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Warm Up with Live Music in Brooklyn


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)

Large venues:

Barclay’s Center

King’s Theater

Medium sized venues:

BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music)

Williamsburg Music Hall

The Bell House

The Hall at MP