285 Kent Ave
New York, NY 11211
Village Voice's Description
From the same DIY wizards who cast the Market Hotel into existence, 285 Kent on Williamsburg’s waterside has turned from an insider favorite to an industry imperative. There’s always something strange, unfamiliar, or cutting-edge to check out here--many in the music scene have heralded 285 Kent for itscreative programming. Hidden behind an unassuming door is the converted warehouse-like space, with a lofty ceiling that not only keeps the acoustics booming but also fosters a non-claustrophobic feel that’s uncharacteristic to the dozens of compact venues in the city. If you manage to elbow past the hip crowd--unrecognizably hip, beyond cool--to get to the bar, you won’t be paying too much for a drink. All sounds pretty fun, right? Be sure to buy your tickets early. 285 Kent shows sell-out fast and often. --Dale Eisinger
Tips from foursquare
An uber-hip spot for emerging artists and indie favorites, right next door to Glasslands. Just make sure you can stand the smell of smoke.
You know it's super hip and the music will be great since it's run by the now defunct Altered Zones crew. A great spot for up and coming artists, but be prepared to smell like an ashtray.
Time travel back to an underground smoky rock club from days of yore. See a great band here before they blow up. If you don't mind a little push and shove and smoke...this is the place for you.
Really hate this place.
Smoking is acceptable at this new pop up venue that is sans name.
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