Bembe

Bembe

Nightclub, Bar, and Lounge · Williamsburg
81 S 6th St (at Berry St), Brooklyn, NY 11249, United States
Hours:
Likely open (See when people check in)

People tend to check in during these times:

  • Today
    • 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
  • Tue
    • 10:00 PM–2:00 AM
  • Wed
    • 10:00 PM–3:00 AM
Price:
$$$$
Menus:
Happy Hour
Drinks:
Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
No
Outdoor Seating:
No
8.4/10

Based on 230 votes

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  • What you need to know
    Dizzle T.
    "Monday nights have fun Latin and Latin-inspired dance music!"(3 Tips)
    jose r.
    "best caipirinhas this side of brasil."(4 Tips)
    Raquelle J.
    "GET THE WATERMELON DRINK!"(2 Tips)
    Suzanne C.
    "The fresh watermelon juice and vodka special is amazing!"(3 Tips)
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  • dancing
  • DJs
  • lively
  • music
  • mojitos
  • caipirinhas
  • tropical drinks
  • comfortable
  • casual
  • authentic
  • margaritas
  • good service
  • good for singles
  • good for a late night
  • cozy
  • crowded
  • vodka
  • watermelon
  • reggae
  • cash only
  • Marcela E.
    I love this place, great music AMAZING cocktails (cash only) but suuuuuuper crowded
    Marcela Erazo · March 1
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  • Angelique H.
    Rum and salsa. Very small but cozy place. Dance the night away. Friendly doorman who borrowed me his coat when I had to use the ATM outside. Went there on a Thursday.
    Angelique Houtveen · February 26
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  • Brownstone Living NYC
    Culture 101.. Rhythm and romance.. A staple in the Brooklyn night life scene.
    Brownstone Living NYC · February 23
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  • Mary C.
    The BEST time you will ever have in Brooklyn
    Mary Catherine · December 6, 2015
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  • Dizzle T.
    Monday nights have fun Latin and Latin-inspired dance music!
    Dizzle The Dj · July 28, 2015
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  • Alex P.
    I went here once before I lived in NY. It was a raging packed dancehall party. Never could find the place again until this year. Def a gem, but PACKED.
    Alex Pyatetsky · July 23, 2015
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  • Elvin G. M.
    Great mix of music here
    Elvin G. Marmol · July 20, 2015
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  • Ifeoluwa
    Bar is cash only!
    Ifeoluwa · July 16, 2015
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  • Raquelle J.
    GET THE WATERMELON DRINK! W REAL WATERMELON! LIVE BONGOS awesome music I felt like I was back in spain. loved it.
    Raquelle Jessie · March 14, 2015
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  • Rachael W.
    Crowded but the best Latin music in Brooklyn
    Rachael Wolf · February 15, 2015
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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 · February 8, 2015
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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, 2015
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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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  • Wesley V.
    Monday night dancing y'all
    Wesley V · March 8, 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Liz V.
    Amazing drinks and great vibe!
    Liz Vega · February 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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  • 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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  • Landie R.
    Get the Rum punch and enjoy great music..
    Landie R · October 17, 2012
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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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  • 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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  • Yesbelt F.
    Drinks with fresh fruit purée. How can you go wrong? Also, fun music and dancing in a small place.
    Yesbelt Fernandez · April 22, 2012
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  • Party Earth
    “Don’t be afraid to come by in the wee hours – this is definitely a classy late-night place where you can dance with a real Latin crowd until dawn.” More at http://www.partyearth.com/venues/bembe.
    Party Earth · April 3, 2012
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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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  • Cupcakes Carlynn
    Tiny place that plays reggae on Tuesday's. Get ready to dance.
    Cupcakes Carlynn · October 26, 2011
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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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  • jose r.
    best caipirinhas this side of brasil. order one.
    jose r · September 10, 2011
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  • Carine C.
    Thursday nights for live drums
    Carine Carmy · August 23, 2011
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  • Cristina C.
    Watermelon drink
    Cristina Campbell · August 17, 2011
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  • Emma S.
    Delicious mojito!
    Emma Sally · August 11, 2011
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  • Sandrine C.
    fun, crazy, drinks and dancing-- go on a Friday night!
    Sandrine C. · August 2, 2011
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  • Heidi C.
    Mojitos are the move here!
    Heidi Caro · July 13, 2011
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  • Eric W.
    Crazy crowded, but always fun. Read more
    Eric Wagner · June 20, 2011
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  • Diego R.
    On Saturday nights, either get there early,choose another night to visit, or come ready to create some space on the dance floor with your spectacular moves! Read more
    Diego Rufo · April 5, 2011
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  • Christina R.
    Extremely crowded and very hot. It also seems as if everyone is in an erotic mood... Very interesting experience
    Christina Rapesto · March 28, 2011
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  • Milton G.
    Bananas. You will sweat for certain
    Milton Georges · March 19, 2011
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  • Jenny C.
    Want to get hot & sweaty from dancing...this is the place.
    Jenny Crespo · March 18, 2011
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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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  • 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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  • Annie T.
    Great music. Best ambiance. Try watermelon juice
    Annie T · September 12, 2010
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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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  • Ari
    Five dollar beers ! They have red stripe (:
    Ari · August 20, 2010
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  • Mike D.
    REALLY crowded when the downstairs is closed, but tons of fun. hold on to your drinks!
    Mike Drawback · July 19, 2010
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  • Anna
    Delicious mango guava marg for swayin to 1shantis beats
    Anna · June 1, 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Jhoan M.
    Excelente musica y buenos tragos
    Jhoan Magallanes · August 8, 2014
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  • Marta S.
    Amigo de Curline
    Marta Smith · March 21, 2012
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