431 W 16th St (between 9th Ace & 10th Ave). 212-414-5994. ACEL to 14th. Average drink $10.
Though Highline is an enormous, state of the art performance space, it feels just as intimate as some smaller venues. With a huge stage, multiple bar areas, and cozy seating areas with good views, the space draws in the crowds and a diverse array of acts—from burlesque to big name musicians to tribute shows. Whether standing or sitting, concert goers can enjoy a bar food menu of mini Kobe burgers or salmon tartar served in a martini glass. Table seating, though tempting, is overly expensive and tends to detract from the concert experience; opt for standing room only and really get into the show.