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A, C at High St.; F at York St.
$10-20; cash only at the door
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This waterside “art space” under the bridge (relocated from Williamsburg) offers interesting performances on most nights—from trapeze shows to piano-heavy indie concerts; if it’s semi-quirky, you can probably catch it here. On other nights, the bar coordinates with local magazines for literary parties. For shows, the atmosphere, similar to Joe’s Pub, is intimate: The space is small, the stage wooden and nicely lit. As a bar, however, the identity here is harder to discern—it seems sort of cross between S&M dungeon, candle-lit cavern, and refurbished warehouse, though less fun than any of those options. The small ponds that run throughout the space are a cool touch, so long as you don’t slip in one. The red booths, black tables, disco balls, and industrial-chic décor are a bit less original; sexy in an obvious way. The crowd is mixed but largely young, creative professionals, guys and girls off from their graphic-design jobs with dates in tow. The drinks have a swanky appeal—sweet lychee martinis, cucumber and mint-heavy mojitos, pomegranate margaritas, and similarly exotic standards.Weddings
This transplanted art space maintains the industrial feel of its prior Williamsburg incarnation, but now boasts higher ceilings, two levels, and is a LEED-certified “green” event space constructed from recycled steel and locally sourced materials.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.