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15 Amazing Bushwick Bars

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Bushwick bars offer some of the best nightlife in the city! If you were to ask New Yorkers where some of their all-around favorite bars are in the city, there’s a good chance you’ll hear “Bushwick.”

Located in the northern part of Brooklyn, Bushwick has a legendary nightlife scene from some of the best nightclubs in the city to cool bars in Bushwick to stop by for a drink. The most legendary of nightlife and clubs in the city is located in Bushwick, House of Yes is an experience of its own with people hanging from the rafters, aerialists, circus performers, dancers, body painters, and often a chance to dress up to one of the many themed parties.

While nightclubs are amazing (we do mention some on here), this guide will focus more on spots to grab a drink! From buzzy bars to classic watering holes that are constantly reinventing themselves with crafty cocktails and finger lickin’ foods, these bars in Bushwick guarantee you a great time…and of course some late nights!

So what are you waiting for? So step out of the L train and step into these top 15 bars in Bushwick!

Best Bars in Bushwick

Kings County Brewers Collective

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381 Troutman St

a B-A brewery meets tantalizing taproom, making this Bushwick bar one of the borough’s finest beer establishments. Fresh and flavorful beers like the “Superhero Sidekicks,” “Bug Hug,” and “Ninja Kitties” are sure to delight your taste buds.

In true Bushwick fashion, ​​KCBC is one the coolest and most artistic breweries you’ll ever come across in the city. So if you ever feel a craft beer craving coming on, you now know to head over to KCBC!

What makes this Bushwick bar even more special and one of the best breweries in Brooklyn is that their location is on the original ‘Brewer’s Row’ in Brooklyn where 10% of the US beer was brewed right here in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The original brewery here closed its doors in 1976, but when the three owners collaborated and resurrected this historic brewing location in 2016.

Pearl’s Social & Billy Club

mezcal drink at Pearls Billy Social Club in Bushwick

40 St Nicholas Ave

This low-key-but-not-boring bar in Bushwick actually offers its luscious libations in mason jars! The mezcal choices here are especially abundant and alluring!

This is one of the best go-to Bushwick bars for the more slightly-older, laid-back crowd that needs a much-needed break from the younger, raucous party scene.

Yes, this is the sort of place that compels you to stay and sip all night long, whether you’re on a date or with a small group of friends.

Boobie Trap

 

 
 
 
 
 
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308 Bleecker St

Boobs, beer, and barbecue—what’s not to love? So it’s obvious that in this Bushwick bar (and breastaurant), fun is guaranteed.

The kitsch-heavy decor adds a quirky and edgy vibe with topless mannequins, fake nipples hanging from the ceiling, and well, you get the idea.

This is one hangout where you’ll be able to let your freak flag fly! The bar is well-stocked with dirt-cheap drinks that you can enjoy while listening to loud underground tunes that include 70s punk and 80s new wave.

And while you’re there, be sure to check out the “Shit Yelper of the Month” wall of shame that showcases those who have had the audacity to give Bushwick bar less-than-positive reviews. Of course, there’s no chance you’ll find a reason to end up there.

3 Dollar Bill

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260 Meserole St

This gay-owned and operated nightclub and bar in Bushwick, Brooklyn, is excellent for all the lovers of late nights. Walk past the doors and you’ll step into the 10,000 square foot space with a large performance area and dance floor that hosts a mix of live music, DJs, and special events hosted by drag queens and comedians.

This spot also includes a pub-style bar for cocktails, wine, and beer on tap. A well-known spot for Bushwickers, this unique venue is worthy of much more than its name suggests.

Sunrise/Sunset

 

 
 
 
 
 
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351 Evergreen Ave

A cafe by day and sophisticated bar by night, this is one of the best bars in Bushwick and is great for sunrise and sunset sips any day of the week.

Plus, it also happens to be the only wine bar in the area. At this Bushwick bar, you can treat yourself to some of the extensive list of vinos by the glass, most of which are under $10 and from far-flung corners of the world including Germany, Greece, and Slovenia, see our favorite wine bars in Brooklyn if you’re looking for more!

You can also broaden your palate with creative cocktails like the Vida Vaga with chili honey, mezcal, and lemon. And let’s not forget: this Bushwick bar also has its own wine story called Henry.

The Narrows

​​1037 Flushing Ave

Just like its name suggests, this not-your-average bar in Bushwick really does have an incredibly narrow layout with a long-styled copper bar that has crowds pouring out into the garden.

What better excuse to move closer to your date (or chat to that good-looking guy on the barstool beside you)? This spot even has an extensive menu of excellent cocktails including custom creations like the “Babushka” and “Caulfield’s Dream” and a great welcoming patio with an intimate vibe—perfect for those beautiful summer-y nights.

Mad Tropical

 

 
 
 
 
 
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236 Troutman St

If you’re looking for a breezy escape from the buzzy dive bars, check out Mad Tropical. This plant-filled Bushwick bar is like a tropical oasis that offers the perfect haven for sunny and sunset sips any day of the week.

Indulge in the oh-so-delicious fruity island-inspired cocktails like the “Skerve” made with rum, ginger beer, and lime and the “Creampie Orange Colada” made with frozen rum, fresh orange and coconut cream.

And be sure to taste inventive dishes like the “Lemongrass Chili Garlic Caramel Popcorn” and “Crispy Pork Belly Sliders.”

Lot 45

 

 
 
 
 
 
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​​​​411 Troutman St

This one of the coolest places to hangout in Bushwick—hands down! Here, you can tantalize your taste buds with Lot45’s distinctive cocktails and its savory French Algerian-inspired menu.

And whether you choose to sprawl out on the patio and enjoy some laid-back boozing on a sunny, summer’s day or rock out to the live bands and the DJs at night, one thing’s for sure: you’ll not want the groove to end at this Bushwick bar that feels like a cool party living room.

Lone Wolf

1089 Broadway

Don’t be fooled by its name. This is one of the best Bushwick bars that offers you everything you could ever want from a bar with its jukebox, pool table, pinball machines, and even a live band and burlesque show some nights.

You’ll never feel like a “lone wolf” here, that’s for sure. Plus, you can also enjoy happy hours daily and beer-and-a-shot combos that make it a great place to either start your night or finish it off before you head home.

Birdy’s

 

 
 
 
 
 
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1215 Myrtle Ave

Of all the bars in Bushwick, Birdy’s is where you’ll get the most bang for your buck with its oh-so-cheap drinks and of course comforting food.

Walk past and you might think it’s an old-man kinda dive bar, but this Bushwick bar is anything but. In here, you’ll find a young, energetic crowd that are busy channeling their inner 70’s rock star energy.

Be warned: get early to beat all those Bushwickers who can’t help flocking to this spot (especially on weekends).

The Cobra Club

6 Wyckoff Ave

Booze? Check. Coffee? Yes. Heavy metal yoga? Err…sure! Yes, you’ll find all this and more at The Cobra Club! Almost like a community center of sorts, this bar in Bushwick is a coffee shop by day and a bar by night.

But you can expect to have a good time here regardless of the hour by indulging in cocktails like “Angelfu*k” and “Mommy, Can I Go Out & Kill Tonight?” Just don’t venture off into practicing those headstands, okay?

Mood Ring

 

 
 
 
 
 
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​​1260 Myrtle Ave

This Bushwick bar is as mystical as the name suggests. Here, you can enjoy astrological-themed cocktails that rotate each month depending on the zodiac sign. This dimly lit space with LED lights can get crowded on weekends.

But if you’re determined to get down (and dirty), head over to the dance floor at the back of the bar. DJs spin everything from house to ‘80s classics that will work you into a sweat.

Let’s face it: if you’re going to look to the stars for guidance on your career and love life, why not let them influence your Saturday night shenanigans too?

Happyfun Hideaway

1211 Myrtle Ave

Whenever you’re in need of a good drink and conversation, head over to Happyfun Hideaway! A bespoke queer and artsy bar, this spot also happens to be one of the best bars in Bushwick.

Make sure you check out the spacious backyard where you can chat and chew over a tiki-themed rum punch (or two). Where else can you ever find such a happy and fun hideaway?

The Johnson’s

 

 
 
 
 
 
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369 Troutman St

One of the best bars in Bushwick, The Johnson’s might actually look like your parent’s basement in the 70s—except that it also serves dirt-cheap drinks that include four dollar boozy slushies and two dollar beers.

So if you’re looking to hang out with a typical Bushwick-style crowd—i.e. College grads (and those who still act like them), you’re guaranteed to have a great time…and most likely a hangover.

Duck Duck

153 Montrose Ave

This neighborhood go-to bar in Bushwick offers a rare combination of chill low-key vibes and upbeat fun that makes it easy to hangout for hours. Here you can enjoy happy hour 2 for 1 deals. 

But take note: It can get “duckin’” wild on weekends, so be sure to get in early. And let’s not forget, this drinking den is also dog-friendly, which makes it the perfect place to mix and mingle in Bushwick. In fact, it’s one of the borough’s best!


Did we miss any of your favorite picks for best bars in Bushwick? Let us know in the comments below and we’ll cheers to that!

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