Sun-Thu, 7pm-2am; Fri-Sat, 7pm-4am
L at Bedford Ave.
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Residing in digs previously occupied by Galapagos (since relocated to Dumbo), Public Assembly settles comfortably into over 4,000 square feet. The shabby mini-warehouse maintains the exposed white-brick walls, metal rafters stretching toward the ceiling, paint-splattered curtain, and the expansive stage of yore. A long bar against one side offers a handful of tried-and-true brews on tap—Sixpoint, Stella Artois, and Harpoon IPA—while standing tables line the opposite wall. The ample floor space in between beckons for an impromptu dance party almost as convincingly as the swirling disco ball overhead. Galapagos's rectangular, inch-deep pool also abides, stretching from the narrow entrance beyond the ticket booth to the foot of an open garage door at the base of the bar. On rowdy nights, the pool becomes a stagnant depository for the flotsam of receipts, cigarette butts, and other discarded errata.Weddings
Housed in an old factory, this popular industrial performance space and bar (formerly inhabited by Galapagos Art Space) can accommodate up to 250 guests for cocktails and a sit-down dinner; it also has high ceilings and edgy appeal, including a front room with reflecting pool and candlelit walls. Catering available; prices upon request.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.