Brooklyn Bazaar closed on November 30th, 2019.
Brooklyn Bazaar is located at 150 Greenpoint Avenue, Brooklyn, at the southwest corner of Greenpoint and Manhattan Avenues. It is the latest, more permanent installation of the ‘Brooklyn Night Bazaar’ that had various summer locations. A new venue, it opened in September of 2016.
On the ground floor of Brooklyn Bazaar is the actual ‘bazaar’, including gaming tables and arcade games. The music venue lies upstairs, past the movie theater-like popcorn concession stand in the front, up a flight of stairs with mirrored walls and lighting like something out of the twenties. Indeed, the upstairs place has a bit of a twenties feel, with vaguely Asian décor akin to a Chinese restaurant. The stairs let out in the back of the stage area, in one corner with the bathrooms on the other side, the bar in the middle. Instead of beers on tap the bar has wine (red, white, and rosé). The stage is only about a foot off the ground, with equipment areas to the left and right, though the higher second floor ceiling gives better lighting.
A bit reminiscent of Bowery Ballroom or Mercury Lounge, but upstairs like the defunct nearby Greenpoint Europa, it’s distant Greenpoint location doesn’t give it a great draw (while just across the street from the G train stop, it’s still the G train…), and doesn’t have the legacy or booking of those spaces, batting below, rather than above, its weight. But while not a regular stop, it’s a nice place to see an act you want to see, who happens to be playing there.
150 Greenpoint Avenue (near corner of Greenpoint and Manhattan Avenues)
G train to Greenpoint Ave – cross Manhattan Avenue on south side of Greenpoint Avenue