• June 9 & 10, 2020
  • Brooklyn Expo Center

HOTEL & TRAVEL

WHERE TO STAY

Bar Convent Brooklyn is pleased to offer exclusively negotiated rates for local hotels. Check back soon for our exclusive rates for 2020!

TRAVEL TIPS & DISCOUNTS

Brooklyn offers attractions for every type of traveler. Want to be on the cutting edge? Head for Williamsburg, where you can hear live music every night and shop for vintage threads. If you want to root for the home team, there’s pro hockey and basketball at Barclays Center in Downtown Brooklyn. Traveling with kids? Prospect Park and the stroller-filled sidewalks of Park Slope beckon, as does the area’s restaurant scene. And since the best things in life are free, consider a walk across the Brooklyn Bridge or along the scenic Brooklyn Heights promenade.

BROOKLYN IN ONE DAY

Brooklyn is an essential part of any NYC visit. Though 24 hours won’t be enough to cover everything, you can pack a lot of sights, sounds and tastes into one (busy) day in the borough. 

DINING

Brooklyn is brimming with great food especially bagels, pizza, barbecue and cheesecake. Check out the user-friendly guide to the borough’s culinary all-stars.
 

SHOPPING

The Brooklyn neighborhood has drawn buyers to its mix of vintage stores, indie labels and one-of-a-kind boutiques. Stop by Bedford, Driggs and Graham Avenues, which are packed with local merchants.

BROOKLYN POINTS OF INTEREST

Check in regularly for up-to-the-minute discounts, offers, and free-in-NYC events.

 

INTERNATIONAL VISITORS

The United States Government requires residents of some countries to obtain a Visa before entering the U.S. Recent changes to the Visa application process have increased the length of time required to receive your Visa. The information below provides important facts, hints and details that help to make the entire process easier for you and your business.

Tips:

  1. Review the U.S. Department of State web site for changes to the Visa process that may affect you.
  2. Apply early for your Visa. Download Visa forms at http://evisaforms.state.gov/
  3. Check your passport for the expiration date.
  4. Book your Travel and Hotel Accommodations.

 

VISA APPLICATION PROCESS

Recent changes to the Visa policy and procedures are expected to increase the amount of time it takes to obtain a Visa. It is extremely important to apply for your Visa early. We recommend that you start the Visa application process as soon as possible. See the Department of State provides the approximate wait times.

 

TIPPING GUIDELINES

  • Hotel doorman: $1 for hailing a cab
  • Porters and bellhops: $1–2 per bag
  • Housekeeping: As much as $5 per day
  • Waitstaff and bartenders: 15–20 percent of total bill
  • Taxi drivers: 15–20 percent of total fare
  • Tips for other service personnel, such as theater ushers, tour guides and coat-check staff, are always appreciated.

It’s worth noting that if you’re having drinks at a bar, bartenders typically expect at least a $1 tip for every drink they serve you. Later, when the bar gets crowded, you’ll be glad that the bartender remembers you!

 

BEWARE OF TRAVEL SCAMS

Bar Convent Brooklyn does NOT have an official travel booking/accommodations partner. 
Don’t be fooled by offers from other parties using the BCB Brooklyn name – they are NOT affiliated with Reed Exhibitions or BCB Brooklyn.  Remember, if the offer seems too good to be true, it probably is.  At the very least, before you book your travel, please check the prospective vendor's rating at www.bbb.org.