Bushwick, Brooklyn borders Williamsburg, but we think the “hipster” neighborhood has migrated to ’Shwick. From its photogenic graffitied streets to the nightlife ranging from drag shows to hilarious comedy events, it’s certainly an artistic and talented community. We love the area most of all for its coffee shops with dreamy backyards as well as its pizza shops.
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The best Bushwick restaurants
Whether you're headed to one of the neighborhoods many bars or music venues or nearby at Maria Hernandez Park, you'll want to hit up one of the best Bushwick restaurants. Williamsburg may be a food-world darling but its little brother to the east, Bushwick, is no slouch in the eating-and-drinking department. The Brooklyn neighborhood is home to some of the best New York pizza, a finger-lickin’ BBQ restaurant and stellar international food—including one of the top Ethiopian restaurants in the city. These are the best Bushwick restaurants, that are perfect for kicking a night into high-gear. RECOMMENDED: Best restaurants in NYC
Midwest favorite, Turk’s Inn is revived as Bushwick restaurant and music venue
Inspired by a beloved Wisconsin supper club of the same name, The Turk's Inn and Döner Kebab is headed to Brooklyn this month. The project is spearheaded by fans of the Midwestern original, Varun Kataria and Tyler Erickson, for whom this is their first restaurant project. Turk's Inn opens to the public on June 27th but its takeout stand is already open. The music venue at the property will also be rolled-out soon (more details, below). In 1934, The Turk's Inn was opened by an Armenian immigrant (originally from Istanbul) by the name of George “The Turk” Gogian and lasted 80 years before closing in 2014. The Bushwick revival pays homage to the legendary spirit of the Midwest favorite. The restaurant continues the kitschy decadence in a sprawling 5000-square-foot, 60-seat space decked with '70s and Ottoman Empire-inspired lime green velvet and red leather furniture, vintage plates, a tassel-covered bar and coquettish photos from the Wisconsin location. The sit-down restaurant and bar also has a rooftop where the fun continues upstairs with vintage Turk's Inn neon signage. Photograph: Jeff Brown The chophouse-style menu by Executive chef Alberto Carballo includes: halloumi and cheddar bites with knoblauch sauce, green bean falafel with mushroom sauce and dry onion, moussaka, "jeweled pilaf," grilled whole porgy with lemon sauce, pork chop with coffee rub and grilled cabbage, among others. Photograph: Matt Occhuizzo House cocktails will include: the "Margie" (coc
The Sultan Room is the newest music and restaurant hybrid to open post-Cabaret Law
So often going to see a concert or checking out that one friend of a friend's DJ set means choosing between a good time and decent food—there's only so many sad fries and Buffalo wings we can eat. But, thankfully, 2019 New York nightlife values food and drink as much as any performance. The dual forms of entertainment work in tandem to create the ultimate vibe with menus that no longer lack innovation. Bushwick’s newest music venue, The Sultan Room, opened last weekend—part of a trio of projects, which includes the Turk’s Inn and Döner Kebab—by owners, Varun Kataria and Tyler Erickson. The childhood friends, who grew up working at Erickson's family's famous Minneapolis jazz club (which hosted Prince and Philip Glass, among others), went on to start their own recording space and see this project as a return to form. The Sultan Room brings a level of kitsch to both the venue's listening room and its attached space for food. In fact, the neighboring restaurant, which opens to the public today, is a near-exact recreation of a beloved Wisconsin spot they used to dine at, using decor the duo bought at auction after the restaurant closed. The to-go area, Döner Kebab, is inspired by revelers of Berlin's clubs, who often hit up Kreuzberg döner spots in the late-night. Featuring a state-of-the-art sound system, technicolored lighting, wall decals inspired by mosques and a sunken dance floor, The Sultan Room will offer both live concerts and DJ sets, influenced by global sounds. Exp
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Explore the storied relationship between booze and books at this Bushwick gem. Located in the middle of a residential block, this used bookshop opened last summer, packs an excellent selection of affordable tomes into its tiny digs and doubles as a comfy neighborhood café. During the morning, locals sip coffee ($2.50) along the back bar while leafing through the spot’s latest gets—and switch to stronger stuff like Budweiser ($3) and Bass ($4) bottles as the day wears on.