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Brooklyn Masonic Temple

317 Clermont Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11205 40.688269 -73.96984
at Lafayette Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-638-1256 Send to Phone

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  • Type: Music Venues, Performing Arts Venues, Religious Sites
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G at Clinton-Washington Aves.; G at Fulton St.; C at Lafayette Ave.


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The Brooklyn Masonic Temple—an imposing granite edifice that was once home to the Freemasons—also houses a small, hokey concert hall. Seeing a show here is a lot like watching a high school garage band rock the Rotary Club—the good, clean DIY vibes make up for a jerry-rigged, often fuzzy sound system and stark décor. A chandelier suspended from the ceiling and some geometric detailing provide the only ornamentation to the bare-bones, wooden-floored space, but you can get a great view of the show from pretty much anywhere, especially the wraparound balcony, complete with its original butt-cramp-inducing chipped wood seats. The main draw is indie fare like Balkan Beat Box or Band of Horses; the venue’s booker, Brice Rosenbloom of BOOM Collective, envisions the venue as the only viable Fort Greene alternative to BAM’s productions.


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