The Bell House

Rock Club, Bar, Event Space
149 7th St (btwn 2nd & 3rd Ave)
Brooklyn, NY 11215
(718) 643-6510


  • Stellar two room music and events venue. great bands, the best indie comedians. plenty of unobstructed views. Secret Science Club a must for all nerdlings.
  • Check out the free once-a-month Secret Science Club (see for details).
  • Geek out at the monthly Secret Science Club meeting, which includes a science lecture, signature cocktail/beer and Q&A with super brainiacs. - Erica Swallow.
  • Good music, bouncers are tormented children on power trip though...
  • Drink...A LOT (you're worth it!).
  • Beer, beer and more beer...
  • Did you know you can burn up to 500 calories an hour just by dancing? So get your groove on to your favorite DJ in this BK hot spot.
  • The Kentucky Bourbon Barrel on tap is delicious (and has a high abv so be careful)! :)
  • Feels like Brooklyn Bowl. But better.
  • Secret Science Club is no longer a secret. Arrive very early if you want a seat (or, ideally, stay away so there are seats for the rest of us).
  • Was my first time here and love this place already! Awesome crowd and spacious back room stage space. Will definitely come back for a show/ event. Bartender was really nice also
  • In 2009, Japandroids began their inexorable rise with a Post-Nothing era show at the Bell House for CMJ that is still shaking the cobwebs from the ceiling to this day.
  • what is there not to love about this place, except perhaps for the seedy ass block it's on?
  • Go up to Ira Glass and tell him you love him. He'll buy you a drink.
  • Very strict about IDs.
  • You must bring your ID with you in order to enter, including for npr shows.... Definitely forgot mine :(
  • The staff is TERRIBLE. SO Rude and disrespectful. Do not interact with them
  • Their ability to process tickets and get people into the show has gotten pretty abysmal over the last year - seems to consistently take at least an hour just to stamp hands and get a crowd in. :(
  • Whilst most NYC venues have a load of attitude, this is the nicest venue staff I've encountered. I just asked the hand stamp check girl if they sold ear plugs, and she just gave me a pair. Way cool!
  • Amazing place to see a comedy show, live band or even podcast recording! Unique space, great beer selection, and cheap-ish tickets.

Nearby places

406 3rd Ave (at 6th Street)
433 3rd Ave (btwn 7th & 8th Sts)
439 3rd Ave (at 8th St)