Darin Rubell (Gallery Bar, Ella) reopens the shuttered Bushwick institution Life Café 983—once nicknamed the hood's "living room"—with tweaked menus and fresh decor. Hangover fare like grilled cheese, bacon-topped burgers and huevos rancheros constitute the main grub offerings, while the bar serves simple, seasonal cocktails and familiar brews (Brooklyn Lager, Smuttynose Old Brown Dog Ale). The once-dingy walls have been repainted a clean white and are hung with blond-wood-framed photographs.
983 Flushing Ave
|Cross street:||between Bogart St and Evergreen Ave|
|Opening hours:||Daily 10am–2am|
|Transport:||Subway: L to Morgan Ave|
|Price:||Average main course: $8. AmEx, MC, V|