Last night Brooklyn’s The National inauguarated Terminal 5, the Bowery Presents’ newest and largest venue, before a crowd of 3000 strong clubgoers (with a few less hipsters than usual and a few more investment bankers). Upon walking into Terminal 5, my first impression was, “man this place is huge.” And it really is, it’s got three levels, two balconies, five bars, and a massive stage. So what’s the verdict? If you were to ask me where I’d rather see a show, Terminal 5 or The Roseland, my answer would definitely be Terminal 5. But, if you were to ask where I would most like to see a show in The Bowery’s impressive portfolio of venues, the answer would still have to be The Bowery Ballroom or The Music Hall of Williamsburg, sorry folks, but T5 is just a little too darn big for my liking. [Bumpershine]

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