Hidden gems: Baby's All Right

Baby's All Right is a small, intimate concert venue located in the backroom of a restaurant/bar in South Williamsburg. They tend to feature independent bands or DJs but sometimes they bring in a fairly big act. There is a bar across from the stage and mostly standing room for patrons. Baby's All Right is known for its pleasant stage lighting, average sound system and "hipster" draw.

Parking and public transportation at Baby's All Right
There is some parking on Broadway or the side streets near the venue, but walking or taking the train is preferable. The closest train station is Marcy Ave on the J, M and Z lines. You can also walk from Bedford Ave station off the L line, however, it will be a 15-20 minute walk.

Getting tickets at Baby's All Right
Tickets are always sold outside the door of the venue, which is inside the restaurant space. Venues tend to raise ticket prices the night of a show, so it's more budget-friendly to purchase tickets in advance using their website. There is a calendar of events on Baby's All Right's website that provides links to purchasing tickets.

Types of concerts at Baby's All Right
The acts tend to be local, independent or up-and-coming. The venue is small and so provides an intimate setting. Genres range from indie to electronic to hip-hop.

Other places to visit near Baby's All Right
There are plenty of bars and restaurants in the South Williamsburg area to enjoy before or after a show (most of them catering to a specific cuisine). The infamous yet pricey Peter Luger Steak House is a block away. A more affordable Pies'n'Thighs, a Southern comfort restaurant, is a couple blocks north. Williamsburg Music Center is also a great neighborhood standby that features live jazz, blues and other genres on the weekends.

Where to stay near Baby's All Right
There are a few hotels and hostels in the surrounding area. There are a couple in other parts of Williamsburg, such as in the north and east sides. Bushwick, an area neighboring Williamsburg, also has a few hotels.

Insider tip for visitors to Baby's All Right
This venue accepts cash only for at-the-door ticket purchases. The bar accepts cash or card but keep in mind there is a $20 minimum for debit/credit card purchases. There is no ATM at the venue, either. Bringing cash is advisable.

Emilia Navarro is a Brooklyn-based travel writer. She also reviews music events and has visited Baby's All Right several times for shows.