A Tex-Mex-serving, 70’s-themed bar in Bushwick with Tuesday karaoke in the “safari room” could go either way. Fortunately, El Cortez works. The food is good, the tropical wallpaper should be in every home, and there’s a large menu of tiki drinks to choose from. Come here for a low-key birthday or a fun night out with a few friends you’re catching up with. If you live in Manhattan, it’s a quick trip on L.
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