Reviews

“Trash is all about drinking beer, shots of whiskey and rock n’ roll.”
-Block Magazine

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Best Place to take a road trip withour leaving your bar stool.
-”As most New Yorkers know, automobiles are inconvenient pollution
machines. But that doesn’t mean we don’t enjoy the feel of leather
under our butts or laughing at rest stop rednecks. At Williamsburg’s
Trash, relax in a ripped out car seat while perusing the bar’s
collection of license plates and roadside attraction kitsch, or play a
game of Big Buck Hunter 2 and nurse a PBR cheaper than a gallon of
gas.” -The Village Voice, The Best of New York City issue Oct 6-12 ’04

“Styled like a hipster Bennigan’s, this Billyburg rock club lets the
good times roll. The bordello-red walls are decked out with NASCAR
posters, Tom Jones album covers, Schlitz plates and religious icons
depicted on paper fans. Metallica blasts through the stereo speakers.
Mohawked and tattooed locals sink into surprisingly cozy bench and
bucket seats lifted from junkyard cars. The effect is kitschy, hip and
somehow familiar–the decor and good-times vibe is very T.G.I.
Friday’s, even though bartenders don’t serve food (nor do they wear
weird hats or wacky buttons). Behind the main area, a fully enclosed
back room with a second bar offers a stage for local and touring rock
bands. It’s mostly standing room, but a few more car seats are placed
around the perimeter. The room isn’t too big and the bands are really
loud–just how the crowd likes them. For a few quieter rounds of pool,
grab a pint and stay up front.”

- Citysearch

“As most New Yorkers know, automobiles are inconvenient pollution
machines. But that doesn’t mean we don’t enjoy the feel of leather
under our butts or laughing at rest stop rednecks. At Williamsburg’s
Trash (formerly electroclash ground zero Luxx), relax in a ripped-out
car seat while perusing the bar’s collection of license plates and
roadside-attraction kitsch, or play a game of Big Buck Hunter 2 and
nurse a PBR cheaper than a gallon of gas. Then take the subway home”

- The Village Voice

“The good people at Trash probably won’t take offense to our calling their
bar a semi-contrived dive, because it’s certainly a gold medalist in
that category. A long front room stretches to a pool table in back
where both rockers and fashion victims find common ground over $2
PBR’s. In the backroom, 3-6 rock-oriented bands play nightly and the
$5-$7 cover more than pays for itself in the form of a 9pm-10pm
well-drink open bar. The jukebox covers everything from the Ramones to
Prince and the crowd couldn’t be less interested in whether or not
something’s “danceable.” Old license plates and random kitsch covers
otherwise red walls and Trash’s furniture looks as though it was pulled
out of a decommissioned 747. What’s the best part about this place?
Free tater tots for anyone who buys a beer. Yee-haw!”

- Schecky’s

“Ably filling the Grand Street niche left by the semi-lamented Luxx,
Trash proves that rock dives don’t have to be dank, dilapidated
holes-in-the-wall. Really loud bands break the sound barrier in a small
back room, while up front, girls in ripped fishnets and guys in studded
jackets snuggle in cushy car backseats as they wait for their friends’
bands to begin. In the spacious front room, license plates and old beer
signs hang on the walls and the stink of free, greasy tater tots
permeates the air. It’s even kind of well-lit. The uniformly-tattooed,
college-age patrons couldn’t care less. Supercheap late-night happy
hour specials ensure no one’s making it to class on time tomorrow. ”

- Emily Gould – NYMag.com

“Brooklyn’s Trash Bar (256 Grand St between Driggs Ave and Roebling St, Williamsburg; 718-599-1000, thetrashbar.com)
is Williamsburg without the pretension, thanks to some beat-up car
seats and a back room that hosts rockers of all sizes and talent
levels.”

- Time Out New York – November 2006

“The Trash Bar brings along the warmth and the wisdom of an old time bar with the heart and soul of a rock star.” -Block Magazine
“Trash combines a beer selection, a juke box, and a back room venue that lives up to the style famously phrased as ‘blue collar, junk yard rock n’ roll.”

-Block Magazine

“The music room comes equipped with a small corner bar, a few couches, and a state of the art DJ both giving this cozy venue killer quality.”

-Block Magazine