British and West Indian flavors collide at this 50-seat Bushwick gastropub, lined with vintage wallpaper and paintings. The menu features mash-ups like oxtail sloppy joes, samosa burgers and curried-goat shepherd’s pie. At a horseshoe-shaped bar, owner Jamie Schmitz pours craft beers, British cask ales and rum cocktails.
|Venue name:||The Rookery||Contact:|
425 Troutman St
|Cross street:||between St. Nicholas and Wyckoff Aves|
|Opening hours:||Daily noon–4am|
|Transport:||Subway: L to Jefferson St|
|Price:||Average drink: $8. AmEx, MC, V|
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My friends and I went here for brunch one weekend, and I liked it, although it didn't totally wow me. The two things that stand out: The design of the place and the fact that you can order a Scotch egg, which I love. (Actually you can't order it for brunch—the pub grub/dinner menu seems more exciting than the brunch menu, which just features breakfast sandwiches, although there are two oxtail beef options, and steak and eggs.) The place has an awesome U-shaped bar, which I think is great for having a drink alone or with someone. The vintage pub design of the place is pretty cool. The hostess and server were sort of hipster-pretentious.