Brooklyn

Brooklyn Content-

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

Bensonhurst, Brooklyn
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
(212) 604-9074

Bushwick, Brooklyn
This is where a lot of the really cool stuff happens these days.
Check BushwickBK.com for one offs and more.

 

Bushwick venues-

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!

CATLAND-987 Flushing Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11206-boutique and event space.
Looking Glass-Coffeeshop, wine and beer joint with bands and odd performances-1087 Broadway

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-on hiatus temporarily.

Shea Stadium-its a creepy walk on an isolated warehouse area to a club with pretty good booking of touring punk bands.  Shea Stadium BK : 20 Meadow St, Brooklyn, NY 11206 Partial bar with beer and a couple liquors. also on hiatus temporarily.

Downtown Brooklyn-

Eats-

Juniors Cheesecake-386 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11201-Old timey giant deli restaurant where they serve pickles and cole slaw on the table.

Williamsburg, Brooklyn

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.

Brooklyn Bowl-Hipster Bowling alley with occasional music acts.Brooklyn Night Bazaar-165 Banker St, Brooklyn, NY 11222 Vendors and free rock concerts in a giant warehouse.

 

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 Gutter200 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.

Grand Victory-across the street from Trash Bar with some of the best shows in Williamsburg.

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.

Food-
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.

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

Venues
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

 

Ridgewood, Queens

Bars-

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

Venues-

The Footlight-465 Seneca Ave, Ridgewood, NY 11385
Phone: (718) 673-8211

Suburbia – 330 Melrose St, Brooklyn, NY 11237-DIY venue

Sheepshead Bay

Eats-

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!

Gravesend, Brooklyn

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)
Venues-
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

 

 

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