Verboten is now CLOSED as of Oct 2017.
After over a decade of throwing events all over New York and beyond, Verboten has touched down in Brooklyn at their long-awaited permanent home for quality underground music. The venue is a 10,000 square foot former metal shop in the heart of Williamsburg, featuring two rooms, multiple skylights and futuristic, industrial accents that bring the Verboten aesthetic to life.
The Control Room has been designed from the ground up to be a true home for dance music events, concerts and private events, featuring a cutting edge Martin Audio sound system [including line arrays for live music], acoustic ceiling panels, panoramic video walls, raised seating areas and a sprung wood dance floor [reclaimed from a warehouse once belonging to Thomas Edison].
The adjacent Cabaret Bar is a warmer, more intimate space with its own sound system, designed to function along with the Control Room or completely independently. Featuring overstuffed leather banquettes, sound absorbent curtains, neon chandeliers, and a burned concrete bar, it plays host to day parties, smaller weeknight events, art shows, cabaret and [eventually] a small plates restaurant.
- You don’t come to Verboton to be seen; you come for the music and atmosphere.
- Verboten tends to bring more underground talent. Think Guy Gerber, Gui Burrato, Digweed, Hernan Cattaneo.
- Stays open til 6 AM on Fridays and Saturdays.
- Verboten features two rooms with two different DJs.
Where is Verboten located?
Verboten is located at 54 N 11th St between Wythe & Kent Aves in North Williamsburg.
How much is cover charge at Verboten?
Presale tickets are generally around $20-30, and general admission at the venue is usually around $40.
How long will I have to wait at Verboten?
They are usually pretty good about moving the line quickly. Expect to wait 15-45 minutes depending on how busy the night is.
When is Verboten open?
Verboten the nightclub is open from 11 PM to 6 AM on Fridays and Saturdays. There’s a happy hour from 7-8 PM on Wednesdays, with small plates served until 12 midnight.
What are the best nights to go to Verboten?
Both Fridays and Saturdays are pretty good. It really depends on the DJ spinning that night – bigger DJ’s draw bigger crowds.
What is the dress code at Verboten?
Verboten does not have a dress code, but rave gear and business attire are discouraged. Just look presentable and be ready to dance.
How much do drinks cost at Verboten?
Mixed drinks and cocktails range from $13-18. Tall boys of beer are $9; bottle service is quietly available.
Who are the resident DJs?
Verboten brings in different talent on each night. You can see a listing of upcoming DJs on the Discotech mobile app.
DJs have included the deep house duo DKDS, the techno titan Lee Burridge and the electrofunk band Chromeo — all played on a Martin Audio sound system capable of rearranging the molecules in your body. The system is also wired for live concerts.
What kind of music do they play at Verboten?
Verboten is devoted primarily to underground dance music in all its forms, including house, techno, deep house, bass music, live electronica, indie dance and nu disco. If you are looking for trance, hip hop or mainstream EDM, another venue may be more to your liking.
What is the closest subway to Verboten?
Bedford Ave on the L Train.
Where can I find an list of upcoming events / DJs at Verboten?