Because the East Village just isn't the East Village without a divey music venue where frat bros, ravers, weirdos, and rockers can come together and bond over watered-down drinks and an excessive security check, Webster Hall is making its long-awaited return this April, according to the New York Times. Hide yo lighters, people.
The sprawling space (in which we fondly remember having many nights we don't remember), a partially-landmarked 1886 building, was closed down for extensive renovations back in August 2017. Now, the new-and-approved ballroom is ready to make its big debut. And don't worry, much of what made Webster Hall so beautiful amid its grit has not been touched, such as the scalloped balconies and Art Deco designs. Instead, the well over $10 million in renovations went towards new bathrooms (thank God) and improved acoustics. The first floor Marlin Room, known for its smaller stage inside the venue, has also been transformed into a sleek lounge.
Following an opening bash in April, Webster Hall will be celebrating its return with a month of headliners, including Patti Smith, Sharon Van Etten, Broken Social Scene, MGMT, and Chromeo.
What's old is new again - only in New York.
[Photo via @websterhall]