Check Ohmyrockness.com, BrooklynVegan.com and NYCDIY.XYZ for show listings.
Brooklyn Based-lots of articles and walking tours
Free Williamsburg-Long Running Wburg site
Bushwick BK-watch gentrification in real time
Buzz-A-Rama has slot car racing that was popular during the 60s. You can rent cars or bring your own to run on their 83-foot 8-lane Tomy track. Address: 69 Church Ave., Brooklyn NY 11218-0053 Telephone: 718-853-1800
Dumbo, Brooklyn (Down under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass)
Powerhouse Arena-Daily Book parties-37 Main St Brooklyn, NY 11201
This is where a lot of the really cool stuff happens these days.
Check BushwickBK.com for one offs and more.
Alphaville-Good food and a smelly but decent band room. 140 Wilson Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11237
Bizarre-12 Jefferson St, Brooklyn, NY 11206 bands and lots of ultra risque burlesque and performance like the Variety show “On the Fritz”. Great burgers too!
Cape House – 2 Knickerbocker Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11237 (718) 821-2580-Clam shack upstairs, punk venue downstairs.
Elsewhere-One giant room, one small room. Strange communal unisex bathrooms. Cheap coffee or tea in the “loft” (location of shared communal bathrooms) Good booking.
Market Hotel-Beer and wine only club. Not the best sound, okay booking of major touring punk bands. Sells out quickly, can be hot. Coolest thing is the subway goes by outside the window while the bands are on. 1140 Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn
The Gateway 1272 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Our Wicked Lady – 153 Morgan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11206-Bar with occasional live music, sometimes on the great roof deck.
The Anchored Inn – 57 Waterbury St, Brooklyn, NY 11206 (718) 576-3297-Pool table and food that serves late night.
Birdys-1215 Myrtle Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11221 (646) 555-1212
Happyfun Hideaway-1211 Myrtle Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11221 (917) 999-8282
Juniors Cheesecake-386 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11201-Old timey giant deli restaurant where they serve pickles and cole slaw on the table.
Baby’s All Right-bar, eatery, and music venue in Williamsburg Brooklyn 146 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211 (718) 599-5800 Fantasic sound and good booking in the hipster and garage realm. Annoy habit of quickly transitioning after punk shows to shitty djs playing top 40 garbage.
The Commodore- 366 Metropolitan Ave, New York, NY 11211, bar with some great DJ nights (soul, punk) and GREAT chicken sandwiches and burgers. Pay at the bar and its brought to your table.
Williamsburg Hall of Music-66 North Sixth-major venue for major acts
Knitting Factory-361 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
(347) 529-6696 Relocated from Manhattan
Brooklyn Brewery -79 N 11th St , Brooklyn (718) 486-7422. Microbrewery with performances and such.
The Gutter–200 N 14th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211 (718) 387-3585-live music only thursday to saturday and a vintage transported bowling alley. The better, cheaper place to bowl.
Union Pool-484 Union Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211 -awkward dance space upfront. Cross through a courtyard with a taco truck for some of the best booking out there.
Peter Luger Steak House-178 Broadway at: Between Bedford and Driggs Avenues. Brooklyn-tel: (718) 387-7400. J, M, Z at Marcy Ave. Williamsburg. Said to be the best steakhouse in the world, mainly due to their meat buying, this place is always packed and the waiters have attitude. Just get the porterhouse for however many you are, a tomato or green salad and the bacon. Reservations a must. Cheaper great burger available only for lunch.
Blue Collar-160 Havemeyer St, Brooklyn, NY 11211 (347) 725-3837-Tiny Delicious burger shop. Chili sucks so stay with the plain fries.
Fedoroff’s Roast Pork -makes a rendition of the best sandwich from philly, the roast pork broccoli raab sandwich.- 178 N 10th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211 (347) 384-2222
Oasis- 161 N 7th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211 (718) 218-7607-The best falafel. Splurge for the Hummus on the sandwich.
Former Polish area now changing
Bars and Clubs-
A Bar – 597 Manhattan Ave, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY -Bar with djs that is popular with the cool crowd.
St Vitus-1120 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222 Hard to get to mostly metal venue that is not cheap but sometimes has free shows.
Warsaw -HUGE venue at the Polish National home. The best thing about this venue is they have inexpensive polish food that is great you can buy at every show. 261 Driggs Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222 (718) 387-0505
Frankel’s Delicatessen & Appetizing – 631 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222-Newcomer smoked fish joint and deli.
Pyza -118 Nassau Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222 Cheap Polish Restaurant.- Closes 8PM
Tomcats Barbershop -135 India St, Brooklyn, NY 11222 (718) 349-9666-30 dollar mens haircuts at the kind of place where they give you a PBR while they cut.
The Thing-1001 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222 (718) 349-8234-Record and collectable store where most records are two dollars.
Long Island City, Queens
Performing Arts Space-P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center
22-25 Jackson Ave , Long Island City-Funky artspace. Subway-E, F at 23rd St.-Ely Ave.; 7 at 45 Rd.-Court House Sq.; G at Court Sq. Sister to Moma, and moma admission comes with free ps1 admission
Park Slope, Brooklyn
Union Hall-702 Union Street,Brooklyn, NY 11215Not to be confused with Union Pool, this spot has bocce for the yuppies and lots of mopey indie rock
The Rock Shop-249 Fourth Avenue, Park Slope-New indie rock venue
Littlefield NYC. 622 degraw st · brooklyn, new york
Bootleg Bar -1438 Myrtle Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11237 (347) 715-6307 Great DJs
The Keep-205 Cypress Ave, Ridgewood, NY 11385-bar with djs and crazy decor, some of which is for sale.
Milo’s Yard-564 Seneca Ave, Ridgewood, NY 11385
The Footlight-465 Seneca Ave, Ridgewood, NY 11385
Phone: (718) 673-8211
Suburbia – 330 Melrose St, Brooklyn, NY 11237-DIY venue
Jimmy’s Famous Heros -Address: 1786 Sheepshead Bay Rd, Brooklyn, NY 11235
Phone:(718) 648-8001-Tiny take out shop with a good italian or spicy italian sub. Sadly they have no pepper relish though. Great bread on the italian.
Randazzo’s Clam Bar-in Sheepshead Bay for over 75 years. Located right across from the bay-2017 Emmons Avenue-Brooklyn
Roll N Roaster – 2901 Emmons Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11235 (718) 769-6000-Roast beef sandwiches, fresh lemonade and lots more. Ask for Horseradish Sauce. A MUST!
Brennan & Carr-3432 Nostrand Ave (between Avenue V & Gravesend Neck Rd) Brooklyn, NY 11229-French Dip sandwiches, decades old. Great! Theres also a roast beef topped burger which you want to get a side of au jus.
Gowanus, Brooklyn (near park slope)
The Bell House-Giant warehousey multi use venue-www.thebellhouseny.com, 149 7th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215, (718) 643-6510
Lucky 13 Saloon-644 Sackett St, Brooklyn, NY 11217 Unusual bar with Metal bands, burlesque shows, and on the bar go gos.
The Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club -Shuffleboard courts and this big bar with food trucks & occasional live music.514 Union St, Brooklyn, NY 11215 (347) 223-4410