Tue -Thu, 6pm-2am; Fri-Sat, 5pm-4am; Sun-Mon, closed
6pm-10pm; $2 well drinks
C, S at Franklin Ave.; A, C at Nostrand Ave.
This upscale lounge and live music joint exists in a loftier dimension than the fast-food-napkin-strewn Fulton Avenue nearby. The glistening black bar, red scalloped banquettes, and scented candles are more Park Slope than Bed-Stuy. Young suits read folded papers under dim lights at the bar, while groups of pretty singles park their pack near the entrance. Still, Denim Lounge has touches of Bed-Stuy whimsy. Muted Prince videos play on a wall-size projection screen, and there's a quirky mural of a topless chick wearing a pasted-on pair of jeans. Weeknights, you can check out local R&B talent; weekends are reserved for private parties.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.