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81 S. 6th St., Brooklyn, NY 11211 40.711077 -73.965144
at Berry St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-387-5389 Send to Phone

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Mon-Thu, 8:30pm-3:45pm; Fri-Sun, 8:30pm-4am

Nearby Subway Stops

J, M, Z at Marcy Ave.

Payment Methods

Cash Only


Alongside the Williamsburg Bridge, Bembe is a world apart from its concrete, industrial environs. Inside, the lounge feels more like Miami or a steamy, fun-loving Latin American hotspot, with a tropical drinks menu—mojitos, rum punch, a tasty vodka concoction marinated in and served from an actual watermelon—and an airy, island-like décor of exposed brick and blonde wood. (The slightly exotic, accented bartenders, both male and female, lend another degree of authenticity.) But more than anything else, it's the sexy, ethnically-diverse crowd dancing (some expertly, some not) to vibrant Latin music, spun by a DJ but sometimes accompanied by live drummers, that really makes you feel like you're on vacation. Be warned: These booty shakers move with an enthusiasm and determination—sans attitude—that's contagious.


Check the website for Bembe's salsa, Afrobeat/house, reggae and other dance nights.