Glasslands Gallery

Glasslands Gallery

(Now Closed)
289 Kent Ave (btwn S 1st & S 2nd St), Brooklyn, NY 11249, United States
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  • Time Out New York

    The best spot to discover the next band of the moment has an amazing track record for booking hyped indie-rock acts and the DIY decor gives every show the air of a stumbled-upon loft party. Read more

    Time Out New York · October 31, 2011
  • Nicky D.

    Get in the bathroom line 12 minutes before you think you have to pee!

    Nicky Digital · November 7, 2010

    There's nothing fashionable about being late to the party at this BK art space and music venue. Shows typically end by 1am, so start your night here, then head to Cameo for an all-out dance party.

    RCRD LBL · February 28, 2011
  • Dan P.

    Great vibe, reasonably unpretentious, and decent live music. Hipstertrash for certain, but fun none-the-less. But: it's a bit of a hike from the train, so bring cash as there's no ATM. Read more

    Dan Patterson · March 27, 2010
  • Scion Advisor

    One of our favorite NYC promoters, PopGun Booking, books this spot, bringing great acts to this great intimate venue. If a show has the PopGun name behind it, go check it out! Read more

    Scion Advisor · August 16, 2011
  • Jakub A.

    Rami loves random hugs from strangers

    Jakub Alexander · March 1, 2013
  • exfm

    If you're seeing shows here then you're probably catching the next big band right before they blow up. Popgun Booking does an amazing job with this space. A must for indie music lovers!

    exfm · February 14, 2012
  • Ear Candy Go: Music

    Even if you haven't heard of the band chances are they're going to be good. Head upstairs for a good view and take a peak at the wall of setlists in the back. An ECG fave. Read more

    Ear Candy Go: Music · January 4, 2012
  • Chelsea Mae H.

    Newly renovated bathrooms! If you never used the old ones, you never lived. You also probably never contracted HIV.

    Chelsea Mae Hassman · March 21, 2013
  • Peter

    Probably the best venue in all of new york

    Peter · March 12, 2012
  • Daniel B.

    I can't believe this place is legal, but I'm glad it apparently is.

    Daniel Bremmer · January 15, 2012
  • The Wild Honey Pie

    Glassland Gallery's recent renovation has turned it from a wild DIY space to a wild official venue. A must see for an indie music fans.

    The Wild Honey Pie · August 15, 2011
  • CMJ

    Glasslands continues to thrive despite looming condos sprouting up around the space. "Cosy" doesn't even begin to describe this venue, where the decor is glorious and ever-changing.

    CMJ · August 29, 2012
  • The Wild Honey Pie

    New additional to Glasslands. An ATM!!!!

    The Wild Honey Pie · February 3, 2011
  • Clyde Erwin B.

    Tons of great bands play here. I just wish it wasn't so far from the train.

    Clyde Erwin Barretto · November 11, 2010
  • Staff Picks

    The infamous Robyn-themed dance party hits Glasslands. This Party Is Killing You celebrates Sweden's most bad-ass pop star, Robyn, by promising a night of all-pop everything. Fri, 6/27, 11:30pm. $5. Read more

    Staff Picks · June 27, 2014
  • Ric L.

    Try the negroni :-D

    Ric Leichtung · November 14, 2012
  • Vevo

    An anything goes club; home to after parties and some of the hottest secret shows in the city.

    Vevo · June 1, 2012
  • Guest of a Guest

    The Glasslands is a community arts space in Williamsburg that oftens hosts live music, dance parties, special events, lectures and ongoing interactive art projects. Read more

    Guest of a Guest · October 19, 2011
  • Ahmad B.

    Amazing selection of music and a wonderful collection of people always. Come check out a show!

    Ahmad Bilal · December 8, 2009
  • SPIN

    Besides possibly being Brooklyn's best small venue, its also the loudest. They sell earplugs at the bar for $2. Cash only!

    SPIN · October 15, 2013
  • Ray L.

    Apart from its like-kind neighbor (285 Kent), the best place in Brooklyn for an intimate show with great bands. Grab a cheap tallboy at the bar and \m/

    Ray Lin · August 9, 2013
  • Compass

    A South Williamsburg staple since 2006, Glasslands is a converted warehouse where partiers enjoy live music and a photobooth.

    Compass · July 24, 2013
  • Kyle Dean R.

    so many good shows at this venue. always great lineups.

    Kyle Dean Reinford · April 6, 2013
  • Casie A.

    Look up. The pink clouds are straight out of Katy Perry's teenage dream. Also, don't mention Katy Perry whilst inside.

    Casie Attardi · May 15, 2012
  • fingered

    AC! AC! AC! and there is ATM, too, right at the door.

    fingered · June 10, 2011
  • Joshua T.

    Stop by Glasslands on Tuesday nights for Todd Pendu's "Horror Scores for the Dance Floor." Double fist some free absinthe and get lost in the fog. Read more

    Joshua Thiel · April 23, 2010
  • Phoenix 💥💥💥

    Best place to find indie rock bands

    Phoenix 💥💥💥 · September 11, 2014
  • Digital Tour Bus

    "Another smelly music venue in the heart of PBR city. It's a cool place with good views of the stage from all around. A trip to the photo booth after midnight is mandatory." -New Cassettes

    Digital Tour Bus · October 31, 2012
  • Steve R.

    If you arrive late, head upstairs. The sound is fantastic and the rail has one of the best viewing spots in the city.

    Steve Ritter · July 19, 2012
  • Party Earth

    “It's on a stretch of Kent Avenue that doesn’t see much traffic & is relatively unmarked, so look for a smokers in front of a tagged wall.” More at

    Party Earth · April 5, 2012
  • Lindsey R.

    love love love this venue, check their blog regularly to find out what's going on.

    Lindsey Rhoades · May 7, 2011
  • Christine B.

    They need to install some AC here. Everyone including the bands look like they are going to pass out. Also, watch out for the pigs, they like to circle this block and harass you for standing outside.

    Christine Be · July 10, 2010
  • Shannon M.

    Hard to find, but worth the trek.

    Shannon Moore · March 14, 2010
  • Tollef

    this place smells like feet.

    Tollef · October 26, 2009
  • Abigail A.

    Great space with a loft. One of the better NYC music venues.

    Abigail Argersinger · December 14, 2014
  • Bree Sweet B.

    Dance, dance, it's a revolution!

    Bree Sweet Bree Bree · August 7, 2014
  • StageBuddy

    Go see The King Khan & BBQ Show twice in three days! They tour rarely and their music is legendary, don't miss it! Read more

    StageBuddy · April 8, 2013
  • Luciano T.

    One of my favorite places to go check new bands. Check their site before going, as some events require a ticket and get sold out (specially on Fridays)

    Luciano Tsiros · December 27, 2012
  • Liza D.

    upstairs is really cool during a crowded show.

    Liza Dye · December 26, 2012
  • Ari L.

    If you're the mayor here, you get free drinks for the night!

    Ari Lipsitz · November 14, 2012
  • Concert Ticket Agency

    Now that 285 next door is also booking indie bands, some say this venue has mellowed a bit. We say the more, the merrier. Definitely worth going out of your way for. Loud music/Cheap beers/friendly

    Concert Ticket Agency · September 21, 2012
  • Kenan A.

    The upstairs balcony banister is a good place to stash your coats...

    Kenan Ali · May 13, 2012
  • Jesper D.

    Don't see bad bands. Don't let dumb, drunk NYU kids ruin the show for you.

    Jesper Dahl · April 27, 2012
  • Oscar W.

    Great venue needs dark beer

    Oscar W¡ld · April 12, 2012
  • Nao M.

    A secret music box in Williamsburg. The small stage, chill crowd, and great bookings are just a few reasons why this is one of my top venues. Saw SBTRKT, shigeto, BBF, fujiya&miyagi here!

    Nao Miz · January 20, 2012
  • Diana F.

    Indie music love! ❤

    Diana F. · November 23, 2011
  • Stanley S.

    The Glasslands is a community arts space in Williamsburg that oftens hosts live music, dance parties, special events, lectures and ongoing interactive art projects. Read more

    Stanley Stuyvesant · October 11, 2011
  • David G.

    Now that they have A/C and a liquor license, this place is as good as it gets for music in Brooklyn. Read more

    David Gwilliam · June 27, 2011
  • Laura W.

    EDIT: there is an ATM and they added more bathrooms.

    Laura Wynn · March 25, 2011