The Best Brooklyn music venues focus on showcasing the music in cool, intimate spaces and to top it off most offer great food and drink options as well.
Union Hall (702 Union Street) boasts not only outstanding live music, but two indoor bocce courts as well! Expect to hear music from a variety of genres including rap, folk and EDM. The New York Press says Union Hall “offers downtown style mixed with Brooklyn’s trademark down-to earth friendliness,” Bocce, plus, outstanding music equals great times.
Littlefield (622 Degraw Street) is located in an old warehouse in Gowanus, which automatically makes it at the top of our list in Brooklyn adds to the authentic indie music vibe. In addition to being a great venue to check out live music Littlefied also hosts monthly art exhibits, literary events and film screenings.
The Rock Shop (249 Fourth Avenue ) in Park Slope is not only a music venue they also have a full bar and restaurant upstairs as well in addition to AND an outdoor rooftop and pool. It’s a great place to gather a group of friends. There trivia night also has tons of regulars and is not to be missed.
Spike Hill (184 Bedford Ave.) is an intimate performance space (think cherry wood and exposed brick) in the heart of Williamsburg. Music lovers and foodies alike will appreciate the varied musical line-up as well as lunch and dinner at their onsite gastropub.
Zubulon (258 Wythe Avenue) offers live music every night with NO cover which leaves money left offer for drinks and soaking up the best of Williamsburg.
For bigger acts, check out the Music Hall of Williamsburg (66 N 6th St.) which consistently features national touring acts. Tickets hover around the $30 range. To catch bands that are just about to catch their big break check out Glasslands (289 Kent Ave.) in Williamsburg.
And let’s not forget sometimes you just want to see a major act and The Barclays Center (620 Atlantic Ave.) is where it’s act for major headline concerts. Justin Timberlake, Demi Lovato and Elton John are all slated on the 2014 line-up. And the best part, NU Hotel is walking distance to Barclays Center