Barclays Center Guide: Events, Nearby Hotels & Restaurants, Tips

Venue: Barclays Center
Home to: Brooklyn Nets (NBA), and New York Islanders (NHL)
Capacity: Basketball: 17,732 Ice hockey: 15,795 Concerts: 17,000 Boxing/wrestling/MMA: 16,000
Roof: Closed
Address: 620 Atlantic Avenue
Location: Brooklyn, New York, USA

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Barclays Center Tips: Events, Parking, Best Seats, Guide

This Barclays Center tips guide will help you plan your next visit to Brooklyn. We have tons of information below including:

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Barclays Center Summary

Barclays Center is a multi-purpose indoor arena located in Brooklyn, New York. The arena is home to the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the New York Islanders of the National Hockey League (NHL). The arena also hosts many concerts, conventions and other events. Barclays Center opened on September 21st, 2012. The Barclays Center contains a ton of amenities for fans to check out, including:

  • Multiple concession stands located throughout the arena that offer a wide variety of food and beverage items.
  • Brooklyn Nets merchandise can be found in the team shop located near the Geico Atrium. Nets and Islanders merchandise is also sold in front of the EmblemHealth Dean Entrance, EmblemHealth Atlantic Entrance and on the East side of the MetroPCS Upper Pavillion.
  • Billboard Lounge is an exclusive lounge designed to enhance your entertainment experience while at an event at Barclays Center. Benefits includes live performances throughout the year, 10% discount on all drinks purchased at the bar during the regular season, private bars, private restrooms and much more!
  • The Suite Level is home to Barclays Center’s premier restaurant and largest clubs. The 40/40 Club & Restaurant presented by American Express features upscale traditional American sports bar cuisine, done with a Brooklyn twist.
  • Loft, Brownstone and Party Suites available to enjoy the game just 26 rows from the arena floor, holding between 10-64 people.

Upcoming Barclays Center Events

Upcoming concert events at Barclays Center in Brooklyn are listed below. Click on the 'Buy Tickets' link to be redirected right to Ticketmaster where you can buy tickets! Click on the links in the event name to check out our full guide for that event.

DateNameTickets Starting AtTickets Link
February 10- 2023Ladies Night R&B Super Jam
February 17- 2023JJ Lin
February 18- 2023JJ Lin
March 04- 2023A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie
March 14- 2023Wizkid - More Love, Less Ego Tour
March 14- 2023Wizkid - More Love, Less Ego Tour
March 24- 2023Rauw Alejandro
April 03- 2023Bruce Springsteen w/ E Street Band
April 20- 2023Ana Gabriel
May 11- 2023Jackson Wang Magic Man World Tour$59.50
May 24- 2023blink-182 Tour 2023
May 24- 2023blink-182 Tour 2023
July 14- 2023ILLENIUM$39.50
December 13- 2023Madonna - The Celebration Tour$46.00
December 14- 2023Madonna - The Celebration Tour$46.00
December 19- 2025Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Barclays Center Parking Tips

Grab an awesome parking spot before you head to the stadium! Use the SpotHero widget below to select your event, view nearby parking to the stadium, and purchase your parking pass in advance.


Barclays Center Seating Chart & Tips

Check out the standard Barclays Center seating charts for basketball, hockey, and concerts below:


Barclays Center Nearby Hotels To Stay At

There are two clusters of hotels near the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Located to the west along Atlantic Avenue is a number of hotels including the Hilton, Holiday Inn, and the EVEN. Located south in between 3rd and 4th avenue and Union Street is the Fairfield Inn, Gowanus Inn, and another Holiday Inn.

Both clusters are roughly equal distance to the Barclays Center, however the Union Street location is more central to other amenities and activities in the area.

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Restaurants Near Barclays Center

Immediately south of the Barclays Center one block is a giant cluster of food options within the Pacific Park neighbourhood. There is everything from fast food options like Shake Shack and Buffalo Wild Wings up to premium dining like the 40/40 Club and Convivium Osterium.



Listed below are the top five rated restaurants in Brooklyn within 2 miles (3.2km) of Barclays Center according to Yelp.

NameRatingPriceAddressMore Info
Brooklyn Beauty/Fashion Labo5 / 5300 7th St
Brooklyn, NY 11215
(347) 987-3217
Polly’s Cafe5 / 5766 Classon Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11238
The Sideboard5 / 5400 3rd Ave
Ste 1
(914) 312-6079
F1RST5 / 5355 Franklin Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11238
(929) 234-5719
Atomic Wings5 / 51227 Fulton St
New York, NY 11216
(347) 221-0621

Best Attractions in Brooklyn

Brooklyn and the rest of the 5 boroughs are home to some of the biggest attractions in the world, including:

  • Times Square
  • Top of the Rock
  • Central Park
  • One World Trade Center
  • Coney Island
  • Empire State Building
  • Statue of Liberty
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art

One of the most popular things to do if it is your first time in Brooklyn is to buy the New York CityPass. You get access to some of the biggest attractions in New York City at a highly discounted rate!


Other Barclays Center Information

Barclays Center Fun Facts

  1. Attached to the Barclays Center is the Billboard Lounge, an intimate 300-person venue which often hosts smaller acts and after parties.
  2. All food vendors inside of the Barclays Center are local New York City vendors.
  3. Though British banking chain Barclays bought the naming rights for 20 years at $200 million dollars, they have no US presence.
  4. The Barclays Center was not originally built for hockey, so over 1,500 seats have an obstructed view during Islander games.
  5. There are elevators installed in the venue to accommodate tour buses.
  6. Parking around the arena is discouraged and can cost upwards of $90 per event.

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