Public Assembly

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Public Assembly The Public Assembly in Williamsburg, Brooklyn is an industrial music venue with a hugely varied calendar. Get ready to rock in Williamsburg with Party Earth. New York United States 40.719027 -73.961608
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Public Assembly - Live Music Venue in New York.
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Party Earth Review A warehouse-turned-arts/music venue, Public Assembly offers 4,000 square feet of industrial space brimming with the latest and (sometimes) greatest in everything from indie bands and down-with-the-man artists to queer... ... read full review

  • Subway:

    L: Bedford Avenue / North 7th Street

  • Phone:

    718-384-4586

  • Links:

  • Hours:

    Daily 7pm–4am (if performance is scheduled)
    Check venue calendar; times and days can vary

  • Recommended as:

    • Night Spot

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Party Earth Public Assembly Review

The Scene

The Public Assembly in Williamsburg, Brooklyn is an industrial music venue with a hugely varied calendar. Get ready to rock in Williamsburg with Party Earth.

A warehouse-turned-arts/music venue, Public Assembly offers 4,000 square feet of industrial space brimming with the latest and (sometimes) greatest in everything from indie bands and down-with-the-man artists to queer tributes and esoteric lecture series.

The hordes of edgy, ironic, tattooed, and pierced partiers that show up looking to get a little wild must first funnel down a dark hallway, barren save for a small desk and the requisite stamp-wielding guard.

Those looking for a more intimate black box experience veer into the Back Room, where blood-red sconces and a single ornate chandelier douse the room in sultry hues as the DJ booth and small stage bring anything from hip-hop dance-offs one night to in-depth discussions about video games the next.

Larger extravaganzas take place in the Front Room, where hepped-up hipsters gather at the foot of the stage or at the long bar, while the rest of the crowd sticks to the exposed brick walls and metal girders that spider up to open rafters.

Those in the mood for a break can wander down to the basement living room area opposite the stage, which offers a few tables and vinyl couches to relax on between bouts of old-school Bhangra, ferocious rock, or whatever else is on the docket.

Public Assembly won’t appeal to the entire public, but its eclectic calendar serves up a spicy and sure-to-please gumbo of events for anyone on the prowl for something daringly different.

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Tip from Emma:

On top of all the great music, Public Assembly also hosts artist-run alternative exhibits called the PACS Gallery, which feature one-night-only shows. Check PACS’ website for the latest one!

  • Crowd

    Creative cool cats, artsy fartsies, eclectic music lovers, gritty punks, brooding emos, lecture geeks, and rowdy fans of the band, 20s to 30s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Kaleidoscopic calendar includes performance art, film screenings, gallery shows, techno DJs, live bands, and even occasional beer tastings and bawdy burlesque.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    No food. Entire space available for private rental.

  • Prices

    Cover charge: $0–$20. Beer $4–$6, wine $6, cocktails $7–$10.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Anything goes: heroine-chic meets retro vinyl jumpsuits, limited edition Nikes, leopard skirts, ripped skinny jeans, a favorite baseball hat, Converse, old sweatshirts.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    With such varied bookings, the hot night is definitely tied to individual patrons’ tastes in music or art.

  • Close By

    Radegast Hall & Biergarten (113 North 3rd Street) is a good spot to tank up on big plates of bratwurst and cold pints of beer before a night of boogying, head banging, and hip shaking.

Public Assembly User Reviews

Average rating:
Nice little venue, a wee bit scummy
Chris K. Nov 16, 2012
Once the much-loved North Six, the Public Assembly is a well-located Williamsburg venue with a decent capacity and a taste for the oft-unlovable music of punk, rockabilly, and metal bands. The interior is your usual black-walled rock club by a medium-sized stage, with a nice bar just outside at which hipsters and headbangers can sit, chat, and swill. Overall, it should be noted that this fine establishment as a certain, I don't know, filthiness to it--nothing visible or smelly, but a sort of miasma of sweaty grossness that hangs around it. Definitely roll through to see your favorite band, just bring some Purell, is all.
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