Now that the likes of Zosia Mamet and Penn Badgley live there, Bushwick doesn’t have room for graffiti-filled cesspools of beer-and-shot combos and terrifying bathrooms. Specifically, we’re talking about Wreck Room, a stop on the “Hey, I’ve puked in front of here” tour that you soon won’t be able to bring friends to, because according to Bushwick Daily, the dive is closing its doors on Saturday.
Bushwick Daily spoke to an employee about the closure, who blamed it on the same old story of a rent increase coupled with a bar owner who just wasn’t interested in dealing with it anymore. So Saturday, June 28 will be your last day to drink there before the bar is gone forever.
The news is definitely a bummer for anyone who loves cheap shot-and-beer combos or places that stick to their shithole roots, but good news for people who still want to keep Mike Bloomberg’s dream of New York as a luxury product alive. We’re sure that there’s an exciting hip #brand like Chipotle or Red Mango that will be willing to pay whatever it is the landlord is asking for that prime Flushing Avenue real estate near the nondescript warehouses and across the street from a truck parking lot with a dirty mattress in it.