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Frequently Asked Questions

Is The Well open daily to the public? 
Yes! The Well is open Monday through Thursday 4pm to 1am, Friday 4pm to 3am, Saturday 12pm to 3am, and Sunday 12pm to 1am.

If there is a show, can I still visit The Well?
Sometimes. Usually The Well backyard is closed during shows. For some events, you can stop by for a beer in our common area. See show details.

Are there any age restrictions?
All events at The Well are 21 & over unless otherwise noted.

How do I get to The Well?
By subway take the L to the Montrose Ave stop or the J, M to the Lorimer stop.

Is there parking?
Free street parking is available on Meserole St and the surrounding area.

Is The Well handicap accessible?
Yes. The Well features an ADA handicap accessible elevator at our main entrance and an ADA bathroom in our main bar.

Are pets allowed?
We love your pets but due to health regulations, we cannot allow pets anywhere inside The Well.

Is The Well for rent for private events?
Yes. Please email info@thewellbrooklyn.com for inquiries.

 The Founders

Managing partners Shay Vishawadia and Josh Richholt are proud to announce the much anticipated opening of THE WELL located at 272 Meserole Street, two blocks from the Montrose stop on the L line. THE WELL is Brooklyn’s newest and most ingeniously curated bar, public house, and performance space, home to more than 200 beers, 10 champagnes; a wall of liquor and a quarter-acre of private outdoor space devoted to special events and live music.

With 60 beers on tap, and over 140 in bottles, THE WELL takes its place among NYC’s most prestigious bars. But its not just about the beer, with a selection of over 10 different champagnes and sparkling wines, frozen drinks, and cocktails, there is a favorite tipple for everyone. An astonishing vaulted ceiling frames 4,000 square feet punctuated by strikingly massive columns and a staff trained to guide both zymurgical experts and neophytes without judgment. Drinkers of high end craft beer or light beer alike are equally welcome; THE WELL firmly believes the only wrong beer is no beer.

THE WELL has the firepower to impact globally, but it’s a Brooklyn bar at heart. “We fell in love with the neighborhood the same time we fell in love with the space,” says Shay Vishawadia, the former VP of East Coast Operations of The Knitting Factory. THE WELL joins a vibrant community (including Danbro Studios , The Sweatshop, His House-Innsbruck Studio and Newtown Internet Radio) housed in the former Hittleman Brewery, a historic building erected in 1867 and a surviving gem on Brooklyn’s once famed Brewer’s Row. “There used to be 17 breweries in 9 blocks of land around here and they thrived for decades,” notes Joshua Richholt, formerly of Jazz Standard and The Knitting Factory. “It’s been 60 years since the brewery shut down. With The Well, we want to help bring that spirit back to this neighborhood. We know it’s going to take more than just us to make that happen. It’s going to take a community.”

THE WELL’s secret weapon to build that community is in the bar’s backyard recreation and performance area. The venue’s adjacent 11,000 square foot private outdoor space is designed to serve as a gathering space for the neighborhood, offering public activities, community events, sports and more year round.

We invite you to join us for a tour of the biggest local bar you’ve ever seen. Begin a tradition. Start something big. Drink in the history.