Brooklyn >Restaurants > Level Cafe/Bar
8216 3rd ave, Brooklyn, NY | Directions 1120940.626039 -74.030324
Neighborhoods: Bay Ridge & Fort Hamilton
SCARY PLACE – this place is on my list of places to NEVER go again unless i am in the mood to get pepper sprayed again!! yep...pepper spray in my eyes and the only onme standing near me was the BOUNCER so go figure. i went there with a gf of mine to have a few drinks and dance to some good music. within the first 10minutes of being there, we heard some type of confrontation behind us and "someone" sprayed mace or pepper spray in the air so naturally i was on the floor blinded for about 10minutes. i complained (yelled) and the bouncer looked at ME like i was CRAZY...unbelievable...NEVER go there!
bad service bad liquor bad times – i wne to level twice since its been open and that was 2 times more than i should have went!!! its a shame to see such a beautiful place in the heart of bayridge to be filled with a bunch of underage drunk kids fighting every weekend not only amongst eachother but with the security that the owners provide for their customers. I have a source that also told me that non of their alcohol is real for instance if you order a greygoose its not what youre getting same goes for all the other vodkas as well as your jack and johnny black. the ony thing that i was told was still real is the beer and thats because its bottled (although you dont get the bottle you get your beer in a plastic cup) Im surprised that this place is still open for as ong as it has been but i guess the underage kids that go there dont mind since its one of the few places they can get into pay a cover charge in BAYRIDGE and overpay for alcohol...theres alot more illegal activities in that place that ill leave for others to talk about....
Low-Life Central – I am a local Bay Ridge resident. I started going to Level when it opened a few years ago. Fast forward a few years later, and I WILL NEVER GO THERE AGAIN. I was assaulted by a staff member three days ago. I hadn't been to Level in a while, because to be honest, the crowd has changed drastically. Considering this change, the owners have decided to have security checking people's bags and patting them down at the door...a lovely way to start your evening! I walked inside, it was very dark and crowded, and ultimately, very unorganized. I was trying to figure out where to pay to get in (charging $30 at the door!) only to have the worker (who was checking the bags, and who I hadn't noticed) jab her TWO FINGERS into my stomach so HARD that I flew backwards into my friends. This place is filled with LOW LIFE security guards. Sorry, I am a Brooklyn girl who is not used to be patted down to go have a drink in a cafe...I was not expecting to be searched in there. When I complained, I was not respected and they failed to do anything about it. I will NEVER GIVE THEM A DIME and I feel sorry for the owners...they have a problem on their hands now.
Level...No way – This has to be the worst bar/lounge place in bay ridge. If you're looking for the epidemy of what a bad bar/lounge place should be go to Level. I have to say that though i live in bay ridge i rarely hang out here and i wouldn't be caught dead in this place. About the only place i sometimes go to (bar wise) here is The Pour House (and only on weeknights)
I live exactly a block away from Level and every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night it's a madhouse. There is always some sort of commotion going on involving cops, screaming and fighting. What i don't understand is that for some odd reason this place is full of beautiful women. Why these beautiful women flock to this place is beyond me. The guys on the other hand are obnoxious guidos and meatheads. Places like this should be banned from bay ridge and from nyc for that matter. What someone should do is open up divey lounge or even a dive bar which would definitely compliment this neighborhood.
Worst service! – I went to Level this Friday and it was very bad. I went there a while ago and I had a great experince this is why I decided to go back but i wasn't the same. The music was good... A bartender cursed me out without any reason and I stayed in shock for 20 min. I never experienced that in my life! It was too much. It was the worst experience in Brooklyn. I still had fun but I will never go back! I wouldn't recommend anybody to go there.
Great night out – The food is great if your looking to go out for dinner,and the night life is equally nice with 2 floors of bars and lounge area.Fun Time!!!!
advice for bayridgeee girlllllssssssssss – All i w ould like to say is the Worst halloween party i have ever been to.... The crowd was horriable the music suckeddddd.... The whole vibe was gone prior to last year. i have never in my life seen such a horriable turn around in any bussiness or club in one year. it is sad to say a once potenial great hot spot just turned out to fail...... The mng compared to last year took a flop. We thought Legacy was done but yet Thank god for SUITE because level could never be better.
ADVICE TO ALL YOU GIRLS go to suite because level suks not what it used to be... Save your money and actuallly have a great time and dance the night away. If you want a horriable night then go to level.....
DRINKS ARE WAY TO EXPENSIVE....GIRLS ARE ALWAYS THERE...MUSIC IS SICK – I RECENTLY CAME BACK TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD AFTER WORKING IN LA...AND I HAVE TO SAY LEVEL CAFE ...WHERE DID YOU COME FROM? GAZEBO AND LEGACY "WERE" THE HOT SPOTS IN BAY RIDGE FOR A LONG TIME ...IF U EVER WANTED TO GET BEAT UP AT THE DOOR....BUT THINGS HAVE CHANGED.... LEVEL CAFE HAS AWSOME FINGER BAR FOOD....AND AT NIGHT WELL THE DJ COMES ON AND PLAYS IT ALL.....THIS DJ SPINS TO THE CROWD WITH GOOD OLD BAR 80'S TO REMIXES I ONLY HEAR AT THE HOTTEST CLUBS IN LA....DRINKS THOUGH ARE A LITTLE CITY"ISH" $12.00 FOR A GOOSE AND RED BULL......BUT THE GIRLS ....OMG THERE ARE SO MANY GOOD LOOKING ONES ...BUT U HAVE TO BREAK THE BANK TO BUY THEM A DRINK
Level – Two stars cause it's easy to pick up. Other than that the DJ needs to get fired. He plays a lot of old school music and unless you like to hear YMCA or m. Jackson three times throughout the night, then I don't rec. this place.
The best music in nyc – i went to level cafe this weekend and i had t he most amazing time! The music was amazing we were all singing w the music and even when the music was off we were still siinging along... i will never forget that night... i highly reccomnd this place to everyone the DJ was AMAZING...........
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