Posted in metal | music | venues on July 8, 2014

by Scab Casserole

Melody Henry serving a drink @ Lucky 13 in 2007
Lucky 13

South Slope heavy metal watering hole Lucky 13 is leaving its namesake address. Formerly located at 13th Street and Fifth Avenue in Brooklyn, the headbanger's dive is relocating to 644 Sackett Street, between 3rd and 4th Avenues, where it'll have a bar in front and a full live stage in back.

"The rent is too damn high, for one," says co-owner Melody Henry of the motives behind the move. "With the new place, we can get more space, and we move away from people. I don't want to upset neighbors anymore. At this new location, we have no one living around us."

Lucky 13

Melody promises the feel of the original bar in the front-horror movie and heavy metal paraphernalia as far as the eye can see, soft-core ninja porno on the TV-but is most excited to see bands play Lucky 13 on a real stage, in addition to even more live burlesque and pole dancing (a staple of the current location).

"When we first opened Lucky 13, I knew it was a little small to have shows, but we made it happen with what we had," says Melody. "Cerebral Bore played at Lucky 13! That was awesome, but sometimes it got a little scary, because we had guys diving off the bar. I'm really excited to have shows again. The new space used to be a five-truck garage, and we're leaving a lot of that industrial feel. Jeff [Blanchard, co-owner] bought some awesome doors that once belonged to a church, so that's going to be the front-these massive church doors. It's going to be bigger, better, more awesome, more noise."

the new space
Lucky 13

Building your bar (a second time-Jeff and Melody built the original Lucky 13 themselves in 2003) is expensive as fuck, so keep your eyes peeled for a crowdsourcing campaign to help aid Lucky 13's relocation. Big contributors will get a special place of honor at the new location: "We don't own the jukebox from the original bar," says Melody, "so we might have it that our biggest contributors get to pick a CD for the new bar's jukebox as a prize."

Stay tuned for more info as things progress. Meanwhile, go have a drink at 273 13th Street while they're still open. Read more in the Daily News, and check out more pictures and some videos below...

Lewd and Lucky Burlesque, Lucky 13 Saloon, Brooklyn, NY, 2013

The old space
Lucky 13

A typical night at Lucky 13
Lucky 13
Lucky 13

Building the new bar
Lucky 13
Lucky 13

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Comments (18)

Congratulations! Sounds like a sound decision and an awesome plan. Good luck to them!

Posted by Amy | July 8, 2014 4:00 PM

"we have no one living around us."

I am sure this will work out really well for the "heavy metal watering hole".

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2014 4:07 PM

new address is actually 644 Sackett, fixed, thanks

Posted by brooklynvegan | July 8, 2014 4:26 PM

carroll gardens brownstoners won't be happy if its at 244 Sackett!

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2014 4:41 PM


Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2014 4:46 PM

that's a shame, i love that lucky 13 is awkwardly just steps away from brownstones on a quaint park slope block. oh well. will def have to pay my last respects before they head over to, err, gowanus. it's pretty fitting, actually.

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2014 4:48 PM

Is there any hummus joints near the new location?

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2014 4:56 PM

^Yes, 5:03.

How was your day at the office? Tell us all about it at Lucky 13.

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2014 5:07 PM

smh = so much hummus?

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2014 1:19 AM

Haters. I don't know if you understand that this metal bar was able to remain open in park slope for 11 years. If that's not hard work, I don't know what is.

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2014 11:42 AM

Glad to see that the new bar will have a stage. Saint Vitus can use some competition.

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2014 12:51 PM

11:24 sleeps with a shirt on.

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2014 1:27 PM

11:24 leaves his pants up when taking a shit.

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2014 1:28 PM

11:24 this 2001 is boring.

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2014 1:28 PM

#prayforbuckeye #BVTroll

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2014 1:28 PM

half naked girls in the pix = josh's head exploding.

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2014 4:23 PM

I am so proud that you are opening a new location for Lucky 13.. I saw the new building with Andy in April (the outside anyway) and look forward to being at your Grand Opening! Love and support from Iowa. Penny

Posted by Penny Donahue | July 10, 2014 12:50 PM

Excited for the new place and another spot for live music in Brooklyn.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2014 8:13 PM

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