Bushwick has a storied past. In the 19th Century, it was a vital part of America’s beer history and known as the beer capital. By the 1970s, all of the breweries in Bushwick had closed and for a long stretch of time, this Brooklyn neighborhood was neglected and many of the buildings were shuttered. However, in recent years, Bushwick is experiencing a renaissance. Factory facades have been transformed into canvases for talented street artists and creative types are flocking to the area.
Spend a day exploring this bustling neighborhood, which neighbors Williamsburg. After enjoying the open-air museum of the country’s best street art, stop in the galleries and discover works by emerging artists, or simply browse through bookshops or have a meal at the many restaurants popping up all over the area. Don’t forget to stick around after dark because Bushwick is teeming with artistic haunts from cutting edge theaters to performance spaces.
Craft your itinerary to Bushwick, with our top nine things to do in the area. Enjoy exploring this hipster haunt!