Barclays Neighbors Worried About Late-Night Drinking


Yesterday, the State Liquor Authority awarded Barclays Center its liquor license, with the stipulation that alcohol sales end at 1 am. The fine print is a little complicated: During games, alcohol sales will end after the third quarter for the hoi polloi. But at the center’s premium bars, which serve as many as 1,800 VIP ticketholders, last call is one hour after any event, up to a cutoff of 1 am. Community groups and neighbors are worried about late-night drinking at the arena and surrounding bars and clubs, and the uptick in liquor license applications in the area, reported the New York Times.
Neighbors of Nets Worry About Drinking Hours Longer Than Game [NY Times]
Secondhand Coverage of Arena Liquor License Gets Much Wrong [AYR]
Barclays Center Liquor License Approved [Brooklyn Eagle]
Barclays Gets Its Liquor License [Brownstoner]

15 Comment

  • Hmm, is Brooklyn a hamlet? Late night drinking in NYC – shocking..

  • While not taking sides in the issue–I’m sipping a Coney Island Albino Python as I write this–what crownlfc fails to take into account is the number of people involved. If half of the capacity of three VIP clubs stays until last call, 900 people who have been drinking will hit the streets at more or less the same time. It doesn’t seem to me that nearby residents are over-reacting.

    • G -man, as “designer biker” said, it’s not as if all “900″ people will stumble out like drunken yobs at 1:00am sharp. I understand people’s concerns but for better or worse, the stadium with all its pluses & minuses, is here to stay

      The hipsters and brownstone loving, child bearing gen x’ers will have to accept that Brooklyn is becoming a city again and I’m afraid to say but weekly replicas of patisseries with wifi or the latest, overly deconstructed wine bar/tapas joint, will no longer define this Borough’s “culture”. Gentrification is coming full circle. Hope you enjoyed your drink.

  • who gives a crap about the drinking, i think the freaking airplanes are much more of a headache then some people drinking and making a little noise.

    the airtraffic over the area is maddening….nevermind a few stadium goers

  • I can’t tell you how much all the lies & deception behind this place make me angry…. why in the world isn’t the city forcing them to simply follow the rules at MSG: booze sales end 30 minutes before a concert is over or at the start of a basketball game’s 4th quarter

    http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/brooklyn/basketbooze-nets-fans-barclays-center-shots-1-a-m-msg-folks-article-1.1147594

  • Is Prohibition back on the books? Is Brooklyn now run by T-Totalers?

    This is New York after all; late night partying has always been a way of life, you just have to live with it. I also doubt that these after hours clubs are going to be filled to capacity, they will probably have barely enough patrons to stay in business. I think that this is a non-issue; nothing bad will come of it.

    There is also an assumption that every patron of the arena and the clubs will have a few drinks and become a raging and pillaging horde. I think that notion is alarmist and unrealistic. Sure, it’s good to be prepared for the worst, but get real. Relax and have a drink.

  • Is Prohibition back on the books? Is Brooklyn now run by T-Totalers?

    This is New York after all; late night partying has always been a way of life, you just have to live with it. I also doubt that these after hours clubs are going to be filled to capacity, they will probably have barely enough patrons to stay in business. I think that this is a non-issue; nothing bad will come of it.

    There is also an assumption that every patron of the arena and the clubs will have a few drinks and become a raging and pillaging horde. I think that notion is alarmist and unrealistic. Sure, it’s good to be prepared for the worst, but get real. Relax and have a drink.

  • brownstoneshalfoff

    This is the Bermuda Triangle of Brooklyn. Get a life.

  • I hate the name .

    “barclays center”, couldn’t they come up with something more unique and catchy, i feel like the name barclays has been heard for decades….

  • manhatta

    I am located over by Yankee Stadium. There tends to be a lot of folks drinking at local bars before the games. Usually the crowds dissipate fairly quickly following the games.

  • I don’t understand your comment. Barclays, the financial company, bought the naming rights – 400 mil over 20 years. Obviously, they would put their name on it?

    Oh, I did not know that, I actually did not even know where the name came from. Thanks for clearing that up, makes sense now.

  • I don’t understand your comment. Barclays, the financial company, bought the naming rights – 400 mil over 20 years. Obviously, they would put their name on it?

    Oh, I did not know that, I actually did not even know where the name came from. Thanks for clearing that up, makes sense now.