Bushwick bars are usually either divey or aggressively themed, but Upnorth is neither of those things. It is, however, a Canadian spot, and you might get that sense from how incredibly nice the bartenders are. They’ll be happy to give you an excellent recommendation for a cocktail that you otherwise might not have ordered. There’s also poutine, a few Canadian beers, and some charming ram taxidermy on the walls, but when it comes down to it, Upnorth is just a great simple bar in the middle of Bushwick’s busiest area (right off the Jefferson Avenue L). Come for Happy Hour with a date or some friends and order a burger and some poutine.
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A nice, big Bushwick restaurant with interesting pastas. It's not quite a destination, but it's a nice addition to the neighborhood.
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If you have ever been to Pianos to see a band in the back room, you probably didn't expect that it's the kind of place that would turn out some damn good bar food.
It seems that some reclaimed wood, an antique musket, and a trip to the public library are the easiest way to a restaurant idea these days. We’re over it. Thankfully, many of the dishes at Monument Lane make up for the decor.
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Down the street from the L train Jefferson stop in Bushwick, you'll find the a garage serving some of the city’s best tacos.
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