Best Party That Should Have Stayed in a Dingy Brooklyn Bar (2008)


Despite statements in other publications about Brooklyn being "over," BANG THE PARTY should never have moved from Frank's Lounge, the li'l-old-man bar in Fort Greene. Part of the charm of Bang the Party was the tacky decor of Frank's Lounge, and the mishmash of customers that populated the joint on Friday nights. The combination of people—neighborhood regulars sipping whiskey at the bar, hipster kids from Manhattan dancing to hip-hop, and old-school Paradise Garage heads shaking their rumps upstairs—is what made the party bang.


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