Posted in music | tour dates | venues on June 21, 2012

260 Meserole

"The police call it "the Well" -- this block of Knickerbocker Avenue, between Troutman and Jefferson Streets, that has become the most notorious drug bazaar in Brooklyn and one of the toughest in New York City."
[NY Times, 1992]
It's been some time since we heard much about The Wick (260 Meserole St.), the forthcoming Bushwick, Brooklyn music venue located right down the street from The Acheron, and the Wick is still not open, but it is still coming (as you can see on its website).

Meanwhile welcome beer hall and event venue The Well, located at 272 Meserole St. (two blocks from the Montrose stop on the L line), which will be The Wick's larger and related neighbor.

Grubstreet posted this in April:

The Well is a "public house" ...with a 4,000-square-foot interior complete with 30-foot ceilings, and an 11,000-square-foot backyard. [Co-Owner Joshua Richholt] and partner Shay Vishawadia will offer 60 beers on tap and another 200 in bottles, with every brewery in New York State represented.

Richholt is excited about the space itself, a "huge old brewery circa 1875," with "great German architecture" in the form of intricate brick work and steel girders, "a lot of detail nobody bothers to do anymore because it's so expensive." The building's street was once known as "brewery row" and home to seventeen suds factories; the great part now is that Riccholt expects it to be pretty immune from noise complaints. "It kind of becomes a ghost town at night," he said.

The Well's 11,000 square foot private outdoor space, the venue tells us "is designed to serve as a meeting place for the neighborhood, offering public activities, community events, sports and more year round." They go on to say that "talent booker Chris White, the former showcase director of the CMJ Music Marathon, will bring some of the world's best known and most beloved performing artists to THE WELL with a lineup of pop, rock and hip hop artists as diverse and as talented as Brooklyn itself. Reasonably priced tickets offer the casual concert goer the opportunity to sample a few of THE WELL's 300+ beers on offer." Chris White is also, as mentioned back in 2011, booking the smaller venue The Wick which has the same owners (Chris also used to work at Knitting Factory).

The Well will host its inaugural show, a hip hop one, with Cam'ron (who was recently was a surprise guest at the Drake show in Jones Beach), Flatbush Zombies, Asaad & Reese, and more on Saturday, July 14. Doors are at 4:00pm, Show is at 5:00pm, 18 and over to enter. Tickets are on sale.

Tickets are also on sale Os Mutantes, M.A.K.U. Soundsystem, DOM, and Citay on 7/28, the 12th Annual Rumblers NYC Car Show, and Ty Segall & Thee Oh Sees on 9/22. More shows to be announced soon. More Ty Segall & Thee Oh Sees tour dates HERE.

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Comments (41)

Can you still be a nickel bag down there?

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2012 5:13 PM

a new venue for boring bands!

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2012 5:13 PM

@ 5:13 down there you can BE anything you want..

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2012 5:15 PM

I think I saw Antibalas and Sharon Jones do a show there a while back.

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2012 5:15 PM

Os Mutantes: from Lincoln Center to Bushwick. So sad.

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2012 5:17 PM

this sounds great. saturday shows that start at 5pm ftw

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2012 5:22 PM

I wouldn't be sad for Os Mutantes... Ty Segall sold out Webster Hall last time he was in town, and Oh Sees sold out 285 Kent. This is going to be a pretty big space, apparently.

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2012 5:33 PM

so does the Well open on july 14, or is opening before then? what's opening date for the beer garden and bar?

Posted by david | June 21, 2012 5:42 PM

look forward to the ty segall / oh sees show in september and hope that my car doesn't get broken into.

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2012 6:51 PM

i hear the well opens as a beer garden on july 1.

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2012 6:53 PM


WOE CAM'RON - have fun with that guys. Hope the security is like the old Knit's.

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2012 6:59 PM

You know this place will do absolutely nothing for the community. Community outreach my ass.

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2012 7:01 PM

The local drug dealers are going to do well in this community.
All those hummus loving folk from north Williamsburg gonna get be rolling into town with twenty dollar bills a plenty!

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2012 7:26 PM

The Hold Steady play there on the 18th of August.

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2012 7:29 PM

What's good for the Nitrous Mafia is good for the community.

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2012 7:43 PM

Have fun slumming it in the ghetto. And yes, anything east of Bushwick ave is GHETTO. Your parents back home in the midwest must be proud.

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2012 7:54 PM

"ånything east of Bushwick ave is GHETTO."

Yeah right. I know for a fact that you live in the Hamptons. Yep, I know it's you, Gerald.

Posted by Macey | June 21, 2012 9:17 PM

You're fucking retarded 7:54. Have you been to the Morgan Ave stop lately? There's gourmet pizza, craft beer bars, organic markets, fancy cocktails, you name it. Gentrification has already stormed its way through.

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2012 9:18 PM

"Ty Segall sold out Webster Hall last time he was in town, and Oh Sees sold out 285 Kent."

Love both of these bands but Webster was in no way sold out for that big show. They were selling tickets at the door. So drop that lie and selling out 285 Kent is not a big deal and no barometer of anything. Much like selling out DBA and Glasslands. These are small shitty spaces that someone's high school band could fill to capacity.

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2012 10:19 PM

@ 7:29pm Hold Steady on Aug 18 not happening...trust me.

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2012 10:34 PM

@10:19 I was at the Webster Hall show, and Sold Out signs were posted all over when I arrived. Hope the sound is good at the new venue.

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2012 11:44 PM

IM ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF CHICAGO LOOKIN FOR A REAL HOE/I DON'T SEE A TOUCH DOWN/ARMS UP/FIELD GOAL!! HAAAAAAN~

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2012 1:12 AM

You see the sign down there that says Rib Tips...forget that shit just go down about 4 blocks and you gonna see a Pontiac with no wheels on it, and inside is my cousin and tell him we boys and he gonna hook you up.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2012 3:33 AM

Theres many posts from people who stayed at that crap hipster "hostel" hotel warehouse by the Morgan stop who dealt with plenty thugs on the street in that area.
To say the area is gentrified is funny since your surrounded by projects.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2012 4:10 AM

My name is Gerald, I write 76% of the comments on Brooklyn Vegan and there goes the neighborhood.

Posted by Gerald | June 22, 2012 4:16 AM

This is the danbro building, the red one with the rehearsal studios in it? Of is this just by there?

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2012 12:41 PM

"@10:19 I was at the Webster Hall show, and Sold Out signs were posted all over when I arrived. Hope the sound is good at the new venue."


You are very incorrect and a liar. My guess you troll is you were not even there. But just to shut you up, please feel free to go back and search here the review of the show and you will see it was not sold out.

Moron

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2012 12:53 PM

This area is often referred to as "the grape soda Capitol of the world"

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2012 1:13 PM

I would love to own this an investment..How much is this worth?

Posted by BrooklynsFinest | June 22, 2012 1:23 PM

10:19 - Spoken like a person who has never been in a band and thus doesn't know the first thing about trying to fill "small shitty spaces."

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2012 1:25 PM

@12:53 to shut you up: http://pitchfork.com/news/46554-report-ty-segallwhite-fencestrange-boysthe-men/

"This stacked quadruple-bill-- complete with a miraculously recovered Jonathan Toubin, the celebrated rock-and-soul DJ who endured a freak accident earlier this year, spinning records-- was impressive enough to sell out the 1,500-capacity Webster Hall."

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2012 1:34 PM

bushwick has exploded with gentrifying douchebags from the midwest. north brooklyn is a fucking cesspool

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2012 2:16 PM

^One day a rain will come and wash the streets clean eh Travis 2:16

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2012 2:55 PM

The headline of the yesterdays New York Post:

HUMMUS INVADES BUSHWICK!
more on page 3

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2012 3:36 PM

This is not remotely in Bushwick. At all. East Williamsburg Industrial Park, practically at Metropolitan Ave!

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2012 6:46 PM

So did The Well open yet?

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2012 4:12 AM

6:46 ---seconded!

this is East Williamsburg. Period.


"Bushwick" just sounds trendier, I suppose.

To some of these folks anything not right off Bedford Ave. seems to be "Bushwick"

Posted by Anonymous | August 2, 2012 10:00 PM

Play with my non-existent boobies?

Posted by two way radios | March 8, 2013 1:59 AM

I don't think this band is boring.

Posted by jordon | July 28, 2013 4:26 PM

1:13- "capitol"? The whole area is one building? You are a dolt.

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2014 11:20 AM

cant wait to bring my parents there!

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2014 11:44 AM

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