URBAN DADDY Every Kind of Entertainment + Cocktails = Salzy A Neighborhood Spot for... Everything BY GEOFF RYNEX

What in the name of paintings of John Turturro as a Roman emperor is going on?
It’s almost as if the silver couch has taken over and installed an ostrich meatball regime.
Let’s just watch some comedy.
This hallucination brought to you by Salzy, a cocktail bar that also functions as a home for all sorts of entertainment and comes stocked with all the weird things mentioned above. It’s open now in Park Slope.

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Comedian Jennifer Salzman Opens Cocktail and Entertainment Lounge in Brooklyn

Jennifer Salzman is expanding her title as a comedian and events producer to include lounge owner with the recent opening of her new cocktail bar and private event space, Salzy, in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn.

This year, Salzman left her successful career as a recruiter at WPP, an advertising and marketing agency, to pursue comedy and hospitality. Her latest endeavor combines her passions into a unique venue for entertainment and quality craft cocktails.


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A place of her own: Comedian opens Park Slope bar and performance venue

She’s taking — and making — the stage!

A Brooklyn comedian will launch her own bar and performance venue in Park Slope tonight, where the drinks and the shows can be just the way she wants them. Park Sloper Jennifer Salzman said she was inspired to create Salzy after years of hosting comedy shows and watching other people reap the rewards.

“I realized — I’m doing this for the love of comedy, and the venues are making a lot of money. I should have my own venue!” she said. 

When dive bar the Fifth Estate shut down earlier this year, Salzman seized the opportunity to take over the space, transforming the saloon’s dimly-lit back room into a performance showcase with an expnanded stage, a shiny silver couch, and a “top-notch” sound system created by sound engineer Jonathan Vegara.

Salzman said the space will be a more upscale alternative for those going out in Park Slope — just the kind of place she’s been looking for.

“I built the place so I’d have a place where I wanted to hang out at,” said Salzman. “I’m a middle-aged single lady who loves to drink cocktails and listen to live music, so hopefully there are a lot of other people like me out there.”

She and Vegara are casting a wide net to find musicians, comedians, and burlesque performers for Salzy, which can hold up to 75 people.

“We’re open to any kind of performance — it’s not just a jazz club, it’s not just a comedy club. If someone wants to do a Broadway revue, we could probably do that,” said Salzman.

The high quality of the sound and of the performers will make the space a borough-wide draw, said Salzman.


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Salzy, a lounge for comedy, music and cocktails, officially opened Wednesday at 506 Fifth Ave. (between 12th and 13th streets), where The Fifth Estate was until it closed in September.


Headed by comedian Jennifer Salzman, Salzy has a stage area in the back of the bar that can hold 75 people and be closed off with a curtain during performances.

"Salzy is the perfect expression of my passions for hospitality and producing unique events that showcase talented performers,” said Salzman. "The cocktail bar at the front of the venue will be a fun and sophisticated gathering place to catch up over drinks and bites, and the performance space will become a hub for comics, DJs, bands and other creatives to convene and perform."

Salzman, a former corporate recruiter turned stand-up comic, lives in Park Slope and is the founder of Boss Bitch Productions, which hosts monthly stand-up shows featuring female comics.

Performers slated to take the stage at Salzy include Mark Normand, Monroe Martin and Phoebe Robinson.