Jacque Medina


In 2013, we covered The Rookery as a new Troutman Street bar and restaurant with West Indian/British fusion fare. This month, The Rookery is celebrating its fourth anniversary with a party—complete with drink specials and a re-launch of their signature pub grub. 

The Rookery’s co-owner, Jamie Schmitz says he owes his business’s success to the amazing Bushwick community that welcomed it. “I’m humbled by the sense of community in Brooklyn and Bushwick in particular. And really lucky to have such incredible employees and customers. Over the past four years of owning a small business, I’ve definitely learned to value those relationships highly,” he said. 

The bar’s fourth anniversary party will be next Wednesday, September 13 at 9 p.m. Schmitz says the party will feature food and drink specials, along with a selection of new cocktails. 

“We’re really excited to continue being part of the life of the city. It’s nice to facilitate and celebrate the day to day with our customers,” said Schmitz. “You see people form close relationships, go through breakups, get their dream jobs. It makes you feel like you’re really part of a big family.” 

Pop in on September 13 to celebrate the Rookery’s 4th anniversary! 


The Rookery

A pub with an English twist, outdoor seating, and a 16-foot horseshoe bar.

 425 Troutman Street between Wyckoff Avenue and St. Nicholas Avenue (Jefferson L)



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Featured image from the Bushwick Daily Archives.