Neighborhood Highlights

Must-See Bushwick

by Jessica Allen, 09/05/2012

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  • The Narrows
    1037 Flushing Ave.
    The Narrows doesn't mess around: it consists of a narrow bar decorated with a few mirrors, some candles and numerous coats of glossy black paint. The art-deco austerity ends at the backyard, which has plenty of patio furniture and flowers. In the 1800s, German and Austrian immigrants brought beer to Bushwick, opening so many breweries in such a small area that the streets around Meserole and Lorimer were known as "Brewers' Row." By the early 1900s, close to 50 breweries were in production in Brooklyn. In a nod to that history, this cash-only bar and lounge offers several local beers on tap, including Sixpoint Resin, brewed in Red Hook, and Brooklyn Sorachi Ace, made in nearby Williamsburg. The Narrows also crafts creative cocktails such as Caulfield's Dream, which mixes spearmint, Demerara syrup, lemon, cava and rye whiskey into a float, and Navy Strength, which consists of orange bitters, Antica Formula and Jamaican rum.

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