Bushwick / East Wburg Way-Back Machine

For (newer) newcomers to the neighborhood, I thought I’d recap what it looked like just a few years ago.
Back to the dark depths of 2008/2009, here’s a complete guide to the new-wave establishments there was on offer!

Grand
Bushwick Country Club
Le Barricou
Second Chance Saloon
Sweet Ups (RIP)

Montrose
Duck Duck
Boulevard (RIP)

Morgan
Roberta’s
Brooklyn Natural’s
Archive (RIP, now Swallow)
Cafe Orwell (RIP, now Ange Noir)
Kings County (RIP)
Life Cafe (RIP, now 983 Bushwick’s Living Room)
Wreck Room (RIP)
New York Loft Hostel (RIP)

Jefferson
Wyckoff Starr
Northeast Kingdom (RIP)

Dekalb and beyond
NOTHING!

That’s right, all the other bars and restaurants and galleries you go to were NONEXISTENT!