Posted in dance | music | venues on May 16, 2013

Verboten

There's another new megaclub coming to Williamsburg:

Verboten (German for "forbidden") -- a popular dance party company that throws techno and house DJ events around the city -- is applying for a liquor license for its soon-to-open nightclub on North 11th Street that will hold more than 700 people, company representative Jen Schiffer said at a public meeting this week.

"It attracts a discerning crowd of music fans, Europeans, hipsters, freaks, party girls and industry types," the company's website explains of its "techno programming."

Schiffer said the new venue would include two rooms -- one that could accommodate 411 people and another that could hold 321 guests. The venue has applied to remain open until 4 a.m. on weeknights and 6 a.m. on weekends. - [DNA Info]

Verboten, which will be located at N. 11th and Kent (which puts it right by Output) and can hold 700 people across two rooms, is also promising lessons for kids during the daytime and a full kitchen.

TBA interior (via)
TBA

Not to neglect the South Side, another club, called TBA, opened about six weeks ago at 395 Wythe Ave (at S. 6th St.). It's a little more mini than mega. Says NY Mag:

Run by a gaggle of nightlife veterans from Blkmarket Membership, Porch, and Deep, the democratic space (there's no door policy) has a pumping sound system, stiff tequila drinks (try the Habla Habanero, made with Espolon Reposado and mango purée; $10), and room for up to 150 bodies. Still, it's the rarefied techno, electronica, and house programming-- a lineup that includes heavies like Stimming, Pig&Dan, and Butane.
TBA's schedule includes "ARTIFACT 001: Latency Recordings Showcase" tonight with Joey Anderson, Suleiman & Sidney, Taimur Agha, and Jordon; and Billy Caldwell & Justin Strauss on Friday (5/17). Anybody been yet?

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Comments (31)

RUN FOR THE HILLS (Bushwick)

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2013 6:04 PM

ew

Posted by ew | May 16, 2013 6:23 PM

Why weren't these joints around when I was still raving...about a decade ago?

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2013 6:29 PM

indie daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaance

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2013 6:30 PM

This Williamsburg place seems to be really catching on.

Posted by streetdude | May 16, 2013 6:35 PM

Williamsburg is dead. Newark is hot.

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2013 7:43 PM

When I read these club descriptions, all I hear is Stefon.

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2013 7:44 PM

The problem with these "techno" clubs these days is that they get annoyed when you walk around in a massive K-Hole. I never had that problem back in the day at Twilo.

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2013 7:51 PM

im happy this stuff is opening. very few places to get decent electronic music anymore in the city.

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2013 8:16 PM

except for all the places that already exist to go see decent electronic music, dummy

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2013 9:13 PM

kill myself or kill others, I can't decide

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2013 9:37 PM

I like how "Europeans" are a separate category from "music fans". Europeans do a good job of supporting American blues and jazz artists, but man, they sure can't swing.

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2013 9:40 PM

I came here to make 7:44's joke

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2013 10:12 PM

Verboten (German for "forbidden")

wow, what type of yokel doesn't know what this means? i can hardly speak english as my only language and even i know what "verboten" means

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2013 10:57 PM

it is a nice way of suggesting that you, and others like you, might not have a good time here, but that others, who don't get hung up on that NYT style hint, can enjoy themselves there, partly due to your absence.

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2013 3:17 AM

And have fun at your boutique expensive Williamsburg new hotel down the block afterwards 3:17 AM.

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2013 3:49 AM

Yes. Europeans are DEFINETELY their own category. Especially French dudes

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2013 4:53 AM

3:49, do you also have a thing for defending Field Mouse? Because I am your one stop shop for hate, then.

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2013 5:33 AM

This Jen Schiffer really has her finger on the pulse.

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2013 7:47 AM

anyone remember NASA, doubtful you f@ckin posers!!!

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2013 8:58 AM

where is Frankie Bones when you need him

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2013 8:59 AM

dust dust dust dust.

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2013 9:58 AM

I really welcome these new clubs. Well, not so much Output (you can read my LONG ass review/comment of it on that George Moridor BV post earlier this week).

When I first moved to BK all we had was Studio B. That shit closed and I was all sad and shit. But, I never thought that we would get 3 underground techno/house clubs all within walking distance to my apartment. Brooklyn is trying to become more like Berlin, and that's pretty fucking awesome if you ask me.

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2013 10:20 AM

10:20 tool.

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2013 10:48 AM

Hey 10:20, Studio B sucked. I love Berlin, though.

Posted by ew | May 17, 2013 10:58 AM

williamsburg is six feet under

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2013 5:57 PM

well if williamsburg is over, where else can i go to raise the roof with a dude in a star spangled shirt, then?

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2013 10:52 PM

^^Sayerville.

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2013 11:14 PM

The more places for people to congregate to have fun, meet people, hook up etc. the better.

Live it up!

Posted by D | May 18, 2013 2:22 AM

I guess you wore out your welcome in the hardcore scene by running your mouth all the time, so there's always a disco where nobody even understands English.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2013 3:24 AM

this has to be the greatest white voice in the history of life. i picture a black guy ina beard and shades every time i heard this. never even bothered to google it

Posted by Jnodonly | September 30, 2014 12:58 PM

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