Brooklynites are always craving new everything. How about a DIY music space? With a name like Delinquency, I had to check it out. Plus, my favorite band Gunfight! was playing, who always rule.
Seemingly in no-man’s land, but not really, the new spot is on Grand St down by the Metropolitan Ave Bridge near the famous Pumps strip club. (Oh, there.)
The space is like a taco hut / amusement park / construction zone mash-up. A long dimly lit bar with lawn ornament flamingos and wonky artwork is flanked by a grand skylit seating area of vintage dining sets that face a separate large room where the bands perform in front of heaps of demolition junk. I suspect they decorated the joint with finds from the Meeker Ave Flea and are still working on it. It’s crazy. I like it.
During the day, the vibe was mellow. The comfy seats are not crowd motivators and Jon and I were the only old drunk people dancing. Over the music, Delinquency venue owner Stephen, who worked at Pianos in “the city,” explained that he wanted to create a space with great vibes and an open and loving atmosphere. I definitely caught those and I look forward to checking out an evening show since our day drinking is becoming degenerate.