Au Revoir Simone

In September 2023, Warsaw reopened after a major overhaul.

Warsaw is located on 261 Driggs Avenue, at the corner of Driggs and Eckford Street.  It is a block east of the late Bar Matchless, southeast of Greenpoint’s late Europa and Studio B, and to the northeast of Williamsburg venues like Music Hall of Williamsburg, separated by McCarren Park.  Its official name is ‘Warsaw At The Polish National Home’, as it is the event hall for The Polish National Home.

Past the doors and a large lobby, Warsaw has a sizeable ballroom, with a stage built in at the far end, and a seated balcony behind.  A bar is located to the house-left.  The venue most clearly resembles Brooklyn Masonic Temple, from its turn-of-the-century social organization origins to its ‘more-of-a-ballroom-than-Bowery Ballroom’ design, as well as being only infrequently used as a rock concert venue.  A place that’s seen better days, Warsaw could still deliver, if it wants to.

Capacity: 800



261 Driggs Avenue, at the corner of Driggs and Eckford Street

By Subway:

G to Nassau Avenue  – walk one block south on Manhattan Avenue, two blocks west on south side of Driggs Avenue
L to Bedford Avenue – walk nine blocks northeast on southeast side of Driggs Avenue, through McCarren Park
L to Graham Avenue – walk one block west on Metropolitan Avenue, eight blocks north on Manhattan Avenue, beneath Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, two blocks north on west side of Eckford Street 

QRO Coverage:

-Deer Tick, with Abby Hamilton, November 15th, 2023 – Deer Tick photos, Abby Hamilton photos

-Yard Act, November 4th, 2023 – photos

-Arkells, October 2nd, 2023 – live review, photos

-Seefeel, with The Veldt and Sweugo, November 14th, 2019 – Seefeel photos, The Veldt photos, Sweugo photos

-The Japanese House, October 30th, 2019 – photos

-Thee Oh Sees, with Prettiest Eyes and Oldest, October 18th, 2019 – Thee Oh Sees photos, Prettiest Eyes photos, Oldest photos

-Poptone, with Automatic, June 28th, 2018 – live review, Poptone photos, Automatic photos

-Franz Ferdinand, June 5th, 2017 – live review, photos

-Ty Segall, May 18th, 2017 – photos

-Dragonette, December 10th, 2016 – photos

-Weezer, March 31st, 2016 – live review, photos

-We Were Promised Jetpacks, with Seoul, December 5th, 2015 – We Were Promised Jetpacks photos, Seoul photos

-Ryn Weaver, with Holychild and ASTR, November 20th, 2015 – Ryn Weaver photos, Holychild photos, ASTR photos

-Wolf Alice, with Drenge, October 2nd, 2015 – Wolf Alice photos, Drenge photos

-Zola Jesus, June 14th, 2015 (Northside) – photos

-Laura Marling, with Villagers, March 23rd, 2015 – Laura Marling photos, Villagers photos

-Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, with Restavrant, October 4th, 2013 – Black Rebel Motorcycle Club live review, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club photos, Restavrant photos

-STRFKR, with YAWN, June 17th, 2011 (Northside) – Northside coverage, STRFKR photos, YAWN photos

-The Raincoats, with Grass Widow and No Bra, September 16th, 2011 – The Raincoats photos, Grass Widow photos, No Bra photos

-Au Revoir Simone, June 24th, 2010 (Northside) – Northside coverage, Au Revoir Simone photos

Au Revoir Simone


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