Brandy Library

With a selection of more than 900 spirits, 100 classic cocktails, wines, beers and tasty hor d'oeuvres (cheeses, meats, sushi, sandwiches and house-made desserts), there truly is something for everyone here. No library card required. Su-W 5:00 pm-1:00 am, Th 4:00 pm-2:00 am, F & Sa 4:00 pm-4:00 am. $$$

Brandy's Piano Bar

Talented cabaret pros encourage patrons to sing along at this neighborhood piano joint. Daily happy hour 4:00 pm-8:00 pm. Nightly live music starting at 9:30 pm. Two drink minimum. Nightly 4:00 pm-4:00 am. $$

Brass Monkey

This Meatpacking District spot stocks over 100 domestic, imported and craft beers. Wines, tasty cocktails and a menu of seasonal comfort foods are also available. Brass Monkey features a rooftop beer garden with a gorgeous view of the Hudson River. Daily noon-4:00 am. $$

Brooklyn Bowl

The 16-lane bowling alley boasts a green design, live music performances, advance lane reservations, a full menu by Blue Ribbon (including world-famous fried chicken) and 10 Brooklyn-based drafts. Children only admitted during the day Sa & Su. D (nightly), Brunch (Sa & Su). $$

Brooklyn Bowl

Bowling fans chill at this 23,000-square-foot space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, that features 16 lanes, 10 Brooklyn-brewed drafts, a comfort-food menu courtesy of Blue Ribbon restaurant and live musical acts nightly on a high-tech stage.

M-W 6 pm-midnight, Th-F 6 pm-2 am, Sa 11 am-2 am, Su 11 am-midnight

Prices vary

Brooklyn Brewery

Located within walking distance of the heart of Brooklyn's Williamsburg area, Brooklyn Brewery produces craft beers like its famed Brooklyn Brown, and is open most days into the early evening (for real nightlife, head to one of Williamsburg's many bars). Sign up for a "small batch tour" ($15) to get the insider's view of the brewery's operations (and a chance to taste four beers). The tours aren't massive groups, so sign up early before the spots are gone.

Brooklyn Cider House

Dinner reservations are recommended at this Basque-influenced cidery and restaurant, where a full dinner experience includes an immersive cidery tour, a five-course, family-style meal at communal tables during which guests use bread for plates. The food menu is split into two halves: traditional and vegetarian. D (Tu-Su). 

Brooklyn Kura

NYC's first sake brewery brews, barrels, bottles and pours craft sake from the tap to guests in a brand new taproom, open F-Su.

Brooklyn Mirage

Towering palm trees on a roof space with views of the Empire State Building complement a massive indoor space with high ceilings, sofas and chandeliers and a state-of-the-art sound system. This tri-level, 80,000-square-foot day-and-night club has a 6,000-person capacity and a food truck offering late-night eats outside.

Brooklyn Steel

This 1,800-capacity concert hall opened in April 2017 with a brand new sound system and hosts live shows from both local and mainstream performing artists. Times/prices vary.


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