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“Very unorganized staff”

Hammerstein Ballroom
Reviewed 28 December 2013

Went for the "Christmas Cantana" show and after waiting 2 hours for the doors to open they let in too many people for the venue. No seats available and people were sitting in the aisles and standing everywhere. What a fire hazard. Staff didn't help or care either. Won't go back.

Thank Jaymaxx
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Reviewed 14 October 2013

Saw my favorite band there this weekend. It was incredible. I know the lighting and sound was largely accredited to the band's team, but the venue itself is great for live music. We sat in the balcony, right in the middle, and had no complaints with the view. The bathrooms are on opposite sides of the floor, though, and there aren't any signs to tell you that. They have a full bar, which was a pleasant surprise when you are expecting draft beer all night.

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Reviewed 16 July 2013

The Hammerstein Ballroom is easily one of the best music venues in New York city. A great venue, smaller venue for getting closer to your favourite music stars.

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Reviewed 23 January 2013

Too much security. Couldnt stand by the bar. Couldnt lean against the wall. First off after all this time move the bar against the wall so people dont stand in front of it. $4 for coat check. It's winter of course people are going to check their coats give them a break. Then you wont take credit cards but you wont take a $50 bill? Not our fault your ATM gives us $50. And if it's General ADmission on the other floors why are people stopped and told they cant go there? Went to see Soundgarden here twice same BS. Soundgarden pick another venue next time. Your Terminal 5 show was great. Stick to there or Roseland or Best Buy or Irving.

Thank AnahidA
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Reviewed 6 September 2012

We took in a reggae show. It was not what I expected. I was def over dressed, standing room only so don't wear high heeled shoes. They had ONE bar and no order. So it was push n shove the drink choice was horrible 10 dollars for a 8 oz half filled drink we left half way thru to go get real drinks for the money we pay out for. Music was great ppl were great but it was poorly put together and def not worth $70 per person. I will pass on any events coming out of here and just go to a club and see some performers. Boooo wasted my money

Thank Neena1121
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