Neumos

★★☆☆☆
  • 925 E Pike Street

    Seattle, WA 98122

    Cross street: Capitol Hill

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  • 206-709-9442

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Daily 3pm-2am

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Small, Sound was way too loud, and there was so much treble i couldnt really even hear the guitars, my left ear is damaged even the next day, ive been to concerts at the Gorge and had that deafening sound in my ears for a few hrs, i

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★★★★★

Small, Sound was way too loud, and there was so much treble i couldnt really even hear the guitars, my left ear is damaged even the next day, ive been to concerts at the Gorge and had that deafening sound in my ears for a few hrs, i

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I don't get what other people are complaining about, maybe it's just that they cleaned up their act or are now under new management. I came to the venue an hour before the show started, I had never been to this venue before and had no idea where to go. I asked a security guard outside and he was kind enough to direct me in the right direction. The guy taking the tickets was nice, we had a mini conversation of "Hey how's it going" type thing. I honestly couldn't find anything wrong with the guards, they were nice and mindful, and I didn't witness them throwing people out for stupid crap like they do sometimes at El Corazon. They even let people crowd surf throughout the show, and instead of the guard grabbing him and taking him back into the audience he pushed the person slightly back into the crowd. I minded my own business for most of the show, bought some merch and went home. The sound was great, i've been to 50+ concerts and this was probably one of the better sounding shows i've been too. Last show for Isis and i'm glad it was at this venue.

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★★★★★

I don't get what other people are complaining about, maybe it's just that they cleaned up their act or are now under new management. I came to the venue an hour before the show started, I had never been to this venue before and had no idea where to go. I asked a security guard outside and he was kind enough to direct me in the right direction. The guy taking the tickets was nice, we had a mini conversation of "Hey how's it going" type thing. I honestly couldn't find anything wrong with the guards, they were nice and mindful, and I didn't witness them throwing people out for stupid crap like they do sometimes at El Corazon. They even let people crowd surf throughout the show, and instead of the guard grabbing him and taking him back into the audience he pushed the person slightly back into the crowd. I minded my own business for most of the show, bought some merch and went home. The sound was great, i've been to 50+ concerts and this was probably one of the better sounding shows i've been too. Last show for Isis and i'm glad it was at this venue.

Pros: Great sound, nice security guards, decently sized

Cons: None at the moment

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Saw Goodie Mobb at Neumo's and the show was great and the venue was excellent!! Intimate and the sound was spectacular.

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★★★★★

Saw Goodie Mobb at Neumo's and the show was great and the venue was excellent!! Intimate and the sound was spectacular.

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Patrons under 21 are treated like cattle. Maintain your dignity and save your money by staying home. Until this venue changes its policies regarding the treatment of minors and starts treating its customers like human beings it does not deserve your business.

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★★☆☆☆

Patrons under 21 are treated like cattle. Maintain your dignity and save your money by staying home. Until this venue changes its policies regarding the treatment of minors and starts treating its customers like human beings it does not deserve your business.

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Great place to catch a show. Both mainstrem, local, and underground make their way through Neumos. Not the biggest venue so its great for an up close and personal show.

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★★★★☆

Great place to catch a show. Both mainstrem, local, and underground make their way through Neumos. Not the biggest venue so its great for an up close and personal show.

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very lame bartenderrs - uptight inconsiderate and rude. i was there on aslow nite, and it was like this - i wonder how they handle a crowd.

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★☆☆☆☆

very lame bartenderrs - uptight inconsiderate and rude. i was there on aslow nite, and it was like this - i wonder how they handle a crowd.

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I was so excited about seeing a live music venue. Once we had purchased our ticket they informed us that we couldn't drink at the venue. We're aged 27 so they informed us to drink at every other bar in broadway, capitol hill area (clearly not strictly living by the rules). When we tried to explain to four staff about letting us in on Australian driver's license, they were rude and patronising, citing reasons for refusal of entry such as "poor baby", "oh damn" or laughing in our face. When we were forced to stand with a bunch of small children and teenagers, we asked for a refund, hoping to find one of the more reasonable and friendly bars to see a gig. We were aggressively told to suffer, and pay $50 extra to get cabs back to the hotel for our passports when clearly we were over age.

Suffice to say, we didn't enjoy our stay at Neumo's and would not recommend it to any visitor to Seattle. They don't like foreigners!!!

P.S and I lost my hat :(

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★☆☆☆☆

I was so excited about seeing a live music venue. Once we had purchased our ticket they informed us that we couldn't drink at the venue. We're aged 27 so they informed us to drink at every other bar in broadway, capitol hill area (clearly not strictly living by the rules). When we tried to explain to four staff about letting us in on Australian driver's license, they were rude and patronising, citing reasons for refusal of entry such as "poor baby", "oh damn" or laughing in our face. When we were forced to stand with a bunch of small children and teenagers, we asked for a refund, hoping to find one of the more reasonable and friendly bars to see a gig. We were aggressively told to suffer, and pay $50 extra to get cabs back to the hotel for our passports when clearly we were over age.

Suffice to say, we didn't enjoy our stay at Neumo's and would not recommend it to any visitor to Seattle. They don't like foreigners!!!

P.S and I lost my hat :(

Cons: Rude, Patronising, controlling, bullies

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Just about every concert I've attended in Seattle has been at Neumo's. I absolutely love this place! Im not into huge concert halls and Neumo provides the perfect blend of intimate fun and great music. But dont get me wrong, when I say intimate and small Im talking about 500 vs 5,000. Another great thing about Neumo's is that it can be filled to capacity but it never feels like it. Its always been a comfortable experience for me and probably has to do with the two levels, two bars, and balcony area.

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★★★★☆

Just about every concert I've attended in Seattle has been at Neumo's. I absolutely love this place! Im not into huge concert halls and Neumo provides the perfect blend of intimate fun and great music. But dont get me wrong, when I say intimate and small Im talking about 500 vs 5,000. Another great thing about Neumo's is that it can be filled to capacity but it never feels like it. Its always been a comfortable experience for me and probably has to do with the two levels, two bars, and balcony area.

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I went to Neumo's for the Balkan Beat Box show but I couldnt get in. Even though I am well over 21 years old, and I have a valid, government issued ID (a green card/permanent resident card) and supporting documents to show, they wouldnt let me in. They said they only accept ID's or passports. Green Card's are issued by The Department of Homeland Security and they are impossible to fake, and they are the most powerful ID's other than a passport, It even has your finger print on it, but the smart-ass door guys told me that I need to get an ID. I will never ever go to that place ever again, even if they host a really good band. I will also look into complain about this situation because I dont believe they have a right to turn an immigrant away who has a valid ID.

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★☆☆☆☆

I went to Neumo's for the Balkan Beat Box show but I couldnt get in. Even though I am well over 21 years old, and I have a valid, government issued ID (a green card/permanent resident card) and supporting documents to show, they wouldnt let me in. They said they only accept ID's or passports. Green Card's are issued by The Department of Homeland Security and they are impossible to fake, and they are the most powerful ID's other than a passport, It even has your finger print on it, but the smart-ass door guys told me that I need to get an ID. I will never ever go to that place ever again, even if they host a really good band. I will also look into complain about this situation because I dont believe they have a right to turn an immigrant away who has a valid ID.

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This is to one of the owner?s of Neumos. I think his name is Mike. Mike needs to get over his Napoleon complex. I have seen how he forces the security guards to manhandle women. I?ve seen him push woman out of the way because he needs to get through a crowd. Your club is the worst club in the city and it looks like most of the reviewers here agree. Also if I count all the reviews and if my math is correct, shouldn?t this place be getting only 2 stars instead of 4 ?? I hope the city shuts this place down. There are serious fire codes being violated the times I have been there. It's too bad that some good bands end up playing here. I'm sure there are better places in Seattle that they could play at, maybe the Vera Project or Chop Suey. I won?t ever be going here again.

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★☆☆☆☆

This is to one of the owner?s of Neumos. I think his name is Mike. Mike needs to get over his Napoleon complex. I have seen how he forces the security guards to manhandle women. I?ve seen him push woman out of the way because he needs to get through a crowd. Your club is the worst club in the city and it looks like most of the reviewers here agree. Also if I count all the reviews and if my math is correct, shouldn?t this place be getting only 2 stars instead of 4 ?? I hope the city shuts this place down. There are serious fire codes being violated the times I have been there. It's too bad that some good bands end up playing here. I'm sure there are better places in Seattle that they could play at, maybe the Vera Project or Chop Suey. I won?t ever be going here again.

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Management, Lines

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Finally a free show that everybody could see.... oh wait it's not. My favorite band is Dub Trio and I can't got see them tonight because I'm only 15. I've been to lots of shows at Neumo's and they're generally pretty good venue but this is absurd. If somebody's going to smoke, shoot up, or screw a kid standing next to them isn't going to stop them. This is moldy milky horseshit. I know that some of you fuckers think that if they stop putting a minimum age on shows, it'll turn into a kiddie fest but take a look at the all ages shows, 90% of them are 18+.

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★☆☆☆☆

Finally a free show that everybody could see.... oh wait it's not. My favorite band is Dub Trio and I can't got see them tonight because I'm only 15. I've been to lots of shows at Neumo's and they're generally pretty good venue but this is absurd. If somebody's going to smoke, shoot up, or screw a kid standing next to them isn't going to stop them. This is moldy milky horseshit. I know that some of you fuckers think that if they stop putting a minimum age on shows, it'll turn into a kiddie fest but take a look at the all ages shows, 90% of them are 18+.

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Just like the post two down I was at Tim and Erics awesome show great job and was not let back on the floor after going upstairs to get a drink because as the staff stated, "the floor is at capacity". Good luck seeing the stage from the upper level. I am 6ft tall and couldn't see anything. As more people came upstairs, they wouldn't let anyone back down to the floor to take their place. Felt trapped in the bar like we were animals. The scary thing is people just kept buying drinks because the show at that point was a lost cause. This is Illegal!
I threatened to call the police and they eventually gave me my money back but I really had to work for it.

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★☆☆☆☆

Just like the post two down I was at Tim and Erics awesome show great job and was not let back on the floor after going upstairs to get a drink because as the staff stated, "the floor is at capacity". Good luck seeing the stage from the upper level. I am 6ft tall and couldn't see anything. As more people came upstairs, they wouldn't let anyone back down to the floor to take their place. Felt trapped in the bar like we were animals. The scary thing is people just kept buying drinks because the show at that point was a lost cause. This is Illegal!
I threatened to call the police and they eventually gave me my money back but I really had to work for it.

Pros: good bands

Cons: illegal crowd control

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I just got home from Neumos. I went to see the Kills. I had bought my ticket two months ago. I turned in my ticket at the front door, but then at the door to the room where the band was playing there was a line of people waiting to get in. They and I could not see the band because Neumos and TicketWest sold more tickets than the capacity of the room. The employees there thought it sucked, but they only work there and don't make the rules. So, don't go to Neumos unless you ready to get there early enough to get in, and don't drink too much, because if you have to go to the bathroom, you may not get in to see the band--even though you paid for a tciket to see the band. I'm surprised operating a business like this is legal. I think it's a rip-off.

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★☆☆☆☆

I just got home from Neumos. I went to see the Kills. I had bought my ticket two months ago. I turned in my ticket at the front door, but then at the door to the room where the band was playing there was a line of people waiting to get in. They and I could not see the band because Neumos and TicketWest sold more tickets than the capacity of the room. The employees there thought it sucked, but they only work there and don't make the rules. So, don't go to Neumos unless you ready to get there early enough to get in, and don't drink too much, because if you have to go to the bathroom, you may not get in to see the band--even though you paid for a tciket to see the band. I'm surprised operating a business like this is legal. I think it's a rip-off.

Pros: Nice crowd

Cons: Cannot see band because they oversell

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You'd think a hundred bucks would buy you a decent night out, right?

If your plans are at NEUMO'S, think again!

My experience "seeing" the late show of TIM AND ERIC AWESOME TOUR at NEUMO'S was downright terrible. The floor level of the club filled to capacity, trapping the people upstairs with employees blocking staircases who refused to let people downstairs. If you've ever been upstairs, you know how impossible it is to see anything unless you're at the rail or over 6 feet tall. As neither of those applied to me that night, my boyfriend and I couldn't see a thing, and were prevented from finding a better spot by NEUMO'S staff that, while "just doing their jobs", were hindering not only my experience but the experience of countless other patrons.

It was such a lock-down state that an employee wouldn't even let me downstairs to grab my purse from a
friend who was at the foot of the stairs!

My friends and I, unable to see the show (and separated by the two level lockdown procedure), left the show after spending tons of cash on drinks and a show we couldn't see. Does that seem fair? Shouldn't it be a venue's responsibility to guarantee - within the realm of its abilities - the enjoyable experience of its patrons? I understand that safety is an issue, but it was NEUMO'S responsibility to maintain both safety and harmony with its guests - instead, it opted to comply with police at the expense of its patrons.

NEUMO'S: SHAME ON YOU for overcrowding your lower level and punishing your patrons with rudeness!

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★☆☆☆☆

You'd think a hundred bucks would buy you a decent night out, right?

If your plans are at NEUMO'S, think again!

My experience "seeing" the late show of TIM AND ERIC AWESOME TOUR at NEUMO'S was downright terrible. The floor level of the club filled to capacity, trapping the people upstairs with employees blocking staircases who refused to let people downstairs. If you've ever been upstairs, you know how impossible it is to see anything unless you're at the rail or over 6 feet tall. As neither of those applied to me that night, my boyfriend and I couldn't see a thing, and were prevented from finding a better spot by NEUMO'S staff that, while "just doing their jobs", were hindering not only my experience but the experience of countless other patrons.

It was such a lock-down state that an employee wouldn't even let me downstairs to grab my purse from a
friend who was at the foot of the stairs!

My friends and I, unable to see the show (and separated by the two level lockdown procedure), left the show after spending tons of cash on drinks and a show we couldn't see. Does that seem fair? Shouldn't it be a venue's responsibility to guarantee - within the realm of its abilities - the enjoyable experience of its patrons? I understand that safety is an issue, but it was NEUMO'S responsibility to maintain both safety and harmony with its guests - instead, it opted to comply with police at the expense of its patrons.

NEUMO'S: SHAME ON YOU for overcrowding your lower level and punishing your patrons with rudeness!

Cons: Location, structure of the building, STAFF!

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Ok, here goes for my first review...

I went to see Tim and Eric Live yesterday, May 2nd, 2008. The show itself was excellent...Or what I could see of it. I have never been to a venue where there was such an inability to see the stage. I was surprised that at a comedy show, there were no chairs pulled out. Afterall, it WAS to be a visual event. So basically, instead of going to a comedy show where you get to sit down, relax, and watch a couple of guys be funny, I ended up standing for 4 hours, not being able to see 99% of the show. I felt like my money had been horribly wasted, and I was just hot and uncomfortable the entire time.

Now, I think you're getting the idea that I'm angry that I paid money to see a show, that I in fact, could not see. I have another general complaint. I walked into the bathroom, for obvious reasons, and it was SO DARK in there I could barely see. Kind of awkward. For me at least.

Basically, I wouldn't recommend Neumos for any event. The fact that there are places for you to stand in the bar and lean over the rails to see the stage was really the only good thing about being there...That and the physical location of the place. It's in a good spot, lots of better clubs and bars to visit surrounding the place. I won't go again, and I won't be one to advise anyone else to go. Unless you enjoy wasting your money and being hot.

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★☆☆☆☆

Ok, here goes for my first review...

I went to see Tim and Eric Live yesterday, May 2nd, 2008. The show itself was excellent...Or what I could see of it. I have never been to a venue where there was such an inability to see the stage. I was surprised that at a comedy show, there were no chairs pulled out. Afterall, it WAS to be a visual event. So basically, instead of going to a comedy show where you get to sit down, relax, and watch a couple of guys be funny, I ended up standing for 4 hours, not being able to see 99% of the show. I felt like my money had been horribly wasted, and I was just hot and uncomfortable the entire time.

Now, I think you're getting the idea that I'm angry that I paid money to see a show, that I in fact, could not see. I have another general complaint. I walked into the bathroom, for obvious reasons, and it was SO DARK in there I could barely see. Kind of awkward. For me at least.

Basically, I wouldn't recommend Neumos for any event. The fact that there are places for you to stand in the bar and lean over the rails to see the stage was really the only good thing about being there...That and the physical location of the place. It's in a good spot, lots of better clubs and bars to visit surrounding the place. I won't go again, and I won't be one to advise anyone else to go. Unless you enjoy wasting your money and being hot.

Pros: Good Location

Cons: Dirty, Bathrooms not well lit, Stage not easy to see, Hot

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Went to see the Raconteurs last night - brilliant! But Neumos did it?s best to spoil the party?

The process of getting inside the venue was a nightmare. There was a queue around the block by 7pm while doors didn?t open till 8pm. And I know the last people in the queue didn?t get inside before 10.15pm. The situation was avoidable in two ways ? earlier doors open and a more streamlined method of checking people in.

(1) It was a sold out gig. ALL tickets Will Call. Couldn?t Ticketwest/Neumos print/post tickets with 6wks notice? That would?ve dispensed with Bouncer #1 who had to check your ID and tick your name off a very long list.

(2) It was supposed to be an over 21 gig and the vast majority of people inside appeared over 21. Sticking to this would?ve dispensed with Bouncer #2 who stamped your wrist to say you were over 21. It would also have made for easier maneuvering inside a very full venue that was pointlessly divided into over/under 21 access.

(3) Finally there?s Bouncer #3 who fits you with a wristband ? apparently necessary since there were no tickets. As it was clearly posted there was "absolutely no re-entry" why bother with wristbands???

(4) And then once you get inside? The balconies were way over stated capacity and I suspect the main hall area was too. And the bathrooms were an absolute disgrace.

I think a venue that hosts sell out crowds regularly should be better set up to get people in promptly. Plus the door staff were taking their own sweet time... no sense of them actively trying to speed things up. Overall despite the band being fabulous the venue let itself down. I?ve been to a lot of gigs in Seattle and in the UK over the years and I have no issue with small grubby venues that do their best with a smile, but Neumos was just inept. I don?t think I?ll be going back.

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★★★☆☆

Went to see the Raconteurs last night - brilliant! But Neumos did it?s best to spoil the party?

The process of getting inside the venue was a nightmare. There was a queue around the block by 7pm while doors didn?t open till 8pm. And I know the last people in the queue didn?t get inside before 10.15pm. The situation was avoidable in two ways ? earlier doors open and a more streamlined method of checking people in.

(1) It was a sold out gig. ALL tickets Will Call. Couldn?t Ticketwest/Neumos print/post tickets with 6wks notice? That would?ve dispensed with Bouncer #1 who had to check your ID and tick your name off a very long list.

(2) It was supposed to be an over 21 gig and the vast majority of people inside appeared over 21. Sticking to this would?ve dispensed with Bouncer #2 who stamped your wrist to say you were over 21. It would also have made for easier maneuvering inside a very full venue that was pointlessly divided into over/under 21 access.

(3) Finally there?s Bouncer #3 who fits you with a wristband ? apparently necessary since there were no tickets. As it was clearly posted there was "absolutely no re-entry" why bother with wristbands???

(4) And then once you get inside? The balconies were way over stated capacity and I suspect the main hall area was too. And the bathrooms were an absolute disgrace.

I think a venue that hosts sell out crowds regularly should be better set up to get people in promptly. Plus the door staff were taking their own sweet time... no sense of them actively trying to speed things up. Overall despite the band being fabulous the venue let itself down. I?ve been to a lot of gigs in Seattle and in the UK over the years and I have no issue with small grubby venues that do their best with a smile, but Neumos was just inept. I don?t think I?ll be going back.

Pros: It attracts good bands.

Cons: Slow to get crowds in the door, lackluster bouncers.

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I went to the Daniel Johnston show last night in high spirits. After the show let out I realized I had forgot something inside, so I knocked on the door and told security I needed to go in quickly and would be right out. It was apparent he was frustrated with my question, but after telling him politely I forgot an item and really needed to get back in for a minute, he agreed to let me in. Keep in mind there were still people inside. My boyfriend was standing by my side this whole time, so I told the security- not thinking this would be an issue- that I was going to bring him in with me. I wish I was exaggerating when I say that at this point, a female security guard lunged at me, shoving me hard with both hands, swearing at me for "scheming sh*t," and slammed the door in my face. My back hurts now, I'm a small framed girl with a soft voice and the aggression and violence that women displayed was completely unprofessional and out of line. I didn't try and push my way in, I didn't have an ounce of hostility in my voice, I simply said I was going to bring my boyfriend with me. Such an insane request.. Could they not have simply told me only one person in? Yes, but they resorted to an unjustified aggressive attack. It's really too bad that so many great artists perform here, because after last night I'm not sure I ever want to go back.

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★★☆☆☆

I went to the Daniel Johnston show last night in high spirits. After the show let out I realized I had forgot something inside, so I knocked on the door and told security I needed to go in quickly and would be right out. It was apparent he was frustrated with my question, but after telling him politely I forgot an item and really needed to get back in for a minute, he agreed to let me in. Keep in mind there were still people inside. My boyfriend was standing by my side this whole time, so I told the security- not thinking this would be an issue- that I was going to bring him in with me. I wish I was exaggerating when I say that at this point, a female security guard lunged at me, shoving me hard with both hands, swearing at me for "scheming sh*t," and slammed the door in my face. My back hurts now, I'm a small framed girl with a soft voice and the aggression and violence that women displayed was completely unprofessional and out of line. I didn't try and push my way in, I didn't have an ounce of hostility in my voice, I simply said I was going to bring my boyfriend with me. Such an insane request.. Could they not have simply told me only one person in? Yes, but they resorted to an unjustified aggressive attack. It's really too bad that so many great artists perform here, because after last night I'm not sure I ever want to go back.

Pros: good bands

Cons: security is out of control

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Just like the other complaints on here about their security, I not only have but have also heard similar stories. The most frustrating part is the wasted excitement and money spent attending the place. I got kicked out because my girlfriend got kicked out. They said she was too drunk and she only had 1 beer the whole night before they gave her the boot. Somehow I was able to convince them to let us back in when I told them I wanted my money back. After that, we had a retarded security gaurd follow us around all night which just made everything uncomfortable. It's as if they're trying to get a bad reputation. If you have a favorite artist(s) playing there or may know they're potentially playing there, I would recommend going to the musicians label and letting their agent know ahead of time.

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★☆☆☆☆

Just like the other complaints on here about their security, I not only have but have also heard similar stories. The most frustrating part is the wasted excitement and money spent attending the place. I got kicked out because my girlfriend got kicked out. They said she was too drunk and she only had 1 beer the whole night before they gave her the boot. Somehow I was able to convince them to let us back in when I told them I wanted my money back. After that, we had a retarded security gaurd follow us around all night which just made everything uncomfortable. It's as if they're trying to get a bad reputation. If you have a favorite artist(s) playing there or may know they're potentially playing there, I would recommend going to the musicians label and letting their agent know ahead of time.

Pros: Absolutely ZERO

Cons: security, size, and overall reputation

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Security is ridiculous here, Horrible! A friend of mine got kicked out for being too drunk which is completely fine. But what really made me mad is that I went out to talk to my friend who had been kicked out to make sure he had a safe ride home. I go back to the door to go inside and they cut my wristband for no apparent reason, I asked to talk to the security person in charge and he said the doorman was in charge and its his call on whether he thinks a person should be kicked out and not let back in. Not to mention it was my birthday and I paid over 200 dollars in tickets to the Pepper concert which I didnt even get to see play because they kicked me out before they even started. I was not drunk, out of control, making a scene. I was simply kicked out for associating with my friend who had been kicked out. Anyway this place seriously deserves this horrible review, I just hope someone sees this who will actually do something about it. I have been to many other venues in seattle which are 10 times better than this place. Thumbs down for sure. And please fire everyone on your security staff.

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★☆☆☆☆

Security is ridiculous here, Horrible! A friend of mine got kicked out for being too drunk which is completely fine. But what really made me mad is that I went out to talk to my friend who had been kicked out to make sure he had a safe ride home. I go back to the door to go inside and they cut my wristband for no apparent reason, I asked to talk to the security person in charge and he said the doorman was in charge and its his call on whether he thinks a person should be kicked out and not let back in. Not to mention it was my birthday and I paid over 200 dollars in tickets to the Pepper concert which I didnt even get to see play because they kicked me out before they even started. I was not drunk, out of control, making a scene. I was simply kicked out for associating with my friend who had been kicked out. Anyway this place seriously deserves this horrible review, I just hope someone sees this who will actually do something about it. I have been to many other venues in seattle which are 10 times better than this place. Thumbs down for sure. And please fire everyone on your security staff.

Pros: drinks, crowd

Cons: security, drink prices, service

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One problem I had with the place.
Security guards were stupid. they didn't listen to the bands when they said they were totally fine with people crowd surfing and it was pretty lame. I mean c'mon! let us have more fun!!! I attended the Aiden show on 2/8/08. Enter Shikari kept telling the security to NOT pull off the people who were cool enough to crowd surf.
Who gives a .. if they get hurt? PEOPLE GET HURT ALL THE TIME MOSHING!!!! and please don't EVER not allow moshing. Shows just would never be the same without good ol moshing :)
SECURITY AT NEUMOS IS LAME! I HATE IT!

but other than the stupid security who don't know how to have fun, it was a decent place :) just the right size. I got close to the bands and it was one of the best nights of my life. Bathrooms were suprisingly (sp?) clean, I liked how you could go in and out of the place without having to be 21 and over.

but el corazon is really the place to go. I LOVE IT THERE! BEST VENUE IN SEATTLE I SWEAR! El corazon's security never cares about crowd surfing, or anything unless its tragic or whatever. The bathrooms are equally clean as neumos, but one thing neumos has over El Corazon is that you're able to come in and out of the place.

Audio sounded really good, could hear everything perfectly. No complaints on that.

Well thats all I have to say.
Buh bye

This would be my first review, I'm not much of a "Review writer" but hey...gimme a break.

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★★★★☆

One problem I had with the place.
Security guards were stupid. they didn't listen to the bands when they said they were totally fine with people crowd surfing and it was pretty lame. I mean c'mon! let us have more fun!!! I attended the Aiden show on 2/8/08. Enter Shikari kept telling the security to NOT pull off the people who were cool enough to crowd surf.
Who gives a .. if they get hurt? PEOPLE GET HURT ALL THE TIME MOSHING!!!! and please don't EVER not allow moshing. Shows just would never be the same without good ol moshing :)
SECURITY AT NEUMOS IS LAME! I HATE IT!

but other than the stupid security who don't know how to have fun, it was a decent place :) just the right size. I got close to the bands and it was one of the best nights of my life. Bathrooms were suprisingly (sp?) clean, I liked how you could go in and out of the place without having to be 21 and over.

but el corazon is really the place to go. I LOVE IT THERE! BEST VENUE IN SEATTLE I SWEAR! El corazon's security never cares about crowd surfing, or anything unless its tragic or whatever. The bathrooms are equally clean as neumos, but one thing neumos has over El Corazon is that you're able to come in and out of the place.

Audio sounded really good, could hear everything perfectly. No complaints on that.

Well thats all I have to say.
Buh bye

This would be my first review, I'm not much of a "Review writer" but hey...gimme a break.

Pros: audio sounded great, nice and small, got close to bands, clean bathrooms

Cons: Security didn't allow fun as in crowd surfing, security did not listen to the musicians

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I have been here before where I had to deal with a moody doorman but this last time has sealed the deal. i was at a show there enjoying the music, dancing most of the night. I had a tab upstairs and I went outside to have a smoke. When I tried to go back in, they would not let me with no reason give. Mind you I wasn't wasted, or being loud and obnoxious. I am a very happy friendly girl just havin a smoke. I explained that I had been there all night and that I had a tab open that I needed to close and they just smirked at me and told me no. Well i decided to go in anyway and well as you can imagine, I got man-handled. Now I am a small lady and headlocks are not necessary but apparently he thought they were. The whole thing was a bit ridiculous and although I am proud of my attempt, I am a bit embarrased. My point is that I was a paying customer with a valid ticket and was denied access for seriously no reason, at least none given. Well I am never to return and I forewarn you all to stay in once youare in or you just never know what may happen!

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★☆☆☆☆

I have been here before where I had to deal with a moody doorman but this last time has sealed the deal. i was at a show there enjoying the music, dancing most of the night. I had a tab upstairs and I went outside to have a smoke. When I tried to go back in, they would not let me with no reason give. Mind you I wasn't wasted, or being loud and obnoxious. I am a very happy friendly girl just havin a smoke. I explained that I had been there all night and that I had a tab open that I needed to close and they just smirked at me and told me no. Well i decided to go in anyway and well as you can imagine, I got man-handled. Now I am a small lady and headlocks are not necessary but apparently he thought they were. The whole thing was a bit ridiculous and although I am proud of my attempt, I am a bit embarrased. My point is that I was a paying customer with a valid ticket and was denied access for seriously no reason, at least none given. Well I am never to return and I forewarn you all to stay in once youare in or you just never know what may happen!

Cons: all ages, mean employees

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This is THE place to see a band on Capitol Hill. Really. They?ve got so many great bands booked it?s insane. Check the calendar on their website, there are bands just about every night. If you?re at all sensitive to loud music I?d recommend some ear plugs or grabbing a spot in the upper ?reading room?. It can get a bit loud on the main floor sometimes ? but hey, it?s a rock concert baby! We Seattle?ites are so lucky to have a place this good in our city ? and tickets are dirt cheap, often less than $10! What are you doing tonight?

Update 11/21/08: In these tough economic times this awesome club gave the boot to a homophobic church group that was a rental client. Upon clarification of the church's policy with regards to gay issues Neumos kicked them out and terminated their relationship with that group. Support this club because they support you! Thanks Neumos!!

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★★★★★

This is THE place to see a band on Capitol Hill. Really. They?ve got so many great bands booked it?s insane. Check the calendar on their website, there are bands just about every night. If you?re at all sensitive to loud music I?d recommend some ear plugs or grabbing a spot in the upper ?reading room?. It can get a bit loud on the main floor sometimes ? but hey, it?s a rock concert baby! We Seattle?ites are so lucky to have a place this good in our city ? and tickets are dirt cheap, often less than $10! What are you doing tonight?

Update 11/21/08: In these tough economic times this awesome club gave the boot to a homophobic church group that was a rental client. Upon clarification of the church's policy with regards to gay issues Neumos kicked them out and terminated their relationship with that group. Support this club because they support you! Thanks Neumos!!

Pros: Great bands, great venue

Cons: None

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I purchased four tickets for the Rasputina show, one set for me and my husband, the other for a few friends. We arrived earlier than they did, and when they showed up I went outside to give them their tickets. They are both 40 years old. The security wouldn't let them into the bar area, because one of them had only her expired driver's license and the temporary paper card you get before you get the real one in the mail. Unbelievable! It made no sense at all; first of all, expired ID is still legal ID... second, what in heck else could she have done? Plus the purse searches they were doing were pretty amazing- the person searching acted like they were doing a huge favor to me letting me bring in a tiny vial of perfume, after hemming and hawing like maybe it was worth confiscating, like the miniscule pocket knife my friend had. And I got a warning to "keep my pen in my purse" like maybe I was going to do something subversive with it. All in all the security left a really bad taste in my mouth.

Besides that it was an OK venue to watch live music, though there were plenty of people who must have had not-so-good views. I really would never go back unless it was a show I couldn't live without seeing.

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★★☆☆☆

I purchased four tickets for the Rasputina show, one set for me and my husband, the other for a few friends. We arrived earlier than they did, and when they showed up I went outside to give them their tickets. They are both 40 years old. The security wouldn't let them into the bar area, because one of them had only her expired driver's license and the temporary paper card you get before you get the real one in the mail. Unbelievable! It made no sense at all; first of all, expired ID is still legal ID... second, what in heck else could she have done? Plus the purse searches they were doing were pretty amazing- the person searching acted like they were doing a huge favor to me letting me bring in a tiny vial of perfume, after hemming and hawing like maybe it was worth confiscating, like the miniscule pocket knife my friend had. And I got a warning to "keep my pen in my purse" like maybe I was going to do something subversive with it. All in all the security left a really bad taste in my mouth.

Besides that it was an OK venue to watch live music, though there were plenty of people who must have had not-so-good views. I really would never go back unless it was a show I couldn't live without seeing.

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I had run into my ex-friend and roomate who owes me and everyone I know money...I got in his face about what a immature person he is and he shoved me away a little. I got a little angrier at him, yelling some more, and the next thing i know I'm being picked up in mid-sentance, DRAGGED outside to the point where there was no way to regain my footing, then was tackled to the ground outside the doors. I manage to get up only to be tackled again by these 6'0 bouncers by use of a headlock. I manage to get up again and proceed to swing at the security guard who had me in the headlock in the face repeatedly until he was on the ground. Of course i get handcuffed after this and have to wait to talk to the police. Most of the time i was just waiting to be let go! These bouncers treated me like I had a weapon, which was completely out of line, all they needed to do was to SAY something to me! I didn't even know who was grabbing me or what the was going on. I felt so helpless, I'm like 125 lbs and these big tough guys feel they have to tackle me to the ground becuase I was getting in a argument with my old roomate....I'm not a guy that can handle this kind of manhandling! All the next day I could barely move, my back, shoulders, neck, arms and knees were sore not to mention the bruises from grabing meso hard... I want this to not be quiet, who knows how many other women this has happened too. The phrase i kept hearing was "It's my Job!", it's their job to tackle girls on the ground? My roomate and boyfriend we're helpless becuase of they're so-called "authority" over us. It's unexceptable, there was no way to get out of there hands except to fight, or defend myself rather beuase thats how I felt... I hope he feels what I did to him so he knows maybe piece of what he did to me.

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★★★☆☆

I had run into my ex-friend and roomate who owes me and everyone I know money...I got in his face about what a immature person he is and he shoved me away a little. I got a little angrier at him, yelling some more, and the next thing i know I'm being picked up in mid-sentance, DRAGGED outside to the point where there was no way to regain my footing, then was tackled to the ground outside the doors. I manage to get up only to be tackled again by these 6'0 bouncers by use of a headlock. I manage to get up again and proceed to swing at the security guard who had me in the headlock in the face repeatedly until he was on the ground. Of course i get handcuffed after this and have to wait to talk to the police. Most of the time i was just waiting to be let go! These bouncers treated me like I had a weapon, which was completely out of line, all they needed to do was to SAY something to me! I didn't even know who was grabbing me or what the was going on. I felt so helpless, I'm like 125 lbs and these big tough guys feel they have to tackle me to the ground becuase I was getting in a argument with my old roomate....I'm not a guy that can handle this kind of manhandling! All the next day I could barely move, my back, shoulders, neck, arms and knees were sore not to mention the bruises from grabing meso hard... I want this to not be quiet, who knows how many other women this has happened too. The phrase i kept hearing was "It's my Job!", it's their job to tackle girls on the ground? My roomate and boyfriend we're helpless becuase of they're so-called "authority" over us. It's unexceptable, there was no way to get out of there hands except to fight, or defend myself rather beuase thats how I felt... I hope he feels what I did to him so he knows maybe piece of what he did to me.

Pros: nothing

Cons: security

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My friends took me here in celebration of my 20th birthday and we had a great time. One of our favorite bands, Motion City Soundtrack, was headlining and we even got to meet them before the show started. The place is small so the acoustics were great and we could really see what was happening on stage. Unfortunately, they've changed in the type of artists they showcase so I haven't been back since.

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★★★★☆

My friends took me here in celebration of my 20th birthday and we had a great time. One of our favorite bands, Motion City Soundtrack, was headlining and we even got to meet them before the show started. The place is small so the acoustics were great and we could really see what was happening on stage. Unfortunately, they've changed in the type of artists they showcase so I haven't been back since.

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When I was just turning 21, this was Moe's Mo'rockin Cafe. Along with venues like the Crocodile Cafe and The Moore, this was the place to catch bands on their way up - bands you would later hear on radio and see on TV. Some people would refer to that period of the Seattle Scene as it?s most exciting and Moe's was the Capital. I saw many good shows at Moe's. Then it closed and sold, remodeled, renamed and sold again, renamed again, sold and then sold and had the name changed back to a variation of the original name, Neumo's (and in new Moe?s).

The problem is we are all sort of over it. Each time it went through some metamorphosis, we supported it and, each time, it would crumble (perhaps an effect of its own ambition). We watched Arospace move in and update the dive bar aesthetic and change it into a split-level venue aimed at DJs more than live bands. Later, we saw the stage relocate to open the gates to feature live bands again, only the energy and sound was never quite there.

Now, it's just another place on the hill to have a drink and hear a band. It gets crowded. Parking is near impossible. The bartenders are not especially great and the people aren't especially into it. You can still catch a good band here but there are just better, less played-out venues to see them in. I have nothing bad to say about the doormen, kitchen or sound guys however.

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★★★☆☆

When I was just turning 21, this was Moe's Mo'rockin Cafe. Along with venues like the Crocodile Cafe and The Moore, this was the place to catch bands on their way up - bands you would later hear on radio and see on TV. Some people would refer to that period of the Seattle Scene as it?s most exciting and Moe's was the Capital. I saw many good shows at Moe's. Then it closed and sold, remodeled, renamed and sold again, renamed again, sold and then sold and had the name changed back to a variation of the original name, Neumo's (and in new Moe?s).

The problem is we are all sort of over it. Each time it went through some metamorphosis, we supported it and, each time, it would crumble (perhaps an effect of its own ambition). We watched Arospace move in and update the dive bar aesthetic and change it into a split-level venue aimed at DJs more than live bands. Later, we saw the stage relocate to open the gates to feature live bands again, only the energy and sound was never quite there.

Now, it's just another place on the hill to have a drink and hear a band. It gets crowded. Parking is near impossible. The bartenders are not especially great and the people aren't especially into it. You can still catch a good band here but there are just better, less played-out venues to see them in. I have nothing bad to say about the doormen, kitchen or sound guys however.

Pros: location, still a good draw for decent bands

Cons: lack of continuity, parking, people

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A place that supports hateful homophobic acts....like Buju Banton? Never on my life am I going to spend money here, or spend time in such a place.

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★☆☆☆☆

A place that supports hateful homophobic acts....like Buju Banton? Never on my life am I going to spend money here, or spend time in such a place.

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I've seen some great shows at Neumos and I really like the way they support a wide variety of artists in this great space. The first time we visited it was a bit confusing to determine where the actual music area was, but it soon became apparent that the stage is in the side through a set of doors and the bar is front.

The sound quality of the show was very good and it was easy to see the band as the stage was at the right height. They were also good about in-and-out so people could go and smoke, which was great because no one was smoking inside the place. I'd recommend seeing a show here.

PROS: Good sound quality; easy access bars; easy access to bathrooms
CONS:

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★★★★★

I've seen some great shows at Neumos and I really like the way they support a wide variety of artists in this great space. The first time we visited it was a bit confusing to determine where the actual music area was, but it soon became apparent that the stage is in the side through a set of doors and the bar is front.

The sound quality of the show was very good and it was easy to see the band as the stage was at the right height. They were also good about in-and-out so people could go and smoke, which was great because no one was smoking inside the place. I'd recommend seeing a show here.

PROS: Good sound quality; easy access bars; easy access to bathrooms
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Nuemos is one of those places where the bouncers decide who gets in and who doesn't based on who they feel like letting in...regardless of whether or not you purchased tickets for a show ahead of time. This place isn't worth the hassel, there are far better places to spend your time and money.

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Nuemos is one of those places where the bouncers decide who gets in and who doesn't based on who they feel like letting in...regardless of whether or not you purchased tickets for a show ahead of time. This place isn't worth the hassel, there are far better places to spend your time and money.

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