Popular outdoor beer garden Nowadays reopens in Ridgewood with new indoor space

Photo: Natalie Keyssar / Nowadays

Nowadays, the popular outdoor spot in Ridgewood, has officially re-opened with a brand-new, year-round indoor space.

Owned by Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin, the DJs behind the popular Mister Saturday Night and Mister Sunday dance parties, Nowadays started as a seasonal beer garden that has a passion for music that sits on the border of Queens and Brooklyn (56-06 Cooper Ave.). Thanks to help from the community, Nowadays will now offer a permanent space for year-round entertainment.

This summer, Nowadays will be opening a 5,000-square-foot indoor venue that will feature communal tables, a bar, a dance floor and a custom high-fidelity sound system created by SBS Designs.

Nowadays will be hosting a variety of events throughout the summer. Patrons who come by Nowadays on Fridays and Saturdays can expect the night to be sound-tracked by some of the finest vinyl artists. Starting in July, the West Village art cabaret Le Poisson Rouge will host live concerts each Thursday night in the outdoor space.

In addition to the musical happenings, Nowadays has a number of events to look forward to this summer. Every Saturday, Arrogant Swine will host a Carolina-style backyard pig roast during the weekly Nowadays ping-pong tournament. They will also host a Think Olio series of interdisciplinary classes on culture, the humanities and the arts and a Wednesday night film series in partnership with Maysles Cinema.

For a list of events, visit the Nowadays website.

As always, Nowadays offers a selection of local beers, sangrias and wines, as well as a changing menu that has  vegan and gluten-free options available. Patrons are invited to bring their children, and dogs are welcome in the yard on a leash.

Nowadays is open from 4 p.m. to midnight on Monday through Thursday; 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Fridays; noon to 2 a.m. on Saturdays; and 3 p.m. to midnight on Sundays.

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