Things to Do What to eat and do in Bushwick, Brooklyn By Nicole Brown email@example.com Updated May 23, 2017 4:24 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email There's no shortage of things to do in Bushwick. The neighborhood, a predominantly Hispanic community, has become a haven for artists and 20-somethings as more bars and restaurants pop up around town. Whether you're in the mood for a great taco or a unique cocktail, you'll likely find it in this part of Brooklyn. Bushwick is easily accessed by the L train, but with the looming shutdown, it may become harder to get there. The J and M trains also stop in the landlocked neighborhood, which is bordered by Bed-Stuy, East Williamsburg and Ridgewood. Here's what to do and see around Bushwick. Discover your next go-to brunch spot Photo Credit: 983 Bushwick and brunch seem to be a match made in heaven. No matter where you turn, if there's an eatery or bar, it most likely is serving up something special for a weekend brunch. 983, Bushwick's self-described "living room," serves up its take on comfort food, with a specialty brunch menu offered on weekends. The eatery, located at 983 Flushing Ave., offers classics like smoked salmon eggs Benedict (pictured) and brioche French toast, as well as Mexican favorites including chilaquiles and huevos rancheros. For those looking for a vegan-friendly brunch, 983's vegan scramble, made with tofu, seasonal vegetables and topped with a tahini sauce, will do the trick. Walk around and check out the graffiti Photo Credit: Nicole Brown It's hard to miss a graffiti wall while in the neighborhood. The Bushwick Collective, an outdoor gallery centered around Troutman Street and St. Nicholas Avenue, has allowed a number of walls to be turned into giant murals. If you get off at the Jefferson Street L train station and start walking toward Troutman Street and St. Nicholas Avenue, you'll see a mix of both realistic and abstract paintings. Eat lunch at Tortilleria Mexicana Los Hermanos Photo Credit: Nicole Brown If you're looking for a cheap bite that still tastes delicious, look no further than Tortilleria Mexicana Los Hermanos, at 271 Starr St. The restaurant doubles as a tortilla factory and offers your favorite Mexican classics, including tacos, taquitos and quesadillas. Everything is under $5, but you'll definitely want to order more than one thing. To order, grab an index card, write your name and order and then note whether it's to go or to stay. Take your card to the register to pay, and take a seat. When your order is ready, they'll call your name. Be prepared with cash because credit cards are not accepted. Shop around at vintage stores Photo Credit: Nicole Brown There are a number of vintage shops in the area, including Worship (pictured, left) at 117 Wilson Ave., and Chess and the Sphinx, at 252 Knickerbocker Ave. Both offer clothing, shoes, bags, jewelry and other accessories. Some items can be a little pricey, but there are plenty of options for $50 or less. If you're looking for a cheaper option, head over to L Train Vintage at 1377 Dekalb Ave., which has two floors of clothing -- many items $20 or less. And if you're in the mood for a different type of shopping, check out the record selection at Radio Free Brooklyn, which is on the same block. Grab a coffee (or wine) and enjoy a book at Molasses Photo Credit: Nicole Brown Nestled between small apartment buildings at 770 Hart St., Molasses Books is the perfect place to take a coffee break. Browse the selection of used books, most priced under $10, and grab a coffee at the bar. Beer ($4 to $6) and wine ($7) are also available. You can also sell your own books. The store/cafe is open until midnight every day, and there are often readings and other events. Enjoy a drink and snack at Sunrise/Sunset Photo Credit: Nicole Brown This cafe and bar is not exactly open from sunrise to sunset, but it offers options for any time of day. Sunrise/Sunset, at 351 Evergreen Ave., is perfect for a pre-dinner drink, offering wine, beer and cocktails. There's plenty of seating and natural light from the storefront windows, so it's also a great spot to bring your laptop, order a coffee and get some work done during the day. It's also worth a stop in the morning for brunch, with choices like sweet potato hash and a French toast sandwich (with Nutella and bananas). The day menu includes tapenade grilled cheese, a roasted root salad and smoked salmon tartine (open-faced sandwich). Have dinner at Sincerely Burger Photo Credit: Sincerely Burger via Facebook Build your own burger at Sincerely Burger, located at 41 Wilson Ave. Patty options include the classic beef burger, black bean ramen and beer-battered cod. Go between 5 and 8 p.m. any day for happy hour, and check out the all-draft cocktail bar Yours Sincerely next door. Sincerely Burger is open every day starting at 6 p.m., but it also serves brunch on weekends from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For $12.95, you can get bottomless cocktails with your meal. Grab a beer at The Rookery Photo Credit: Nicole Brown You won't have a problem finding a bar in Bushwick. The Sampler (234 Starr St.), the Bodega (24 St. Nicholas Ave.) and Precious Metal (143 Troutman St.) are a few neighborhood favorites. For a truly unique experience, head to Boobie Trap (308 Bleecker St.), where a topless mannequin serves as a tap. For a wide beer, cocktail and wine selection, check out The Rookery (pictured), at 425 Troutman St. Order some "pub grub" -- like an oxtail sloppy Joe, fish and chips or portobello vegetarian burger -- with your drink. Or stick around for the late-night menu, which includes a beer and burger special. The weekend brunch is best served on the outdoor patio. Insider tip: An Instagram-worthy view Photo Credit: Nicole Brown If you're looking for a view of the city as you walk around Bushwick, one of the best spots is right outside the DeKalb Avenue L train station on Wyckoff Avenue. Look west toward the city for a glimpse of the Empire State Building framed between the Brooklyn neighborhood's buildings. By Nicole Brown firstname.lastname@example.org Share on Facebook Share on Twitter More on this topic Spend the day in Astoria-DitmarsOld meets new in this neighborhood with a true community feel. 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