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!
Bushwick Country Club
Second Chance Saloon
Sweet Ups (RIP)
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)
Northeast Kingdom (RIP)
Dekalb and beyond
That’s right, all the other bars and restaurants and galleries you go to were NONEXISTENT!