Heavy Woods

Bars , Gastropubs Bushwick
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The team behind the Bodega wine bar named this spin-off after the original 17th-century Dutch translation of Bushwick, back when the hip 'hood was a thick forest. The decor of the 40-seat space reflects the nabe's rustic past, with the dim lights illuminating swords and taxidermied ravens hanging on the walls. A wide selection of whiskeys, tequilas and mescals, along with 14 draft beers, complement a menu of pub-food classics like po' boys and chicken wings.
Venue name: Heavy Woods
Address: 50 Wyckoff Ave
Cross street: between Starr St and Willoughby Ave
Opening hours: Daily 8am-4am
Transport: Subway: L to Jefferson St
Price: Average main course: $10. Cash only
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  • Tuesday November 1 2016 - Wednesday March 22 2017
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Jaime B

Some of the best breakfast you can find in Brooklyn is here via the Tchoup Shop, a pop-up inside the bar that apparently serves late night and snacks now, too. I totally dig the New Orleans–style breakfast plates that include grits, which I love, eggs, some sort of perfectly cooked meat (a manageable slab of fatty pork belly!) or veggies (chewy mushrooms)...it's the best, and great hangover food. Honestly, I like brunch here so much more than I do the bar at night, but Heavy Woods is a great bar to go to if you want a more low-key night out or a night cap.


Part-time coffee place, part-time bar, full-time awesome. I could see myself hanging here all day: grabbing a coffee & a book to relax for the morning' -  then ya know, switching to more boozy libations later in the day. The decor is adorable - theirs lots of mixed wood textures that somehow work well together with kitschy items decorating the front bar area. The back lounge area is black & white and seems primed for a weekend dance party.

Happy Hour is Mon - Fri from 2 - 7pm, which gets you a dollar off draft, dollar off well, and discount on select wines. Not bad, and if I really were to camp out here for the day, I'd be pretty stoked about starting happy hour at 2pm. I didn't love the wine or the cider draft we got, but the selection is decent and their house Guyana cocktail is on point. 

We got a few bites of food to sample and were impressed. My friend and I shared the crab cakes which were damn good, albeit a bit small. I got the beet salad, which was also pretty yummy. IMHO, the real winner was the pecan pie dessert - so chocolaty and nutty but not too rich. I'll be day dreaming of that pie, until my next visit - hopefully soon!