The Top Bars In Brooklyn's Bushwick Neighborhood

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Akshay Jain

Bushwick has been named one of the coolest neighborhoods in the world. This northern Brooklyn neighborhood borders East New York and Williamsburg, creating an interesting personality that attracts a population of young professionals and artists. With a demographic consisting of so many twenty-somethings, Bushwick offers a nightlife that very few neighborhoods can compete with. Here, we have compiled a list of the top 10 bars in Bushwick, Brooklyn.


The quintessential Bushwick dive bar, duckduck offers a neighborhood bar feel with all the amenities of a nightclub. Known for its professional DJ’s, constantly-full dance floors, and extended Happy Hours, duckduck is a hit among Bushwick locals. Swing by after work for two-for-one beers.

Have you ever wanted to drink a beer or cocktail right after finding your inner chi at a yoga session? Look no further than The Cobra Club, a combination of coffee shop, yoga studio and bar. With all-day beer and shot specials, a friendly staff, and an unpretentious vibe, The Cobra Club is a great bar for anyone who wants to have fun while searching for inner-peace.

Heavy Woods

If you fancy yourself a whiskey aficionado, look no further. Another coffee shop-by-day and bar-by-night, Heavy Woods is the go-to spot for daytime productivity and nighttime pleasure. With over 14 craft beers on tap and a wide array of seasonal cocktails, even the pickiest drinker will find something a favorite drink at Heavy Woods.


The perfect blend of cozy and upscale, Miles might well be the best neighborhood bar in all of Brooklyn. Promising the best-blended cocktails in town, they definitely deliver. Whether you’re coming for their free mac and cheese Mondays or their daily Happy Hour, you’ll find a wide array of delicious drinks, food and a welcoming mood at Miles.

The Narrows

As any New Yorker knows, it’s tough to find spacious places to hang out in the City. That isn’t the case at The Narrows, where you’ll find an expansive backyard area to enjoy the nighttime breeze. The drinks are affordable, and the bartenders take their jobs seriously. Come for the backyard access and stay for the amazing bar menu.

The Rookery

Have you ever wanted to drink a craft beer, but also eat West Indian food? With a thorough bar menu and eclectic British-West Indian-inspired pub food, The Rookery is your place. Located in a chic industrial space that includes an outdoor beer garden, The Rookery is well-frequented by Bushwick locals, but is more than welcoming to anyone looking for a nice drink and a relaxing atmosphere.

The Sampler

If supporting local breweries and distilleries is your thing, The Sampler is the place for you. Specializing in microbrews and artisanal spirits, The Sampler will open your palate to drinks you’ve not likely tried before. The bar food is also based on almost exclusively local ingredients, a major plus for any lover of all things New York.

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