One of the best things to do in NYC and Brooklyn is catch live music. Especially in winter. Whether you're down for a romantic night of jazz or want to see some up and coming indie bands, Brooklyn has a venue for everything. We put together an exhaustive list of all our favorite music spots. Here we profile the intimate venues.
NEW! St. Mazie, Williamsburg (pictured): Step back into the 20s at the quaint St. Mazie Bar & Supper Club with live music, classic cocktails and a speakeasy-like cellar restaurant.
National Sawdust, Williamsburg: National Sawdust (NS), an unparalleled, artist-led, non-profit venue, is a place for exploration and discovery. A place where emerging and established artists can share their music with serious music fans and casual listeners alike. Cuisine: Ryder, one of Brooklyn’s best restaurants right now is housed inside the venue.
Baby's All Right, Williamsburg: Cool haunt offering live music most nights, plus gourmet bar fare, creative drinks & weekend brunch.
House of Yes, Bushwick: We cannot say enough about this venue! If you want a night of dancing and spectacle, buy tickets now! Funky venue showcasing dance, circus, theater & cabaret performances in a former ice warehouse. (Pictured above)
Rough Trade, Williamsburg: Brooklyn outpost of the famous London venue. Record store in the front (with great vinyl listening stations) and concert venue in the back.
Brooklyn Night Bazaar, Greenpoint: Weekend night flea-market scene with live bands, food stands, beer & wine, art galore & Ping-Pong.
Others: Brooklyn Bowl (live music most nights, tickets required), Output (nightclub with an easy door - just buy tickets - featuring big name DJs)
Medium sized venues:
BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music)
Williamsburg Music Hall
The Bell House
The Hall at MP