Webster Hall

Hall of fame

Words: Carly Miller
Photography: Bryan Kwon

After 128 years putting on shows, Webster Hall is one of the most renowned music venues in the heart of Manhattan

“There is no average night at Webster Hall,” says Rich Pawelczyk, the venue’s COO. It’s hard to imagine one, when there are six rooms on four storeys that regularly house both concerts from cutting-edge artists and club nights that last until dawn.

“People from all walks of life, every demographic, every zip code and passports come to here”
Rich Pawelczyk

It’s an inclusive place. The team at Webster Hall don’t cultivate and curate their crowd from behind a velvet rope. “People from all walks of life, every demographic, every zip code and passport come to here,” says Pawelczyk.

This attitude has meant that the venue has been popular since 1886. Its impressive history draws in artists and crowds, and over the years Webster Hall has displayed diverse talent from Ray Charles to The Cure to Skrillex. “A perfect night is when the artist responds to the crowd, and the crowd in turn feeds off the artist’s energy,” says Pawelczyk. This positive feedback loop creates an unending cycle, and the party never really stops.

WEBSTER HALL
125 E 11th Street,
New York, NY 10003

© Photo: Bryan Kwon; www.dailyeyes.com

INSIDER INFO

Travis Bass creates and runs pop-up clubs in New York

The kind of parties I throw…

…stay fresh by moving location. People say New Yorkers need it. They get very bored, but when they see something off the beaten path, they love it.

A party is made by…

…the energy and flow. I like my clubs to be dark. I like people to let go
of their inhibitions.

On an average saturday…

…I make sure the door is extra tight because I try to keep the reputation. I make sure my people are having a great time, have a good drink and meet cool people.

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BACK TO MY SPOT!

After the party is the afterparty, and after that it’s the hotel lobby. And after that you’ll need a few apps to keep it going.

Traktor DJ

TRAKTOR DJ

Keep your Shakira-loving friend from taking control of the late-night playlist. This iOS app lets you mix and scratch your way through your iTunes library on the touchscreen.

MIXOLOGY

MIXOLOGY

All you have in the fridge is a bottle of vodka, three cherries, and half a pint of milk. Mixology utilises a vast database to find the perfect drink recipe for you. Available for iOS and Android devices.

Drunk. Dial no!

DRUNK - DIAL NO!

No, she doesn’t want to hear from you. Neither does the boss. So make sure you enable this Android and iOS app, which temporarily locks phone numbers to prevent late-night mistakes.

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