The Bell House

The Bell House

Rock Club and Bar · Gowanus
149 7th St (btwn 2nd & 3rd Ave), Brooklyn, NY 11215, United States
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  • Today
    • 1:00 PM–2:00 PM
    • 5:00 PM–3:00 AM
  • Sun
    • 1:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Mon–Wed
    • 6:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 6:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 6:00 PM–1:00 AM
Beer, Wine, Cocktails
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Yes (incl. American Express & MasterCard)
Outdoor Seating:

A 1920's warehouse converted into a beautiful music & events venue in Brooklyn NY. Go Gowanus!


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    Meg L.
    "Amazing place to see a comedy show"(5 Tips)
    Harry H.
    "Look for one of Matt Timms amazing food Takedowns"(3 Tips)
    Mohit S.
    "get there early, get a dub pie and beer before the show."(3 Tips)
    "monthly Secret Science Club meeting"(2 Tips)
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  • takedown
  • dancing
  • trivia
  • beer
  • dub pie
  • music
  • monthly secret science club
  • comedy
  • burlesque
  • DJs
  • bourbon
  • books
  • hipster
  • desserts
  • cocktails
  • karaoke
  • intimate
  • cookies
  • scenic views
  • tours
  • Afi Y.

    gorgeous venue… came here for a Brooklyn Book Fest party and had a ball.💃🏾 drinks are reasonably priced too!

    Afi Yellow-Duke · October 16
  • Sean S.

    I've caught a few shows here and like the space. Lots of great comedy. Good beer on tap. Make sure to show up a little early and grab a good seat!

    Sean Smith · October 4
  • Allison F.

    Good food and the champagne of beers

    Allison F. · September 22
  • Fodor's Travel

    One of the top music venues in the borough, the Bell House hosts big-name rock musicians, cult comedy acts, and weekly trivia and karaoke in the bustling front bar area. Read more

    Fodor's Travel · September 9
  • Saif D.

    Check the site for upcoming events.

    Saif Dia · September 8
  • Haley S.

    Great venue for large events. Drinks are cheap but the wine selection is limited

    Haley Schoeck · August 18
  • Bentley F.

    Shows are good

    Bentley Ferraina · July 14
  • Andrew C.

    A great, unpretentious spot to see comedy, music, and even a science lecture

    Andrew C · June 26
  • Danielle H.

    It's hard not to love a spot throwing a 90s dance party

  • Alyssa F.

    I'm here for the Secret Science Club.

    Alyssa Foote · February 28
  • İpek A.

    It's a nice party place. A bit out of the city centre but w/ F & G you can be there in half an hour.

    İpek A. · January 25
  • Ashley R.

    The rub here is always so much fun

    Ashley Rudolph · December 17, 2014
  • James C.

    Nice place for an event. Cookie takedown was good. No egg nog like was advertised. Very disappointed.

    James C · December 8, 2014
  • Chelsea

    The photobooth's always broken but the giant space is great for a concert or dance party.

    Chelsea · October 5, 2014
  • Shah

    Hands down the best comedy venue in Brooklyn. Mixed seating, get there early.

    Shah · September 18, 2014
  • Carmen N.

    Rock and roll.

    Carmen N · September 14, 2014
  • Alisha S.

    The Kentucky Bourbon Barrel on tap is delicious (and has a high abv so be careful)! :)

    Alisha Sedor · September 11, 2014
  • Bobby H.

    Hands down my favorite venue in Brooklyn. Whether it's a dance party, a comedy show or a touring artist, the Bell House is the best. Drink cans of Sofia and feel fancy.

    Bobby Hankinson · September 9, 2014
  • Tiffany L.

    Great intimate music venue. Good beer selection

    Tiffany Langston · August 21, 2014
  • Kathryn H.

    Watch NPR's trivia show Ask Me Another over beers for a raucous good time. Try not to hang from the chandeliers.

    Kathryn Hymes · August 21, 2014
  • Nicky K.

    Hard to get to sketchy area but getting nicer throughout the years

    Nicky K. · August 19, 2014
  • Gregory G.

    Comedy shows

    Gregory Gallagher · August 16, 2014
  • Mike L.

    Best to arrive at comedy shows here early. Seating very limited. Tho, probably shouldn't tell you that. It's gonna make me have to get here earlier. Know what? Forget I said anything. Plenty seating.

    Mike L · May 13, 2014
  • Charlie

    Very strict about IDs.

    Charlie · April 9, 2014
  • Leah

    One of the really cool places near my house! I gotta get on the email list so I don't miss any neat events

    Leah · March 4, 2014
  • Meredith P.

    You must bring your ID with you in order to enter, including for npr shows.... Definitely forgot mine :(

    Meredith Pharis · February 19, 2014
  • Rhonda H.

    The staff is awesome !

    Rhonda Hager Ryan · February 15, 2014
  • Ashante E.

    The staff is TERRIBLE. SO Rude and disrespectful. Do not interact with them

    Ashante Evelyn · February 9, 2014
  • Andrea K. C.

    Rudest, most uniformed staff I've ever encountered in my life.

    Andrea K. Castillo · February 9, 2014
  • Jason 6.

    Venue that also hosts the monthly Secret Science Club (see, and annual Carnivorous Nights Taxidermy Contest.

    Jason 64128 · January 28, 2014
  • Brooklyn

    Feels like Brooklyn Bowl. But better.

    Brooklyn · January 26, 2014
  • Nate F.

    Bottles of Kaliber, which get poured into the same plastic cups as everything else, concealing your sober shame. #nonalcoholic

    Nate Folkert · January 16, 2014
  • TK ..

    A wonderful venue for live music in an odd corner of Bklyn. The hall's not so big wherever you stand, there's a good view. Staff: kind & mellow, beer menu: interesting, plus: there's a photo booth!

    TK . · December 29, 2013
  • Ted A.

    Pretty stupid check in process for Night Vale event. No order or anyone to guide you to right place. Ticket taker is pretty rude and unhelpful.

    Ted Alexander · December 19, 2013
  • Farrar, Straus & Giroux

    Meet astrophysicist Ray Jayawardhana on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 8:00 PM as he discusses his new book Neutrino Hunters, presented by the Secret Science Club. Read more

    Farrar, Straus & Giroux · November 20, 2013
  • Jay L.

    Coat check: Waste of time. Bartenders: not enough. Location: mildly annoying. People: better than the city.

    Jay Liquori · November 17, 2013
  • Harold K.

    If you are going here to a seated show bring your own cushions. You won't be sorry.

    Harold Kramer · October 30, 2013
  • The Brew Noob

    Come for the shows/concerts/cookoffs, stay for the selection of craft beers! It's not the largest set of drafts in town, but they keep a variety of styles and usually a couple local brews.

    The Brew Noob · August 30, 2013
  • Chris F.

    Their ability to process tickets and get people into the show has gotten pretty abysmal over the last year - seems to consistently take at least an hour just to stamp hands and get a crowd in. :(

    Chris Fairbanks · August 3, 2013
  • Dave K.

    Whilst most NYC venues have a load of attitude, this is the nicest venue staff I've encountered. I just asked the hand stamp check girl if they sold ear plugs, and she just gave me a pair. Way cool!

    Dave Knapik · July 27, 2013
  • Meg L.

    Amazing place to see a comedy show, live band or even podcast recording! Unique space, great beer selection, and cheap-ish tickets.

    Meg Lewis · April 21, 2013
  • robin

    Good music, bouncers are tormented children on power trip though...

    robin · February 24, 2013
  • Jeff J.

    If you're showing up for the secret science club get there by 6:45 or 7 to get a seat

    Jeff Jenkins · February 13, 2013
  • Chad L.

    Secret Science Club is no longer a secret. Arrive very early if you want a seat (or, ideally, stay away so there are seats for the rest of us).

    Chad Lavimonière · January 22, 2013
  • Heidi V.

    This place might be perfect.

    Heidi Vanderlee · December 8, 2012
  • Dave M.

    Keep tabs on when Ask Me Another is taping. Great, funny new NPR show.

    Dave Miss · November 20, 2012
  • Olga S.

    Was my first time here and love this place already! Awesome crowd and spacious back room stage space. Will definitely come back for a show/ event. Bartender was really nice also

    Olga Strachna · November 7, 2012
  • Manda S.

    Love the events here, but the mixed drinks/wine are not good value. Pricy $$ and lackluster "cocktails." that said, where else am I going to sing-along, secret science club, or monster mash?

    Manda Shettleton · October 28, 2012
  • Alli R.

    The Hendricks gimlet is delicious!

    Alli Rense · October 22, 2012
  • Erin

    Get here early to get good seats. No food served here.

    Erin · October 7, 2012

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