If Burning Man was a Brooklyn club, that club would be House Of Yes. Located in a former ice warehouse in the heart of Bushwick, this wild, experimental club showcases a variety of nightly performances, all centered around dance, theater, acrobatics and cabaret. While most shows are free, costumes are encouraged to gain entry.
Go to a Russian Supper Club in Brighton Beach
There’s really no experience anywhere outside of Brooklyn (unless you’re in Moscow or St. Petersburg) quite like an evening spent at a supper club in Brighton Beach. A night at Tatiana’s is somewhere between a cabaret show, a dance party and dinner at your Russian relative’s palace. Expect multiple courses of traditional Russian food (we’re talking upwards of 25 dishes, so come hungry or with friends) including caviar, herring, tartar, pâté, and lots and lots of vodka.
Catch a Boozy Midnight Movie at Nitehawk
No one does boozy movies—or concessions—like they do at Nitehawk. Whether you catch your favorite cult film at midnight or a new release in the early evening, all showings come with full in-movie dinner and drink service. There’s everything from cheese and charcuterie to booze-filled desserts, delivered straight to your seat. Best of all, there’s a revolving menu of food and drink specials created specifically to pair with the film that you’re seeing (for the recently released Florida Project, for example, the theater offered a frozen Screwdriver with ice cream and Florida orange juice).
Experience Last Call at Union Pool
Union Pool is known for its cheap beers, divey, raucous live musical acts, and being the “it” Williamsburg locale for one night stands and hookups (in and out of the bar). Whether you want to partake yourself or just observe others attempting to get some, there’s no better time than closing time. Simply show up between 2:45 a.m. and 3:10 a.m., get yourself a shot of something stiff, and grab a beer and a seat (if you can find one). By the time 4 a.m. rolls around, something interesting is bound to happen to you—or someone near you.