Five things to know about New York’s Brooklyn Made concert hall



A new concert hall, Brooklyn Made, opens tonight in Bushwick. The 500-person venue kicks off its shows with two sold-out performances by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy and will continue to host rock concerts throughout the year. Here are a few things you need to know about Brooklyn’s hottest new concert venue.

1. When you first enter the room, you will be greeted by a restaurant and lounge at the front.

While Brooklyn Made is all about music, there is a lot more to offer than that. During the week, visitors can stop for a bite to eat at the lounge, which serves burgers, flatbreads, and various vegetarian and vegan options. You might even be lucky enough to grab some keys inside the room! The restaurant and lounge are open to the public even during concerts.

2. The locker rooms are elite.

For artists who decide to add a Brooklyn Made stop to their tour, they’re in for a treat. Artists really get the VIP treatment here, receiving their own bohemian-style lounge, complete with a vintage jukebox, fireplaces, and full kitchen. The Artists’ Lounge leads to the rooftop, which offers spectacular views of Bushwick’s street art and Manhattan skyline, plus a private outdoor pool for a late-night swim after a long streak.

Photography: Courtesy of Justin Borucki

3. DJs will rule the weekend.

When an artist isn’t booked for a Friday or Saturday night set, there’s still a lot going on. Brooklyn Made will host regular DJs every weekend to keep the party going until the early hours of the morning. When not functioning as a concert hall, Brooklyn Made aims to maintain a lounge atmosphere, drawing both music lovers and the Bushwick crowd.

4. Not only is this a new hip place, but it’s also a new hip place for brunch!

French toast and live music? What more could you want! On weekend afternoons, a classic brunch menu is offered, along with unlimited drinks and live music. A VIP upgrade option will also be offered, giving access to a private garden lounge, filled with greenery and excellent views of the city.

5. A complete program of shows has already been discontinued and some of them are already sold out.

While Brooklyn Made is a rock-based venue, the lineup of artists already announced in the coming months is impressive. Bands slated to hit the stage this fall include rock band Band of Horses (October 18-20), indie band The Mountain Goats (October 25-27) and The Wallflowers (November 10). A full range of artists can be found on their website.


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