Brooklyn Standard

4:00pm - 1:00am
Eagle Lane Brisbane 4000



live music
function hire
open late

“If the music is too loud, you are too old,” reads the bright neon sign, setting the tone for your evening at Brooklyn Standard, a place which is all about live music, American brews and salty pretzels.

Hidden down a CBD laneway in the cellar of an 18-storey building, Brooklyn Standard is an homage to one of the most iconic New York neighbourhoods. It’s also a testament to the determination of its owner Adam Barton (former owner of Tank), and general manager Justinn De Beer who had to have a street-level, door-size hole bashed through a wall for the bar’s entry.

Inside, exposed brick walls are adorned with NYC paraphernalia – drinks trays, Mets banners, murals by local artist Dan Farmer and a 1940s shoe polish dispenser (it still works if you’ve got a quarter to spare). Behind the bar, discover Brooklyn Lager, root beer from Chicago, local craft ales, and classic cocktails.

With no kitchen and bands six nights a week, Brooklyn Standard serves up free bowls of salted pretzels – about 25 kilograms’ worth each week.