The Barclays Center brought basketball back to Brooklyn but it’s far more than just a place to catch a game. The fresh new area has the biggest name in hip-hop to back it up and has quickly become the number 1 venue in NYC. Move over Madison Square Garden. Here’re 5 reasons why you need to get to the Barclays now.
1. BARCLAYS CENTER NYC 40/40 CLUB
The famed 40/40 club has made it’s way to Brooklyn and is using the Barclays as it’s home. The bar/lounge franchise offers up cool drinks, tasty food, and a relaxed environment to get your party on. It doesn’t get more New York than Jay-Z and awesome parties.
2. BARCLAYS CENTER IS ACCESSIBLE TO NYC
Some people are stuck in Manhattan and never make the effort to venture to the other boroughs. Fortunately, the accessibility of Barclays is outstanding. Nearly every major subway line goes there. There’s the 2, the Q, the 5 and the LIRR. Furthermore, when big shows are in town, driving is a hassle. The fact that public transit is so easy to Barclays is a definite bonus.
3. JAY-Z LOVES NYC AND THE BARCLAYS CENTER
Since, Barclays is essentially Jay-Z’s it means the man will make many appearances there. In face, he did an eight-night run of opening shows to generate massive hype. Spoiler alert, it worked. Hence, every time Jay-Z makes an appearance on home turf life this, expect a big party that you shouldn’t miss.
4. THE BARCLAYS CENTER IS QUINTESSENTIAL NYC
When you go to other venues, it’s more about the act than the overall building right? However, not in Barclays. Barclays is an experience unlike any other. There’s a certain energy to it that’s hard to describe. From the awesome staff and service to the clean facilities, it’s hard to find something wrong with this venue. Furthermore, the nosebleed seats are top notch.
5. THE BARCLAYS CENTER AND NYC SPORTS
You can’t talk about Barclays without mentioned the Nets. This borough needed a basketball team and thus, stole them back from New Jersey. You can feel the pride resonating from the walls every time the team tips off. Seeing a game there is unlike anything else, especially in today’s modern, corporate controlled, arena culture.