Travel Info

We know a fair number of you come from out of town, and we want to welcome you to our great city.  NYC is a is a great place to visit, with virtually unlimited things to see and do, but it can be a little overwhelming, so we’ve put together a list of suggested places to see and things to do, but feel free to venture out on your own as well.


We don’t have a block or rooms at any particular hotel, but we can make some suggestions of places.

Super 8 Park Slope: We would consider this the budget option.  Located in Brooklyn, it is a short train ride away from the event, but far enough away that prices are more reasonable.

The Aloft: is a little nicer if you want a little more style in your stay, but still located in Brooklyn.

Hotel on Rivington: This is hotel is right in the heart of the lower east side, and walking distance from the Bowery Ballroom, but pricey due to location

Ace Hotel: Funky and trendy, this hotel is in a great location for Manhattan sightseeing.  They even have rooms with bunk beds.

Getting Around

Leave your car parked, and take advantage of our great subway system  A single ride is less then $3. We recommend using Google Maps, or Hopstop for transit directions.

The Bowery Ballroom has a subway stop right outside with service via the J and M trains, and is also walking distance from the B and D trains @ Grand Street.

If you have a group, or are carrying a lot of stuff, take a cab they all take credit cards now, or better yet, try Uber.  The drivers are friendlier, and the cars are nicer.

Breweries & Distilleries

Manhattan may be full of bars, but the outer boroughs have a lot of craft brewing & distilling to offer.

Threes Brewing – Brooklyn. Map

Single Cut Beersmiths – Astoria, Queens. Map

Transmitter Brewing – Long Island City, Queens. Map

Bronx Brewery – In Da Bronx. Map

Flagship Brewery – It is in Staten Island, so take a boat there.  The Staten Island Ferry is free. Map

Kings County Distillery – Brooklyn. Map

Van Brunt Stillhouse – Brooklyn. Map

New York Distilling Company – Brooklyn. Map

Museums & Landmarks

City Reliquary – A tiny Brooklyn museum with quirky NYC Artifacts.

Corona Park / Worlds Fair Site – Also known as the Men In Black Spaceships

Coney Island Boardwalk – America’s Playground.  Rollercoasters, Hotdogs, and a Freak Show can be found here

The Metropolitan Museum Of Art

American Museum of Natural History

Museum of Modern Art

The New Museum

The Tenement Museum

Museum of the City of New York

MTA Transit Museum