Farewell Magnetic Field


Brooklyn's game show kingpin, Dick Swizzle, announced at Wednesday's Match Game 08 at Magnetic Field that the bar will be closing at the end of March. 

Swizzle also announced that the final Dick Swizzle Sudden Death Game Show at MF on Friday March 7 will be a spectacular blow out featuring every bonus round challenge ever created including the always popular Donkey Kong.  

The folks at Magnetic Field also promise that the bar will go out with a bang with a few big shows in March. Check their website for updates. 

Look for Swizzle to set up his game show shop elsewhere later this year.

We'd like to thank the folks at Magnetic Field for being great friends to BHB and for being outstanding neighbors.   

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  • Andrew

    Magnetic Field closing? Noooooooooooooo

  • bubbles

    Best bar in the Heights!!! A great place for live music. Sad to hear its closing. One less cool place to hang

  • http://instaputz.blogspot.com ts

    Ah, shit. Does mean I’ve got to start going to Floyd? Seriously, this is really sucks.

    I need a new neighborhood bar, preferably exactly like MF. Any suggestions?

  • Jonas Von Groucheau

    We can take up a collection and buy the place! hey… any bored investment bankers wanna give Fink the cash to open up shop?

  • anon

    OK, lets change the rules to: if you lose, no free consolation beer…that should help margins!…assuming people still enter the contests that is… Seriously, this is very bad news for the entire Wed night drinking crowd…

  • http://instaputz.blogspot.com ts

    How much $ would it take to keep MF open? (I’m not an investment banker, but perhaps we could have a fundraiser?)

  • anon

    It’s unfotunate that places like Magnetic Field are quickly vanishing from our landscape.

    But, the reality is that local music, and game shows do not pay the bills. Not to mention many people in the Heights seem to be pretty thrifty.

    I am shocked to see how many people barely spend any money at these events. Could this be the reason for Magnetic Fields downfall?

  • Lifer

    I cant imagine the reason they are closing is financial. The owners are all involved in many other things outside of the bar. Its my guess its just a matter of people “moving on”. their weekend crowds, and things like the Atlantic Antic (where they were the main stage) and the famous annual Kentucky Derby party surely was enough to support them throughout any infrequent slow nites. They will surely be missed.

  • CF

    Cmon, Floyd-bashing is unwarranted. I love that place.

  • yo

    floyd was great 3 -4 years ago when it first opened. It was mellow, crowded but not too crowded, and a good place to go. Now it’s a zoo in there, the crowd has gotten much younger (especially on weekends), its impossible to get on the bocce court unless you get there really early…with MF closing down, Floyd can only expect to get more overcrowded…

  • http://www.magneticbrooklyn.com Lee/Magnetic Field

    On behalf of William and myself, we wanted to thank Homer, BHB and everyone who has supported us at MF over the years… So many of you have become like family to us!!!

    (And thanks for all the kind comments here… They are wonderful to read.)

    This has been a very hard decision for the two of us to make, but the time has come to move on. Please join us over the next month, and especially for our last week.

  • Chris

    Well I hope another bar opens up in it’s place at least.

  • Chris

    Like the Zombie Hut. I f’ing love that place but hate how far it is.

  • vinny

    Maggies will be missed. But if we have something to say about it, we’re taking that place out with a bang!

  • Jay

    Oh yes. It will definitely have a helluva bang on its way out.

  • The Internets

    Floyds is gay. It always consists of 5 aging spinsters who think they are prized commodities because they are over 35 but still hip enough to like Obama, waiting to be approached by one of the 45 effeminate hipsters who are too focused on their bocci game to stop and ask the question “I’m 37, live with a roommate, just spent 8 bucks on a beer, and trying to look like I’m really competitive and into bocci to impress some of the blandest girls I’ve ever seen…where is my life going?”

    Magnetic Fields kicks ass!

  • anon

    It’s unfortunate that there are not enough people like ourselves in the Heights to keep a place like Magnetic Field open. The population of the Heights does not seem to be into gameshows, trivia, and local music.

    I do not think that we will see a place closeby that will be available to host these types of events.

  • Count Blah

    Anon you have been driking the BHA’s Kool Aid too long. Maybe it’s time for those of us who don’t have fond memories of War Bonds and the Great Depression to organize and rise up and take what we so richly deserve. FUN!

  • Publius

    Generational conflict in the Heights! It’s palpable!

  • http://selfabsorbedboomer.blogspot.com Claude Scales

    Well, I’m a BHA member, and count Judy Stanton as a friend (though she’s never offered me any Kool Aid), was born during the administration of Harry Truman, and have loved Mag Field for the past six months or so. I’ve been around long enough to have seen many a favorite watering hole dry up — the Bells of Hell and the Lion’s Head in the Village, Capulet’s and Clark Street Station (which went bad before it folded) here in the Heights — so I’ll pay my final respects and, like the owners, “move on”. To where, I’m not sure, but I hope I don’t have to trek to Fourth Avenue for my fix of trivia quizzes and homegrown rock.

  • http://www.dickswizzle.com Dick Swizzle

    Hey kids,
    Thank you for the kind words. Dick has had a blast entertaining you fort the last couple of years and wish you all the best of luck in your search for another drinking establishment. But before we get ahead of ourselves we are still going to be open for another month. So get your ass down there and drink! Make sure not to miss the last game show at MF on friday March 7th. I would really like to see everybody that’s been in and out of the game show scene to really say goodbye properly. Everyone who plays will walk away with something (assuming they can walk).

    So cheers to you all and make sure to sign up on my mailing list if your still interested in getting some Dick. And if your not… You can go hang out at your local starbucks and have a nice cocoa.

    Well I have to go change my colostomy bag again (long night).