Warsaw

Warsaw

Au Revoir Simone

Warsaw is located on 261 Driggs Avenue, at the corner of Driggs and Eckford Street.  It is a block east of Bar Matchless, southeast of Greenpoint’s late Europa and Studio B, and to the northeast of Williamsburg venues like Music Hall of Williamsburg, separated by McCarren Park.  Its official name is ‘Warsaw At The Polish National Home’, as it is the event hall for The Polish National Home.

Past the doors and a large lobby, Warsaw has a sizeable ballroom, with a stage built in at the far end, and a seated balcony behind.  A bar is located to the house-left.  The venue most clearly resembles Brooklyn Masonic Temple, from its turn-of-the-century social organization origins to its ‘more-of-a-ballroom-than-Bowery Ballroom’ design, as well as being only infrequently used as a rock concert venue.  In fact, the space seemed to drop off the venue map in 2008, only to return in 2010 for a Northside Music Festival show, though with only infrequent shows (and somewhat wanting acoustics).  A place that’s seen better days, Warsaw could still deliver, if it wanted to.

 

Capacity: 800

 

Address:

261 Driggs Avenue, at the corner of Driggs and Eckford Street

By Subway:

G to Nassau Avenue  – walk one block south on Manhattan Avenue, two blocks west on south side of Driggs Avenue
L to Bedford Avenue – walk nine blocks northeast on southeast side of Driggs Avenue, through McCarren Park
L to Graham Avenue – walk one block west on Metropolitan Avenue, eight blocks north on Manhattan Avenue, beneath Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, two blocks north on west side of Eckford Street 

 

QRO Coverage:

-Dragonette, December 10th, 2016 – photos

-Weezer, March 31st, 2016 – live review, photos

-We Were Promised Jetpacks, with Seoul, December 5th, 2015 – We Were Promised Jetpacks photos, Seoul photos

-Ryn Weaver, with Holychild and ASTR, November 20th, 2015 – Ryn Weaver photos, Holychild photos, ASTR photos

-Wolf Alice, with Drenge, October 2nd, 2015 – Wolf Alice photos, Drenge photos

-Zola Jesus, June 14th, 2015 (Northside) – photos

-Laura Marling, with Villagers, March 23rd, 2015 – Laura Marling photos, Villagers photos

-Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, with Restavrant, October 4th, 2013 – Black Rebel Motorcycle Club live review, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club photos, Restavrant photos

-STRFKR, with YAWN, June 17th, 2011 (Northside) – Northside coverage, STRFKR photos, YAWN photos

-The Raincoats, with Grass Widow and No Bra, September 16th, 2011 – The Raincoats photos, Grass Widow photos, No Bra photos

-Au Revoir Simone, June 24th, 2010 (Northside) – Northside coverage, Au Revoir Simone photos

Au Revoir Simone

Warsaw

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