Over the holiday break, Timeout reported that Trash Bar “could be closing for good” in Williamsburg. Now the bar has confirmed on Facebook that “the rumors are true,” though it insists it has “definitive plans to re-open at a yet undisclosed Bushwick location.”
During its self-described “epic run” of 10 years on Grand Street, the bar proved itself a worthy successor to the notorious home of electroclash, Luxx, by hosting acts like TV on the Radio, Faster Pussycat, Gary Lucas, A Place to Bury Strangers, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, The Murder Junkies (of GG Allin infamy), Reg Boor, and a nightly onslaught of lesser known metal, eclectic and experimental acts that made it something similar to late-era CBGB. This New Year’s Eve, the venue hosted hardcore legends Murphy’s Law in what had become a holiday tradition.
Here’s the goodbye message.
The rumors are true. Trash Bar is temporarily closing its doors in March and we have definitive plans to re-open at a yet undisclosed Bushwick location. I, the staff, and a great many fans that have affectionately patronized The Trash Bar over the years have watched Williamsburg change firsthand. While these days the increasing rental rates are a well-known force to be reckoned with, the neighborhoods evolution has been exciting to watch and has, in many ways, been great both for business and for the nabe’s energy and action.
Trash Bar has had an epic run on Grand street since opening in 2004 and continues to staunchly support the local and regional music scene and the many talented artists that continue to flock to Brooklyn in pursuit of music as a vocation, avocation, or for good ‘ol recreation. We intend to continue doing what we do best by following the flow of creativity as it’s pushed ever further east, and providing a venue that allows artists and revelers of all stripes, and from all corners, to feel comfortable and catered to.
We look forward to the next run in the next Brooklyn ‘hood.
As always, The Trash Bar abides.
See you soon!