Videology

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308 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11211
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718-782-3468

Bar & Screening room
Cuisine: Sweets and snacks
Our Rating: ★★★★ Great
Cards: All Major
Hours: Bar Hours: Sun-Thurs: 12 PM – 2 AM; Fri & Sat: 12 PM – 4 AM
Rentals daily: 2 PM – 10 PM
Booze: Full bar
Subway: L Train to Bedford
Menu: www.videology.info
Website: www.videology.info
NY Mag says:

Williamsburg’s DVD rental palace now also fulfills a certain social thirst, in 2012 adding a bar and screening room where they host nightly events, including Tuesday trivia and Arrested Development bingo (winners get a frozen banana). Feel free to arrive early: if the afternoon opening hours and free Wi-Fi don’t encourage freelancers to hunker down for the day, the cookies certainly will.

Time Out says:

The shop’s revamped space boasts a fully stocked bar, a 35-seat viewing room (expandable to 45) and a schedule of nightly screenings.

In lieu of traditional theater seating, Videology’s back room is now outfitted with booths and tables, creating a space that’s more like a café than a multiplex. Co-owner Wendy Chamberlain sees the room as versatile: able to maintain a serious atmosphere during first-run screenings as well as a more relaxed atmosphere (with table service) for midnight movies, game nights and themed evenings. The idea for the transformation came in 2009 when Chamberlain and co-owner James Leet started to see a decline in the movie rental business. “We were pretty happy renting DVDs, but it was an economic necessity that we branch out,” says Chamberlain. “We thought it would work really well to continue serving our customers in a similar capacity.”

Part of that branching out includes offering a full bar menu and snacks, including items from Liddabit Sweets and S’more Bakery, as well as popcorn in flavors like chile-lime tequila. There will also be movie-inspired cocktails (such as the Bad News Bears boilermaker, a Bud topped off with Jim Beam) and a selection of beer and wine.