610 W. 56th St., New York, NY (11th and 12th Aves.)
What was once a midtown nightclub called EXIT is now Terminal 5, one of New York’s favorite places to take in a concert. As part of the Bowery Presents family (Lounge, Bowery Ballroom), Terminal 5’s reputation for consistently booking killer acts precedes itself. With three levels, a whopping 40,000 square feet, and wraparound balcony bars, the venue is regularly packed with music lovers eager to see acts like Bloc Party, Jane’s Addiction, Santigold, Black Eyed Peas, M.I.A. and LCD Soundsystem. Amenities like a dazzling roof top bar let you enjoy your Stella alfresco, and empanadas from Empanada Mama available for purchase on the third floor satisfy those sudden south-of-the-border cravings. Swanky orange lounge furniture, faux-crystal chandeliers and a giant disco ball give you a chic-industrial space to take it all in.
Photo credit: Marc Whitman