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70 N 6th St, Brooklyn, NY | Directions 1121140.719077 -73.961514
Venerable Williamsburg club and art space Galapagos is reborn, with a renewed focus on DJs and live music. – In Short
When the Galapagos gang decamped to Dumbo, night crawlers and artists feared that this Williamsburg institution would meet the wrecking ball or--gasp--become condos. But Southpaw co-owner Matt Roff and Co. have instead relaunched the spacious, multi-room venue--and left it largely untouched, right down to the reflecting pool--with a focus on the eclectic programming that made Galapagos great: Burlesque, comedy, raucous bands and karaoke. Combine that with eight draft beer choices and three-buck Buds and Rolling Rocks, and it's status quo at Galapagos 2.0.
Hits: If you liked Galapagos, you'll love Public Assembly's full slate of weird and wonderful acts, as well as the affordable beers.
Misses: Arrive early in the eve or on an off night, and Public Assembly can feel oppressively huge and intimidating. It's a venue best patronized on packed nights.
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