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“A Boon for Downtown Brooklyn”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Barclays Center

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“A Boon for Downtown Brooklyn”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2013

We saw the Bob Dylan concert here in November 2012. The Barclays Center is incredible in its size and amenities. Having a basketball team downtown Bklyn is a huge plus for the area. The restaurants in the center were varied and eliminated the need to go to a restaurant before the show. The place is clean, and the staff very friendly and helpful. If you're seeing a concert there, avoid paying more money for floor seats because there is no grading to the floor and you'll fall victim to people who stand and wave their hands during the concert and effectively obscure the view of a dozen rows behind them...

Visited November 2012
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“What a Place!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2013

I don't care what sow is going on in there when your there if you have an opportunity to go into The Barclays Center do it!!! Ut's Amazing.

Visited January 2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2013

What better place to see my favorite band in my hometown...Barclays Center!! We were here Dec. 30th and it was a wonderful experience. The Barclays is the perfect venue for a concert. It feels intimate even though it was a 20,000 attended event. The food was exceptional. We had the best time and can't wait to see Coldplay again and see a NETS game (who thought anyone would say that)!!

Visited December 2012
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“Beautiful new venue, excellent service and friendly staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2013

We went to Barclays for a Coldplay & JAY-Z Concert on NYE. The arena was really stoic in person; took the escalator up from the subway and it was this giant presence...everyone was taking pictures. Inside, we enjoyed the modern facility; everything was brand-spanking new, as to be expected. Charging stations for cell phones are brilliant. Staff were nothing but friendly and all smiles. Drinks were STEEP! A double vodka soda and a Skinny Girl Margarita was $50. No joke. Perhaps it was just because it was NYE, but damn, that's a lot of money for three drinks.

The sound was pretty good for Coldplay but Jay-Z had the bass up way too high; hard to hear for a while. Concert was three hours long with a DJ intermission in between; my ears are STILL ringing. No joke. Bring earplugs and protect your ears. Permanent tinnitus is not the way to start the new year!

Would definitely return again for another show or sports event.

Visited December 2012
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“Ideal as a sports centre but for Leonard Cohen”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2012

We travelled from the UK to see Leonard Cohen at The Barclays Centre. It was a cold night and we had to wait outside for the doors to open. Once inside the huge venue it was still cold. I had received three emails reminding me of the occasion and warning me not to be late so we were surprised when so many people were still taking their seats half an hour after the show should have begun which meant that Leonard Cohen couldn't start. I have seen him perform four times in the recent past and he has always started promptly. And what a restless audience - people were constantly getting up, even in mid song, to get more supplies of food without any thought for spoiling others enjoyment of the show. Why ever are people who arrive so late allowed to buy food before coming in. I felt so angry at the lack of respect showed to the musicians and interested members of the audience by these perpetual gobblers. I have never witnessed anything like it - or the smell from the different fast food outlets which was nauseating. I certainly wouldn't visit again until (or if) the management sort this out. Leonard Cohen however was his usual magnificent self - it was a shame he was let down by some members of the audience and the venue.

Visited December 2012
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