Tandem

Tandem

(Now Closed)
Bar, American Restaurant, and Breakfast Spot$$$$
Bushwick, Brooklyn
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  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsDecember 10, 2013
    Excellent Bloody Marys and brunch combos make this a go-to for breakfast, but it's an equally appealing evening destination for dinner, drinks, or a late-night dance party.
  • Sean R.
    Sean RobertsonMarch 3, 2013
    This is one of the coolest most diverse crowds I've ever found at a bar. This place is often nearly an even mix of straight and gay. I've met some fabulous people here including the entire staff. :-)
  • Katie D.
    Katie DelevatiAugust 7, 2011
    Brunch was glorious. The Kinks were on when we arrived and stayed 4 hours... and 4 rounds later to Pet Sounds. Whatever awesome dish you decide on, make sure to pair it with the kale and to share.
  • Jessie R.
    Jessie RichardsonSeptember 25, 2011
    Favorite brunch spot in NYC. Great ambience. Nice staff. Their dinner menu is not as good as the brunch, but the vibe is so great all the time that it doesn't matter. Fun night scene too.
  • 7th.List
    7th.ListJanuary 3, 2012
    Taste - bar bites, like grass-fed meatballs and a potato-and-kale tortilla...also the drink menu includes Dark & Stormy and the Bushwick Fizz and local brew staples. Read more
  • Amanda B.
    Amanda BoekelheideJuly 20, 2010
    Try the Diego if you're looking for a little boozy something with a spicy kick. Then come ring our buzzer if you haven't noticed us in the corner table playing chess.
  • Jessica L.
    Jessica LokajMarch 23, 2014
    Diego for a spicy drink, dark&stormy, flash fried peppers, bloody mary, late night dance scene with lights and lasers, brunch
  • Olivia K.
    Olivia KragenApril 7, 2013
    get there when you've already had a few drinks on a Saturday (the wait at the bar is way too long). great dancing in the back room with weird techno/lazers. one helluva time for being in Bushwick.
  • Grace A.
    Grace AldridgeDecember 12, 2014
    You can't really go wrong ordering their brunch, but I almost always get the quiche with sides of kale and grits. And you're not allowed to leave without ordering at least two pints of bloody marys.
  • Sue L.
    Sue LeeJune 8, 2015
    Get their chilaquiles and kale salad. Skip the sausage and the biscuit.
  • Lukas T.
    Lukas ThomsDecember 4, 2014
    Love dancing at Tandem on the weekend, but never show up sober. Getting drunk there is near impossible after midnight.
  • P-LO L.
    P-LO LouisDecember 25, 2012
    First time here-I'm feeling ambiance.. Honestly this wouldn't be my regular place to come :-) but we'll see how I feel at the end. MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!
  • Ina L.
    Ina LiJune 9, 2015
    Good atmosphere and chill crowds. The tape prosecco is pretty good. Dance room at the back!
  • Emily W.
    Emily WilsonAugust 23, 2015
    Really fun bar for dancing. Come with a group of friends for a good time.
  • Marissa M.
    Marissa MantissaOctober 24, 2013
    Great Bloody Maria's, great music and beautiful, honest people who returned my lost wallet fully intact to me!
  • Tom M.
    Tom MengJuly 6, 2015
    Hip dance bar. This place has huge open space. There's a dance floor in the back.
  • Ange D.
    Ange DelgadoOctober 27, 2015
    The dancing in the back is so hit or miss that it's always an ironic hit, if that makes any sense
  • Kirsten G.
    Kirsten GronbergNovember 17, 2009
    Check out their liqueurs & fresh herbs up front & ask the bartender to mix you something special. Enjoy.
  • Finley B.
    Finley Bomer-LawsonNovember 9, 2015
    As a brunch spot, sure. As a nightclub it's like falling into a college party from freshman year - except everyone is 30.
  • Rene E.
    Rene EncarnacionAugust 18, 2011
    Happy hour has 3 dollar tall boy pbr and a shot of Evan Williams for 3 fucking dollars. And an amazing artichoke dip.
  • Johanna
    JohannaFebruary 6, 2011
    For brunch: the garden bloody mary & chilaquiles. Throw some Cholula on top. Delicious.
  • Avery B.
    Avery BrooksAugust 24, 2013
    The dark and stormy is phenomenal. One of the best around!
  • Rebecca A.
    Rebecca AtwoodJanuary 10, 2015
    Love you, Tandem. Thanks for the bloody marys, DJ's, and the sweethearts on staff.
  • @theMichaelShane
    @theMichaelShaneDecember 27, 2012
    The straight boys are gay, the gay boys are straight and the girls are cute... Just pick one and go with it.
  • Christoff F.
    Christoff FrazierMay 27, 2011
    The brunch is hit and miss but the garden bloody Mary is awesome!
  • Danielle G.
    Danielle GentileMay 10, 2011
    Try the artichoke dip it's to die for. Also the Diego, it grows on you.
  • Daniel S.
    Daniel ShawAugust 3, 2015
    Wasn't super impressed by their brunch menu but the space is great!
  • Kate M.
    Kate MoApril 25, 2010
    Order the potato and lettuce tortilla - sounds gross, but it's really a delicious quiche-like app!
  • Kendal
    KendalNovember 2, 2013
    Definitely get the Avocado and kale sandwich
  • Nicole D.
    Nicole DuprasJune 30, 2011
    Great karaoke on Wednesday night! And they have Sweet Action in a can. Dope.
  • Marc P.
    Marc PatlanJune 26, 2011
    I've never had a bad time here, but the music in the dance room is terrible and they need to kick back on that fog machine.
  • Ethan L.
    Ethan LunkenheimerSeptember 9, 2014
    All the Bloody Mary's are amazing!
  • Christine H.
    Christine HartFebruary 5, 2010
    The brunch is surprisingly good. Get the cheese grits.
  • Jose R.
    Jose ReyesJune 3, 2012
    Since you're at Tandem head around the corner to Sweet & Shiny, get your cupcake on!!!
  • Vijay S.
    Vijay SudanJune 6, 2010
    Order a mexican wedding shot and have your idea of tequila shots changed forever.
  • Anouk K.
    Anouk KruithofMarch 17, 2012
    If you love smokey modern individualistic dancing without seeing you neighbor
  • Gregory G.
    Gregory GallagherAugust 16, 2014
    Cocktails, happy hour, dinner, dancing, open mics
  • Andrew G.
    Andrew GreenJanuary 4, 2012
    Good drinks here, nice atmosphere, music is really loud here though
  • Mariana W.
    Mariana WApril 28, 2011
    Roasted beet salad with quinoa is amazing
  • Isaac O.
    Isaac O.December 2, 2011
    Every other Thursday best boogie disco funk night in NYC.
  • Ryan S.
    Ryan SheehyJanuary 1, 2015
    The bacon makes me feel like a man
  • Zii H.
    Zii HammadJanuary 21
    Decent bar, cheap drinks, not too divey nor too bougie.
  • Kahlief A.
    Kahlief AdamsApril 17, 2011
    Great Bloody Mary's!! Serve staff is awesome
  • Jacki
    JackiDecember 29, 2010
    Online menu is from last year - no mexican hot chocolate or mulled cider :(
  • Meg D.
    Meg DelaneyApril 20, 2012
    burnt mouth from the artichoke and spinach dip. #notcool
  • Melanie B.
    Melanie BouleyJanuary 28, 2015
    Everytime I have come here the service is the worst. I have left a number of times. Also not a fan of the awful tiny stools. BUT I still love Tandem anyways.
  • Frank D.
    Frank DavisMay 8, 2013
    Dark & Stormy - yes. Flash fried peppers - Hell yes.
  • Amalia H.
    Amalia HohbergerJune 6, 2011
    Late night Saturday surprise. Excellent dance scene.
  • Jordan I.
    Jordan IsaacsonAugust 18, 2014
    If you like to dance along the backdrop of lasers then this place is for you.
  • brittany j.
    brittany jonesAugust 23, 2013
    the artichoke and kale dip is bangin'
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