Once again, 90’s nostalgia rears it’s spiky head. However, this time it’s about something we actually enjoy. After the rousing success of last year’s “Salute to Seinfeld,” the Brooklyn Cyclones will once again pay tribute to the greatest and most timeless of American sitcoms with “Salute to Seinfeld Night 2: Bigger, Better & Bania” on July 5. Last year’s event at MCU Park was a huge success, so this year, the Cyclones will have to try and top themselves, something the cast of the show about nothing has failed to do post “Seinfeld, with the exception of Julie-Louis Dreyfuss (or should we say President Meyer). (more…)
If you’re gonna hit art galleries this summer, be sure you hit up Smack Mellon in DUMBO
Brooklyn art seekers, rejoice. There’s an abundance of extraordinary art to see in New York this summer, and it’s not limited to the galleries in Chelsea (which duh, you knewthat muchat least). For those looking to expand their artistic horizons past Manhattan and into the outer boroughs, we’ve asked Savona Bailey-McClain, director of the West Harlem Art Fund, to suggest five notable galleries in Williamsburg and Dumbo (two neighborhoods in which the Art Fund offers expert-led tours) to hit this season. (more…)
She wants you! Ok, maybe she doesn’t, but you should still go see Wassbasco on July 4th for some sexy freedom. Image via Facebook
Independence Day is almost here. It’s that special time of year where we get to celebrate all things Americana, like BBQ, things that go boom, Instagram and gay marriage. We’re sure you have your 4th of July outfit ready (which has at least one item covered in stars and stripes), but what’s this? The 4th of July Brooklyn rooftop party you were expecting suddenly got cancelled? What is a patriot to do now that their plans of watching enough explosions to give Michael Bay a full on orgasm have been dashed? Fear not fellow American citizen, because we have for you, a listing of parties happening in Brooklyn that will have you celebrating this glorious country the way our forefathers always intended us to; drunk, filled with red meat and listening to great American icons like Katy Perry blasting off someone’s weak stereo system. (more…)
What it is: A favorite dog-lovers’ spot in South Williamsburg loved by locals for its cheap drinks, back patio and dive vibe.
Why we love it: Luckydog was loved most of all for its dog-friendly policy, but even after the health code crackdown, its customers remain loyal. Why? Because, like man’s best friend, you can rely on Luckydog—it’ll fetch you drinks, quell your loneliness and lower your blood pressure* while slinging a well-rounded selection of inexpensive drinks, guitar-heavy Jukebox songs and DGAF attitudes from the staff and regulars.
*this statement has not been evaluated by the FDA.
What to order: A Brooklyn Lager and shot of well whiskey.
Regular tip: The bar’s interior is relatively small and gets packed on weekends, so go early or prepare to practice patience when ordering your drinks.
The fireworks are back where they belong, but where will you be? via Flickr user Ann Althouse
For the second year in a row after five years away from it, the Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks will be blowing up above the East River. Woo! Whatever (HIGHLY ILLEGAL) July 4th show you thought you had planned, you know it’s gonna look rinky-dink compared to the barges full of explosions that Macy’s is rolling in between Brooklyn and Manhattan, so save them for another day and get yourself as close to a front row seat for all the explosive action that you can. (more…)
It’s Hitler’s worst nightmare, after losing in the World Cup
Welcome to July, you did it! We mean, if that’s where you were trying to get to, you did it. We have a question though. If everyone is fucking off from work on Friday, is Wednesday still the halfway point of the week? Or is this one of those holiday weeks where by Thursday everyone has just decided they’re done with everything? Even the mayor already left town, do we even have laws anymore? Ponder our new lawless, half week thing as you enjoy the best nightlife Brooklyn has to offer, as found on the Brokelyn Event Calendar. (more…)
Get out there and…sit down and drink outdoors at Lock Yard. Via Facebook.
Summer is here and that means it’s time to wander around somewhere with a pleasant buzz and a full belly, right? Right. At least that’s what we like doing during the summer. It’s even better if someone lays out the stroll for you, because it’s too damn hot to think. Lucky for you, the Total Bay Ridge Immersion is coming up and that means that Brooklyn Based has laid out exactly where in Bay Ridge you should go to get that buzz and full belly, and it looks like they picked some good spots. (more…)
See what kind of singing voice Sasheer Zamata has tonight at Union Hall. Photo by Robyn van Swank
You got through Monday yesterday, congratulations! Not only that, but the weather forecast for the whole week has taken a turn away from rainy and towards the summery. It’s time to celebrate by going out on a Tuesday and enjoying the bounty of cool stuff to do around Brooklyn. Or more specifically, these five things we found on our events calendar. Do one of these, they’ll be great, we promise! (more…)
Putting together the Queens Beer Book introduced us to a whole new set of bars and breweries beyond our borough’s borders. One of the standouts is Ridgewood’s Bierleichen, a German-style beer garden and heavy metal bar that opened its friendly hell gates to beer and brat lovers in April. The bar’s name literally means “beer corpses,” a reference to the Oktoberfest enthusiasts who go a little overboard and get so drunk, they migrate to grassy knolls to pass out, subsequently looking like beer-bellied dead people.
To give our readers a better idea of what it’s like to hang out there, we’ve bartered via ritual sacrifice to get our hands on this Spotify playlist of the Top 10 Metal Drinking Songs from Bierleichen’s owners. (more…)