With its top-flight sound system, sophisticated menu and deeply chill vibes, Nowadays is a slice of Neverland for club kids. Opened by Mister Saturday Night cofounders Eamon Harkin and Justin Carter, Nowadays’ ample outdoor space is the home of its day-party incarnation Mister Sunday and the Ridgewood Market as well as a regular slate of readings and discussions. More recently, a 5,000-square-foot indoor venue was unveiled, so now DJs can spin harder stuff into the wee hours for those who still haven’t adopted grown-up schedules.
56-06 Cooper Ave
|Cross street:||Irving Ave|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thur 4pm–Midnight, Fri 2pm–2am, Saturday noon–2am, Sunday noon–midnight until Oct 26|
|Transport:||Subway: L to Halsey|
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The BEST outdoor bar in the city! It's like a cool campground vibe in the middle of the city with great beer selection and really friendly owners/staff. We LOVE it!
One thing I like about Nowadays is how easy it is to get to off of the L.It's super convenient and a quick walk from the Halsey stop. Another thing is how much fun the space is. With a ping pong table, other games, and a huge dance floor, it's a great set up - especially for the Mister Sunday party. The food is awesome, with two trucks available to chose from and lots of veggie and meat choices for any diner. One downside, and this could be just the Mister Sunday event, is the $20 cover. Kinda steep. All in all, it's a good time, and be careful with the sangria because it is delicious and sneaks up on you!
Located on the border of Ridgewood and Bushwick (quick 10 minute walk from the Wilson off the L), this hidden gem is basically a giant open space to the general public. The venue will host special events once in a while, most notably the Mister Sunday dance party series.
Seeing as how this is an outdoor space, it makes sense that Nowadays is only open during early summer-late fall. While this place classifies itself as a beer garden, they (currently) only have a few beers on tap and spiced wine/cider. There's also a food truck here serving fries/tacos/your desired drunk food.
All the bartenders/servers here are very friendly, but the bouncer can be a bit rude at times. With plenty of seating, open space, and a section devoted to dancing, don't be afraid to bring a group of friends, your dogs (must be leased, unfortunately), and your most comfortable shoes to party the night away!
Nowadays is unlike any other venue I've been to in NYC. When you walk through the gate, you'll be amazed at how massive it is. I haven't seen so much space anywhere else in the city, outside of public parks. The string lights create a great nighttime ambiance, and the air is fresh, as opposed to what I'm used to breathing in here. Super easy to get to, even though it's in Ridgewood. Just a 5 minute walk from the Halsey stop. Also, I had a beet veggie burger for $8, and it was one of the best I'd had in a while.