of the performers even said "Thanks to the Highline Ballroom for making us sound like we're in outer space." To their credit, the place is very nice looking, but frankly I'll take friendly staff and a concert I can hear over tiled walls and wood floors.

The bottom line is, avoid this place unless you really need to see whoever is performing there. And if that is the case, be warned that you'll be treated like you're a nobody at a chic club when you're really just another guest at a trashy concert venue that can't even get sound and lighting right and doesn't deserve your business.

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★☆☆☆☆

Highline Ballroom was ridiculous. Since they're on 16th street they think they're some trendy Meatpacking club when they're really just a crappy concert venue. To start, the doorman was overwhelmingly obnoxious, not only to us but to everyone entering, including people who were performing that night and had all access passes. Good job. Second, they serve drinks in glasses as opposed to plastic cups common at comprable places, which might sound nice at first but really couldn't make much less sense when you're trying to stand and move to the music at a show. Plus there's a totally unnecessary restroom attendant in the bathroom, yet another lame attempt to be classy and trendy.

All of these problems would be forgivable if Highline actually allowed the performers to put on a good show. But no, the lighting was sub-par, shining blinding beams into the audience's eyes every few seconds, and, most insultingly, the sound was a joke. There wasn't one moment when the vocals weren't either too high or too low, and at the end of their set one of the performers even said "Thanks to the Highline Ballroom for making us sound like we're in outer space." To their credit, the place is very nice looking, but frankly I'll take friendly staff and a concert I can hear over tiled walls and wood floors.

The bottom line is, avoid this place unless you really need to see whoever is performing there. And if that is the case, be warned that you'll be treated like you're a nobody at a chic club when you're really just another guest at a trashy concert venue that can't even get sound and lighting right and doesn't deserve your business.

Pros: Nice looking

Cons: Obnoxious staff, bad sound, tries way too hard to be trendy

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In Short
The High Line track cuts across 16th just down the street, and this two-story concert venue's industrial homage is evident in exposed metal beams and soot-grey ceilings. But rather than rust, fans will find hardwood…

 

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