Barbés, Brooklyn : record label, bar, and multicultural performance space
About Barbés, Brooklyn
Barbès is a bar and multicultural performance space located in the South Slope part of Brooklyn.
Barbès is also a neighborhood in northern Paris famous for its discount stores, its large North African population as well as the record stores which helped launch the Rai music explosion of the mid 80's.
Owned and operated by two French musicians and long-time Brooklyn residents, Barbès functions as a neighborhood community center of sorts.
Much like the neighborhood it is named after, Barbès puts the stress on cultural variety, neighborhood conviviality - and bargain hunting , with $6 Ricard and an eclectic music collection which ranges from the Lebanese diva Asmahan to Mexican bandas, Venezuelan joropos and Romanian brass bands.
Our bar has one of the best selection of Single Malt Scotch in the city as well as twelve beer on draft, top notch Tequilas, Slivovitz, Pastis cocktails, Japanese Single Malt, Italian digestive and an extensive choice of bottled beer.
Our performance space in our intimate back room, is host to regular events - music, readings and film screenings (see our calendar page) and fills a gap in a neighborhood which is home to a large population of artists, musicians, and writers but still offers little in terms of performing outlets