The Trash Bar

Dive Bar / Live Music Venue
The Trash Bar If motorcycles parked out front and a huddled crowd of tattooed chain smokers are signs of a good rock bar, then The Trash Bar has fulfilled its mission. New York United States 40.713244 -73.958879
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The Trash Bar - Dive Bar | Live Music Venue in New York.
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Party Earth Review If motorcycles parked out front and a huddled crowd of tattooed chain smokers are signs of a good rock bar, then The Trash Bar has fulfilled its mission. Once past the wrought-iron flames and black awning, patrons will... ... read full review

  • Subway:

    L: Bedford Avenue-North 7th Street

  • Phone:

    718-599-1000

  • Links:

  • Hours:

    Daily 5pm–4am

  • Recommended as:

    • Night Spot

Party Earth The Trash Bar Review

The Scene

If motorcycles parked out front and a huddled crowd of tattooed chain smokers are signs of a good rock bar, then The Trash Bar has fulfilled its mission.

If motorcycles parked out front and a huddled crowd of tattooed chain smokers are signs of a good rock bar, then The Trash Bar has fulfilled its mission.

Once past the wrought-iron flames and black awning, patrons will find a thriving and oddly cozy dive – painted red and slathered head to toe in band stickers, Christmas lights, and license plates – where lanky, good-humored punks circle a dimly-lit pool table and snarky hipsters hang around the bar or sprawl on ripped-out car seats to chat.

A dark hallway leads loyal regulars and bingers to a columned grotto with benches and a ramshackle red stage strewn with derelict musical equipment, where they’ll find plenty of the bar’s real draw – cheap beer and live music.

For those who get in early enough, there’s a killer one-hour open bar featuring free PBR, which gets the night bumping before some of the best local indie, punk, garage rock, and metal bands take the stage and whip the rowdy crowd into some lighthearted head banging.

A neighborhood staple, Trash Bar is a must for inked groups of young upstarts looking to play a show or just pass the night away singing along to Rancid.

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Tip from Jonah:

Dive-hunters, stick around – Trash Bar has a second Happy Hour! If head banging and foot stomping has worn you down after that initial open bar, get back on the horse at 1am. Rock on!

  • Crowd

    Good-natured rockers, hipsters, rockabillies, and the occasional aged rock star, 20s to 30s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Live music nightly, mostly indie, garage, punk, and metal. Jukebox. Pool table. TV over the bar.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Free tater tots with purchase of any drink. Hot dogs in the front room. Happy Hour daily 5–8pm and 1–4am. Open bar M–Th, Su 8–9pm, F–Sa 7–8pm with paid cover charge.

  • Prices

    Cover charge $7+. Hot dogs $3. Beer $6+, wine $6+, cocktails $6+, PBR and whiskey shot $6.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Rocker casual: tight jeans, boots, sneakers, leather jackets, flannel, shades, spikes, tanks.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Most nights for live music, Fridays and Saturdays for longer partying and bigger local bands.

  • Close By

    A short walk away is Duff’s (168 Marcy Avenue), Brooklyn’s premier metal bar.

The Trash Bar User Reviews

Average rating:
Rockin Trash
Allison F. Feb 11, 2013
I love bars that have two different worlds within them! The front of Trash Bar is a general, cozy dive-bar area, with comfy, old armchairs, pool, and a cool crowd. The back has another smaller bar, a stage and dance area lined with more moth-eaten couches. I'd been several times for drinks on a Thursday and had a great time, and recently went back to see my friend's band play and had an awesome time. Enough space to dance, no one pushing, and all the bands were great. When you want to rock out, hit Trash Bar.
Not just a clever
Chris K. Nov 13, 2012
It's called 'Trash Bar' because everything looks like it's been slightly gnawed by feral children, and its patrons are the patrons herein are the laid-back fun-loving refuse of a poisonous society. In other words, it's a magical place where all your dreams come true! With its two happy hours, vintage hot dogs (as in they've been around for a while), leopard-printed clientele, and awesome back room with its ramshackle stage, Trash Bar is a neighborhood institution, serving Williamsburg's most pickled party animals for some time now and giving their more DIY-oriented musicians a chance to shriek into a mic. Hopefully, I'll see you there.
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