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The Bushwick Barsplosion

Sixteen cocktail lounges, beer halls, and art bars that set up shop in the neighborhood this year.



1. Jazzy speakeasy:
The Brass Bottle
1288 Myrtle Ave., nr. Central Ave.; 917-207-8588

2. Everyman watering hole:
Bootleg Bar
1438 Myrtle Ave., nr. Bleecker St.; 347-715-6307

3. Lit Lounge’s sister:
Currant Cafe at McKibbin Lofts (serving alcohol this summer)
248 McKibbin St., nr. Bushwick Ave.; 347-889-6406

4. Heavyweight cocktails:
135 Graham Ave., nr. Johnson Ave.; no phone

5. Ham bar:
Hops & Hocks
2 Morgan Ave., at Flushing Ave.; 718-456-4677

6. Ranch–style living room:
The Johnson’s
369 Troutman St., nr. Wyckoff Ave.; 718-417-7100

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7. Small-plates saloon:
1 Knickerbocker
1 Knickerbocker Ave., at Johnson Ave.; 347-987-3751

8. Clubby courtyard:
Lot 45
411 Troutman St., nr. Wyckoff Ave.; 347-505-9155

9. Boozy art space:
Morgan Town Bar
44 Wilson Ave., nr. Melrose St.; 917-832-3701

10. Buck Hunter dive:
Old Stanley’s
226 Wyckoff Ave., nr. Menahan St.; no phone

11. Warehouse music venue:
Radio Bushwick 22 Wyckoff Ave., nr. Troutman St.; 917-893-8935

12. Brit gastropub:
The Rookery
425 Troutman St., nr. St. Nicholas Ave.; 718-483-8048

13. Craft-beer emporium:
The Sampler
234 Starr St., nr. Wyckoff Ave.; 718-484-3560

14. Biker bar:
The Shop Brooklyn (reopens July)
234 Starr St., nr. Wyckoff Ave.; no phone

15. Retro parlor:
The Three Diamond Door
211 Knickerbocker Ave., nr. Troutman St.; 718-576-6136

16. Big beer hall:
The Well (opens late May)
272 Meserole St., nr. Waterbury St.; 347-799-1049


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