It’s finally the weekend and you want to blow off some steam. But where? Manhattan nightlife has slowly but surely faded into overpriced drinks and underaged kids. If you’re not willing to drop hundreds of dollars on bottle service, head into the better borough, a.k.a. Brooklyn. Good music, cool people, and easy access awaits.
Looking for more information on Brooklyn nightclubs? Check out our club guides below.
Don’t forget – we also have a free mobile app that you can download here. Use the app to see who’s spinning, sign up for guestlists, buy tickets, and book bottle service!
Brooklyn Nightlife FAQ
What are the best clubs in Brooklyn?
The best clubs in Brooklyn are Schimanski, Avant Gardner, Brooklyn Mirage, House of Yes, and TBA Brooklyn.
What are the best music festivals in Brooklyn?
The best music festivals around Brooklyn include Electric Zoo at Randall Island, Governor’s Ball, Hot 97 Summer Jam, Chelsea Music Festival, and CityParks SummerStage.
What are the best day parties in Brooklyn?
The best day party in Brooklyn is definitely at the Brooklyn Mirage, which is part of Avant Gardner.
What are the best places for day drinking in Brooklyn?
The best spots for daydrinking in Brooklyn include
- Spuyten Duyvil (Williamsburg)
- Bars at Hoxten Hotel (Williamsburg)
- Freehold (South Williamsburg)
- Tacoina (South Williamsburg)
- Iona (South Williamsburg)
- Night of Joy (Williamsburg)
- The Ides (Williamsburg)
- Hucckelberry Bar (East Williamsburg)
What are the best gay clubs in Brooklyn?
The best gay bars in brooklyn include: 3 Dollar Bill, Bossa Nova Civic Club, House of Yes, Ginger’s Bar, Metropolitan, Mood Ring, Xstasy Bar & Lounge, and Macri Park
What are the best afterhours spots in Brooklyn?
The most popular after-hours include ReSolute, Blkmarket Membership and Bushwick A/V, although others exist under the radar. While all of them are dark underground affairs in gritty venues, they differ in their vibes.
ReSolute hosts old-skool artists like Andrew Weatherall as well as Cap, Mandar, Zip and the [a:rpia:r] crew. The music tends to be slower and more relaxed, featuring extravagant production.
Blkmarket Membership, on the other hand, hosts larger underground names and covers a broader scale of music. Its bookings veer towards darker, heavy-hitting techno with upcoming bookings including Dixon, Carl Craig and Moodymann.