As rents have driven musicians and independent venues farther down the L train line, live music in New York City is currently being created in studios and clubs along the postindustrial borderlands of Bushwick, Brooklyn, and Ridgewood, Queens. But while there are some venerable clubs and concert halls in Manhattan, fascinating new venues are now opening up all across central Brooklyn. Here is a list of the best venues for both live and electronic music in the entire city:

Baby’s All Right

Baby’s All Right in South Williamsburg hosts up-and-coming rock and electronic performers as well as the occasional jazz concert. It’s connected to a restaurant serving small plates from Latin America and a bar with dim lighting.

Arthur’s Tavern

Two live jazz and blues performances are held each night at Arthur’s Tavern, a small, quaint, hidden tavern in the West Village. Since it has been open since the 1930s, Arthur’s is actually the oldest and longest-running jazz and blues bar in New York City. You’re going to have a blast at Arthur’s with the awesome ambiance and wonderful music.

Skinny Dennis

Skinny Dennis, a real honky-tonk bar with affordable cocktails, a fun atmosphere, and daily live country and roots music to get you on your feet, is situated in the center of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Skinny Dennis is a well-known local hangout with a colorful past and a buzzing vibe that shouldn’t be missed.

Clover Club 9

The Clover Club is a chic pub in Brooklyn that offers fantastic American cuisine, elegant cocktails, and frequent live jazz performances. It’s the ideal setting for a refined and opulent evening. The Clover Club, which is cozy and welcoming, is a real hit among local New Yorkers.

Mercury Lounge

When the Strokes were found here in 2000, the Mercury Lounge’s 250-person area cemented its image as a mecca for emerging artists. It has managed to keep this reputation despite giving up its freedom to work with promoter Live Nation under the Mercury East brand in 2017. (which also includes the Bowery Ballroom). Even after the show, fans continue to fill the small, basic venue due to the excellent programming and affordable ticket rates.

Ornithology Jazz Club

We instantly anticipate that we’ll be listening to some sort of high school band recital when we hear the words “jazz” and “no cover” together. And because you can listen to all the performances at Ornithology Jazz Club for free (and they won’t be high school band recitals), it’s a little bit of a unicorn. Additionally, this location offers reasonably priced cocktails and vegan menu items including a chana masala bowl and fried rice with bok choy and fried tofu.

Barclays Center

Brooklyn’s Barclays Center is an improvement over Manhattan’s legendary Madison Square Garden, which may be the most well-known arena in NYC. With better acoustics and seating that make even the nosebleed seats worthwhile, Barclay’s, which first opened in 2012, has a clean, modern style and was designed with an eye toward the future of entertainment. Because it’s so far from Midtown, unlike MSG, the enormous concert crowds don’t have to contend with throngs of tourists.

Cherry On Top

Cherry On Top in Bushwick has a similar atmosphere to a friend’s house where you may enjoy live jazz saxophone, a string quartet, or other New York City music. There is a selection of unique wines available at affordable pricing, and you may enjoy them on the spacious rooftop picnic tables. There are snacks like pickles, cheese, and salami available, and downstairs there is a room that we would call “very cute.”

Enjoy the nightlife in New York and make your time memorable!