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Brooklyn 18 and Over Nightclubs

Brooklyn has some nightclubs open to 18-year-olds.
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Nightclubs in Brooklyn, New York are designated as admitting guests 18 years old and over or 21 years and over. Bouncers check identification at the door of both types of nightclubs to make sure no one underage is allowed in. While 18 and over (or "under 21") nightclubs usually admit people over 21, they often don't sell alcoholic beverages.

BAM Cafe

The BAM Cafe at the Brooklyn Academy of Music hosts a weekly performance series featuring all sorts of music, including Afro-pop, blues, experimental music, jazz, Latin, R&B and rock, and even has spoken word performances as well as dance parties on Saturday nights. All ages are admitted, and there is a $10 minimum.

BAM Cafe 30 Lafayette Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11217 718-636-4139 bam.org

Brooklyn Moon Cafe

The Brooklyn Moon Cafe is a jazz and R&B club open to all ages. It has an open mic night on Fridays and features Southern and Caribbean food.

Brooklyn Moon Cafe 745 Fulton St. Fort Greene, Brooklyn, NY 11217 718-243-0424

Cafe Omar

Cafe Omar in East Flatbush is open to women who are age 18, but men must be at least 21. Sometimes the club offers discounted drinks and free food on Sundays.

Cafe Omar 1744 Nostrand Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11226 347-295-2893


Halcyon is a record store that doubles as a nightclub, with DJs playing every night. It's open to all ages and opens its turntables to the public on Saturday nights.

Halcyon 227 Smith St. Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, NY 11201 718-260-9299 halcyonline.com

Two Boots Park Slope

Two Boots Park Slope is a pizza parlor that turns into a nightclub on weekends, featuring Hawaiian swing, jazz, R&B and rockabilly music. It's open to all ages, and has no cover charge.

Two Boots Park Slope 514 2nd St. Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY 718-499-3253 twobootsbrooklyn.com/pages/home.html


Europa is a dance nightclub open to those under 21. It features both DJs and live music and serves liquor to those over 21.

Europa 98 Mersole Ave Brooklyn, NY 11222 718-383-5723 europaclub.com


Pulse is an under 21 nightclub that features hip-hop, reggae, trance, techno, house and world music.

Pulse 259 Banker St Brooklyn, NY 11222 718-921-2100

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