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Water Street Music Hall

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Address: 204 N Water St, Rochester, NY 14604-1122
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Neat venue where you can get up close to your favorite bands. Parking was a little difficult on narrow cobble stone streets, and getting out was tough as a nightclub next door... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 August 2015
lanalou1137
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Eden, New York
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Ithaca, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

First off, a bottle of water was only 2 dollars which quite cheap compared to other places I have been. The stage is definitely smaller in depth, consequentially the band is right in front of you!!! The staff was friendly, and even though my name was not on the list for will call, I had my receipt for a ticket... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015

Both sides of the venue are good for live music. I've seen many shows there in the past and will continue to do so.

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Eden, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015

Neat venue where you can get up close to your favorite bands. Parking was a little difficult on narrow cobble stone streets, and getting out was tough as a nightclub next door was just getting into full swing and there were people all over the place.

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Thank lanalou1137
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2015

I went for a show last night. It was packed but I enjoyed it. Friendly staff, only thing I did not like was parking down the street but other then that I enjoy it. Was not a bad section of the stage from all over. I did not get a chance to go upstairs as that was for VIP but... More 

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Thank JBonn659
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2013

I found this to be a very good concert venue. A perfect small venue; large enough to actually feel like a concert venue and not just a bar. They have two stages, one is smaller for warm up acts and then a main stage. The sound was nothing amazing, but I didn't find anything to complain about either. For anyone... More 

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Thank Mike191919
Rochester, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2013

Get in the spirit.. country line dance, hear the 60s sounds, genres of music change frequently it's just on the way-up, small specialty bands .. watch their schedule. small venue, can get jammed but you're up close and personal and audience is part of the experience ... usually stand up only, we like the balcony, decent sound system but acoustics... More 

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Thank FeithRochesterNY
rochester, ny
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2013

Ive seen so many great bands here and show are always fun. The space can get crowded but that makes it a little better because you can get so close to the stage and you can see from basiaclly everywhere. The ticket prices arent that bad either.

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2013

As Steve Burton of Port Chuck proclaimed when he saw me at the VIP meet/greet after Port Chuck's show there on Valentine's Day, "Laurie, you're CRAZY!" I did think I was a little crazy to have chosen to come to Rochester, from Southern California, in the dead of Winter just to see my favorite band, Port Chuck, but now that... More 

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Thank LAMcMonavie19
Rochester, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2012

More of a bar than a music hall. Small name bands, mostly rock--younger clientele the majority of time (early twenties) There is a nice downtown location. Chances are you will be paying to park and there is generally an entrance fee.

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Thank Tony C
Fort Collins, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2012

This converted historic warehouse is a decent venue for musical acts where there are 500-800 expected attendees. That would be bigger than a standard bar but too small for the Auditorium Theatre or War Memorial. A wide variety of music styles are represented with live music several nights a week - note that they are ONLY open for concert events.... More 

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