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We have one month of summer left, so enjoy it with beautiful sunset views, $1 oysters, and, of course, refreshing drinks! Check out some new restaurants and bars in the area, as well as a couple of our favorites.


Gemelli horseshoe bar.

This Italian spot on the border of Bushwick and Ridgewood has been open for only a couple months, but it’s definitely made an impression. It’s charming interior is unique and aesthetically pleasing as well. As for their Happy hour menu, there’s something for everyone. You can score a cocktail and an Aperitivo dish to share for only $10, Monday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. I’ve had the chance of dining here, and the Lemon Spritz cocktail and the Crispy Chili Oil Shrimp were my personal favorites. Head to the rooftop for a beautiful view.

48 Cypress Avenue

Monday to Sunday 11am-12am


Oysters at Pizzette, courtesy of Yelp.

This new pizza joint off the Montrose L is serving up savory pies all day long. You can add Pizzette to the list of local places serving up $1 oyster happy hours. Pretty much every evening past 5 p.m. east coast oysters will be available for $1 with various yummy toppings. You can score other $1 oyster deals in the area including places like Mominette, Sea Wolf, and Lot45.                                                                                                                                                                 

191 Graham Avenue

Monday to Friday 5pm-12am, Saturday 12pm-12am, Sunday 12pm-11pm


All images courtesy of Henry Hargreaves.

Located off the Montrose Avenue L stop, this restaurant joins the roster of new eateries popping up in East Williamsburg. This mediterranean-inspired spot serves up a wine-centric happy hour dubbed “wine time.” During wine time which runs Tuesday to Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. you can drink wine or spritz cocktails for just $6. You can also snack on some summer delights such as whipped feta, olives, an jámon iberico. This spot is great to visit for all the staycation vibes.  

128 Meserole Street

Tuesday to Sunday 7am-11pm 

The Gradient

Image courtesy of Chelsea Levinson.

This female-owned bar is all about bringing inclusivity to the people of Bushwick. The Gradient has a robust drink menu and vegetarian and vegan-friendly food offerings. Their happy hour specials are no different. Monday through Friday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. for their 666 happy hour special. Yes, you heard right, the diabolical menu features drinks and noms all for $6 or less. Some menu standouts include seitan wings, jalapeno poppers, and $6 well drinks.

17 Wyckoff Avenue 

Monday to Thursday 4pm-2am, Friday 4pm-4am, Saturday 11am-4am, Sunday 11am-2am

191 Knickerbocker Avenue

Cover image courtesy of @Sharijoy.s.

Yes, the address happens to be the name of this bar and comfort food haven. It’s also voted in the top 20 ranked on Yelp. With lots of soul satisfying meals like their hearty macaroni and cheese, filling chicken and waffles, and refreshing beet salad, it’s hard to go wrong. Pair one of those delectable dishes with $6 happy hour drink specials on Tuesday to Sunday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. If the sangria and house wine don’t do it for you, well drinks and beer are available at the special rate as well. 

191 Knickerbocker Avenue 

Tuesday to Thursday 5pm-12am, Friday 5pm-2am, Saturday 12pm-2am, Sunday 11am-9pm 

Lot 45

Courtesy of Timothy Meador.

Many Bushwick locals might be surprised to find out that the go-to bar and club is actually a full-blown restaurant during regular hours. Their happy hour menu offerings are quite satisfying. From Tuesday to Friday  from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., grab a $5 well drink and a large tray of Bluepoint oysters at $1 a pop. Oysters are always a good way to get a meal started. If you are still craving something yummy, Lot45 whips up an immpresively tasty burger that comes with a generous helping of french fries for $14. 

411 Troutman Street

Tuesday to Thursday 5pm-2am, Friday to Saturday 5pm-4am, Sunday 5pm-10pm

Cover photo courtesy of Chelsea Levinson.

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