Rolling Stone Magazine’s Top U.S. Music Clubs

Read the list of best USA music clubs from Rolling Stone


The Rolling Stone magazine has published its top 20 music clubs in the United States, as voted by an esteemed panel of performers, managers and other industry participants. Here it is.


Club Address City Capacity
1 Bowery Ballroom Delancey St New York City 550
2 The Troubadour Santa Monica Blvd West Hollywood CA 400
3 Maxwell’s Washington St Hoboken NJ 200
4 Fox Theatre 13th St Boulder CO 625
5 Schubas Tavern N Southport Ave Chicago IL 165
6 Great American Music Hall O’Farrell St San Francisco CA 600
7 The Crocodile 2nd Ave Seattle WA 525
8 Joe’s Pub Lafayette St New York City 190
9 Continental Club South Congress Austin TX 300
10 Bluebird Cafe Hillsboro Pike Nashville TN 100
11 Largo N La Cienega Blvd Los Angeles CA 130
12 Empty Bottle N Western Ave Chicago IL 400
13 Doug Fir Lounge E Burnside St Portland OR 300
14 Bluebird Theatre E Colfax Ave Denver CO 400
15 Lincoln Hall N Lincoln Ave Chicago IL 600
16 Belly Up S Galena St Aspen CO 450
17 Union Transfer Spring Garden St Philadelphia PA 600-1,000
18 400 Watt Club W Washington St Athens GA 500
19 Middle East Downstairs Massachusetts Ave Cambridge MA 575
20 Brooklyn Bowl Wythe Ave New York City 600

Having traveled to the US on five occasions, I must admit to some disappointment as I have only been to one of these venues – Austin’s renowned Continental Club. So I will be adding to the list in my travels in September 2013, by at least one and maybe even three more. It’s good to have some important self-improvement goals, isn’t it?

Here’s the link to the magazine:



Read the list of best USA music clubs from Rolling Stone

Read the list of best USA music clubs from Rolling Stone


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Author: Rob Dickens

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