Bay Ridge Nights

Rock around the Christmas tree in the Ridge

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Welcome back to “Bay Ridge Nights” — your guide to southern Brooklyn’s nightlife destination.

Do not let the cold keep you in — there’s plenty of fun to be had this weekend, with a dash of holiday spirit mixed in.

Friday night, it is party über alles at the Schnitzel Haus (7319 Fifth Ave., between 73rd and 74th streets), with ’70s rock covers by Hellbound Train. And if you have got an extra unwrapped children’s gift sitting around from your Black Friday shopping spree, drop it off at the Haus to donate it to Toys for Tots.

If you are looking to tear up the dance-floor to something a little more modern, hit the Wicked Monk (9510 Third Ave., between 95th and 96th streets). DJ Ron will be spinning a hit list of hip-hop, R&B, and contemporary rock.

It all leads into Saturday, and the can’t-miss event of the weekend: Frankie Marra and his Band’s fifth annual Christmas show at the Greenhouse Cafe (7717 Third Ave., between 77th and 78th streets). The joint starts jingle bell-rockin’ at 10 pm, as the neighborhood favorite plays a set of classic rock ’n roll seasoned with Christmas carols.

But if you are in a Scrooge-y mood, you do not have to sit through a single holiday tune. Head to the Three Jolly Pigeons (6802 Third Ave., at the corner of 68th Street) to hear the Social Zoo span the alphabet of hard rock, from Alice in Chains to Zeppelin.

Or if you just want to show off the most hideous thing your grandmother or crazy aunt ever made you, pull it over or button it up and get yourself to Yellow Hook Grille (7003 Third Avenue, at the corner of Ovington Avenue) for its “Ugly Sweater Christmas Party” at 8 pm.

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Reach reporter Will Bredderman at or by calling (718) 260-4507. Follow him at
Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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