The Brooklyn Commons


After a recent renovation, our 1,000+ sq-ft. space is now ideal for rehearsal dinners, film screenings, conferences, trainings, workshops, work brunches, confirmations, retirement parties, performing artists (aka - dances, theater and more). Beautifully appointed with modern wood furniture, the main space is readily adaptable, and features adjustable lights (side-sconces, overhead), a pull-down screen, surround-sound and a small stage for toasts and presentations. Recent uses have included live music (jazz bands one night, acoustic guitar another), live comedy panels, marathon corporate-sessions, intimate wedding parties and local business breakfasts.

The front to the space features a lovely cafe - in other words, cappuccino, espresso, local beer and organic wine are right on hand, as well as local-made empanadas; and a fully-set-up kitchen, ideal for catered events. The banquets and tables comfortably seat 70 people - More people fit comfortably for standing events and when the seats are configured in rows. For additional charges, pots of coffee, trays of food, teas, etc., can be prepared for the group. Alternately, we have a growing list of caterers, or you may want to bring in your own caterer - who will have access to the convection oven, to the cutting boards, refrigerators, etc. We have WiFi included, and an HD AV projection system that can project from web or dvd or from your laptop (note: in some cases, modest fees will apply for using the AV systems). (Should you wish to livestream and record your event, there will be a fee for the tech-person and a fee for utilizing the system.)

The hall is close to the Barclay Center/Atlantic Ave. stop on the 2,3,B,Q,N,R,D,4 and 5 trains - as as the F to Bergen St., and the G to Hoyt-Schermerhorn stops. It's also quite close to the Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges, and the BQE.


RoomStanding CapacitySeated CapacitySeated Dinner Capacity
Default Space1008050

The Brooklyn Commons

388 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217


Max Standing: 100
Max Seated: 80
Max Seated Dinner: 50

Notable Features

  • Outdoor Space
  • In-House A/V
  • In-House Furniture
  • Guest Rooms
  • In-House/Preferred Catering Optional