The Rookery

Bars, Gastropubs Bushwick
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The Rookery
Photograph: Courtesy The Rookery

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.

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The Rookery says
We're a contemporary Brooklyn pub, with a 16 foot horseshoe bar, and an outdoor garden that never closes early. Serving carefully chosen draft beer, (always 20oz imperial pints!) classic and contemporary cocktails, British-West Indian inspired pub food, including a late night menu every night!
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Venue name: The Rookery
Address: 425 Troutman St
Brooklyn, NY
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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lily r

Rookery made me feel like I was a cast member in Girls, but I mean that in a good way. Very very urban chic nostalgic laid back set up with a horseshoe bar in the center. The bar food is pretty good and reasonably priced and the drinks are actually great. I love the fact that they have about 5 different pickle back shots, all paired with different alcohols (so your friend who hates Whiskey... boo... can't back out). I went on a Friday around 8pm and it was pretty low key and never got too crowded, which was nice (compared to Manhattan). It is also on a pretty populated street with a lot of other bars and restaurants around, so good for a newb to Bushwick trying to navigate the scene. 

Jaime B

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.

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