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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Archie’s Bar & Pizza
Archie’s is a pizza place in Bushwick serving simple pan pies that are exactly what you want before or after a night out.
Ops is a pizza restaurant in Bushwick where you’ll want to become a regular even if you don’t live in the neighborhood.
Sally Roots does affordable Caribbean/American food in a Bushwick space where you’ll want to hang out.
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