koda bushwick

Sure, the price is from another century, but make sure your tips aren’t. via Koda

Last Wednesday we told you about what we thought would be a one-time $1 beer deal at Bushwick’s Koda to help usher in the warm weather. After drinking a few last week, we sorely wanted this to be a regular thing. We reached out to Koda and they gave us the inside scoop: last week’s special worked so well they’re continuing their $1 beer deal throughout the spring season! (more…)

03/17/15 1:35pm
bushwick flea

Don’t confuse them for ‘Shwick though, that might get you cut. via Facebook

The hottest shopping destination when the weather warms up in Brooklyn this year? It looks like it’s going to be Bushwick, which is not only slated to get a mini-Smorgasburg starting in April, but will not be getting its own branded flea market. The Bushwick Flea will be kicking off in April and offering up a flea market for Bushwickers who don’t want to bother going to Williamsburg. Or Fort Greene. Or Park Slope. Basically people who want a flea market in Bushwick, that’s who the Bushwick Flea is for. (more…)

03/13/15 10:11am
brooklyn foodworks

More space for chefs to do chef stuff. via Facebook

We’ll say this much about the de Blasio administration: They might be working hand-in-hand with developers to change Brooklyn forever, but they also at least show a passing interest in helping out burgeoning entrepreneurs. One day after we learned that aspiring lady bosses are getting a boost, here’s the news that Bed-Stuy is getting Brooklyn’s first culinary incubator, a lab space for chefs, caterers and aspiring food geniuses space to cook and create. (more…)

koda bushwick

Here be $1 beers. via Koda

Spring! It’s finally here! We are so used to bracing ourselves against the arctic blast after leaving the subway that we were practically throwing our clothes off at 42nd Street today. Old habits do die hard, though, like our propensity to drink constantly just to make our way through winter. (Really the only thing keeping us warm was the burning sensation where our liver should be.) No matter. Let’s celebrate the warm weather by drinking dollar beers, which Bushwick Daily helpfully pointed out is exactly what’s bring offered at Koda today. (more…)

These guys are glad to hear it.

These guys are glad to hear it.

You already know how we feel about Boobie Trap, the breast and board game-filled bar that calls Bushwick home: we love it. You also probably know how we feel about pizza: that we love it. We weren’t expecting our two loves to be slammed together into one great taste, but today DNA Info reports that Boobie Trap opened up a pizza joint across the street from their bar called Pizza Party, so lo and behold, our love grows more and more. (more…)

03/06/15 9:56am

Pity the poor investors who can’t buy here now. via Flickr user Matthew Rutledge

It’s the same story we’ve read so many times before in New York City. A neighborhood finds itself being pitched as the hot new thing, newcomers rush to it looking for a profit, and before you know it, no one can afford the neighborhood anymore. It’s a sad story that’s come to Bed-Stuy now, as Brooklyn’s real estate investors can’t seem to make the gigantic profits they once made, and are leaving the neighborhood in droves according to the Daily News. We look forward to their “Goodbye to All That” essay. (more…)

03/05/15 3:11pm

It’ll be like this, but in an abandoned lot. So, more authentic. via Flickr user Steel Wool

This is how it goes. You give a neighborhood a market full of handmade and vintage goods, they’ll figure, “Hey, why don’t we also throw some food in this? People love food.” So, per that “give a mouse a cookie” logic, now that ‘Shwick has woven itself into the fabric of Bushwick, they’re interested in expanding it to include what’s being described as “a mini-Smorgasburg” by Bushwick Daily. Next up, ‘Shwick Philadelphia? (more…)

Don't forget to tit your bartender. Via Boobie Trap Facebook.

Don’t forget to tit your bartender. Via Boobie Trap Facebook.

Boobie Trap
308 Bleecker St., (at Irving), Bushwick,


What it is: A funky corner bar that looks like a little girl’s dream room crossed with a Quentin Tarantino movie.

Why we love it: The vibe here is pure adult sleepover party fun: boobs adorn the walls, and the tables are inlaid with board games like Candyland and Scrabble. Grab a page of the rated-R coloring books or study the collection of dolls hanging around the bar.

What to order: The selection here is gloriously cheap and divey, full of good cans like cheap speckled hen and value meal beer-and-shot specials. The bar’s food menu is the tits too: it’s loaded with BBQ, such as pulled pork, spare ribs and smoked seitan, with sides like potato salad, baked beans and brussel sprouts.

Regular tip: Owner Kristen North was a bartender at several spots around the city including the Knitting Factory before opening Boobie Trap last year. At night, the curtain comes down and the bar’s signature “Fuck off” sign glows in all its glory.

02/24/15 1:23pm

With friends like these

Hey, wanna know something that can warm you up? The pure fear that comes from seeing a really frightening movie. Forget all that “blood chilling” stuff, if you see the kind of scary movie that gets your heart pounding and blood flowing fast, you’ll be plenty warm. It’s just science. Tonight you can get just the kind of scare to warm you up, because The Silent Barn is showing The Babadook for the not-so-scary price of five dollars. (more…)

02/24/15 9:16am
nyc porn film festival

There’s gonna be something for everyone.

It’s been half a century since Justice Potter Stewart said of pornography and obscenity, “I know it when I see it,” but this weekend, New Yorkers will see it up close and (potentially very) personal at the first annual NYC Porn Film Festival. Bushwick, the freshly crowned bastion of high art, will play host to the open submission festival that aims to “give credit to adult film as a significant and socially/culturally relevant art form.” Though submissions for content are now closed, $69 all-weekend passes and $5-$20 tickets to individual movies are still available. (more…)