New in Town: Webster your Options
New York DJ duo Duck Sauce once said, “New York is the place of opportunities. If there's any place in this world that you want to come to be able to make it big or to go after your dreams, it is New York City.” They couldn’t have been more correct. Living in such a diverse atmosphere can make meeting people a little difficult, and finding fun and popular events a little arduous.
Well newbies, all is settled now. No more empty planners, cause there's Webster Hall. Located in the Lower East Side (125 E 11th Street), it is 135 years old and still running. Originally built for weddings, it is now known for being the oldest club in the city. In 2008, the New York City Land Marks Preservation Commission recognized Webster Hall as a city landmark.
From the outside, Webster Hall looks like a cinema, but when you enter, you're in a different world. They have four floors, and all of them are incredible. Every room at Webster Hall is different. The fun and classy theater room on the fourth floor is the most impressive of all. The fourth floor is home to Webster’s New Year's Party where they have the largest New York City balloon drop.
The four floors at Webster Hall are booked seven days a week hosting events ranging from “The Bowery Presents," fundraisers, concerts, comedy shows, private college parties, off-Broadway shows and their well known Halloween and New Year's Eve parties.
Who’s partied at Webster Hall? Celebrities to politicians, they have had it all. Bill Clinton hosted a fundraiser there; Ron Paul has an event on September 26th and Busta Rhymes was there this past Sunday. Tina Turner, Eric Clapton, Prince, Aerosmith, Metallica, Kiss, B.B. King have all performed at Webster Hall. Some upcoming concerts include Ben Rector, The Wombats and James Blake.
Robbie York, the studio manager at Webster Hall, said that the owners and the marketing staff are always on the watch for current trends. It’s this business model that makes Webster Hall the biggest hip-hop party in New York on Thursdays and electro party on Fridays. Even MTV is at Webster Hall. They film a web-series in Webster Hall's basement studio called, Live in N.Y.C.
Webster was voted “Night Club of the Year” in 2011 by Night Club and Bar Magazine and in 2010, it won “Best Nightclub” from Paper Magazine's Peoples Choice Night Life Award.
New York City never sleeps and neither does Webster Hall. So why should you? Get out to Webster Hall.