Sun and Tue-Thu, 6pm-2am; Fri-Sat, 6pm-4am
G at Nassau Ave.; L at Bedford Ave.
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To a neighborhood already jammed with hybrid entertainment ventures—think McCarren Park Pool’s music and dodgeball and Slip ’n Slide or Barcade’s drinking and video games—add the bowling-dining-music combo Brooklyn Bowl. It’s set in a renovated Williamsburg iron foundry and is the city’s first LEED-certified green bowl-o-drome. Sixteen lanes are joined by a restaurant and cocktail bar, bowlers’ lounge, and music stage. Traditional rock shows are on the docket, along with monthly open-jam sessions. The food is a draw in itself: It’s Blue Ribbon Brasserie, which plans dressed-up bowling fare and French-bread pizzas.
Already a hit in Chicago and Los Angeles, this evening of vicious songs makes its New York premiere. Songwriters Mark Nutter and Cynthia Carle take on arson, alcohol, divorce, and death in a show that should appeal to anyone who hates hearing "White Christmas." More »