Glasslands Gallery

Glasslands Gallery

(Now Closed)
Music Venue, Rock Club, and Bar · Williamsburg
289 Kent Ave (btwn S 1st & S 2nd St), Brooklyn, NY 11249, United States
Drinks:
Beer
Credit Cards:
No
Outdoor Seating:
No

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  • Chloe R.
    Unique space, cool light installation
    Chloe Rein · November 21, 2015
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  • Pete S.
    <333 thank you Glasslands
    Pete S. · December 28, 2014
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  • Jeff S.
    Try dangling your legs off the balcony 😲
    Jeff Savage · December 24, 2014
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  • Luciano T.
    Come quick! Closing at end of year!
    Luciano Tsiros · December 19, 2014
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  • Abigail A.
    Great space with a loft. One of the better NYC music venues.
    Abigail Argersinger · December 14, 2014
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  • Ariel S.
    Balcony up top is cool. Awesome lights
    Ariel Seltzer · December 1, 2014
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  • Andy M.
    Too bad this place is closing. Great space for claustrophobic shows.
    Andy Martens · November 4, 2014
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  • Remezcla
    Mykki Blanco, the artist behind the track Wavvy, is performing with Cities Aviv, Gobby, & Doss on October 30th for a Pre-Halloween party. Read more
    Remezcla · October 29, 2014
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  • Kenan A.
    Live music. Bands before they get famous and charge $70 for tickets.
    Kenan Ali · September 29, 2014
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  • Phoenix 💥💥💥
    Best place to find indie rock bands
    Phoenix 💥💥💥 · September 11, 2014
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  • Angeline 🕊🏵✝ O.
    🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸!!
    Angeline 🕊🏵✝ Oentari · August 21, 2014
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  • Bree S.
    Dance, dance, it's a revolution!
    Bree Sweet · August 7, 2014
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  • Gothamist
    Glasslands hosts everyone from local stars to up-and-comers to that dude who serenaded you at the G stop yesterday, along with some bigger names; recent shows include the likes of Light Asylum & LE1F. Read more
    Gothamist · August 1, 2014
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  • Jonathan S.
    Sit up on the balcony if your legs are tired from watching each of the five million bands they booked.
    Jonathan Schear · July 22, 2014
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  • 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
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  • Rebecca B.
    Best venue in NY. Consistently book talented up and coming acts. Unpretentious, casual, not a bad seat in the house. Cash only bar, solid selection of booze and beer.
    Rebecca Bea · May 23, 2014
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  • Gordon M.
    Very small, intimate venue with indie lineups. Loud and fun on the floor. Great view of the stage from the balcony.
    Gordon Mei · May 21, 2014
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  • Samantha H.
    They throw Robyn dance parties. This place gets me.
    Samantha Henderson · April 22, 2014
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  • Cooper S.
    If it's a chill show, it's highly likely people on the balcony will remain sitting for the entire show. Arrive early and you might even snag the highly coveted couch
    Cooper Smith · April 21, 2014
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  • The Infinite Zoo
    We miss the clouds on the ceiling :( Still a great place to see bands up close that you normally wouldn't. Cheap drinks, fun times.
    The Infinite Zoo · April 19, 2014
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  • Trish R.
    Dance Cartel hosts the best parties here
    Trish R. · April 18, 2014
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Compass
    A South Williamsburg staple since 2006, Glasslands is a converted warehouse where partiers enjoy live music and a photobooth.
    Compass · July 24, 2013
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  • Daguito R.
    New indie rock bands!
    Daguito Rodrigues · June 8, 2013
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  • sharilyn
    After remodel, the toilets are still a travesty of modern sanitation, only less so. If you're a female, just pee in the gutter, you'll feel cleaner.
    sharilyn · May 24, 2013
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  • StageBuddy
    There are only a few summer passes left so I would check out their site and MAYBE think about getting one...fast. Read more
    StageBuddy · April 29, 2013
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  • 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
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  • Kyle Dean R.
    so many good shows at this venue. always great lineups.
    Kyle Dean Reinford · April 6, 2013
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  • 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
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  • Lauren I.
    Awesome venue, but the bathroom is terrifying. Unisex, small, dirty and crowded. Make sure you're ok to tear yourself away from the music and have some awkward encounters before you venture in.
    Lauren Ianuzi · March 17, 2013
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  • Jakub A.
    Rami loves random hugs from strangers
    Jakub Alexander · March 1, 2013
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  • Mikael P.
    You're in Williamsburg, nowhere else.
    Mikael Pors · February 5, 2013
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  • FUDK
    The floor is sticky. Your hands are cleaner if you don't touch the sink.
    FUDK · January 19, 2013
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  • 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
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  • Liza D.
    upstairs is really cool during a crowded show.
    Liza Dye · December 26, 2012
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  • Ari L.
    If you're the mayor here, you get free drinks for the night!
    Ari Lipsitz · November 14, 2012
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  • Ric L.
    Try the negroni :-D
    Ric Leichtung · November 14, 2012
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  • 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
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  • Cultivora
    The best views in the house are from a small section upstairs.
    Cultivora · October 12, 2012
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  • Ben G.
    Good stuff
    Ben Gold · September 30, 2012
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Jessica E.
    Great spot to see indie rock and new bands
    Jessica Elias · August 11, 2012
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  • 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
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  • Teresa L.
    Worst bouncer ever
    Teresa Lin · June 10, 2012
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  • Vevo
    An anything goes club; home to after parties and some of the hottest secret shows in the city.
    Vevo · June 1, 2012
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  • 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
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  • Kenan A.
    The upstairs balcony banister is a good place to stash your coats...
    Kenan Ali · May 13, 2012
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  • Jesper D.
    Don't see bad bands. Don't let dumb, drunk NYU kids ruin the show for you.
    Jesper Dahl · April 27, 2012
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  • Oscar W.
    Great venue needs dark beer
    Oscar W¡ld · April 12, 2012
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  • 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 http://www.partyearth.com/venues/glasslands-gallery.
    Party Earth · April 5, 2012
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  • Peter
    Probably the best venue in all of new york
    Peter · March 12, 2012
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  • Tiffany S.
    the makeshift space seems like it's gonna fall over at any second but so far no injuries... oh and seeing bands in this small space is tops.
    Tiffany Serra · March 8, 2012
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  • Brendan J.
    Dude, you've finally, found the perfect venue to perform your dance quintet–you know, your cycle– and well I’d love to come and give you notes.
    Brendan Jordan · March 7, 2012
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Daniel B.
    I can't believe this place is legal, but I'm glad it apparently is.
    Daniel Bremmer · January 15, 2012
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  • 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
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  • Diana F.
    Indie music love! ❤
    Diana F. · November 23, 2011
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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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Lady V.
    Hurray I'm the mayor muahahha
    Lady ValTronic · September 1, 2011
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • fingered
    AC! AC! AC! and there is ATM, too, right at the door.
    fingered · June 10, 2011
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  • Lindsey R.
    love love love this venue, check their blog regularly to find out what's going on.
    Lindsey Rhoades · May 7, 2011
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  • Bonnie C.
    Uni bathrooms, choose wisely.
    Bonnie Chu · March 30, 2011
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  • Laura W.
    EDIT: there is an ATM and they added more bathrooms.
    Laura Wynn · March 25, 2011
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  • RCRD LBL
    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
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  • The Wild Honey Pie
    New additional to Glasslands. An ATM!!!!
    The Wild Honey Pie · February 3, 2011
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  • Mark G.
    Cool concert venue!
    Mark Gillespie · January 5, 2011
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  • Adam W.
    Just saw the Suuns? Very cool. However, they wouldn't let my friend in without id. But she just sat outside and listened-it was loud enough!
    Adam Wellborn · November 15, 2010
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  • 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
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  • Nicky D.
    Get in the bathroom line 12 minutes before you think you have to pee!
    Nicky Digital · November 7, 2010
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  • Energy F.
    They tale credit cards, $10 minimum. Beware the avant garde music!
    Energy Fiend · July 25, 2010
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  • 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
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  • Lily M.
    Such a great off-the-radar venue that it's not really off the radar anymore. Don't miss the Soul Clap Dance Off whenever they host. Insanely good times!
    Lily M · April 25, 2010
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Shannon M.
    Hard to find, but worth the trek.
    Shannon Moore · March 14, 2010
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  • Ahmad B.
    Amazing selection of music and a wonderful collection of people always. Come check out a show!
    Ahmad Bilal · December 8, 2009
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  • Tollef
    this place smells like feet.
    Tollef · October 26, 2009
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  • A'yen T.
    Challenge me to a dance off!
    A'yen Tran · September 23, 2009
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  • Peter R.
    Cool off with a Shock Top witbier.
    Peter Robinett · June 21, 2009
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  • Vega P.
    El aforo es limitado pero eso hace que el ambiente en los conciertos sea muy diferente.
    Vega P-Ch. · August 11, 2014
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