Bowery Ballroom

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Bowery Ballroom
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Address6 Delancey Street
LocationNew York, NY 10002
Coordinates40°43′14″N 73°59′38″W / 40.7206°N 73.9939°W / 40.7206; -73.9939Coordinates: 40°43′14″N 73°59′38″W / 40.7206°N 73.9939°W / 40.7206; -73.9939
Public transitNew York City Subway: "J" train"Z" train at Bowery
New York City Bus: M103
OwnerCocktail Blue LLC
Seating typeStanding room only

The Bowery Ballroom is a music venue in the Bowery section of Manhattan, New York City.


The structure, at 6 Delancey Street, was built just before the Wall Street Crash in 1929. It stood vacant until the end of WWII, when it became a high-end retail store. The neighborhood subsequently went into decline again, and so did the caliber of businesses occupying the space.[1] In 1998 it was converted into a music venue.[2] It has a capacity of 575 people.[3]

Directly in front of the venue's entrance is one of the entrances to the Bowery station on the BMT Nassau Street Line (J and ​Z trains) of the New York City Subway.

Notable Acts[edit]

The club serves as the namesake of Joan Baez's Bowery Songs album, recorded live at a concert at the Bowery Ballroom on November 6, 2004.[4] It also appears in the 2000 film Coyote Ugly as well as the 2008 film Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist.[5]


  1. ^ "History of the Bowery Ballroom", Bowery Ballroom website (archived 2007)
  2. ^ Kemp, Rob. "Bowery Ballroom". New York Magazine. Retrieved November 21, 2014.
  3. ^ Sisario, Ben. "A Small Strategy for Selling Concerts". The New York Times. Retrieved November 21, 2014.
  4. ^ "Bowery Songs, Joan Baez, Music CD - Barnes & Noble". 2004-11-06. Retrieved 2010-08-07.
  5. ^ Previous post Next post (2008-10-02). "Review: Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist Strikes Sweet Chord | Underwire |". Retrieved 2010-08-07.

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