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Baby’s All Right

4 out of 5 stars
(6user reviews)
Baby's All Right
Photograph: Courtesy Baby's All Right

This eatery, bar and stage—located on a happening little Williamsburg strip—has already become a local musical institution in a few short years, with its lively schedule of au courant musical acts and DJs that range from experimental (Pharmakon) to the voguish (Ariel Pink). And the food's pretty good too.

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Baby’s All Right says
"...this sense that in spite of everything which of course is the ultimate, I suppose, the ultimate mystical conviction in spite of pain, in spite of death, in spite of horror, the universe in some mysterious sense is all right, capital A capital R."
-Aldous Huxley
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Venue name: Baby’s All Right
Address: 146 Broadway
New York
Cross street: between Driggs and 6th Ave
Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 5pm-4am; Sat, Sun: 12pm-4am
Transport: Subway: J, Z, M to Marcy Ave
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  • Rock and indie Saturday August 3 2019
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I came here this past Friday for the Drake - So far gone dance party and it was AMAZING. Even though tickets to the concert would've been a little better, this was still pretty on point. You would think hearing one artists music all night would get old but not Drizzy. He not only has so many tracks but is featured on so many as well that the mix is perfect for a night out. I will defintely be bringing friends back here and would suggest if you decide to go, but tickets in advance as it will sell out. 

If your favorite band—or up-and-coming indie group—is playing at Baby's All Right, you should go. The venue is an awesome place to hang, as there are multiple seating areas and bars. The main staging area is intimate, but that just makes a band's performance more special. The acoustics are outstanding and you could be hypnotized by the flashing bulbs, reflecting purple and blue undertones, on stage. The drinks are reasonably-priced and sometimes the haunt hosts cool parties, like Drake Night! Yes, it's a dance party where you're bumpin' and grindin' to nothing but Drake songs. 


If you like seeing shows at Mercury Lounge, Pianos or Bowery Ballroom, you're going to love Baby's All Right. It's perfectly intimate without being cramped and has three different bars with one within the actual venue, making it an ideal watering hole.

The last time I went there, two separately magical things occurred. First, as I was pulling out my ID, the bouncer said, "Don't worry about it. I don't want to see any fakes today." I'm 23. Second, the performer was casually grabbing a beer before the show at the bar by the back stage entrance (s/o: Matthew Logan Vasquez). It's just that kind of place. 

Baby's All Right is what I wish every music venue in NYC was like. The bar/dining area is both a spacious and chill place to hang out before the show, the super cheap happy hour tacos (and High Lifes) are delicious and the music venue itself is small and cozy without feeling stifling (I'm looking at you, Saint Vitus). Plus it's the kind of place where you can find whoever's playing that night hanging out around the bar beforehand. Last time we went, my friend met Ty Segall and now her life is actually complete. It is kind of out of the way but I would say it is definitely worth the trek.

Baby's All Right is a great place for music. It holds concerts constantly for lesser-known and wildly known musicians and bands in a cool, intimate setting. Walk into Baby's All Right, and you'll see a bar and large sitting room off to the side, plus a smaller front room with additional seating. Behind the bar, there's actually another room where concerts are held, and that's its own separate room, so you can come and enjoy Baby's All Right's bar and food without paying for a concert. The actual music room itself has a wonderful back display and lighting system for a small place. The back display looks like it's made of wine bottle bottoms or something. The drinks aren't anything amazing, but the food is actually pretty good.

When a band I like is playing here, I try to go. The stage is in a back room of the bar and is pretty intimate, you can see what's going on onstage no matter where you stand, the crowd behaves and the lighting is phenomenal. The whole stage is made up of glass in different shapes with hundreds of lights flashing behind them, creating a really fun effect. There's also a nice bar area up front, drinks are pretty affordable and you can order good 'ol greasy food like mac n cheese, fried chicken, fuck fat fries and even a kale salad. Not my favorite place to hang out, but a great place to see smaller acts coming up.