Elsewhere is located on 599 Johnson Avenue, Brooklyn, between Gardner and Scott Avenues. It opened in fall of 2017, with a rooftop that opened Memorial Day Weekend 2018. There...


Charlotte Adigéry & Bolis Pupul

Elsewhere is located on 599 Johnson Avenue, Brooklyn, between Gardner and Scott Avenues. It opened in fall of 2017, with a rooftop that opened Memorial Day Weekend 2018. There are three different rooms, a smaller Zone One on the ground floor, a larger Zone Two upstairs, and a rooftop space.

While unassuming on the outside, even industrial, inside Elsewhere gets classier, albeit it still largely concrete. Zone One is a relatively basic box with the entrance on the house-left back, bar on the house-left, and stage on the house-right front. Zone Two has an angled foyer (reminiscent of Bell House) leading to the main hall, which has a large, classy bar at the back, to the right of entering, more impressive than what one would expect this far into Brooklyn (but also without the low drink prices one might also expect there). There is a lit up set of stairs on the house-left going up to the gender-neutral bathroom (all stalls). The rather large soundboard is somewhat awkwardly in the middle of the crowd area, but the space is large enough, including a back that is raised with steps to the house-right, and a slope to the house-left, and the stage itself high enough that it doesn’t create too much of a problem.

Elsewhere pitches itself as a multi-purpose arts space, including the likes of art showings and poetry readings. The acts there do tend to lean more artsy, whether older instrumental acts or underground DJs, though has been expanding. The whole place isn’t as highbrow as it probably shoots for (the only wood seems to be behind the bar), but has already entered into the regular show-going conversation.

Capacity: 675 (hall), 200 (loft)



599 Johnson Avenue (between Gardner and Scott Avenues)

By Subway:

L train to Jefferson Street – walk one block northeast on Starr Street, one block west on St. Nicholas Avenue, three blocks north on Scott Avenue, turn right on north side of Johnson Avenue

QRO Coverage:

-Land of Talk, April 8th, 2024 (Zone One) – live review, photos

-SPRINTS, March 21st, 2024 – photos

-Charlotte Adigéry & Bolis Pupul, March 28th, 2023 – photos

-Jessica Lea Mayfield, with Homeschool and Billy Bouchard, August 27th, 2022 – Jessica Lea Mayfield photos, Homeschool photos, Billy Bouchard photos

-Los Campesinos!, August 24th, 2022 – live review, photos

-Kate Bollinger, June 15th, 2022 (Rooftop) – photos

-Papooz, May 12th, 2022 – photos

-We Are Scientists, September 20th, 2021 (Rooftop) – photos

-We Are Scientists, August 10th, 2021 (Rooftop rained out; acoustic inside) – live review, photos

-Rebounder, with Toledo, August 9th, 2021 (Rooftop) – Rebounder photos, Toledo photos

-Nitzer Ebb, with Liebknecht, May 10th, 2019 – Nitzer Ebb photos, Liebknecht photos

-TR/ST, with Lydia Ainsworth, The Hacker, Heidi Sabertooth, May 3rd, 2019 – TR/ST photos, Lydia Ainsworth photos, The Hacker photos, Heidi Sabertooth photos

-Hot Chip, April 29th, 2019 – photos

-Marie Davidson, December 6th, 2018 – photos

-Young Fathers, November 21st, 2018 – photos

-Zanias, with Multiple Man x Neud Photo, Deep Red, and Andi Hariman & Joe Hert, June 27th, 2018 – Zanias photos, Multiple Man x Neud Photo photos, Deep Red photos, Andi Hariman & Joe Hert photos

-Kid Koala, with Adira Amram & The Experience and DJ Jester, May 18th, 2018 (Vinyl Vaudeville) – Kid Koala photos, Adira Amram & The Experience photos, DJ Jester photos

-The Sea and Cake, May 16th, 2018 – live review, photos

-Braids, with Graham Van Pelt, May 11th, 2018 – Braids photos, Graham Van Pelt photos

-Essaie Pas, with Bernadino Femminielli and Void Vision, April 4th, 2018 – Essaie Pas photos, Bernadino Femminielli photos, Void Vision photos

-Juan MacLean, with Tim Sweeney and Justin Strauss, March 9th, 2018 – Juan MacLean photos, Tim Sweeney photos, Justin Strauss photos



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