| Barbès is a bar and 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 that ranges from the Lebanese diva
Asmahan to Mexican bandas,
Venezuelan joropos and Romanian
Our bar has one of the best selection of Single Malt Scotch in the city as well as twelve beers on draft, top notch Tequilas, Slivovitz, Pastis cocktails, Japanese Single Malt, Italian digestive and an extensive choice of bottled beer.
The 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 still home to a large population of artists, musicians,
and writers but still offers little in terms of
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