Bembe

Bembe

81 S 6th St (at Berry St), Brooklyn, NY 11249, United States
Hours:
None listed (See when people check in)

People tend to check in during these times:

  • Today
    • 10:00 PM–2:00 AM
  • Wed–Thu
    • 10:00 PM–3:00 AM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 9:00 PM–4:00 AM
  • Sun
    • 10:00 PM–2:00 AM
  • Mon
    • 10:00 PM–1:00 AM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Menus:
Happy Hour
Credit Cards:
No
Outdoor Seating:
No
8.5/10

Based on 145 votes

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Total Visitors
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  • Jenna W.

    Found true love on the dancefloor many, many times here.

    Jenna Wortham  · March 4, 2011
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  • Frank S.

    It's hot, it's crowded, it's loud, and it's fierce. Caipirinhas are great to cool you off after hours of dancing.

    Frank Stathes · August 29, 2010
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  • Daniela M.

    THIS SPOT IS OFFICIAL!!!! 2 things: DO NOT GO HERE IF U ARE CLAUSTRAPHOBIC and IT'S STRICLY TO DANCE AND GET CRAZY! LIVE BRAZILIAN BEATS - CONGOS...SO MUCH FUN

    Daniela Morales · May 19, 2010
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  • naveen

    a favorite of mine for many years – and one of the best places in the city to dance like you have no other care in the world

    naveen · January 17, 2012
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  • Neal W.

    Watermelon juice or anything coconut. Awesome DJ on Sunday nights... or pretty much any night

    Neal Weese · November 10, 2010
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  • Tracey-Ann G.

    If you love old school reggae, on tuesdays this is the place where you want to be.

    Tracey-Ann G. · November 3, 2012
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  • Rob T.

    Go to Bembe and order two Caipirinhas from the bar. Drink them in rapid succession.

    Rob Terhaar · March 27, 2009
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  • Like A Local Guide

    Great DJs, chilled relaxed multicultural vibe. It's one of the best places to go dancing if you don't like big clubs. Get there early and chill in the hammock with a Mojito. Read more

    Like A Local Guide · February 3
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  • Elizabeth H.

    Relaxed and Chill Environment

    Elizabeth Hunt · October 1, 2012
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  • Michelin Travel & Lifestyle

    With lively global music, no cover and no dress code, come to dance. Having a gender-balanced group of friends will please the doormen of this small bar. Cash only. - Green Guide Editor

    Michelin Travel & Lifestyle · September 22, 2012
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  • Eric W.

    Crazy crowded, but always fun. Read more

    Eric Wagner · June 20, 2011
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  • Annie T.

    Great music. Best ambiance. Try watermelon juice

    Annie T · September 12, 2010
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  • Wesley V.

    Monday night dancing y'all

    Wesley V · March 8, 2014
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  • Nicky J.

    Live percussionist and DJ keep the crowd dancing all night. Mostly Afro Caribbean and samba. Small venue, always crowded.

    Nicky Jones · October 6, 2013
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  • Suzanne C.

    The fresh watermelon juice and vodka special is amazing!

    Suzanne C · September 1, 2013
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  • Cynthia S.

    Love love love this place. Used to be my every Friday not spot for a couple of years. Haven't been there in a long time, Miss it!

    Cynthia Soto · August 10, 2013
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  • Virginie M.

    Dirty dancing

    Virginie Martin-Onraet · July 29, 2013
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  • Cam

    Get yo ass a capeta and thank me later, you're welcome!

    Cam · June 23, 2013
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  • Bianca C.

    Loved the music especially the drummer but the space is super cramped and im not a fan of hipsters pretending to bacchata. . I prefer a more authentic experience

    Bianca Cunningham · June 18, 2013
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  • Liz V.

    Amazing drinks and great vibe!

    Liz Vega · February 23, 2013
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  • Landie R.

    Get the Rum punch and enjoy great music..

    Landie R · October 17, 2012
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  • Cupcakes Carlynn

    Beware of cops in unmarked vans.

    Cupcakes Carlynn · October 26, 2011
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  • stefunny

    Top 5 best places to dance in NY.

    stefunny · September 18, 2011
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  • Allan Z.

    Monday my favorite spot!

    Allan Zepeda · September 13, 2011
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  • Emma S.

    Delicious mojito!

    Emma Sally · August 11, 2011
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  • Jonathan R.

    As the mayor of this place, I order you to have their Mojito which is simply awesome!

    Jonathan Rod · January 26, 2010
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  • Amanda

    if uve ever been to propaganda in Beijing...this is the NYC equivalent

    Amanda · August 1, 2009
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  • Rachael W.

    Crowded but the best Latin music in Brooklyn

    Rachael Wolf · 2 weeks ago
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  • Doraly P.

    Cash only!!!! Good Spanish hype music and average drink prices for Williamsburg. If you come after 12 be ready for the wait in line.

    Doraly Pantaleon · 3 weeks ago
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  • Jamie W.

    Great live african drums!

    Jamie Wright · December 4, 2014
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  • Ebee D.

    Brazilian n' Latin dance music, guava caipirinhas!

    Ebee D · November 23, 2014
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  • Melody G.

    Come ready to drink tropical drinks and dance to dope rhythmic beats in a small sweaty room.

    Melody Gambino · November 13, 2014
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  • Remezcla

    iBomba is one of the best monthly parties in Williamsburg. DJ's Beto & Ushka bring you the freshest in global urban dance music every 2nd Thursday of the month. Read more

    Remezcla · October 31, 2014
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  • Ece B.

    Went there hoping to find enough room to practice some salsa moves but turns out, its even hard to find a sniff of air! Especially in the weekends. I couldn't stand the crowd more than 15 minutes.

    Ece Bildiren · October 27, 2014
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  • Maria T.

    Good place for dancing!

    Maria Tobar · August 10, 2014
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  • Shivonne

    ...great place for dancing on Friday! Soca, Calypso, Dancehall and Kompa. Good crowd...come ready to sweat.

    Shivonne · July 12, 2014
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  • Antony C.

    I'm at it again... This is my new FBPC. Enough said for those of you who know me .

    Antony Cruz · July 12, 2014
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  • Asako O.

    Great people, vibe, soul!

    Asako Onozawa · May 26, 2014
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  • Trish R.

    Dj Gordon Clay is the BEST! Friday and Saturday Nights

    Trish R. · April 18, 2014
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  • Vic Z.

    If you want to see how badly you dance, here's a good place to find out.

    Vic Z. · April 5, 2014
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  • Lor3 S.

    Get there early (9ish) if you want to find a seat other wise go with comfy shoes ;)

    Lor3 Sant · February 3, 2014
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  • Andre R.

    Came with a friend looking for salsa & Afrobeat dancing. What I got was a bunch of square-jawed guys dancing awkwardly with a slew of drunken girls. The live percussion & drinks were on point though.

    Andre R. · January 26, 2014
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  • Erica B.

    Awesome dance party. I always end up meeting new ppl there.

    Erica Bernal · August 24, 2013
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  • Bernice M.

    This place gets SO packed!!! Don't wear any clothes!!

    Bernice Miller · August 11, 2013
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  • Ethan L.

    This place sucks! $10 cover for guys and cash only. And bad music.

    Ethan Lunkenheimer · April 27, 2013
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  • Fernando H.

    Too F .... Crowed! I'm out!

    Fernando Herz · March 23, 2013
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  • Zeekbatey B.

    When u come to bembe come comfortable like T-shirt, and girls come ready to dance all night long. Probably you will find your love in bembe..

    Zeekbatey Batey · January 31, 2013
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  • Megan M.

    Officially my new favorite place

    Megan Martin · December 1, 2012
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  • Amber G.

    Hot, sweaty and so crowded you can't move. Why anyone would actually WANT to be here is BEYOND ME.

    Amber Gardner · May 27, 2012
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  • Jhoan M.

    Excelente musica y buenos tragos

    Jhoan Magallanes · August 8, 2014
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