Outfitted in classy Art Deco style, this three-level former shoe store has a downstairs lounge and a 500-capacity concert hall. The Ballroom plays home to mid-scale touring acts, with big-name indie-rockers sharing the stage with living legends and the occasional well-known local band. Superior sound system, sight lines are good everywhere. Downstairs opens at 7pm, upstairs opens at 8pm with shows starting at 9:30 or 10pm. Subway: J, M to Bowery, 6 to Spring St.