Williamsburg, Brooklyn is one of the best areas in the city to find awesome live music. It has long been a haven for hipsters and artists in the city and is home to both big and small venues that draw acts from across all genres to appeal to everyone’s taste. You can find great music any night of the week if you know where to go! Here are some of the most popular places where you can pretty much always count on finding something you’ll love to hear.
Music Hall of Williamsburg
Music Hall of Williamsburg is one of the more well-known and bigger concert venues in the city. You can pack into the floor to get close to the band or head up to the balcony for a great view. It’s located close to the L train at 6th Street and Kent Avenue and is also a good place to go if you want to take a stroll along the riverfront after a show. It’s Brooklyn’s version of the Bowery Ballroom but it also has a cozier vibe and great happy hours.
• 66 N 6th St, Brooklyn.
Located on Grand Street between Marcy Ave and Havemeyer Street, this cozy, secluded cocktail bar is perfect for an intimate date. They feature local music and bands from all over and have live jazz on Sunday that always draws a fun crowd. Depending on the band, the bar can also turn into a dance floor – but it always has a relaxed vibe. Be sure to check out the mellow garden area after hearing the bands perform.
• 345 Grand St, Brooklyn.
If you’re looking for a laid-back dive right in the heart of Williamsburg, look no further than Skinny Dennis. Located on Metropolitan Avenue at Barry Street, Skinny Dennis has great beers on tap, simple cocktails slung by happy bartenders and a fun, relaxed vibe that everyone will enjoy. They have live music featuring energetic acts that play everything from indie rock to bluegrass with washboards and kazoos! And you get free peanuts.
• 152 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn.
Baby’s All Right
Baby’s All Right is one of the trendier Williamsburg bars at the moment and they always showcase live music in the back and great DJ sets in the front, depending on what you are in the mood for. It’s a very chill, lounge-like atmosphere that serves up cocktails and delicious beers and brings in a fun and upbeat crowd.
• 146 Broadway, Brooklyn.
Check out some of these great spots next time you’re in Brooklyn to catch some awesome live music and maybe head home with a favorite new band.