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BAM Café

Brooklyn Academy of Music
30 Lafayette Ave., 2nd fl., Brooklyn, NY 11217 40.686829 -73.977718
nr. Ashland Pl.   See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-623-7811 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: American Nouveau, American Traditional
  • Price Range: $$

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Fri-Sat, 5pm-11:30pm; two hours prior to any evening Opera House performance

Nearby Subway Stops

D, N, R at Atlantic Ave.-Barclays Center; 2, 3, 4, 5, B, Q at Atlantic Ave.-Barclays Center; C at Lafayette Ave.; G at Fulton St.



Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Dine at the Bar
  • Good for Groups
  • Live Music


  • Full Bar


Accepted/Not Necessary


BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) Café is nothing if not cavernous. The room stretches out like a runway, with an arched ceiling covered in tiny lights that make the dining experience cinematic at best, or a bit like eating in a lovely airport, at worst. The food is classic American nouveau, and though not outstanding, they are tasty and filling. But with so many other chic bistros in the area why head here? After 9 p.m., they also have live music on select Fridays and Saturdays and while the place is an acoustical paradise, don’t expect to hear your dinner companion once the band starts playing.

Live Music

BAM Café Live is a weekly musical event featuring both established and up-and-coming  jazz, R&B, world beat, pop or experimental artists. On select Friday and Saturday nights, the café opens at 5 p.m. for dinner and the kitchen closes at 8:30 p.m. but lighter fare is available at the bar until closing. Performances usually start at 9 p.m. and run until around 11:30 pm.

Reservations are not accepted for  BAM Café Live events.