557 Manhattan Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11222
Hours: Open 5p Daily
Subway: L to Beford or G to Nassau
Written by: Jen Meola
From the signage outside you would think you were entering an auto body shop, but inside Bar Matchless you’ll discover a cool indie rock bar where the locals hang out and emerging bands from all over New York play.
Bar Matchless is a live music venue that supports the Brooklyn music scene. On any given night you can wander in off the streets of Greenpoint to check out a live show in the back room. The stage is high, allowing you to see the band performing wherever you’re standing in the narrow room. A small bar is conveniently located in the back corner.
Upon entering the front bar you’re enveloped in a chill atmosphere with low lighting and comfy red booths. The DJ mixes it up on the turntables and bodies responds in rhythm. If you need fresh air after dancing, step outside onto the patio and cool down. Additional activities include: working your way down the 16-tap beer list during Tuesdays’ two-for-one drink special, or rocking out during “Heavy Metal Parking Lot Karaoke” on Wednesday nights.
Bar Matchless is a great neighborhood place to grab a few drinks and a casual bite. The full kitchen offers a variety of dishes and is open until 3 a.m.