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On offer: Since it opened in March, the Moxy Williamsburg has already established itself in north Brooklyn thanks to its packed indoor/outdoor rooftop bar, LilliStar, and its enviable views of Williamsburg and the Manhattan skyline. A pair of restaurants from chef Eli Buli—the automat-inspired cocktail bar and all-day cafe Bar Bedford and Mesiba, a Tel Aviv-inspired restaurant—have only buoyed its reputation. This summer, Moxy is offering nightlife fans its own version of the popular Sound Room concept with Jolene.
Accessed through its own entrance on bustling Bedford Avenue, Jolene starts on a retro-futuristic note with an entry defined by a painted ceiling illuminated by fluorescent tubes. Inside, disco-style banquettes line the walls and the poufs are ready to be pushed to the corners as the dancefloor fills up. Warm walnut and cool leather keeps the temperature right, while the glowing bar keeps the crowd lubricated with Bar Lab libations. And the bold red, marquee lighting system is fully customizable, ensuring the mood is in sync with the music.