Top choice live music in Brooklyn: Park Slope, Gowanus & Sunset Park

This compact bar and performance space, named after a North African neighborhood in Paris, is owned by French musician (and longtime Brooklyn resident) Olivier Conan, who sometimes plays here with his Latin-themed band, Las Rubias del Norte. There's live music all night, every night: an impressively eclectic lineup including Afro-Peruvian grooves, West African funk, gypsy swing, and other diverse sounds.

Don't miss the brassy nine-piece Slavic Soul Party, which plays here most Tuesdays (from 9pm). There are also DJ nights, book readings and film screenings.