Avant Gardner | Brooklyn Music Venue, Nightclub & Event Space

Indoor-outdoor, year-round, sensorily immersive events complex

Avant Gardner is a multi-functional event space, concert venue and nightclub equipped with state-of-the-art audio and lighting across three rooms and stages.


Unlimited Bacon, Unlimited Beer

The 6th annual NYC Bacon and Beer Classic comes to Brooklyn on June 8th for the ultimate summer kickoff party celebrating the best things in life: bacon and beer.


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Indulge in 30+ bacon dishes like pimento grilled cheese with bacon and jalapeno slaw, mesquite chicken & bacon fajitas and bacon cinnamon rolls with stout icing.

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Sip on 100+ craft beers and ciders from the best local and regional breweries with your very own ceramic souvenir cup.

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From the bacon eating contest to giant jenga and more, we got you covered on the BBQ vibe.

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Performances TBA!

This is how you kick off summer in NYC. Tickets are all-inclusive and start from $59.

Choose from GA, Power Hour, and VIP:

Choose: 1pm or 7pm

• Party at The Brooklyn Mirage— a breathtaking open-air sanctuary in the heart of Bushwick, Brooklyn

• Indulge in 3 hours of unlimited bacon-inspired dishes and 100+ craft beers

• Dance to a range of awesome live performances

• Ride a bacon see-saw, pose for photo ops & cheer on an epic bacon eating contest

• Take home a commemorative tasting glass

Choose: 12pm or 6pm

• Everything included in GA plus...

• Enter the festival an hour early through an expedited line

• Score first dibs on your favorite bacon dishes and craft beers

Choose: 12pm or 6pm

• Everything included in GA plus...

• Enter the festival an hour early through an expedited line

• Gain exclusive access to the Tower—a spiraled terrace with sweeping skyline views of brooklyn/manhattan

• Feast on an epic pig roast, not available in GA

• Sip a specialty cocktail and enjoy exclusive craft beers at a private VIP bar

• Be the judge in a TV Chef Showdown & taste their expert bacon creations

• Take home a hands-free beer lanyard with your commemorative cup


Evening Session:

  1. General Admission: 7-10pm

  2. Power Hour: 6-10pm

  3. VIP: 6-10pm

Afternoon Session:

  1. General Admission: 1-4pm

  2. Power Hour: 12-4pm

  3. VIP: 12-4pm



Queens Bully

Spacious hangout serving American BBQ, dishes with global flavors, served with craft cocktails and local craft beers. Queens Bully (short for Boulevard) was born out of this mutual love for their neighborhood, culture, and ethnicities.


Corfu Grill

Offers casual Greek dining in a sliver of Forest Hills. Nestled on the upper level of the popular shopping center on Austin Street, Corfu Grill welcomes couples, families and friends to their petite dining room furnished with charming antique lanterns, barrels, and lovely seaside paintings mounted on classic Grecian blue walls.


Adrii’s Kitchen

Adrii's Kitchen specializes in distinctive appetizers and signature dishes. It originated in 2015 but became established in 2017 by Chef Adrii in the NYC area. A catering service that take food that you already enjoy and gave it, it's own personal twist.



NYC based, yet they will drive to you—STUF'D does it ALL! Whether or not you decide to rent the truck, they will make your event a memorable one. The planning will be flawless, organized, and simple, with the food even more impressive.


Sands Jerk Hut, LLC

Sands Jerk Hut is a Brooklyn based catering company that provides an array of foods that will challenge your palate and provide you with a culinary passport to the Caribbean.

Brooklyn Baked & Fried

Brooklyn Baked & Fried is a mobile catering business operated by a daughter, Nie Blake and mom, Denise James team. Currently doing various events and fairs around NYC!


Dang BBQ

Their Academy Award Worthy Sammich Menu is not for the casual snacker. These Sandwiches are two handed monsters. In fact, they're so big they felt they belonged on the big screen. Their menu features hits like "Jurassic Pork", "Brisky Business" and "Farmegeddon".


Cuzin’s Duzin

Cuzin's Duzin is simple.. to bring back your "old school" donut shop with classic flavors and toppings, but with a retro spin! With a growing supportive donut community, The Donutologist plans on making Cuzin's Duzin the fastest growing franchise in America.


The Fried Kitchen

The Fried Kitchen is all about fresh nutrition- it's in their blood. They make sure all their gets the good stuff, local & organic food cultivated by farmers.

Jase's BBQ LLC

First class BBQ services infused with Caribbean flavors. They are the home of the BBQ pigtail & jerk fried chicken and specialize in events, catering & much more!


Knot Of This World Pretzels

Their vision has always been to create the freshest snack foods using the finest ingredients. The goal is to deliver a product that every customer is proud to consume or share with family and friends. At Knot of this World, they care about the quality of every pretzel and item available.



Fabipops is a high end dessert catering company based out New York and New Jersey, known for it's unique hand-designs and rich flavors. Fabipops is more than just cake pops today! They have extended our line of dessert to include wedding cakes, custom cakes, cake pops, french macarons, gourmet cookies, and much more.



They see a Bacon-Infused Hamburger as the secret ingredient in their customers’ next backyard barbecue. They work closely with their extended family of quality purveyors to ensure the most delicious, succulent experience, each and every time their customers bite into a BacoBurger!


Sorry not sorry

Sorry not Sorry is located in Forest Hills, Queens. If you are planning a party, celebration or an event, this venue is the place to check out!


What's the dillaz?

An artisanal quesadilla shop serving the LIC Flea and Food Audience. They won People’s Choice at the 2018 Bacon and Beer Classic. You do not want to skip this line!

La Bella Torte

A dessert truck specializing in Italian Pastries. Started by Joe and AnnMarie Glaser after finding themselves out of work. Now they bring to all who desire cakes a mobile pastry shop complete with cannoli, banana nutella cakes, rosemary olive oil cakes and much more!


They are a family-owned restaurant group, founded in 2010. Their mission is to create fresh, creative and healthy meals that excite the
mind, heart and palate. Their menu, farm, local partners and community
roots are what make them different and with over 19 locations (and counting), they are committed to connecting people to real food.



Mill House Brewing

They opened doors on Mill Street in the Fall of 2013 and can’t remember much since, except that starting, running and growing MHBC has been awesome!


Lagunitas Brewing Co

Lagunitas beers are available in 20-ish countries and growing. And whether supporting local communities by turning beer into money for the cause, or simply fueling stories and songs with IPA and other fine ales, they’ve learned one thing (aside for how to cook a turkey)… Wherever you go: beer speaks, people mumble.


Firestone Walker

Funny how brothers settle things the old fashioned way. Try brothers-in-law. Who own a brewery together. David, AKA The Lion, and Adam, AKA The Bear, may battle, epically at times, but at least neither ever forget it's for the love of beer


The Owls' Brew

After years in the tea and cocktail biz, they’d learned that you can have it all - clean ingredients, delicious flavors, and a spike or two. It’s all about balance, after all. Meet their Boozy Teas- A blend of organic tea and botanicals, and spiked with a malt base.


DuClaw Brewing Co.

They consider the art of beer making sacred. With more than 30 distinguished microbrews, ranging from Double IPAs to Barley Wines to Sours and beyond, they deliver on what they promise. If the label says Double IPA, then a Double IPA is what you’re drinking – and a damn good one, too!


Toast Ale

Join the rev-ALE-ution! They’re global, but they brew local. Local breweries. Local bakeries. Supporting local food organizations to end food waste .

Piels Beer

“Piels is for the people”. Established in 1883, they are NY oldest craft lager and official “Good Drinking Beer”.



Sixpoint was founded in 2004 (they like to say it was born at the dawn of civilization, though that’s a story for another time…) in the rough and tumble neighborhood of Red Hook, BKLYN. It was essentially a cult brewery — draft-only, mysterious, cryptic…

Victory Brewing Company

Victory Brewing Company is a craft brewery headquartered in Downingtown, PA. Founded by childhood friends, Bill Covaleski and Ron Barchet, Victory officially opened its doors in February of 1996. Victory’s second state of the art brewery opened in February of 2014 in Parkesburg, PA.

Highway Manor Brewing

Located in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, Highway Manor is coming back to to the Classic for a second year! #tastemyplace

1947 Indian Craft Beer

They set out to create a beer that would really compliment Indian cuisine and help them celebrate the culture, and they ended up with a beer that not only does that, but it tastes so good it's appealing to beer drinkers everywhere!


Coney Island Brewery

With 8 house-brewed beers on tap that rotate regularly, there’s always something new to try. Depending on the season, you might catch some of their limited release, specialty styles, like SuperFreak, our Kettle Corn Cream Ale and Cotton Candy Kölsch on tap and in small-batch cans.


Five Boroughs Brewing Co

Five Boroughs Brewing Co. is part of this evolving landscape, creating great beer while focusing on quality, community, and authenticity. Five Boroughs embraces a culture of craft brewing that cares just as much about the product inside the glass as the people who drink it.

Southern Tier

Since opening, Southern Tier immediately garnered regional attention and demand quickly outgrew what their modest facility could handle. In 2009 a new 20,000-sq-ft building was added to the property. In this new facility, the small brewery was able to grow and offer the product both nationally and internationally, while still satisfying its loyal local fans.

Schlafly Beer

As the founder of the craft movement in the backyard of the world's largest brewer, they began hand-brewing authentic beers in 1991 and continue the commitment today as the largest locally-owned independent craft brewery in Missouri.