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
245 Grand Street
New York, NY 11211
L: Bedford Avenue-North 7th Street
Café: daily 11am–5pm
Bar: nightly 5pm–4am
WILLIAMSBURG, NEW YORK –
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.
Brooklyn hipsters, skaters, punk chicks, and skinny artists, 20s.
Live bands onstage every night, mostly folk and indie rock with occasional hardcore and punk. Jukebox, classic arcade games, dartboard.
Happy Hour daily 4–8pm.
Beer $3+, wine $6+, cocktails $6+.
Indie rock casual: flannel, skinny jeans, high-tops, hats, cute vintage dresses.
Most nights for music, Fridays and Saturdays for the biggest crowds.
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.