Mon-Thu, 6pm-2am; Fri-Sun, 6pm-4am
6pm-8pm; specials vary daily
G at Bedford-Nostrand Aves.; G at Classon Ave.
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The dark tinted windows are certainly off-putting in a neighborhood not known for welcome signs. But beyond those blackened panes, Brooklyn Nights actually boasts a high-end sound system and an airy, open layout. The main room is long and narrow and looks a bit like a dance-rehearsal space—polished wood floor and a long wall mirror for practicing pliés. A sleek, wall-gripping bench sits across from the bar and D.J. booth; patrons sip drinks around Victorian-style wooden tables or atop the bar's sturdy wooden stools. Make sure to tailor your visits around the theme nights. Sundays are low-key with an oldies soundtrack. Weekends are for private parties, which can focus on Creole, Latin, or hip-hop.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.