256 Grand St.
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Rating: ★ ★
Cards: All Major
Hours: Daily 5pm-4am
Subway: L to Bedford Ave. or Lorimer St.
Food/Menu: Free Tator Tots
Booze: Full bar
Happy Hour: Daily 5pm-8pm: two-for-one PBR, well drinks and draft beer
Daily 1am-4am: $3 PBR, $6 “Jack & Back” drinks (PBR infused with shot of Jack Daniel’s)
Daily 8pm-9pm: open bar with cover on PBR and well drinks
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NY Mag says:
Ably filling the Grand Street niche left by the semi-lamented Luxx, Trash proves that rock dives don’t have to be dank, dilapidated holes-in-the-wall. Really loud bands break the sound barrier in a small back room, while up front, girls in ripped fishnets and guys in studded jackets snuggle in cushy car backseats as they wait for their friends’ bands to begin. In the spacious front room, license plates and old beer signs hang on the walls and the stink of free, greasy tater tots permeates the air. It’s even kind of well-lit. The uniformly-tattooed, college-age patrons couldn’t care less. Supercheap late-night happy hour specials ensure no one’s making it to class on time tomorrow.
TAGS: Bars, Bedford, Billiards, Dive, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Live Music, Lorimer, Music Club, Open Late, Video Games, ★★ Meh
Styled like a hipster Bennigan’s, this Billyburg rock club lets the good times roll. The bordello-red walls are decked out with NASCAR posters, Tom Jones album covers, Schlitz plates and religious icons depicted on paper fans. Metallica blasts through the stereo speakers. Mohawked and tattooed locals sink into surprisingly cozy bench and bucket seats lifted from junkyard cars. The effect is kitschy, hip and somehow familiar–the decor and good-times vibe is very T.G.I. Friday’s, even though bartenders don’t serve food (nor do they wear weird hats or wacky buttons). Behind the main area, a fully enclosed back room with a second bar offers a stage for local and touring rock bands. It’s mostly standing room, but a few more car seats are placed around the perimeter. The room isn’t too big and the bands are really loud–just how the crowd likes them. For a few quieter rounds of pool, grab a pint and stay up front.