Party Earth Review The tall, dark windows of this unmarked venue may seem to blend in with the derelict industrialism of South 4th Street, but just beyond them lies The Woods, a cavernous den fueled by the hip creativity that Williamsburg... ... read full review
48 South 4th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211
L: Bedford Avenue-North 7th Street; J, M, Z: Marcy Avenue-Broadway
WILLIAMSBURG, NEW YORK –
The tall, dark windows of this unmarked venue may seem to blend in with the derelict industrialism of South 4th Street, but just beyond them lies The Woods, a cavernous den fueled by the hip creativity that Williamsburg is famous for.
Sky-high shelving lined with top-shelf liquor and rustic taxidermy looms over the diverse crowd of tattooed club chicks, skater-artists, and wealthy punkish types, who mingle and flirt under the dim red lanterns over the bar as they peruse the chalkboards for new microbrews or cocktails to try, like the unusual Pickle Back, which combines a shot of Jameson with a shot of pickle juice.
A small elevated platform in one corner hosts local rock bands for the occasional secret show, as well as nightly DJs who throw eclectic theme parties for the relaxed sway-and-bop crowds, while a few soft leather couches hugging the wall offer space for both hipsters and music industry pros to chat and contemplate the giant scrap-metal stars hanging on the walls above them.
Those who prefer to drink their margaritas under the real stars can mosey out to the picnic tables on the wide tree-lined terrace, where local devotees gather around a taco truck to put down a spicy base before the night gets deep.
An exciting oasis in a dead part of town, The Woods is worth every step off the beaten path for patrons who like a mix of down-to-earth weirdness and uncompromising cool.
Hip-hop skaters, cool hipsters, and professional artist/musician types, 20s to early 30s.
Live rock bands and DJs almost every night. iPod mixes on off nights. Theme parties.
Taco truck out back serving tacos, burritos, and burgers.
Tacos $3, burritos $6, cheeseburgers $5. Beer $2+, wine $6+, cocktails $6+.
Club casual or fancy dive attire: cool t-shirts and jeans, fly kicks, tattoos, vintage dresses, boots.
Good most nights later on, but best on Fridays and Saturdays for the bigger events.
Death By Audio (49 South 2nd Street), a nearby DIY venue, is a good place to catch a dirtier performance before packing into The Woods.