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: the impressively eclectic lineup includes Afro-Peruvian grooves, West African funk and gypsy swing, among other sounds.

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