The Top 5 Bars To Pregame At Before #NSSN

Here is the inside scoop on where to go before (and after) the big show...

December 4, 2019

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Well it's finally here, the big day is tomorrow and with things kicking off at 7pm (check out full set times, here) you may very well not need a pre-game.  But you will certainly need a place to hang after,  or if you're anything like me and you show up to everything late then hey, here's where you can kill time and regret missing bands while you drink instead.  Situated just a block away, every location on this list is a bar I would not only recommend tomorrow night, but in fact any night all the time, and not because I go there all the time and may or may not be giving them my disco ball before the show.   Anyway check it out below and see you there, I guess.

The bar is finally open! Help me warm this place! #------

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1. Shaka Shaka Tiki - 64 6th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217

A viby little spot where you'll encounter ever charming operator/owner Garrett, this neighborhood spot is bathed in green vibes, not just from lighting but a myriad of hanging plants, and sometimes Garrett's Hawaiian shirts.  Mostly filled with regulars, it's maybe the tiniest bar in the surrounding area, but it's worth it for the finely curated tunes, the strong drinks, and the great people.  Plus supporting a small business is a rad thing to do before you go spend $45 on some arena chicken tenders.

2. Shaka Shaka Tiki - 64 6th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Oh you thought there were going to be other suggestions here? No. Not really. Go to Shaka, get one of the specialty drinks, or the Popcorn.  Just definitely go.

3. Shaka Shaka Tiki - 64 6th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Yep we're still doing this.

4. Shaka Shaka Tiki - 64 6th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Have you looked at this place on Yelp yet? It fucking rules

5. Shaka Shaka Tiki - 64 6th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Look if you're not convinced at this point, I can't help you, but I can promise I will drink for both of us, so either way you're covered.