Knitting Factory

Knitting Factory

Rock Club, Bar, and Nightclub
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
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  • Nikki
    NikkiMarch 12
    NYers don't know how to have a good time, man. you get hecklers where there should be a sweaty crowd of moshers
  • Nathen M.
    Nathen McVittieDecember 6, 2016
    One of the loudest venues around. Room is so shallow there's nowhere for noise to go. Earplugs available for $1 at will call.
  • Jackson I.
    Jackson IsaacsonMay 24, 2016
    The $10 tall boy and shot deal at the front bar is the way to go.
  • Saarim Z.
    Saarim ZamanMay 12, 2016
    free comedy Sunday nights at 9pm, last time I was there I saw Hannibal Buress perform ;)
  • JM P.
    JM ParveauxJanuary 23, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Fun place for concerts but also for a drink at the bar where you can actually watch the crowds dancing inside the show room
  • Abigail A.
    Abigail ArgersingerDecember 9, 2015
    A slightly awkward space with mediocre sound but plenty of cheap shows here.
  • Chris R.
    Chris RaghoobarDecember 3, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the many great smaller venues to catch live acts in Williamsburg. Not just music, but excellent comedy every Sunday night, which was once hosted by Hannibal Buress.
  • Foursquare Insiders
    Foursquare InsidersOctober 29, 2015
    "Moved from the East Village to this location. Great spot for local acts. Also check out the free Comedy Showcase every Sunday night." - Roy LaManna, Music Entrepreneur Read more
  • Gabriel H.
    Gabriel HayesSeptember 9, 2015
    Pabst Blue Ribbon & Tecate tallboys!
  • Gabriel H.
    Gabriel HayesSeptember 9, 2015
    The Grantland NFL Podcast live show was so fun.
  • Gabriel H.
    Gabriel HayesSeptember 9, 2015
    Fun music venue in Williamsburg.
  • Kevin M.
    Kevin MillerJuly 29, 2015
    Legit intimate music venue
  • Fernando F.
    Fernando FigueroaJuly 26, 2015
    They have special event backstage sometimes.
  • Corley S.
    Corley StoneJune 26, 2015
    Only downside to this venue is it's 18+
  • Lee L.
    Lee LawrenceJune 19, 2015
    Great for watching games, especially as a Bay Area sports fan (not a lot of crowds on those game nights). Big screens, tap selection could be better.
  • Jackie
    JackieMay 20, 2015
    http://www.timeout.com/newyork/comedy/comedy-at-the-knitting-factory#tab_panel_2
  • Jenny S.
    Jenny SorensenApril 8, 2015
    Located centrally on Metropolitan Avenue in Williamsburg, the Knitting Factory is home to a variety of events including Live Music, comedy, sports, and plays. Read more
  • Melissa R.
    Melissa RosenthalMarch 23, 2015
    This place is one of the most intimate venues to see a band.
  • Chet M.
    Chet ManciniMarch 17, 2015
    Large bar and a good selection of bands. Conveniently close to L and G.
  • Guillo ..
    Guillo ...March 6, 2015
    METALLLLLLLL
  • Sean Leo R.
    Sean Leo RyanFebruary 20, 2015
    Free comedy Sunday's
  • Lindsay T.
    Lindsay ToussaintFebruary 1, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    If a band you follow is playing here and you're telling yourself "aw man it's pretty far" GO. It's a great venue. A bar and two bathrooms in the stage area and more down the hall.
  • Monica C.
    Monica CullenJanuary 17, 2015
    Live music, saw ghost town here
  • Ira B.
    Ira BlossomJanuary 13, 2015
    Small sports bar with cheap drinks and a good layout. Grab a table quickly because they'll run out soon. They don't serve food so order something from the pizza spot next door and bring it in.
  • Yaroslav P.
    Yaroslav PatrikeevNovember 16, 2014
    Concert hall doesn't have a single place to seat
  • Paige C.
    Paige CNovember 9, 2014
    How do they have a "B" rating when they don't even serve food? Makes me wonder how dirty the beer is! Yuck!
  • Duncan P.
    Duncan PJNovember 9, 2014
    Great place for live music. Intimate with great sound
  • Frank D.
    Frank DieboldOctober 29, 2014
    Watch the early game here
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew CAugust 25, 2014
    One of the best spots for comedy in the city. And the bar is rad!
  • Chirag P.
    Chirag PatelAugust 17, 2014
    Indie bands. Separate bar is nice behind glass
  • Scott S.
    Scott SAugust 16, 2014
    The Skins. Girl can sing
  • Dan C.
    Dan CorreaAugust 10, 2014
    Rockabilly music
  • Morgan N.
    Morgan NelsonAugust 7, 2014
    The back room is a solid concert venue.
  • Dave K.
    Dave KurtzbergMay 25, 2014
    Amazing place to see a show.
  • Jeany
    JeanyMay 15, 2014
    I wish it were still on Leonard st. That was the best
  • Jackson B.
    Jackson BullApril 3, 2014
    Hands down, best burgers in Brooklyn!!!
  • Steven N.
    Steven NewcastleFebruary 1, 2014
    Watch out for this guy. :-)
  • Wyngspan
    WyngspanJanuary 27, 2014
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  • Dan N.
    Dan NesslerNovember 7, 2013
    Free and good comedy on sun nights from 9pm. Make sure u get in early to get a seat as it gets busy and a show lasts for more than 3h
  • Matt S.
    Matt S.October 27, 2013
    SKELETONWITCH was eating souls.
  • James B.
    James BruniOctober 20, 2013
    Nothing like the old Leonard St KF in Manhattan but still worth a trip to Brooklyn
  • Maddie F.
    Maddie FloodSeptember 1, 2013
    Tip very well. Always ask who's playing. Be kind. people usually like that #KindnessIsMagic
  • Brian T.
    Brian TorpeyAugust 29, 2013
    Make sure to stop by the Commodore across the street for some pre-concert drinks and fried chicken
  • DJ Times
    DJ TimesJuly 26, 2013
    Now serving in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, The Knitting Factory was previously located on 74th Leonard St. from 1994 through 2009 and hosted an array of indie and experimental artists.
  • Compass
    CompassJuly 24, 2013
    The Brooklyn outpost of the national music venue chain often books out-of-the-box acts that the crowd always enjoys.
  • Soul Khan
    Soul KhanJuly 10, 2013
    Fun spot for live shows, one of the best in Brooklyn.
  • Deni
    DeniJune 4, 2013
    Happy Hour every Tuesday. $2 Dos Equis. Starts at 7:30, so go get happy somewhere else first!
  • Siyun F.
    Siyun FanMay 23, 2013
    Red bull music fest
  • Josh C.
    Josh ComptonMarch 23, 2013
    The transitions are pretty quick between acts. Don't stray for too long if you want a good spot in the crowd
  • Duke B.
    Duke Biggs™March 7, 2013
    Great Bartenders!
  • Rafi S.
    Rafi SyedFebruary 11, 2013
    If you're going to the best comedy show in NYC on Sunday nights at 9pm, you'll see @HannibalBuress, but only if you get there early (like 45 minutes before) to get a seat / spot at the front.
  • Maria M.
    Maria MarquesFebruary 5, 2013
    ANNIBAL BURESS HOSTS, SPECIAL GUESTS EACH WEEK. PAST PERFORMANCES HAVE INCLUDED UNANNOUNCED SETS FROM CHRIS ROCK, ROBIN WILLIAMS, SARAH SILVERMAN, LOUIS CK. Sunday 9pm. free
  • Baratunde
    BaratundeFebruary 5, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Best comedy show in NYC happens Sunday nights at 9pm, and it's free! Host and booker is the amazing @HannibalBuress
  • Marc H.
    Marc HustvedtDecember 28, 2012
    Ari Shaffir taped his comedy special "passive aggressive" here on Dec 28, 2012
  • Jérémy F.
    Jérémy FavierNovember 12, 2012
    Each Sunday at Williamsburg music venue the Knitting Factory, local stand-up Hannibal Buress closes out the weekend with his pals. Read more
  • Sonny B.
    Sonny ByrdOctober 5, 2012
    Get PBR whiskey shots for 6 bucks then enjoy the show.
  • Concert Ticket Agency
    Concert Ticket AgencySeptember 27, 2012
    Relocated to Brooklyn, still a great place to see your favorite indie band. Friendly staff, nice bar, excellent sound.
  • Alexandra J.
    Alexandra J.September 12, 2012
    Kings Destroy
  • CMJ
    CMJAugust 29, 2012
    Anyone looking to take a short break from the onslaught of sounds during CMJ Music Marathon will be delighted to relax in the completely separate bar area at the Knitting Factory.
  • Raja H.
    Raja HAugust 19, 2012
    Great bar where you can see (but not hear) the concert that's playing on the other side of the glass.
  • DJ Patrick A.
    DJ Patrick AllenJuly 29, 2012
    I've DJ'd here a few times and the bar staff are great, venue is well set up, and sound is top notch!!!
  • Kenan A.
    Kenan AliJuly 13, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Going to see multiple bands? It'll be easier to get drinks in the outer bar between sets...
  • Daan V.
    Daan V.June 30, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    In the front room, you can have a drink while the big windows give you a view of the stage this venue also houses.
  • Igor
    IgorMay 21, 2012
    I like this Knitting Factory better than the Manhattan one cause I can walk here.
  • Tara J.
    Tara JeanApril 24, 2012
    Watched a sold out show from the bar for free, the bartenders are fun and friendly!
  • Jason G.
    Jason GrossApril 21, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Front bar area is a good place to hang out before a show
  • Pieter 😜 D.
    Pieter 😜 DomApril 10, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Free ATM. It exists.
  • Justine M.
    Justine MaGinaApril 7, 2012
    Tip Ryan the hot bartender well! He is great at his job and is entertaining as well!
  • Valerie G.
    Valerie GurkaMarch 31, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    DJ Sunny D spinning 80s and 90s but mostly 90s
  • Andrea J.
    Andrea JonesMarch 26, 2012
    Madmen season premiere? Fuck dat.
  • Flavorpill
    FlavorpillFebruary 27, 2012
    The Knitting Factory has an iTunes app that makes it easier to keep up with upcoming events. For more info on the new-and-improved Knitting Factory, click here: http://bit.ly/wBcQH6
  • exfm
    exfmFebruary 14, 2012
    They always have great residencies and if your that into the band you can always watch them through the glass while sitting at the bar in the front of the venue. Grab some Fette Sau BBQ across the St.
  • neerad jet ..
    neerad jet .January 27, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Devon F. Is a fake mayor checks in when knitting factory is closed
  • neerad jet ..
    neerad jet .January 9, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Check out hannibal buress free comedy show on Sunday night. 9pm arrive early if you want a seat.
  • GRAE N.
    GRAE New YorkDecember 14, 2011
    Great spot for live music.
  • Adam C.
    Adam CarnivalDecember 13, 2011
    Chairlift was amazing.
  • Oi R.
    Oi RogersNovember 24, 2011
    Better than old one
  • Tracey N.
    Tracey NNovember 19, 2011
    great venue. coat check in guy found my phone and gave it back! what a champ. bar at the front of house too. close to subway :-)
  • Joshua L.
    Joshua LutzNovember 5, 2011
    played here before they moved to brooklyn, loveed it. havent been to its new location
  • Weston B.
    Weston BlahaOctober 11, 2011
    Yay Meyer PA!
  • Luke
    LukeOctober 1, 2011
    I want to be mayor. Everything is free!
  • T. S. C.
    T. S. CollinsSeptember 28, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't order the Jager apparently the machine isn't working because I just got a room temperature shot
  • Brendan J.
    Brendan JordanSeptember 18, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Sunday Nights @ 9: Hannibal Buress hosts a night of free standup. It's usually packed, so get there early.
  • Hostelling International
    The Knitting Factory in Brooklyn was clean and has some good bands on. The sound is good and the venue wasn't too crowded.- Don - England & Wales
  • molly d.
    molly deanAugust 5, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The bathroom in the bar doesn't have toilet seats. But fear not ladies! The bathroom near the bar has toilets with two seats!
  • Perkee P.
    Perkee PerkJuly 9, 2011
    There are two TVs in the main bar; currently, one is hooked up to an SNES with Super Mario. The other has Willow with subtitles. Make of this what you will.
  • The Family Records
    The Family RecordsJune 28, 2011
    Pearl and The Beard played an incredible album release show here. The staff is incredible - from the box office to the bar to the bouncers to the sound and lighting. Wonderful people. Ace.
  • Deanna
    DeannaJune 11, 2011
    Brew drivers!
  • kate w.
    kate wangJune 11, 2011
    Ask Dan for the brewdriver! It's beer and orange juice. And it's pretty gosh darn good.
  • Roc Nation
    Roc NationJune 8, 2011
    Great sound for a small and intimate spot. You can watch the show from the restaurant, separated by glass windows. Never seen more people onstage at a Hip-hop show than the Phife Dog tribute here!
  • Earl G.
    Earl Gray IIIMay 16, 2011
    Pretty decent venue, I saw Guitar Wolf there and it was amazing. Read more
  • Luke H.
    Luke HughettMay 7, 2011
    Last time I came here, I drank too many whiskeys, went home and broke both my heels jumping off a gate.
  • Jenna W.
    Jenna Wortham April 10, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    game nerds, take note: this place has a weird Nintendo/SNES/Sega hybrid console and a bucket of games that you can play if you ask nicely. But be forewarned, if you fire it up, you may never leave.
  • The Wild Honey Pie
    The Wild Honey PieApril 10, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Quickly becoming one of our favorite NYC venues. Two bars means it's never too hard to get a drink. The bands keep getting better too!
  • OurStage
    OurStageApril 6, 2011
    This iconic NYC venue relocated to Brooklyn and dramatically improved the sound and stage. Read more
  • Dana W.
    Dana WickrowskiFebruary 25, 2011
    Pay attention on Twitter for tips on whether anyone famous is showing up for Sunday night stand-up comedy.
  • ShortandSweetNYC
    ShortandSweetNYCJanuary 29, 2011
    One of the best sounding mid-sized clubs in NYC, plus beers start at $3.
  • Emma S.
    Emma StoryJanuary 7, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    For cheaper events, you're better off buying tickets at the door than paying the online service fee.
  • Valentina C.
    Valentina CNovember 17, 2010
    Good times.
  • Hillary S.
    Hillary ScottNovember 12, 2010
    Show sold out? Go into the bar early and watch through the bay window - night I was there they piped sound into the bar so win/win! Plus free show!
  • VelvetCrate
    VelvetCrateJuly 15, 2016
    👶🏼🎤👶🏼🎤👶🏼🎤👶🏼
  • Luis S.
    Luis ShimabukuroDecember 29, 2014
    Ótima casa de show, na frente é um pub e nos fundos tem um espaço para ver shows! Fica no Brooklyn.
  • Jihyung P.
    Jihyung ParkMarch 21, 2014
    데뷔 직전인 유명 밴드의 공연을 즐길 수 있는 곳!
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