Footlight Bar Is the Reader-Selected Best Live Music Venue

Jacque Medina


Last Monday as part of our popular Best of Bushwick series, we posted a poll to determine the best live music venue in the neighborhood. 

Counting all the votes that adhered to our voting rules and timeline, the winner of the best live music venue is: The Footlight

Ridgewood’s Footlight Bar is a staple of the neighborhood that hosts more than just concerts; The Footlight also hosts a smattering of comedy shows, fundraisers, and film screenings.

Laura Regan, Footlight’s owner and operator says she thinks of the venue as a community space for the neighborhood. “The Footlight is a labor of love among long-time friends. We work really hard to create a safe space for people to be creative and experience new things,” she said. “At a time where there’s a lot of turmoil in our scene we strive for excellence and to play our part in Bushwick and Ridgewood’s artistic community. We’re thrilled to be recognized and will continue to be that goofy fun rad place in the norther north side of Ridgewood.” 

While The Footlight may be 21+ after 8 p.m., they host a children’s play group every Friday afternoon, as well as an assortment of fitness classes for all ages. Footlight truly has something for everybody. 

Footlight’s event calendar is always loaded with cool shows and events. Believe the hype and stop by 465 Seneca Ave. in Ridgewood soon! 


The Footlight

Bar and performance venue with eclectic nightly events.

 465 Seneca Ave, New York, 11385

Mon-Sun 12 PM – 2 AM

Follow The Footlight on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Featured image courtesy of The Footlight.

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