At the epicenter of the current indie, rock, and hip-hop scenes, Brooklyn is a place where you’d expect to find impressive live music halls. To the delight of many Brooklyn residents, the borough is home to several intimate venues that fly under the radar of its large stadiums and halls. A handful of lesser known music venues loved by avid concertgoers and music industry professionals include these:
Up-and-coming artists from Brooklyn and around the world love to play at Baby’s All Right. The stage is spacious. The sound is great. The crowd is energetic. And the food is better than decent. Be sure to check out this South Williamsburg music venue before it undoubtedly grows more popular.
If you like to get down and dance for hours at a time, put Bossanova Civic Club on your radar. World-class techno and house DJs play some of their best sets here, an unpretentious and casual dance club with an air of being appreciated and well-used.
1271 Myrtle Ave.
From the exterior, Don Pedro looks like any understated Brooklyn Mexican restaurant. On the inside, it’s a lively place to an enjoy a truly good burrito or taco and an underground punk show. If you find yourself in East Williamsburg during your stay at the NU Hotel, take a peek inside to see who’s playing.
90 Manhattan Ave.
You’re unlikely to see any big names perform at Silent Barn. But if you’re passionate about “discovering” artists and beats, there might not be a better place for you in all of Brooklyn than this hipster music hall. The eclectically decorated spot boasts an excellent sound system and spacious stage.
603 Bushwick Ave.
Trans-Pecos lies technically in Ridgewood, but near the border with Brooklyn and closer to NU Hotel than several Brooklyn music venues. The brainchild of Todd P. Built, Trans-Pecos is the sort of place where emerging artists can flourish. It’s got the right atmosphere and sound system.
915 Wyckoff Ave.
If you’re a live music junkie, then a visit to one of Brooklyn’s under-the-radar music venues might be a highlight of your trip. Check out the calendars at these venues and other understated Brooklyn music halls to see where you should spend your evenings during your time in Brooklyn.