Have you ever visited a place where the environment is fun and you can completely be yourself? A place where time seems to stand still and you feel free enough to let your inhibition go while expressing yourself without judgments or expectations. Bembe is such a place – A space created by using found and recycled objects took on a form of its own which embodies different cultures.
When I visit I tour the world musically – there’s a sense of freedom, warmth, self-expression and family. A place where you experience music that keeps your body moving.
Our wedding anniversary fell on a Wednesday this year and with no plans, we decided on a nice dinner and possibly some dancing if we could find a happening mid-week spot. Boy oh boy, we had an experience that has kept us going back for more. A tropical vacation with a free laid back Brooklyn vibe, before you know it you will high-five complete strangers and dancing like no one was watching – what a night (An anniversary to remember).
Whether you’re in the mood for a global journey of Caribbean, Brazilian or Cuban techno – you’re in for a treat…house, reggae, Latin, kompa and African music accompanied by live percussionists. The music bounces off the brick and concrete wall of this eccentric cultural infused bar/lounge. This is indeed a different approach to nightlife and this space truly “creates a colorful canvas rarely seen in NYC Nightlife.” Exotic rum punch, guava margaritas, mojito, and caipirinhas make the experience that much better.
Look for the little blue light and get there early – after 10 pm there’s usually a line.
Images via Bembe
Location: 81 S 6 Street at Berry Street
Hours: Mondays – Thursdays 8:30 PM – 3:30 AM
Fridays – Sundays 8:30PM – 4:00AM