Brief Background

Freddy's is a neighborhood bar with a national reputation and a small backroom performance space. Freddy’s was originally founded as a speakeasy during Prohibition, & more recently called the “perfect bar” by The New York Times.  We have a 20 year history of live music and events here in Brooklyn, however we do NOT provide any in-house audience for Backroom performances.

1. Intro to Submission Application

8 pages follow and each shows in the column to the left. Each page has information that must be read, understood and agreed to. Please read this information thoroughly BEFORE asking any questions or progressing to submission.For any questions at any point, please use our regular contact page.We look forward to seeing you at Freddy's.

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2. Who We Are/What to Expect

  1. We are primarily a bar, and secondarily a venue.
  2. We have a Frontroom Bar and a separate Backroom event space.
  3. Our multi-use Backroom is modest and soundproofed. Capacity is 45.
  4. Our regular customers come for the bar scene, the drinks & the vibe, not the Backroom.
  5. If you expect or need big amplification then you are looking at the wrong venue.
  6. Loud Bands require Large crowds. We do NOT provide any “built-in” Backroom audience.
  7. The Frontroom is large and provides overflow space.
  8. Performances are not visible nor audible from the Front-room.
  9. All rules are made to be broken if the break can be justified, & compensated with a large audience.

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3. Layout

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4. Rules

    1. We are strictly 21 and over only.
    2. We do NOT PAY. Pass the Hat.
    3. Off Nights are Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, and are reserved for acoustic and CHILL events.
    4. Weekend slots are 8:30, 9:30, 10:30 & 11:30 on Fri & Sat. Prime Time slots are 9:30 and 10:30 Fri and Sat.
    5. Prime Time slots are reserved for events that can fill the room. See *Alternative Booking for other options.
    6. You should have an independent autonomous pull or you may perform to an empty room.
    7. We do not do cover charges.
    8. Drink minimums are a house option.
    9. Fund raisers, & suggested donation events are negotiable, however You need to provide the door person and the crowd.
      • LOUD BANDS No big Amps! This is a small room! (see ‘Layout Page- see Backline Page) Loud Bands require a full room to justify volume and absorb sound.
      • To PAIR with another Band to boost your attendance, the 'other' Band must book first.

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5. Available Equipment

  1. House P.A. (Europower 14 channel 2000 amp powered mixer w 800 watt effects processor. )
  2. Two Speakers: (Mackie C300 )
  3. One floor monitor. (Kustom Dual speaker)
  4. 4 Mics & 4 stands (Varied Brands & of reasonable quality.)
  5. 1 key Board stand
  6. One Bass Amp: (Ampeg’s BA-115 15)
  7. One Guitar Amp: (X Fender 25R)
  8. House Drum Kit

House Drum Kit includes the following (Varied Brands and quality) One Bass Drum / One Throne / Two Cymbal Stands / One Floor Tom / One High Tom / High Hat stand. (NO HIGH-HAT CLUTCH & NO FOOT-PEDAL) Please NOTE- Drummers must bring their own Snare, Cymbals, Foot Pedal, High Hat Clutch and Any additional Toms.

  • A SOUND PERSON is HERE ONLY on Fri and Sat nights, at about 8pm.
  • We do NOT have a sound person on Off Nights or Early Weekend slots.

    The Backroom is a small, multi-use space with concert-hall sound. Our stage can fit 4 or 5 Band members with equipment, no more.  If you approach the Backroom carefully, it will treat you well. If you play too Loud you will be asked to Turn down, or Turn OFF.

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6. OFF NIGHT

Off Nights and Early Weekend slots are reserved for acoustic and non amplified events. We do NOT have a sound person on OFF Nights or early week-ends. Off Night staff are not qualified sound people.You must potentially allow an hour for room adjustments beyond our default setup. Arrive early and be prepared.We run casual & loose, but all sets need to start on time, and must NOT run longer than the time allotted in our performance schedule. 

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7. Rental of Backroom, or Rental of Front Room and Backroom

Need read all the below only if your intension is to rent space from Freddy's!

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Rental of the entire bar (Front Room & Backroom) or just the Backroom is negotiable and is handled by sending an explanatory e-mail detailing the request, to freddys@freddsbar.com. Email must include rental purpose, desired dates, times, and budget. Include any and all pertinent details, and the needs you might have from us. (see tour below) Our Front Room is a public bar space, and is separated from the Backroom performance space by doors. Our Backroom is primarily an alternative music performance space that also holds screenings and readings. See the Floor Plans on ‘Layout’ Page.

Google Tour

Entrance
Middle-room
Back Yard
Backroom

8. Line Check / Sound Check / Volume Check.

In perfect circumstances a sound check is always achievable. However, this is often not the case in the midst of a busy night. Arrive early, reduce needs, be prepared and fast with your set-up. There may only be time for a Line Check, with only minutes for set-up and break-down between bands.Do NOT be Late or Cancel without notice.Have fun and please let us know how it goes.

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Ready to book

Thanks for reading the submission information.Remember if you have any questions please contact us via our regular contact page and we'll make every effort to reply within 24 hours.
  • IMPORTANT: Be sure our e-mail { freddys@freddysbar.com } is in your CONTACT LIST.
    • The START BOOKING button will take you to the Submission Form, where you will be asked to estimate your attendance. Please give a realistic assessment.
    • Alternative Booking Option: At the Submission form, if you do not have an independant pull select the Alternative Booking Option. This puts you in our data base, and allows late bookings, to potentially find the largest audience for your performance. With-out a significant local pull we cannot commit to a date more than 2 weeks in advance. Please complete and submit this form.
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    * If Start Booking will NOT activate, be sure you have checked the agreement box at the bottom of each previous page!

    Voted one of the 11 Best Small Music Venues in NYC.

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