The Bell House

Music , Music venues Gowanus
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The Bell House

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Photograph: Eric Harvey Brown

The Bell House

For night owls who equate clubs on desolate streets with hipness, the Bell House has your number. But this Gowanus bar and music venue is worth the bleak trek. The sprawling spot’s two bars—one nestled in an ornate front room, the other in the rear performance space—provide plenty of drinking options. Skip toxic cocktails in favor of one of 12 beers on tap—from Anchor Steam to Smuttynose—or a taste of more than 20 bourbons. A can’t-miss drinking destination the Bell House is not. But if a band draws you in, stick to a Booker’s and you’ll do fine.

Venue name: The Bell House
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Address: 149 7th St
Brooklyn
11215
Cross street: between Second and Third Aves
Transport: Subway: F, G, R to Fourth Ave–9th St
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Chloe W
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I'm not cool enough to be the partying/clubbing type, so I'm frequently at the Bell House for live podcast recordings or comedy shows only.  It's worth the trip out to Gowanus, as you can spend a full night at the Bell House grabbing a bite to eat, seeing a show, and then grabbing a drink (and potentially hanging out with the show's cast) afterwards.  There are a lot of options at the bar - the best of which is a second bar inside of their event room. Cheers to that!

Jillian Anthony

Most of my favorite events happen here! Hallowmeme, '90s dance parties, tapings of How Did This Get Made, The Big Quiz Thing, Point Break Live and countless other events are constantly going on. You can count on something unique going on here any night of the week. There's a large bar area in front with some tables and chairs and plenty of craft beer on tap, then a huge dance party area in the back. The best part is a ton of people can get in but you've still got room to roam. It is in a pretty random part of Gowanus, but it's worth the trip!