Nightlife in Brooklyn NY

Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan Skyline At Night NYC
Brooklyn nightlife is just as exciting as Manhattan nightlife, but less touristy

Brooklyn nightlife is just as exciting as Manhattan nightlife, but less touristy

Nightlife in Brooklyn

Brooklyn nightlife, contrary to popular belief, is every bit as exciting as Manhattan nightlife, though perhaps less touristy and expensive. Because of Manhattan's ongoing gentrification, many artists, entrepreneurs, and small business owners have been forced across the East River to avoid outrageous rent increases. Today, Brooklyn is widely regarded as New York City's next up-and-coming borough, with a wide and eclectic variety of bars, restaurants, and nightlife. Its popularity is such that its westernmost neighborhoods are already becoming increasingly gentrified.

If you're looking for an authentic New York experience, we encourage you to visit some of the Brooklyn bars and clubs below. Take care, however, traveling back to your hotel at night; while crime in Brooklyn has decreased dramatically in the last few years, you will still want to exercise common sense. Don't travel alone if you can avoid it, and avoid unpopulated areas. For more New York City safety tips, visit our Safety in New York City page.

So what are you waiting for? Brooklyn nightlife awaits you!

Brooklyn bars are generally cheaper than their Manhattan counterparts

Brooklyn bars are generally cheaper than their Manhattan counterparts

Brooklyn, New York

If you're new to Brooklyn, or you're just visiting, and you'd like to find the best nightlife Brooklyn has to offer, we recommend browsing our complete list of Brooklyn nightlife below. If you find the choices overwhelming, consider starting with one of these two Brooklyn bars:

  • Manhattan Inn Piano Bar: One of our favorite Brooklyn bars is the Manhattan Inn. Located in the Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn, this charming NYC piano bar boasts an eccentric collection of odds and ends, with school desks serving as tables and sugar jars serving as lighting fixtures.
  • Barcade Brooklyn: If you like classic arcade games and beer, you might as well sign your last will and testament, because you're about to die and go to Heaven. Barcade Brooklyn offers locals and tourists the chance to play their favorite arcade games while enjoying beer from more than 24 of the best microbreweries.
Look for cheap drinks and great atmosphere at Williamsburg bars in Brooklyn

Look for cheap drinks and great atmosphere at Williamsburg bars in Brooklyn

Best Nightlife in Brooklyn NY

Want to find more of the best nightlife in Brooklyn? We've got you covered! Check out these cool Brooklyn hotspots:

  • Bell House Brooklyn: Boasting great live music and delicious specialty NY cocktails, the Bell House is easily one of the coolest bars in Brooklyn. Don't miss its outstanding collection of bourbans!
  • Pacific Standard NYC: If you're looking for a low-key, laidback sports bar in Brooklyn NY, look no further than the Pacific Standard NYC. This cool Brooklyn bar features a dart board, comfy couches, and a wide selection of micro brews.

Once the party is over, find a nearby Brooklyn hotel to crash in until the next day when it's time to do it all over again! There are tons of NYC hotel deals that can save you big at some of these great hotels, so be sure to put them to good use so you'll have a bigger party fund every night!

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3. Duff's NYC

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4. Spuyten Duyvil

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5. The Levee NYC

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8. Barcade Brooklyn

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9. 4th Ave Pub

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10. Bembe NYC

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Spuyten Duyvil NY is one of the coolest bars in Brooklyn NY

Spuyten Duyvil NY is one of the coolest bars in Brooklyn NY

Williamsburg, Brooklyn Nightlife

If you're looking for the best nightlife in Brooklyn, there's really only one place you need to go to: Williamsburg. Here are three of our favorite Williamsburg bars:

  • The Levee NYC: The Levee NYC is a cool, cheap NYC dive bar located in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn. At this Williamsburg bar, you can enjoy a beer/shot combination and a chili dog for just $6.
  • Duff's NYC: Are you a certified metal head? Do you know all the words (and all the guitar solos) to the songs on Master of Puppets? If you do, you'd better take a trip down to Duff's NYC, a popular Brooklyn dive bar that plays heavy metal the way it's meant to be played - LOUD.
  • Bembe NYC: Want to shake some booty? Scooch on down to Bembe NYC, where you'll find tasty tropical cocktails and hip DJs spinning cool contemporary tracks.

Want more Brooklyn and Williamsburg nightlife? Keep reading!

Don't miss happy hour at these fun Brooklyn bars in NYC!

Don't miss happy hour at these fun Brooklyn bars in NYC!

More Brooklyn NY Nightlife

Still looking for more Brooklyn NY nightlife? Why not take a trip to Spuyten Duyvil, where you'll find 130 rare bottled beers from around the world, including Belgian specialties that can be found no where else in the United States. A beautiful outdoor beer garden is open seasonally, when weather permits.

Another cool Brooklyn bar is The Clover NYC. Located in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Cobble Hill, The Clover boasts an impressive menu of signature New York cocktails and delicious entrees. Even Manhattanites brave the trek out to Brooklyn for the delightful weekend brunches!

Worried about the long drive home? Why not spend a few minutes browsing our list of Brooklyn hotels! There are tons of awesome things to do in Brooklyn so you definitely can't go wrong staying in this area when you come to NYC!