Driggs Avenue, Brooklyn
Promoters Chris Newmyer and Steve Weitzman know
a successful nightclub is all about great programming.
That's why their former employer, Tramps (which drew
the likes of Prince, Bob Dylan, and OutKast to its stage),
became such an integral part of the city's music scene.
And it's why their newest club, Warsaw, in the unlikely
locale of Greenpoint, Brooklyn, is destined to do the
same. Since the fall, Warsaw (located in an equally
unlikely space occupied by the Polish National Home)
has played host to outré newcomers (Le Tigre, the New
Pornographers) as well as still-relevant favorites (Patti
Smith). It's a discerning balance that most clubs --
with their unsubstantial underground acts or museum-worthy
oldies bands -- fail to achieve. Best of all, Warsaw's
high ceilings, good sight lines, and clear sound make
the venue one of the city's premier nightlife destinations
-- in any borough.