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Music is Love


Our motto at Bar Chord is "Music is Love". Part of the joy of opening and running our own place has been connecting with the community - our neighbors as well as the community of musicians and visitors that come through our doors. This guide is the best way to experience a taste of that community in our backyard.

Christy SheehanChristy Sheehan

Christy and her husband Jonny are the owners of Bar Chord in Ditmas Park. Christy worked in music journalism and television throughout the 1990s and after decades in the music and entertainment industry and the neighborhood decided to create a space for the community to enjoy one another and their passion.

Stroll through Ditmas ParkParks
Stroll through Ditmas Park Historic District
Btwn Ocean - 16th Street and Dorchester - Newkirk Ave.

A stroll through Ditmas Park is always recommended whether you're a new visitor or a long time local. Take a walk, soak up the neighborhood and take in the diverse architecture, you might find it hard to believe you are in the middle of Brooklyn! Spring is an especially magical time when the magnolias and cherry trees are in full bloom. The Ditmas Park Historic District stretches between Ocean and 16th Street and Dorchester and Newkirk Ave.

© photos courtesy of Compass
WheatedRestaurants & Cafes
Craft cocktails & Italian-style pizzas in innovative combos, in a hip, ornately wallpapered space.
(347) 240-2813website
905 Church Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11218

If you've spent the afternoon strolling Ditmas and taking in the tree lined streets, head to the Wheated on Church avenue for some of the best Pizza in NYC. As Native New Yorkers, we do not say that lightly. They also have a top notch Whiskey selection and great cocktails.

© photos courtesy of Wheated
Bar ChordBars & Lounges
Chill hideaway with a courtyard showcasing vintage guitars & live music, plus craft beers on tap.
(347) 240-6033website
1008 Cortelyou Rd, Brooklyn, NY 11218

“Music Is Love” at Bar Chord. In a given week, you can catch Jazz, Funk, Cumbia, Americana, Zydeco and Salsa. The music and vibe at this neighborhood bar reflects the diversity of the neighborhood and its patrons.

Bar Chord has been open since the Spring of 2013 and through all the ups and downs, what keeps us going is the community that quickly formed around music and art. The constant flow of talent that graces our little stage never ceases to amaze us and we hope that our model of NO COVER EVER gives everyone a chance to experience the joy of live music.

© photos courtesy of Bar Chord

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