Neighbourhood Guide: Bushwick, Brooklyn
Bushwick is quickly becoming one of Brooklyn’s trendiest neighbourhoods. The area still has an industrial feel with warehouses that have been renovated to create beautiful apartment buildings, hip coffee shops, unique restaurants, and amazing bars. You essentially get all the benefits of a cool neighbourhood without the crowd (move over, Williamsburg). Here are some of the best food and drink spots to visit if you find yourself in Bushwick.
Syndicated Bar Theater Kitchen
40 Bogart St; syndicatedbk.com
As the name suggests, Syndicated is a jack of all trades. Whether you want to grab a bite to eat, enjoy a few drinks, or just watch a film, there’s something for everyone. The space is surprisingly large for what you’d expect to find in New York, and the menu features large and small plates of snacks. The bar has a great selection of craft beers and signature cocktails that you can enjoy while two large projectors screen films, shows, and even sports events. Syndicated is the perfect spot to check out with a group of friends or on a date night.
18 Grattan St; seycoffee.com
SEY Coffee is located inside what looks like an enormous garage. During the warmer months, the entire front opens up, making it seem even bigger and more airy. The interior is filled with hanging plants, which add a really great vibe to the space. When it comes to coffee, the owners have committed to sustainable sourcing, remaining honest and ethical while still delivering a quality product. Stop by for a cup or hang out all day with your laptop.
374 Johnson Ave; ichiranusa.com
Ichiran is the perfect place to grab ramen if you’re not the social type or love to dine alone. Just fill out a form with your ramen order, slide it through the slot, and a staff member on the other side receives it. When your food is done, the window opens and your ramen is ready to eat in your solo dining booth with no distractions. Or, you can enjoy your noodles in the main dining room. For ramen lovers, it’s definitely worth a trip to Bushwick.
420 Troutman St; instagram.com/ap_creative
AP Café has a clean, minimal look and caters to all types of creatives in Brooklyn. The surrounding area is filled with beautiful murals and art, and the café itself was built with creatives in mind. This is a space that encourages people and thoughts to flow freely and is a go-to spot for sitting down to discuss projects and ventures. Their menu features dishes named with a nod to pop culture: Stranger Wings, Toastface Killah, and Cardi-b ritto to name a few. The space is available to rent for art shows and performances, and gives visitors a great feel for Bushwick.
8 Wilson Ave; partnerscoffee.com
If you’re looking to grab breakfast, coffee, or a pastry, head to Partners Coffee. Formerly known as Toby’s Estate, Partners is an ideal place for coffee dates with friends, to pop in for a quick dose of caffeine, or grab a table and work for the day. In a neighbourhood ripe with young, ambitious creatives, this space is right at home in Bushwick.