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Brooklyn is a borough that is much more jumping than people give it credit for. Sure, it is known for large attractions like Coney Island and the New York Aquarium and it is fantastic eateries, along with it’s arty home. But if you are looking to experience some nightlife nearby so you do not have a long trek back with a couple of drinks under your belt and are staying in a Brooklyn hotel, there is quite a few spots that are a must to encounter.
One of the few arcades left in the city, Barcade unites the best of both worlds; drinks and old school video games. It was the brainchild of several buddies who determined that joining it with drinks and purchasing old 80s video game cupboards was a wonderful idea and it worked. It is found just off the G or L trains in the Williamsburg area of Brooklyn, in order to get there from your Brooklyn resort in a jiff. Williamsburg has lots of excellent pubs in general, so if you tire of Centipede and Pac Man, you can bar hop readily in that area.
if you’re trying to find something besides the typical pub and music fare, Brooklyn Bowl is an excellent spot to check out, not far from your Brooklyn resort. Yes, it is bowling, but bowling with tasty music, cocktails and entertaining theme parties. They have had some important artists perform concerts here, from MIA to Cibbo Matto, to Biz Markie. Bowling here isn’t like the bowling your grandparents are used to. It is just a couple of blocks off the L train, away from Barcade.
Over in Park Slope, there is Southpaw, a tremendous 5,000 square foot site that’s everything from live concerts to Djs spinning music, a nicely stocked bar, and considerable space to get your groove on. It’s possible for you to expect 1, 2, and 3 trains, N, R, or the D to the site. That is lots of methods to get to lots of entertaining.
If you need to appreciate the sights and sounds of Coney Island as you venture out of your Brooklyn resort but are still seeking night time enjoyment, there are free dance parties during the summer on the boardwalk. A DJ let us go, with everything from oldies to techno being played and sets up, determined by the nighttime. Feel free to get down with both the locals and tourists.
No matter where you travel in Brooklyn, there is undoubtedly something to do after 9 pm that’ll keep keep the celebration going. Spend big bucks to have a good time with New York nightlife and you do not have to go into Manhattan.!