Party Earth Review Nestled among the alternative boutiques on Franklin Street, and sister bar to Heathers, Veronica People’s Club is a popular hangout for Brooklyn hipsters looking for a break from the panic of Williamsburg. Exposed brick... ... read full review
105 Franklin Street
Brooklyn, NY 11222
G: Greenpoint Avenue
M–F 7:30am–4am, Sa–Su 8:30am–4am
GREENPOINT, NEW YORK –
Nestled among the alternative boutiques on Franklin Street, and sister bar to Heathers, Veronica People’s Club is a popular hangout for Brooklyn hipsters looking for a break from the panic of Williamsburg.
Exposed brick, a photo of a dead horse, and a shelf of pastoral dioramas glowing verdant green in glass cases form the backdrop for the laid-back indie rockers and punkish girls huddling around stovepipes in the dimly-lit wooden alcoves, while other amiable Brooklynites chat around the bar up front as they wait for their Intelligentsia coffee, muffins, or beer.
By day, the place is a quiet coffee shop full of hung-over locals and a steady stream of chill hungover young professionals picking up breakfast on the run, but nights see the energy rise as neighborhood artsy types show up to sip cocktails, catch a rare live acoustic act, or bop along to the DJ’s mix of punk rock and Top 40 classics.
During warm weather, guests soak up the sun on the backyard patio, enjoying cool drinks among the derelict lawn furniture and yard sculptures.
Though a little off the beaten path, Veronica People’s Club is a destination spot for old souls sick of the amateur hour along Bedford Avenue.
Laid-back and friendly mix of local young professionals, indie rockers, hipsters, riot grrls, musicians, and artsy Brooklynites, 20s to 30s.
DJ sets by local artists and indie rock mixes. Occasional acoustic shows. Themes and events include pizza parties, disco nights, gay nights, poker nights, and Sunday Supper.
Full coffee bar during the day, including breakfast pastries and tamales. Happy Hour daily 3–8pm.
Occasional Sunday Supper with outside vendors coming in to cook from 6pm until food runs out. Patrons should call ahead to confirm.
Pastries $2+, tamales $3+, Sunday Supper $15–$20/3 courses. Beer $5+, wine $7+, cocktails $6+, coffee $2.
Casual: jeans, sneakers, band shirts, hoodies, denim jackets.
Tuesdays for LBGT happenings, Fridays for the biggest DJs, and Sunday nights for Sunday Supper.
Just down the street is The Black Rabbit (91 Greenpoint Avenue), which has a similarly chill drinking and noshing atmosphere.