Published January 25, 2013
Williamsburg’s Got a Club Now
“I Wanna Dance with Somebody.”
Sorry if it’s lodged in your head for a week now.
But seriously, you should dance with somebody...
Perhaps at Output
, a permanent warehouse party in the form of a full-fledged Williamsburg club,
Picture yourself next to the Wythe Hotel
, across from Brooklyn Bowl. You’re here: an unassuming temple of creative
bodily movement. It’s got all the familiar symptoms of a warehouse—exposed I-beams; a grimy, angular
skylight; industrial-looking staircases; serious guys from Berlin. Only here, it’s all drenched in
spectral neon light.
You’ll enter through a black double door, past a yellow phone booth. Ascend a short staircase. You’ll
begin to feel the bass from the DFA duo that’s spinning (tomorrow night). Walk toward the pulsing
To the left: the bar. (Neon-lit, of course.) Straight ahead: the dance floor. The DJ’s at the end of it.
(In front of the giant—you guessed it—neon-light wall.)
The staircases on either side of the DJ lead to a second bar and two rows of communal booths. But get bottle
service and velvet ropes out of your head. These are merely take-a-breather booths, and you’ll get in with
a ticket, not your sparkling wit.
By summer, the party will extend to the rooftop and a TBD restaurant.
Ah, the summer rooftop. You win this round, Brooklyn.
74 Wythe Ave
(at N 12th)
Brooklyn, NY 11211