Bruar Falls

Bar / Café / Live Music Venue
Bruar Falls Run by the creators of downtown staples Cake Shop and The Library Bar, Bruar Falls is a cozy and welcoming venue whose ramshackle wooden sign, shabby decor, and small stage illustrate its DIY spirit and devotion to live music... New York United States 40.713682 -73.958712
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Bruar Falls - Bar | Café | Live Music Venue in New York.
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Party Earth Review Run by the creators of downtown staples Cake Shop and The Library Bar, Bruar Falls is a cozy and welcoming venue whose ramshackle wooden sign, shabby décor, and small stage illustrate its DIY spirit and devotion to live... ... read full review

  • Subway:

    L: Bedford Avenue-North 7th Street

  • Phone:

    347-529-6610

  • Links:

  • Hours:

    Café: daily 11am–5pm
    Bar: nightly 5pm–4am

  • Recommended as:

    • Night Spot

Party Earth Bruar Falls Review

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Run by the creators of downtown staples Cake Shop and The Library Bar, Bruar Falls is a cozy and welcoming venue whose ramshackle wooden sign, shabby decor, and small stage illustrate its DIY spirit and devotion to live music...

Run by the creators of downtown staples Cake Shop and The Library Bar, Bruar Falls is a cozy and welcoming venue whose ramshackle wooden sign, shabby décor, and small stage illustrate its DIY spirit and devotion to live music.

Popular with the mellower contingent of the Brooklyn hipster set, the bar is usually full of sociable rocker nerds and lovable artful dodger scene chicks in fedoras, who gather to drink microbrews by the pint at the bar manned by friendly bartenders in vintage duds.

Flea-market chandeliers cast a dim glow over a smattering of cocktail tables, where fun-loving patrons wait their turn to play Pac-Man and pinball, or hover around the jukebox choosing a selection of indie, folk, or classic rock.

The laid-back vibe starts picking up energy around 8pm when the night’s lineup of bands take to the low stage, backlit by far-out projections, to play mostly psych and folk rock for the local artists, musicians, alternative types, and flannel and glasses set, who crowd around to bop, sway, and almost dance.

Successfully melding rock and roll gumption with a homey vibe, Bruar Falls makes for an easygoing but lively night out on Brooklyn’s indie music scene.

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Tip from Jonah:

This place has an excellent Happy Hour – two for one on any drink. Go at 7pm to get in an hour of cheap booze and some Pac-Man, then cut off your tab just as the bands get going.

  • Crowd

    Brooklyn hipsters, skaters, punk chicks, and skinny artists, 20s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Live bands onstage every night, mostly folk and indie rock with occasional hardcore and punk. Jukebox, classic arcade games, dartboard.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Happy Hour daily 4–8pm.

  • Prices

    Beer $3+, wine $6+, cocktails $6+.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Indie rock casual: flannel, skinny jeans, high-tops, hats, cute vintage dresses.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Most nights for music, Fridays and Saturdays for the biggest crowds.

  • Close By

    Down the street is Spuyten Duyvil (359 Metropolitan Avenue), a charming beer bar with a slightly more upscale brew collection for those more interested in drinks than tunes.

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