It’s no secret that Brooklyn is an excellent destination for live music. In fact, my downstairs neighbor just picked up a steel drum, so I’m fortunate enough to hear live music everyday! But seriously, if you want to give your ears something to thank you for, head to these great venues in Brooklyn.


Baby’s All Right

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Not only does this place have a great vibe, the talent coming through the doors is top notch. They cast their net wide and it shows. You can expect to see some really great new bands showcasing their skills as well as long-time crowd pleasers. If you’re looking for a place to break a sweat, they also host some pretty excellent late night dance parties. The place brings in a crowd and space is a little tight, especially on weekends, so be mindful and don’t scarf a bag of Funyuns before showing up.


Sunny’s Red Hook

Stepping into Sunny’s is like walking into a fisherman’s dream. The walls are adorned with all sorts of nautical wonders and memories of days past. Musicians have long flocked to this bar to pick their guitars. You can expect to see local talent and if you’re lucky you might just catch a legend swimming through this long standing waterfront saloon. It’s worth the trek!


Bossa Nova Civic Club

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DJs from near and far keep the the bodies moving at this tropical inspired club in Bushwick. If you’re looking to blow off some steam and get a lil sweaty, this is the place for you. Drinks are on the cheap side and you need not worry about a  dress code or expensive bottle service at this club. Better yet, you can grab some late night tacos across the street.


Brooklyn Bowl

Photo:Brooklyn Bowl website

Grab yourself a white Russian and hit the lanes at this massive concert venue/bowling alley in Williamsburg. After a game of bowling, stick around to see some great live music. Brooklyn Bowl has a consistently good mix of musicians come through the doors. They also serve up some delicious food. You really don’t have to spend the night anywhere else.



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This is a great new space in Bushwick to see a wide array of talented musicians.It’s actually three venues in one! They book emerging bands as well as world renowned DJs. It’s the perfect place to start or end the night. You can also enjoy Bushwick sunset happy hours and shows up on their new rooftop.


Side note: If you want to see what shows are happening on any given night, I highly recommend OhMyRockness. 

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