Brooklyn >Galapagos Art Space
Housed in a cavernous high-ceilinged former horse stable, this former Williamsburg venue known for cabaret, burlesque, variety and music is much lusher in Dumbo, with circular seating for large parties and a fancier bar than before. Weddings are happily situated here, where parties can watch a comedy or trapeze show from seating above in the mezzanine or dance below on the ground floor.
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The long-running Williamsburg cultural venue brings its eclectic programming to a century-old horse stable in DUMBO..
When Galapagos' owners were presented with a crippling rent increase at their old Williamsburg location, DUMBO landlord David Walentas offered them a sweetheart deal on a century-old horse stable. The soaring, 10,000-square-foot structure has been renovated into a sultry, stunning multilevel event space (and an upstairs smoking patio) that's outfitted with comfy half-moon booths bathed in a red glow. Every seat is a perfect perch to watch the evening's entertainment--the stage is theatrically cantilevered over a wading pool--while downing drafts from Captain Lawrence and Sixpoint.
Hits: From puppet shows to hula hoop hoedowns, you'll enjoy some of Brooklyn's most eclectic events in a gorgeous venue fit for grown-ups and college kids alike.
Misses: If you don't snag one of the scant booths or a seat at the bar, you'll likely spend the evening milling around.
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