Thursday, July 29, 2021

East Berlin set for 169 Avenue A

169 Avenue A, long a home for a variety of live music here between 10th Street and 11th Street, is reopening tonight as East Berlin. 

As Brooklyn Vegan first reported, East Berlin is a sibling of Berlin downstairs at 2A, 25 Avenue A at Second Street. Like Berlin, East Berlin space will feature various DJs and live bands. (Don't see any social media platforms or website for the venue just yet — find some upcoming tickets here and here.) 

No. 169 was most recently Lola after a stint as Coney Island Baby... the address was previously EVG favorites HiFi (2002-2017) and the indie live music venue Brownies (1989-2002).


  1. I can only assume the facade will not be open with live music playing, right?

  2. Good times were had at Brownies! Barely been inside since they closed.

  3. I wish they’d just bring back Brownies with Chris and Stuto. Those were the days!!!!

  4. Brownies! The real deal, saw some great bands there.

  5. Brownies! A friend of mine got stabbed there.


Comments are moderated by the publisher, EV Grieve. Your remarks and lively debates are welcome, whether supportive or critical of the views herein.

However, commentary that is intended to "flame" or attack, that contains violence, racist comments, potential libel and the like will not be published. Don't make generalizations, and back up statements with facts. Misinformation and disinformation are not welcome.

If you'd like to make personal attacks and libelous claims against people and businesses, then you may do so on your own social media accounts. Also, comments predicting when a new business will close ("I give it six weeks") will not be approved.

This is an individually run blog, not a democratic nation nor a wide-open public forum. Comment publication is entirely subject to the owner's discretion.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, scaremongering comments, public shaming and other fake facts and misguided predictions will not be approved.