Barbès

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

This compact bar and performance space, named after a neighborhood in Paris with a strong North African flavor, is owned by French musicians (and longtime Brooklyn residents). There's live music all night, every night: an impressively eclectic lineup including Balkan brass, contemporary opera, Afro-Peruvian grooves, West African funk 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.