Warsaw (at Polish National Home)


261 Driggs Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11222
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Rating: ★ ★ ★
Cards: Cash Only
Hours: Tue-Sun 5pm-midnight; Mon, closed
Subway: G to Nassau Ave.
Food/Menu: No food available
Booze: Full bar
Happy Hour: None
NY Mag says:

An integral part of the city’s music scene, Warsaw (located inside the Polish National Home, in Williamsburg) has played host to outré newcomers (Le Tigre, the New Pornographers), as well as still-relevant favorites (Patti Smith). It’s a discerning balance that most clubs–with their unsubstantial underground acts or museum-worthy oldies bands–fail to achieve. Warsaw’s high ceilings, good sight lines, and clear sound make the venue one of the city’s premier nightlife destinations–in any borough.

Citysearch says:

Brooklyn’s Polish National Home, a meeting room-cum-performance-space for the neighborhood’s Polish community for nearly 100 years, is leading a double life in the new century. In 2001, Village Underground and former Tramps guru Steve Weitzman convinced the old guard to open the doors to its ornate 800-capacity ballroom (complete with fleur-de-lis plasterwork and framed oil paintings) a few nights a week for music more suited to Greenpoint and Williamsburg’s hipsters, the new breed of Brooklyn immigrants. And Warsaw was born. Monday nights are free, featuring spinners like DJ Cheyney, who pump out old and new wave. More notably, Warsaw is becoming a performance destination for indie-rock icons and up-and-comers, likes Luna, Le Tigre, Cat Power and New Pornographers. At the bar, enjoy a cheap ice-cold draft beer in a plastic cup–or an ample cocktail–while an inter-generational mix of locals shoot the breeze (and pool) in Polish.