The magical existence of The Way Station may not be new to many of you. It’s been a staple in Brooklyn and nerdy drinkers in NYC for the past three years, but it’s a place that deserves constant attention. It’s just that cool. The Jules Verne inspired bar with a Whovian twist is on Washington Ave, not too far from the Botanical Gardens. Owned and operated by Andrew “Anders” Heidel, The Way Station brings a classy bit of nerdiness to those seeking some adventure across the East River.
“What’s more terrifying than a Sharknado? A tsunami full of squids!”
I chat with Andrew Heidel who owns and operates The Way Station, a steampunk and Doctor Who themed bar and event space in Brooklyn.
Heidel has one hell of a nerdtastic CV. From working on SyFy and Farscape to publishing to constructing steampunk weapons, he’s seen it all. Guys, he was Adam West’s publicist! Better yet, he lives it all. Those are just a few of the reasons that make Brooklyn’s Way Station the nerdiest, and quite possibly, the best bar in NYC. It’s a complete labor of love from its conception to Nerdioke every week. You can read more about my trip to The Way Station here.
Mentioned in this episode:
- The Salt Cracker Crazies Jug Band [facebook]
- The Breaking Winds Bassoon Quartet [website]
- Anders is also an author, and you can purchase his short story collection in eBook format or paperback/hardcover on Amazon.
- 8-Bit Doctor Who theme by EightBitBaconStrips [YouTube]