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From history to location, everything you need to know about Governors Ball.

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We took Gov Ball’s mobile app for a spin so you can navigate the festival like a pro.


Stream the lineup to familiarize yourself with all 60+ of the festival’s artists.

Ready to Rock Fucked Up gets down with a fan at Øya Festival in Norway, 2010. By Marjana Jaidi

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We divided NYC by Gov Ball’s transport options – Shuttle, Ferry, and Subway – and provided recommendations for where to eat, sleep, shop, party, and explore near each.


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14 Shuttle Williamsburg + Greenpoint 21 Ferry Nomad + Kips Bay + Flatiron 28 Subway Union Square + East Village
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Arcosanti. Ireland. Favorite Festival: The one that happens in my backyard. Yeasayer Chris Keating at Øya Festival. First Festival: Mountain Jam at Hunter Mountain. On Repeat: I’ve been loving the new Youth Lagoon. It was one of the best shows we’ve ever played. I think Green Day and Echo and The Bunnymen played. Teufelsberg. By Marjana Jaidi Chris Keating NYC Favorite: El Tenampa Tacos in Sunset Park. Arizona. It’s gorgeous. Washington DC in 1997. Travel Essential: Underwear. So so fun! Favorite Festival: Shaky Knees in Atlanta. First Festival: WHFStival. Berlin. found throughout the guide. Gov Ball Must-See: I can’t wait to see Feist. Travel Essentials: Mouthwash. Also. A Certain Ratio. The Wire. Swear and Shake By Tetiana Steblova Swear and Shake Kari Spieler NYC Favorite: I love hanging in Clinton Hill.Your Experts Look for these music insiders’ recommendations.cultivora. The best and most secret tacos in NYC. Blake Mills’ record is a good one. She is one of my favorite artists and I’ve never gotten to see her play.com | 5 . Gov Ball Festival Guide: Your Experts Www. Jaheim. Coolest Place You’ve Visited: Newgrange. On Repeat: Dion.

Your MS MR Experts Max Hershenow NYC Favorite: Impossible to choose! I really love my neighborhood. and Tame Impala. Travel Essential: Sweatpants. Coolest Place You’ve visited: Greece. socks. but my first real festival was actually Bestival.) so the challenge is going to be getting to see as much as possible and hoping it doesn’t all overlap too much! I still haven’t seen Twin Shadow play (and I’m a huge fan) so I’m definitely looking forward to seeing him. On Repeat: Tove Lo. Bed-Stuy. Favorite Festival: Besides Gov Ball? Outside Lands. Portugal. toothpaste. so I’m excited to check them out. On Repeat: Daft Punk. Gov Ball Must-See: All of them! Gov Ball Festival Guide: Your Experts Www. Mac DeMarco. St Lucia and Haim. Lizzy Plapinger NYC Favorite: My favorite quintessential NYC spot is Grand Central Station.cultivora. both The Strokes and Massive Attack headlined. Favorite Festival: Glastonbury. Bloc Party etc. Ms MR By Logan White Founders Entertainment Jordan Wolowitz NYC Favorite: Sushi Yasuda. Travel Essentials: Toothbrush. Gov Ball Must-See: I’m a huge Dirty Projectors fan and keep missing them. Charli XCX. Travel Essential: Disposable Camera. Gov Ball Must-See: So many of my favorite artists are playing (Beach House. On Repeat: Wavves. and especially my local bar One Last Shag :) First Festival: My parents used to work at a tiny folk music festival where I grew up in Idaho that we went to every summer. The Man. but I’m also pretty pumped to see Kanye. which we played last year! Favorite Festival: Laneway Festival in Australia. First Festival: I THINK it was Wireless Festival in London in 2006. First Festival: Bonnaroo.com | 6 .

By Marjana Jaidi Gov Ball Festival Guide: Festivities Www.com | 7 . 9 Preview the Gov Ball mobile app and get a rundown of its features. Party Time Front row fans cheer for Duck Sauce at Gov Ball 2012.Festivities 8 Having a Ball Everything you need to know about Gov Ball. Test Drive 1 1 Playlist We help you navigate the lineup with these essential artists.cultivora.

cultivora. Governors Ball has managed to cement itself as New York City’s premier music festival. 2013 11:45am / Midnight Starts / Ends: Reentry Money Not Allowed Cash Only. This year’s motto should be “go big or go home…” and yours should match. and extra artists. if not in original location. ATMS On-Site Average Weather 79°-64°F (26°-17°C) www. lineup. but it was the following installment on Randall’s Island where the festival truly shined. but with an extra stage.govball. For 2013.com | 8 . –Laura Baker-Finch Gov Ball Festival Guide: Festivities Www. yet well-curated. Expect the same fun in the sun as in 2011 and 2012.Having a Ball At A Glance Randall’s Island. 2012’s two-day event showed that a crowd can be moved as much by surging guitars and strategic crescendos as by computerized beats and equalizer teaks. By Laura Baker-Finch June 7-9. Its 2011 debut on Governors Island lent Gov Ball its name. In less than three years. in its diverse. an extra day. New York Location Dates Surf’s Up Matthew Shultz of Cage the Elephant surfs the crowd at Gov Ball 2012.com Website I Gov Ball basics: your starting point for navigating the festival like a pro. Governors Ball stays true to its previous editions.

review (and tweet at) your favorite food and beverage vendors. Be sure to check the app regularly for updates.cultivora. News & Social. Read on for tips on how to best utilize the app’s features both before and during the festival. or share Gov Ball official polaroid-style photos via your social networks.Test Drive: GovMobile Ball App E verything you need to know about the Gov Ball mobile app. Eventbrite Mobile Ticketing. as the Festival Map. is absolutely essential to navigating the festival. create your own custom schedule to ensure your favorite artists’ sets don’t overlap. the mobile app. and while you’re at Gov Ball. Eat & Drink. and Attractions will be added closer to the festival date. Pre-festival. By Maressa Levy G Download: means they’ve done away with paper schedules and maps. so if you want to know what’s going on at the festival.to help you navigate the ins and outs of Randall’s Island. and Gov Ball Cam . Gov Ball’s eco-friendly approach Gov Ball Festival Guide: Festivities Www. we broke down the app into four sections Lineup & Schedule. available for iPhone and Android platforms. We also listed some helpful features that will be rolled out in the coming weeks. For our review. Festival Essentials.com | 9 .

. and stages. lounges. Cool Feature: The Twitter tab under the “about” section of select vendors allows you to tweet what you eat. which you can use to locate food and beverage vendors. attractions. which is useful if you’re searching for a specific vendor or stage. @ govballnyc and #govballnyc will automatically come up. Use Eventbrite Mobile Ticketing to access your Gov Ball Ticket and Transportation Pass straight from your phone so you don’t have to deal with pesky details. Twitter. Just had the best grilled cheese of your life or decided that Jalapeño Corn Dogs are your new favorite food? Tweet ‘em! Use it For: Posting to Twitter and Facebook directly from the app.. Cool Feature: Share photos directly from Gov Ball Cam to Instagram. Cool Feature: Use the Grid View to see which performers overlap and calculate exactly how much time you have to grab a beer between sets. You can also filter the map’s pins by category. Gov Ball Festival Guide: Festivities Www. which you can take on the spot or import from your Photo Library. Use it For: Viewing vendor locations on the map or writing a review for the food you’ve already sampled. Under Eat & Drink. Use it For: Creating Official Gov Ball polaroid-style photos.cultivora. use the @ on your keypad. check the Festival Essentials to find out what’s allowed into the festival. To tweet at anyone else. Look Out For.com | 10 .Test Drive: Gov Ball Mobile App The Run-Down Lineup & Schedule Eat & Drink News & Social Gov Ball Cam Use it For: Syncing your mobile custom schedule with the one you created on the official Gov Ball website. and Facebook. and use the Attractions feature to fill your downtime with lawn games and ping-pong. Navigate the festival grounds with the Festival Map. Cool Feature: If you use the @ and # symbols in the tool bar while posting to Twitter within the app.

All E yes On Y ou 5. By Marjana Jaidi 6. love it. Listen to it. This Spotify Playlist is the final piece to your Gov Ball pregame. Form POLICA On Cloud 9 Kendrick Lamar at Roseland Ballroom. Float Pacific Air 3. Lucia 4. learn it.com | 11 . Household Goods Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs By Jason Rezvan Continued on Next Page Gov Ball Festival Guide: Festivities Www. It’s Not Over 8. The Feeling The Knocks Holy Ghost! 7. These White Walls Swear And Shake 2. February 2013.Playlist 1. Pierce the Morning Rain Dinosaur Jr.cultivora. Nice Flight Solid Gold St. 9.

It’s grown both vertically and horizontally.Playlist 10. weighing after party options. A Dancing Shell Wild Nothing Continued on Next Page Gov Ball Festival Guide: Festivities Www. The Bad In Each Other Feist I Love It Icona Pop at the Converse Fader Fort during CMJ 2012. 19. learn it. Six Weeks 12. By Marjana Jaidi 16. Gone Baby. Angsty Best Coast 1 1. a three-day outdoor summer music festival in NYC is very much a sustainable business model. Wishes Young the Giant Beach House W 18. Around the Block 21. love it. I Robert DeLong 25.com | 12 . this year’s lineup is a bold leap forward from last year’s svelte two-day offering. it’s a chronological taste of things to come. Listen to it. Basically. My Body 1 7.cultivora. Sad E yes Crystal Castles 15. Sequenced to match the festival’s daily schedule. yes. This Spotify playlist is the last piece of your Gov Ball pregame. My Gun Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics The Rubens 24. Black Spot Local Natives 14. Red Morning Light Kings Of Leon Pretty Lights 20. mindful attendees are already planning daily itineraries. and ironing out any remaining logistical perturbances. Medicine Spoon 23. Don’t Be Long Erykah Badu We’re only a few weeks away now from the third installment of Gov Ball. landing a handful of high-profile artists to hold down headlining slots while also expanding the heft of its diverse daytime offerings. Messages Of Monsters And Men Dillon Francis featuring Simon Lord 13. and as the festival tries to show the world that. Contra Moon Hooch 22. While the festival won’t overwhelm you with a bill that lists half its acts in size eight font or force you into too many life-or-death set conflicts (only two bands on at a time!).

Applesauce 40.A. E very Song 53. Reagan’s Skeleton 58. Patience Cold War Kids 62. Ash Tree Lane MS MR Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros 45. Criminal 54. Bad Mood 57. Doses & Mimosas Cherub Haim 56. Just From Chevron Dirty Projectors 41. Classy Girls 61. Fragments Animal Collective Thievery Corporation 50. The House That 38. By Marjana Jaidi 26. Ready For The Weekend Icona Pop Azealia Banks. 2011. Lazy Jay 46. Providence Foals 36. Reunion The xx Guns N’ Roses 63.com | 13 52. Paul Newman Divine Fits On An On Twin Shadow Vs. Santa Fe 59. Cherry Wine 33. Protohype 39. Five Seconds 64. Don’t Save Me 48. Drifter Roadkill Ghost Choir 55. Glitter Ain’t Gold Gary Clark. Octopus Bloc Party Freddie Gibbs The Lumineers 31. Under My Nose Fucked Up 51. 212 28.d city Heaven Built Kendrick Lamar. POWER 42. Japandroids MC Eiht The Vaccines 49.Playlist Yeezus Walks Kanye West at Festival Mawazine in Morocco. PaperHype Paper Diamond. Breezeblocks The Avett Brothers 44. Would That Not Portugal. Purple Y ellow Red and Blue . Roller Skates Steel Pulse Grizzly Bear 30. Monomania alt-J The Revivalists Deerhunter Click to Listen on Spotify Gov Ball Festival Guide: Festivities Www. Amy Winehouse Be Nice 43. The Man Kanye West Nas. I’m Home Griz 35. BFK 60. Half Gate 29. Miracle Mile 32. m.cultivora. Yeasayer Beirut 37. The Demons 34.A. Jr. Where I’m Going Cut Copy 47. Man on Fire 27.

In Williamsburg. fostering a distinct nightlife scene and a music community of indie labels. just north of McCarren Park. dive bars. To the north. beer gardens. and fans. Greenpoint may be less dense. cocktail lounges. and restaurants line Bedford Avenue and its side streets. The Williamsburg Bridge By Oliver Correa Gov Ball Festival Guide: Shuttle Www.cultivora. Hop on the Gov Ball shuttle right outside Brooklyn Bowl in North Williamsburg for the best route to the festival from Brooklyn. but the neighborhood holds its own with standout bars and eateries lining Manhattan Avenue. musicians.Shuttle t Williamsburg + Greenpoint The new generation taking flight in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg and Greenpoint has instilled a laidback vibe to the borough. venues.com | 14 . music venues.

making the ride all the more enjoyable. return trips from the festival will run until after the event ends. Click to launch Google Map Bedford Avenue Lorimer Street L Buy Shuttle Ticket: Nassau Avenue Metropolitan Avenue G Marcy Avenue J M Gov Ball Festival Guide: Shuttle Www.com | 15 . after 4.Shuttle Williamsburg + Greenpoint Eat Sleep Shop Party Explore Getting to Gov Ball The shuttle stop is right in front of Brooklyn Bowl. Shuttles will be beverage-friendly and equipped with good music. making it an ideal transportation option if you plan to catch one of the many after parties in the area.cultivora. You can take the shuttle to the festival from 11am-4pm.

” – Lizzy Plapinger. if only for a moment.com Maison Premiere 298 Bedford Avenue (347) 335-0446 maisonpremiere. and their street carts offer Mexican dishes of equal quality for those on the go. Nha Toi also serves up goi cuon (fresh rolls). and don’t forget to try their chipotle “crack” sauce . and bun (cold rice noodles).that’s all you need to know. which come with a variety of fillings. pho (hot rice noodle soups). lect from a build-your-ownmeal styled menu. Pair your choice with a daily cocktail and ice cream sandwich well into the night. The Meatball Shop 170 Bedford Avenue (718) 551-0520 themeatballshop.from its rockumentaries projected on the wall. this restaurant is dedicated to meatballs. Not Just for Carnivores The Lovin’ Cup Cafe 93 North 6th Street (718) 302-1180 thelovincupcafe. Classic Comfort Food “My favorite Vietnamese spot in NY.com This little Vietnamese restaurant specializes in Banh-mi. will excite any seafood lover. Oysters + Craft Cocktails Calexico 645 Manhattan Avenue (347) 763-2129 calexico. and carne fries. which you se- Gov Ball Festival Guide: Shuttle Www.cultivora.net Calexico’s Greenpoint location was voted best Mexican in NYC by the 2012 Zagat Guide.com This new Williamsburg addition off the Bedford L station is perfect for both brunch and a late-night meal for vegans and carnivores alike. MS MR Late-Night Vegan Options Brooklyn’s Best Tacos Station 166 North 7th Street (718) 599-1596 stationnyc. and connection to the music venue Cameo Gallery. You can’t go wrong with $15 prix fixe drunk brunch or late night offerings (until 4am Thursday-Saturday) after catching a show.com | 16 .com $1 oysters during happy hour . or Vietnamese sandwiches. but it’s still worth your time once happy hour is over. which includes absinthe.it’s addictive. Stop in for some tacos. so sample a little of everything for an experience that’ll transport you out of Brooklyn. As the name suggests.com The cafe is very music oriented . Their dinner menu and alcohol selection. classic soundtrack. Mexican tortas.Shuttle Williamsburg + Greenpoint Authentic Vietnamese Nha TOI 160 Havemeyer Street (718) 599-1820 nhatoi-nyc.

com King & Grove features a pool area with private cabanas. King and Grove 160 North 12th Street (718) 218-7500 kingandgrove. The Ides. is open from 7am-midnight daily and sources all of its ingredients locally. Located next door to the Gov Ball shuttle stop.Shuttle Williamsburg + Greenpoint Euro-Inspired Boutique Hotel Hotel Le Jolie 235 Meeker Avenue (866) 526-4097 hotellejolie. airy. Within the hotel.cultivora. stylish furnishings. the Wythe features a sprawling sixth floor rooftop bar. Reynards. and a sleek architectural design. Gov Ball Festival Guide: Shuttle Www. Luxury Williamsburg Hotel Factory Turned Hotel Wythe Hotel 89 Wythe Avenue (718) 460-8000 wythehotel. yet its location within Williamsburg’s borders ensures your stay will be unique to Brooklyn. This hotel combines local hotspots within its accommodation packages. loft-style rooms with exposed brick and striking Manhattan views. King and Grove is located just a three-minute walk from the Gov Ball shuttle stop. opt for the Brooklyn Brewery or “Dinner in New York” Packages while booking your stay. and is also within walking distance to many area bars and restaurants. a 360-degree rooftop bar with views of Manhattan.com Hotel Le Jolie takes its inspiration from European boutique hotels. The Wythe’s in-house restaurant.com | 17 . so rather than just asking the hotel’s concierge where to go in the area. which is quickly becoming a go-to drinking destination in Brooklyn. which overlooks McCarren Park. rooms are bright and spacious.com This converted factory has open. with modern.

Malin Landau 160 Havemeyer Street (718) 599-1820 malinlandaeus. with walls covered in vintage music gear and rare guitars.cultivora. the clothing is affordable. Franklin Ave Franklin Street between Oak Street + Green Street The newly revitalized Franklin Avenue has become the go-to destination for shopping and dining in Greenpoint. you’ll love the showroom whether you want to browse or purchase.Max Hershenow Monk Vintage 469 Driggs Avenue (718) 384-6665 Located next door to the thrift chain Buffalo Exchange. luggage. and small gifts.Shuttle Williamsburg + Greenpoint A-Trak’s Flagship Store Brooklyn’s Guitar Emporium Fool’s Gold Store 536 Metropolitan Avenue store. which features a large selection of used vinyl. I can rarely afford anything in there but her taste and collection are amazing and she has a great eye for new trends.“ -. and the owners buys used guitars for their personal collection regularly.com | 18 . hats. as well as bimonthly art exhibitions. Monk features a diverse collection of men’s and women’s clothing. headphones.com “One of the best curated vintage stores I’ve ever been to. and posters. Here you’ll find a full range of Fool’s Gold releases and merchandise including vinyls.” -. 10 Ft Single Vintage on a Budget 166 North 7th Street (718) 599-1596 “Great vintage store in Williamsburg with a back room full of one-of-a-kind (but sort of pricey) pieces. with options ranging from independent bookstore Word to Permanent Records. toys. art prints. Southside also offers repair services. Southside Guitars 303 Grand Street (718) 218-8201 southsideguitars. Whether you’re a musician or a collector. and unlike many NYC vintage shops. a tastemaker label founded by A-Trak and Nick Catchdubs in 2007.foolsgoldrecs. Greenpoint’s Newest Hotspot Ms Mr Vintage Hunting It’s no secret that this Brooklyn-based duo has a keen sense of style. accessories. Check out their picks for scoring the best vintage threads. Whether you have a specific destination in mind or you’re just going for a stroll.Lizzy Plapinger Gov Ball Festival Guide: Shuttle Www. as well as vintage accessories. the era in which most of the clothing originated.com This small shop serves as the flagship store and event space for Fool’s Gold Records.com Southside is a guitar-lover’s haven. cameras. Franklin Avenue is worth a look. The neon interior is reminiscent of the ‘70s.

and Fried Chicken Brooklyn Bowl 61 Wythe Avenue (728) 963-3369 brooklynbowl. pool. “ – Kari Spieler. MS MR Metropolitan 559 Lorimer Street (718) 599-4444 metropolitanbarny. Located near the Lorimer stop off the L train.com A fun. Gov Ball Festival Guide: Shuttle Www. or opt for a frozen coffee. This Belgian beer bar is the go-to place for sausages and. friendly bar offering skee ball. it’s also the venue for the majority of the festival’s official after parties. beer. and has ample indoor/outdoor seating in the summer months. Not only is Brooklyn Bowl the shuttle stop for Gov Ball.cultivora. Skinny Dennis will be your new favorite stomping ground.com This BK venue is known for booking top-notch artists.com | 19 . That’s the Williamsburg way. you guessed it. they host a killer Sunday BBQ with free food and cheap beer. and . Spritzenhaus is great for large groups. The beer list is massive. a photo booth. Get the full rundown under our After Hours section.com Honky Tonk in Brooklyn Skinny Dennis 152 Metropolitan Avenue (212) 555-1212 If you’re a fan of fresh. Spritzenhaus is my favorite hang these days. served with bourbon. taxidermied boars.Shuttle Williamsburg + Greenpoint “divey gay bar in Williamsburg” – Max Hershenow. offering up gluten-free beers and ciders in addition to traditional brews. pinball. all priced around an affordable $5. and an outdoor patio in addition to a daily Happy Hour from 3-8pm. warm peanuts. vintage jukeboxes. Swear and Shake Bowling.of course . and a brandy floater. It’s best if you pre-game/dine there and then hit up a warehouse party after that. Enjoy 10 craft brews on tap. coffee liquor. Intimate Concert Hall Music Hall of Williamsburg 66 North 6th Street (718) 486-5400 musichallofwilliamsburg.honky tonk. Music. Choose from 10 different sausage options (they even have a Vegan one).com Belgian Beer + Sausage Spritzenhaus 33 Nassau Avenue (347) 987-4632 spritzenhaus33. then select your toppings. Read more about the venue and its Gov Ball After Party featuring Japandroids under After Hours.

A new spin on the dinner and a movie combo. By Oliver Correa “I always suggest renting a bike and riding around Brooklyn. either: options range from the Nitehawk Blend Burger to Fish Tacos.Shuttle Williamsburg + Greenpoint Point of View Looking at Manhattan from East River State Park in Williamsburg.com Smorgasburg East River State Park smorgasburg. Swear and Shake Brewery Tours and Cheap Beers Dinner and a Movie Brooklyn Flea Food Market Brooklyn Brewery 79 North 11th Street (718) 486-7422 brooklynbrewery. With more than 75 vendors serving up affordable fare. ranging from ciders to bottles of sparkling wine.com This local culinary delight has something for all tastes. from the gastro-adventurous to those with more traditional tastes.com NightHawk Cinema 136 Metropolitan Avenue (718) 384-3980 nitehawkcinema. It’s incredible to see the different neighborhoods in the borough. Gov Ball Festival Guide: Shuttle Www. Nitehawk serves food and drinks that you can bring directly to your seat. but at the end of the week. you should make sure to wear loose fitting clothes and plan to taste a little of everything. The Brooklyn Brewery’s primary purpose is to make beer.com | 20 . The beverage options are just as varied. Smorgasburg is open from 11am6pm on Saturdays at East River State Park. its doors are opened to visitors who come and enjoy the cheap beer and lively atmosphere. Take a weekend tour of the brewery to taste a few different beers while you learn about their beer-making process. This isn’t your typical movie theater food.cultivora.” – Kari Spieler.

Kips Bay. stores. These ferry-convenient districts may not be a traditional go-to for an afternoon of shopping or a night of bar hopping – but things are beginning to change. and restaurants have followed suit. is one of the city’s best. Photo by Oliver Correa. Gramercy Theatre. including The Ace. NOMAD + KIPS BAY + FLATIRON N Near the festival’s Ferry transport at East 35th Street at the FDR Drive lays NoMad.Ferry Red.com | 21 . and the Flatiron neighborhoods of middle Manhattan. bars. Park Avenue South from Union Square north is lined with myriad restaurants and the area’s famous music venue. Yellow and Blue art installation in Madison Square Park by Orly Genger. Since the introduction of several notable boutique hotels. Gov Ball Festival Guide: Ferry Www.cultivora. Gramercy Park. and The NoMad.

Departures to Randall’s will stop at 9:00pm. Click to launch Google Map 4 5 6 23rd Street • 28th Street 33rd Street • Grand Central Buy Ferry Ticket: 23rd Street • 28th Street Herald Square N Q R Herald Square B D F M Gov Ball Festival Guide: Ferry Www.cultivora.com | 22 .Ferry NOMAD + KIPS BAY + FLATIRON Eat Sleep Shop Party Explore Getting to Gov Ball The Manhattan Ferry is an easy way to get to and from Gov Ball. but ferries will run back to Manhattan until after the event ends. Most boats will have a full bar and music to get you pumped for the day. Ferries will depart from East 34th Street and the FDR Drive for Randall’s Island starting at 11:00am each day and run every 15 minutes.

Ferry NOMAD + KIPS BAY + FLATIRON Classic Burgers and Shakes Shake Shack Madison Avenue and 23rd Street (212) 889-6600 shakeshack.com | 23 . Opt for a their staple burger and shake. Be forewarned . DiDi’s affordable prices and delicious dumplings are great options. L’Express serves traditional French fare 24/7.com Located inside the Pod 39 Hotel. Sushi Yasuda’s dedication to classical sushi is not to be missed during your NYC trip. both in the atmosphere and in its Mexican-. and Grilled Organic Salmon. Tacos with a Twist Salvation Taco 145 East 39th Street (212) 865-5800 salvationtaco.cultivora. 24/7 French Cuisine West Coast Fish Tacos Wahoo’s 333 Park Ave South (212) 466-3330 wahoos.com A love of surf and food is evident at Wahoo’s.com Inspired by Lyon’s late-night culture. Salvation Taco is the newest addition to The Spotted Pig restaurateurs Ken Friedman and Chef April Bloomfield’s rosters. the brightly-lit eatery far surpasses other late night options. Gov Ball Festival Guide: Ferry Www. While their fish tacos made them known. with menu items including Steak Frites. Brazilian-. but check the Shack Cam before you go . Classical Sushi L’Express 249 Park Avenue (212) 254-5858 lexpressnyc. Sushi Yasuda DiDi Dumpling 38 Lexington Avenue (718) 709-8132 If you’re in a rush or on a strict budget.com This NYC classic began as a hot dog cart in 2001 to support the Madison Square Park’s first art installation. with very little seating. Although it can be crowded. and Asian-infused menu.this is a grab-and-go establishment. The menu features creative tacos with cross-cultural inspirations. Grilled Swordfish. to be enjoyed in the restaurant or on the hotel’s rooftop bar. Dumplings on a Budget Everything on the menu is under $10. their bowls are not to be overlooked. 204 East 43rd Street (212) 972-1001 sushiyasuda.lines wrap the park during Summer months. and they feature four combo meals for those that can’t decide on a single item. New Yorkers lined up daily for three summers until the Shack opened a permanent kiosk in 2004.com Recommended by Gov Ball co-founder Jordan Wolowitz.

The hotel’s roof deck is ideal for soaking up city views while you enjoy a cocktail and a taco from Salvation Taco. Liberty Hall. making the interior as beautiful as it is comfortable.com This unusual hotel’s “pods” are designed to maximize space. warm colors. which first opened in 1925. and workspaces accented by furnishings that are hip and modern. or large room . opt for a mini. bohemian décor.cultivora. and each room key comes with access to the private Gramercy Park. Good for Musicians 20 West 29th Street (212) 679-2222 acehotel. located on the hotel’s 17th floor.all are uniquely decorated with personal. Ace hotel Gov Ball Festival Guide: Ferry Www. homey touches that make the rooms feel more like staying at your best friend’s apartment than at a hotel. NOMAD HOTEL 1170 Broadway (212) 796-1500 thenomadhotel.com/newyork The Ace is known for housing a young population of musicians and actors. small. stop by for its elegant lounge. residential theme to it. custom furnishing as well as original artwork. The hotel also hosts parties in its basement space.com | 24 . utilizing built-in storage drawers. The hotel is also home to art-focused Rose Bar and The Gramercy Terrace. Each room is adorned with hand-selected.com Pod 39 145 E 39th Street (212) 865-5700 thepodhotel. Whether you’re staying there or not. When booking. You can even meet fellow Pod-goers in advance via the “Pod Culture” section on the hotel’s website. The Gramercy Park Hotel features plush furnishings. medium.com Housed in a beautiful turn of the century building in the middle of the newly-named neighborhood of the eponymous name. The NoMad Hotel has a Parisian. Modern cool meets vintage luxury at this NYC mainstay. and decadent accents in each of its spacious rooms.Ferry NOMAD + KIPS BAY + FLATIRON Modern Yet Elegant Pod-Sized Luxury Paris Meets New York Gramercy Park Hotel 2 Lexington Avenue (212) 920-3300 gramercyparkhotel. closets.

and Kitsune music compilations. 8’s unique selection of global goods. jewelry.com | 25 . Retro Barbershop and Boutiques Modern French Fashion Rudy’s Barber Shop 14 West 29th Street (212) 532-7200 rudysbarbershop. and travel accessories. specially-commissioned souvenirs. and international snacks.cultivora. Owners Elizabeth Beer and Brian Janusiak travel often. 8 22 W 29th Street (212) 725-0008 projectno8. integrating emerging new designers’ ware with vintage goods.com Maison Kitsune 1170 Broadway (212) 481-6010 kitsune. shoes. which is reflected in No. Founded by Daft Punk’s former manager. including books.com The first East Coast location of a West Coast staple. Gov Ball Festival Guide: Ferry Www. including apothecary items. Located inside the NoMad Hotel.us This Ace Hotel outpost of the multi-national Opening Ceremony features an extensive collection of unique travel essentials.fr Global Goods Project No. this eclectic fashion line doubles as an electronic music record label. the Kitsune boutique carries clothing. this retro barbershop offers more than just haircuts. This travel and design shop is a carefully curated boutique located inside the Ace Hotel.Ferry NOMAD + KIPS BAY + FLATIRON Eclectic Travel Essentials Opening Ceremony 1190 Broadway (646) 695-5680 openingceremony. The shop’s upstairs boutique sells accessories and clothing found around the city. accessories.

reservations are required at this swanky speakeasy. The Flatiron Room 37 West 26th Street (212) 725-3860 theflatironroom. and your server will personalize your cocktail.instead. and Popcorn Shrimp. Head to Late-Night Eats for more info on the Gov Ball After Party hosted by the venue.Ferry NOMAD + KIPS BAY + FLATIRON Ping-Pong and Cocktails Spin New York 48 E 23rd Street (212) 982-8802 newyork. Black Cod. but it is this combination that SPiN New York is all about.thegramercytheatre. This unique daytime/nightime ping pong hall also serves a full courtside menu of food and drinks. Gramercy caters to a variety of musicians. also offers live music and a menu that includes Lamb Chops. and courts rentals start at $10 per half-hour for non-members. which ones a “Bottle Keep” program.com Gramercy Theater 127 East 23rd Street (212) 614-6932 venue. With a seated area in back and a standing room in front.com Ping pong and alcohol may seem like an unlikely combination. The bar. Milk & Honey also offers some great “grazing” options. The Art of the Cocktail Extensive Whiskey List Mid-Sized Music Venue Milk & Honey 30 East 23rd Street mlkhny. Meatball Sliders.spingalactic. and Chimichurri Steak Bites. like Baked Cornish Scallops. Gov Ball Festival Guide: Ferry Www.com/newyork Unless you are a member. and concert-attendees. a variety of Flat Breads. specializing in rare whiskeys old and new. Milk & Honey doesn’t have a menu .cultivora. genres. but didn’t become a live music venue until 2006.com | 26 . The Flatiron Room offers one of the most extensive whiskey lists on the East Coast. describe the kind of drinks you enjoy.com Gramercy opened in 1937.

Ferry NOMAD + KIPS BAY + FLATIRON Red. wine stores. and cultural significance of sexuality. and a children’s playground.where tourists and locals a like come for a quintessential New York City summer lunch .or at least try to.cultivora.” which will be running during Gov Ball. as the park is colloquially known. erotic paintings. delicious meal that you can re-create in your own home . like “The Sex Lives of Animals” and “Universe of Desire: Why We Like What We Like. Gov Ball Festival Guide: Ferry Www. and more. evolution.com Dedicated to honoring the history. Yellow and Blue art installation in Madison Square Park. an educational center. free WiFi. Mad. Madison Square Park is the perfect place to relax and soak in the city. Madison Square Park is home to Shake Shack . Museum of Sex 233 5th Avenue (212) 689-6337 museumofsex.. this museum features an unusual array of exhibitions. a fountain and reflecting pool. Eataly is the largest artisanal Italian food and wine marketplace in the world.com Comprised of Italian delicacy mini-markets. so you’re guaranteed a fresh. 200 5th Avenue (212) 229-2560 eataly. also provides a dog park. The museum’s permanent collection includes vintage pornography. With the iconic Flatiron Building looming overhead. Eataly’s restaurants only use ingredients sold in store. and seven sit-down eateries. By Oliver Correa.com | 27 . sex dolls. Sq.org A quaint park located between 23rd and 26th Streets and Fifth and Madison Avenues.as well as rotating art installations sponsored by the Madison Square Park Conservancy. An Urban Oasis Italian Foodie Superstore Madison Square Park Eataly A Raunchier NYC 23rd Street and Madison Avenue (212) 538-4071 madisonsquarepark.

com | 28 .Subway Union Square + East Village A As one of the biggest subway hubs in the city. Marks Place. Punk rock aside. home of the punk movement centered around CBGB (now John Varvatos) and St. Gov Ball Festival Guide: Subway Www. But convenience isn’t the area’s only draw. the East Village has the highest concentration of bars in the city. music permeates everything from the residents to the music venues and record stores.cultivora. By Oliver Correa. Union Square and its neighboring East Village are a convenient starting point for getting to and from the festival. easy to stay in. Easy to get to. Break dancers in the Union Square Subway Station. with an equally extensive list of restaurants and retailers.

Subway Union square + East Village Eat Sleep Shop Party Explore Getting to Gov Ball Taking public transportation to Randall’s Island is a two-part process.00 round-trip. no matter where you begin.com | 29 . or 6 subway line (green) to 125th Street. so don’t forget to load your MetroCard.cultivora. and will take you directly to the festival entrance. look for the X80 express bus on the corner of 125th Street and Lexington Avenue. 5. Click to launch Google Map 4 5 6 N Q R Union Square Union Square 1st Avenue • 3rd Avenue L Astor Place • Bleecker Street 6 Broadway . and the X80 bus costs $6. The buses to Gov Ball will be labeled accordingly. When you emerge from subway. First. take the 4.50 one-way.Lafayette B D F M Gov Ball Festival Guide: Subway Www. Your subway ride will cost you $2.

com Communal seating and modern décor give this restaurant a contemporary feel that pairs perfectly with Republic’s non-traditional take on Asian cuisine.com New Yorkers will wait over an hour to have breakfast at Peels. even late at night.com This tiny.com Baohaus Named after two 19th-century racehorses. or dinner. hole-in-the-wall location serves up Taiwanese-Chinese street food right off the 3rd Avenue L stop. 90 University Place (212) 414-4739 thegreydog. centrally located near Union Square Park. It’s tasty and not too pricey. Grey Dog 325 Bowery (646) 602-7015 peelsnyc.com Luke’s Lobster 93 East 7th Street (212) 387-8487 lukeslobster. Affordable Lobster Rolls Cafe Mogador is my new favorite brunch spot. Cozy Coffeeshop Luke’s Lobster offers seafood rolls so fresh that they can be traced back to the docks of Maine. lunch. Mogador opened a Brooklyn outpost in March 2012.cultivora.Subway Union square + East Village Moroccan Cuisine Cafe Mogador 101 Saint Marks Place (212) 677-2226 cafemogador. you can usually snag a seat at their long bar if you’re with a small party. But Peels quiets down for dinner. which offers traditional Southern fare like their Build-A-Biscuit option. if you’re in the mood for Moroccan across the river. when diners can enjoy true Southern meals like cheese curds and shrimp coquettes. Gov Ball Festival Guide: Subway Www. Hearty Fare 37 Union Square West (212) 627-7172 thinknoodles. Taiwanese Street Food Saxon + Parole 316 Bowery (212) 254-0350 saxonandparole. Southern Fare Peels 238 East 14th Street (646) 669-8889 baohausnyc. Swear and Shake Oodles of Noodles Republic Traditional. Mogador offers up seasonal specials complemented by their extensive wine and cocktail selection.com This family-owned and operated restaurant has been cooking up Moroccan and Mediterranean meals for more than 30 years. Saxon + Parole features traditional all-American fare. In addition to traditional options. The small baos are perfect to grab-&-go.com A quick and easy place to grab breakfast (served all day).com | 30 . Although it’s known to fill up quickly. – Kari Spieler.

com | 31 . The Bowery Hotel exudes old New York City charm and style. Gramercy Park. Enjoy their famed Whatever/Whenever Service. The lobby is lavishly decorated with overstuffed leather chairs andvintage-patterned couches. and the Standard provides a complimentary continental breakfast in the Penthouse while the lobby is under construction. and will provide you with a comfortable. and the Flatiron District.cultivora. which are adorned with plush velvet seating and wooden accents. Trendy Downtown Hotel Bowery Hotel 335 Bowery (212) 505-9100 theboweryhotel. The hotel’s 135 guest rooms offer floor to ceiling windows with spectacular views of downtown NYC. a style that extends to the rooms themselves.com Bringing luxury to the historically gritty Lower East Side. and simply decorated. Gov Ball Festival Guide: Subway Www. quiet stay. The W is centrally located inside the Beaux Arts building overlooking Union Square Park. Each room is furnished in a modern décor. located in the historic East Village. lounge bar. Guest rooms are clean.com W Union Square 89 Wythe Avenue (718) 460-8000 wythehotel. and pet-friendly attitude. store. quaint. with sleek designs and primary colors. The staff is attentive and helpful.com Floor to ceiling windows bring the outside in at The Standard East. with easy access to the East Village.Subway Union square + East Village Highrise East VIllage Hotel Central Location Standard East 25 Cooper Square (212) 475-5700 standardhotels.

knowledgeable. East Village Vinyl other music 15 East 4th St New York (212) 477-8150 othermusic. John Varvatos 315 Bowery (212) 358-0315 johnvarvatos. this legendary bookstore houses 18 miles of new. or opt for a coveted pair of retro Air Jordans. Stop in to pick up some Nikes for everyday wear. Stop in to browse their diverse collection or attend a reading.com Flight Club carries a unique. The space still maintains the punk venue’s graffitied walls. Their staff is friendly. and features a stage for monthly performances.hours can fly by in this literary haven. but book lovers beware .cultivora. and out-of-print titles. rare sneakers inventory that rotates frequently. John Varvatos has blended fashion with music by creating his NoHo shop in the now defunct CBGB’s. used. Flight Club will have a pair of sneakers perfect for you.com An NYC mainstay since 1927. and often hosts free in-store performances. Gov Ball Festival Guide: Subway Www. Whatever your taste.com Strand 828 Broadway (212) 473-1452 strandbooks. sells records and 1970s hi-fi equipment. They stock a wide variety of new releases spanning genres and price points.Subway Union square + East Village Walls of Sneakers 18 Miles of Books Music-Oriented Menswear Flight Club 812 Broadway (212) 505-2330 flightclubny.com | 32 .com Other Music’s small size says nothing of their extensive record selection.

this hotspot is a mix between a club and a concert venue. Gov Ball Festival Guide: Subway Www. and has since played host to countless music legends.com The biggest and longest running nightclub in the city. this Jamaican-themed bar features a pool table.com Known for their signature gin cocktails. Kingston Hall is far from garish. so plan accordingly Jamaica in NYC Irving transitioned into a rock music venue in 1978. and fruity drinks served in coconuts. Take in the history at a Gov Ball After Party and find more venue info in our After Hours section. with 5 floors featuring different genres and vibes.com Lit Lounge 93 2nd Avenue (212) 777-7987 litloungenyc. Cheap Drinks Irving Plaza 17 Irving Place (212) 777-6800 irvingplaza. Located above the 13th Step on 2nd Ave. but only accommodates groups of four and under. Laid-back Neighborhood Bar Kingston Hall 149 2nd Avenue (212) 673-2663 kingstonhall. so grab your drink along with an appetizer and find a place to sit on one of the leather-clad vintage couches. Intimate Bar Historic Music Venue Japanese Speakeasy Madame geneva 4 Bleecker Street (212) 254-0350 madamgeneva-nyc. balcony. Dark. Lit Lounge is the epitome of an East Village bar.com With a boutique art gallery right next door and a music venue in its basement.com Angel Share 8 Stuyvesant Street (212) 777-5415 Located inside the Village Yokocho. Although the Jamaican theme is apparent.Subway Union square + East Village An NYC Nightlife Institution Webster Hall 125 East 11th Street (212) 353-1600 websterhall.com | 33 . Good Music. Black & White 86 E 10th Street (212) 253-0246 This small neighborhood bar’s close proximity to Webster Hall makes it ideal for after parties and relaxing in an intimate black booth.cultivora. Madame Geneva can get quite crowded at the bar. Head to After Hours for more info on the venue and its offical Gov Ball After Party featuring Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs and Kidnap Kid. The bar is cozy and quiet.

Books. although the buskers that frequent the underground hub do often elicit a stop. If you’re in a group.org/park/ greenmarket Every Monday.com For the latest blockbuster releases in 2and 3-D.com This B&N location on the park’s northern end stocks titles across four floors. View Walking Tour (212) 517-1826 unionsquarenyc. Coffee. but they’re quick to sell out .org/park/ walking-tour For a social and political history and tour of the Union Square neighborhood. Gov Ball Festival Guide: Subway Www. Barnes & Noble 33 East 17th Street (212) 253-0810 barnesandnoble. Showtimes usually start at 11am and end close to midnight. Pop up demonstrations.arrive early or buy online. arrive at the Abraham Lincoln Statue any Saturday at 2pm. Regal Union Square is your best bet. Wednesday. only spanning northwards from 14th to 17th Street between Park Avenue and Broadway.com | 34 . celebrations. butchers. History Lesson Regal Union Square 850 Broadway (212) 253-6266 regmovies. The park itself isn’t too big. and Saturday. and performances are ever rotating.cultivora. and bakers at the city’s first and largest greenmarket. Friday. but treasures reside within and around its green lawns. head to the North-West side of Union Square from 8am-6pm to support local family farmers. 90-minute tour. hosts readings and lectures. call ahead for the free.for these. Entice your Senses Catch the Latest Flick Greenmarket unionsquarenyc. and features impressive views overlooking Union Square. houses a Starbucks and café.Subway Union square + East Village A Day in the Park Union Square There’s more to explore within Union Square than just the subway station. yet there are more stable attractions as well . see below.

By Laura Baker-Finch Santos Bowery Webster Irving Gramercy BK Bowl MHoW . grab a bite at one of these late-night eateries.After Hours Eats Jump to a Venue: At-A-Glance If you’re hitting up an official Gov Ball afterparty.

santospartyhouse. Subways Festival Transport Subway 780 Venue Capacity Open Since 2008 2/3 Floors / Bars Etc. look no further than Nha Trang (www. Award-Winning Sound www. 87 Baxter Street). It may only stay open until 10pm. and lounge.cultivora.169barnyc. try their famous pork or crabmeat soup dumplings or specialty dishes ranging from crispy jumbo shrimp to Wine Chicken cold cuts. but its pho is worth the pre-party trip. they end up staying for the oysters.nhatrangone. 9 Pell Street) manages to stand out.K.com.com | 36 . 96 Lafayette Street. 2 Music Venues. While many venture to this historic bar simply for the $5 shot-beer combos. yet Joe’s Shanghai (www. /// Lose yourself in the limbo between bar and restaurant at 169 Bar (www.com Website Twitter June 6 Kate Boy Hey Champ Gemini Club Tickets @SantosPartyHaus Gov Ball Festival Guide: After Hours Www.Q.com. com. Until 11pm each night.R. The name speaks for itself.’s Tribeca venue. 169 East Broadway).joeshanghairestaurants.Santos Party HOuse Party House Santos Bowery Webster Irving Gramercy BK Bowl MHoW At-A-Glance Andrew W.J Location Phone There’s no shortage of great Chinese in China Town. and Chicken Thighs served until 4am. /// If you want authentic Vietnamese in NYC. club.6. Manhattan +1 (212) 584-5492 Canal Street N. Po’ Boy Sandwiches.

com. Manhattan +1 (212) 533-2111 Location Phone One Mile House (www. 10 Delancey Street) inspires after a prohibition-era watering hole – if not in secrecy. or for stuffing your face to get that after-party second wind.com | 37 . Snack Dragon (164 Orchard Street) embraces the pedestrian life of NYC. Spring Street 6 Subways Festival Transport Subway 795 Venue Capacity Open Since 1997 Floors / Bars 2/3 Downstairs bar and lounge www. and dining room – to suit any occasion. /// The sprawling location of The General (www. Until 4am each night. Prefer your Mexican street food sitting down? There are a few stools and tables inside. Website Twitter June 7 Gov Ball Festival Guide: After Hours Www. café. the modern Asian cuisine served until 1am is always the same. J. Swear and Shake Tickets Bowery J. bar.emmgrp. But no matter where you sit. pastry counter. M.onemilehousenyc. The Revivalists. Roadkill Ghost Choir. Delancey-Essex Street F. 199 Bowery) houses five dining experiences – the outdoor patio.com @BoweryBallroom Etc. /// With its street-facing order window and bite-size eats. pair a seasonal cocktail or craft beer with a traditional pub meal perfect for sharing. 6 Delancey Street. though they’re often full by 4am with troupers who made it until last call. com/the-general.Bowery Ballroom Santos Bowery Ballroom Webster Irving Gramercy BK Bowl MHoW At-A-Glance Bowery Ballroom is the Goldilocks of NYC’s music venues: just right.boweryballroom. in décor.cultivora.

mamouns.com.5. its location a block away from Webster means you can get your fill before 11pm.R.cultivora. 125 East 11th Street. Village Pourhouse (downtownnyc.com @WebsterHall Etc. Marks Place) are both cheap . villagepourhouse. 32 St.$1 slices – and convenient – they’re open 24 hours most weekend nights. Marks storefronts of 2 Bros Pizza (www. beer drinking.6.Q. 22 St.dostoros.com | 38 . you’ll be treated to a falafel sandwich that has been a city favorite since 1971. Vegetarians be warned – all dishes at this taco joint use rice cooked in chicken stock. com. /// The St. 137 4th Avenue) won’t be open after the party. /// Located directly across the street from Webster Hall. 64 3rd Avenue) has become an East Village staple perfect for sports watching. Website Twitter Gov Ball Festival Guide: After Hours Www. Astor Place 6 Location Phone June 7 While Dos Toros (www. you can stop by Totally before or after Webster Hall.com. Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs.Webster Hall Santos Bowery Webster Hall Irving Gramercy BK Bowl MHoW At-A-Glance The biggest nightclub in New York City has live music spanning four floors. Open until 5am on weeknights.com. 3 Music Venues www. 3rd Avenue L. Marks Place). Kidnap Kid Tickets Subways Festival Transport Subway 2500 1886 Venue Capacity Open Since Floors / Bars 4/8 5 Environments.N.websterhall. Manhattan +1 (212) 353-1600 Union Square 4. /// As you descend the steps into Mamoun’s (www.2brospizza. and pub food eating either before or after the show.

Manhattan +1 (212) 777-6800 Union Square 4.Q. and extensive menu of Coffee Shop (www. sidewalk seating. and mojitos. salad.5.R. Eddie Huang. will also change your view on cheap NYC eats – all the baos and fries on the menu are less than $4.maozusa. 29 Union Square West) keep foodies and budgetdiners a like coming back for more. 238 East 14th Street) will change your view on Taiwanese-Chinese food. Before you adorn your pita at the do-it-yourself toppings bar.Irving Plaza Santos Bowery Webster Irving Plaza Gramercy BK Bowl MHoW At-A-Glance A major stepping stone for rock musicians since 1978. Food personality and Baohaus owner.com.cultivora.baohausnyc.com | 39 . Website Twitter Gov Ball Festival Guide: After Hours Www.com. make sure to ask for an order of their crispy Belgian or sweet potato fries.com @IrvingPlaza Etc. Maoz Vegetarian (www. /// Until Midnight weekend nights.6. mac & cheese.N. pancakes. hole-in-the-wall location of Baohaus (www. Open 23 hours a day.thecoffeeshopnyc. pop in after midnight for their late-night menu featuring steak.com. 38 Union Square East) serves up the best falafel sandwiches and salads in the area. Dinosaur Jr. Reignwolf Tickets Subways Festival Transport Subway 650 Venue Capacity Open Since 1948 Floors / Bars 2/3 Snacks sold at lobby bar www. Location Phone 17 Irving Place.irvingplaza.L June 7 The cozy booths. /// The tiny.

245 Park Avenue South) continues the party well into the night with its lively atmosphere. Arrive before 11pm to cool down before the after-party.com | 40 . head to Ralph’s (www.sushisamba.com @GramercyTheatre Etc. or in their expansive (by New York standards) dining room.thegramercytheatre.com. sundaes.com. Website Twitter June 8 GRiZ Cherub Tickets Gov Ball Festival Guide: After Hours Www. you can experience traditional French cooking 24-hours a day. Dine at the bar with a wine in hand.ralphsices. Sushi Samba (www.Gramercy Theatre Santos Bowery Webster Irving Gramercy Theater BK Bowl MHoW At-A-Glance Theater-style seating and general admission standing: the best of both worlds.com. /// At L’Express (www. ice creams. or smoothies cool you down after a long day in the hot sun. 7-days a week.cultivora. 249 Park Avenue South). Subways Festival Transport Ferry 650 Venue Capacity Open Since 1937 Floors / Bars 2/3 The Lounge @ Gramercy Theatre. /// For a post-festival treat. 127 East 23rd Street.lexpressnyc. 144 East 24th Street) and let one of their famous Italian Ices. But what really draws the crowds is the top-notch sushi with a Brazilian twist. Manhattan +1 (212) 614-6932 23rd Street 6 Location Phone Keeping its doors open until 2am weekend nights. Snacks sold at bar www.

com @brooklynbowl Website Twitter Gov Ball Festival Guide: After Hours Www. yet authentic.vinniesbrooklyn. Haim head to Jimmy’s Diner (www. New York slice. Shakey Grave Tickets Subways Festival Transport Shuttle 600 Venue Capacity Open Since 2009 1/2 June 7 Floors / Bars Etc. Location Phone 61 Wythe Avenue. and fried chicken: a triple threat. Kate Boy jimmysdinerbrooklyn. /// Open until 3am Friday and Saturday and until midnight on Sunday.com.brooklynbowl. it’s not a bad choice for a pre-festival brunch either. Bar Matchless (www.Brooklyn Bowl Santos Bowery Webster Irving Gramercy Brooklyn Bowl MHoW At-A-Glance Live music. 557 Manhattan Avenue) serves home-style American classics until at least 3am every night. 577 Tickets Union Avenue) until Midnight. Nassau G June 9 Despite being better known as a bar than a restaurant.barmatchless. Vinnie’s Pizza (www. and beverages ranging from cocktails to milkshakes. On the corner of Williamsburg and Greenpoint.cultivora. It’s a favorite of the Food Network’s Guy Fieri as well as Team Spirit frontman Sister Sparrow and Black Bell label owner Ayad Al Hollis Brown Adhamy. /// For fried chicken.com. bowling. all-day breakfast. June 8 Bowling Alley Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken www. Brooklyn +1 (718) 963-3369 Bedford L.com.com | 41 . Policia Solid Gold 148 Bedford Avenue) is the place to Tickets go for a quick.

pasta. slider.com. or salad. and whether you want your choices in a sandwich. Station NYC (www. too.Williamsburg Music Hall of Santos Bowery Webster Irving Gramercy BK Bowl o Music H all of MH W W’Burg At-A-Glance Bowery Ballroom’s little sister across the river. Great vegans and gluten free options. late-night food.musichallofwilliamsburg. com. 170 Bedford Avenue). Location Phone 66 North 6th Street. Website Twitter Japandroids Sold Out Gov Ball Festival Guide: After Hours Www. a number of sides.themeatballshop.com | 42 .com @MusicHallofWB Etc.com. /// Unlike most options you’ll find open until 2am. /// A bagel may not be your usual go-to. bagelsmith. 166 North 7th Street) offers a full menu in their dining room – not just something greasy to eat on the curb. choose between 6 kinds of balls – including a vegetarian option – various sauces. but let the bagels sandwiches and cream cheese flavors at this 24-hour Bagelsmith (www. Then order yourself a specialty jello shot and dine anytime before 4am weekend nights.cultivora. 189 Bedford Avenue) location change your mind. Brooklyn +1 (718) 486-5400 From the build-your-own-meal menu at the Meatball Shop (www.stationnyc. June 7 Bedford Avenue L Subways Festival Transport Shuttle 550 Venue Capacity Open Since 2007 Floors / Bars 2 / 3-4 Downstairs bar and lounge www.

20 Madison Square Park. 8 Other Music. 12 Kanye West. 14 East River State Park. 8 Late Night Eats. 23 Laura Baker-Finch Matthew Shultz. 34 Marjana Jaidi Fucked Up. 5 Logan White MS MR. 11 Icona Pop. 33 Union Square. 28 W Hotel. 5 Gov Ball 2012 Fans. 32 Tetiana Steblova Swear and Shake.Marjana Jaidi Creative Director Editorial Director Laura Baker-Finch Having a Ball. 9-10 Tourism Consultant Contributing Writer Emily Desjardins Jason Rezvan Playlist. 27 Subway Break Dancers. 35-42 Editorial Assistant Maressa Levy Test Drive. 13 Shake Shack. All Rights Reserved . 7 Kendrick Lamar. 11-13 Photography Oliver Correa Williamsburg Bridge. 31 Rusko at Webster Hall. 1. 6 Copyright © 2013 Cultivora. 21. 3 Chris Keating.

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