Bossa Nova Civic Club

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75 Solid

Former rave promoter John Barclay opened this 1,900-square-foot club as an antidote to the rampant twee artisanalization of North Brooklyn.

1271 Myrtle Ave., Brooklyn, NY, 11221

718-443-1271

http://www.bossanovacivicclub.com/index.html

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The lowdown

Don’t expect to find any reclaimed-wood tables or cocktails served in mason jars at this Bushwick hole-in-the-wall. Former rave promoter John Barclay opened this 1,900-square-foot club as an antidote to the rampant twee artisanalization of North Brooklyn. See, you don’t come to Bossa Nova to twist your mustache; you come here to drink and dance, though not in that unce-unce-unce megaclub kind of way. A tropically themed bar (think banana-leaf wallpaper and strategically placed pineapples) lubricates the young and festive with cheap drafts and cocktails; the DJs (including Lloydski from Roberta’s Tiki Disco parties) take care of the rest, pumping out techno and house-leaning jams via a stellar sound system.

What you need to know

DrinksFull Bar

Noise LevelBring earplugs!