555TEN | The Music of Hell’s Kitchen
There’s always something new to experience around the 555TEN luxury rentals. Midtown West is home to some of New York City’s most vaunted restaurants like Esca and VYNL, the buzz of Broadway’s epic theater, and the ultimate urban oasis of the Hudson River Park. And, of course, there’s Hell’s Kitchen’s thriving live-music scene, which will really make your ears perk up. From dancing to bossa nova beats, to catching up with your favorite band or singing a ballad or two yourself, there’s something for every music lover in the neighborhood.
Don’t Tell Mama | 343 West 46th Street
The name “Don’t Tell Mama” comes from the title of a song from the Broadway classic Cabaret, which is appropriate, as it’s one of the city’s most popular spots to catch a cabaret performance. Since 1982, theater lovers have flocked to this charming “multiplex” after their Broadway shows let out. Equal parts sophisticated and camp, with a restaurant, piano bar, and two cabaret spaces, it’s a hub of hums and high notes as sung by Broadway stars and yet-to-be-discovered unknowns. Sing along to “Send in the Clowns” as you dine on their prix-fixe menu or channel your inner Ethel Merman and give your favorite show tune a whirl at the piano bar. It will be a night you’ll want to tell everyone, including “mama,” about.
Terminal 5 | 610 West 56th Street
Back in the heyday of the late-90s/early-aughts club scene, the 40,000-square-foot Terminal 5 was one of the two biggest nightclubs in New York City. Now it’s home to a music venue that’s beloved by artists and their fans. Terminal 5 schedules an eclectic roster of artists like the rock legend Chrissie Hynde-fronted Pretenders, rap superstar Gucci Mane, and alt-darling Bonobo. With a 3,000-person capacity, it’s one of the largest music spaces in Hell’s Kitchen. And if you want to escape the crowd pre- or post-show, you can have a drink on their roof deck.
Swing 46 | 349 West 46th Street
Hear live music every night of the week while you dine on a juicy filet mignon, snack on their garlicky PEI mussels, or sip a smoky chardonnay at the bar at this joint on red-hot Restaurant Row. Professionals and amateurs alike burn off those extra calories on the dance floor where no one is judging your skills. But if you do need to get into the “swing” of things, this establishment offers a half-hour dance lesson nightly at 9 pm. Whether you want to get up and dance or just snap your fingers to the sounds of the George Gee Orchestra, David Berger & the Sultans of Swing, or Swingadelic, this supper club is for swing kids of all ages.
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