East Williamsburg

Dave's Picks | Guide to Bushwick Breweries

Dave's Picks | Guide to Bushwick Breweries

Bushwick has a long history of beer-brewing. Since the early 1800s, Bushwick has been one of the central  locations for beer making in the New York area, at one point producing 10 percent of all America’s beer. The still standing Claus-Lipsius Brewing Company and the neighborhood’s oldest brewery, the William Ulmer Brewery, that now hosts an art residency, remind us of the area’s beverage history. Those two breweries represent only a small fraction of beer-making activity in Bushwick at the height of the Industrial Revolution.

Nowadays, Brooklyn is full of modern and artisanal breweries carrying on the legacy of longtime settlers. Here is a list of a few stellar examples of what Bushwick and the surrounding area have to offer to the beer enthusiasts.

DAVE SPEAKS | NEW RESTAURANT ALERT IN BUSHWICK

DAVE SPEAKS | NEW RESTAURANT ALERT IN BUSHWICK

Imagine you are eating a meal during a relaxing tour of the Greek Isles. The sun shines down on you perfectly while you and your pals are passing around aromatic dishes made with fresh vibrant ingredients—the ultimate vacation. This feeling of pure bliss mixed with the blessing of tasty food is something that Danny Minch and Dylan Dodd hope you feel at their restaurant Apollonia.

Imagine you are eating a meal during a relaxing tour of the Greek Isles. The sun shines down on you perfectly while you and your pals are passing around aromatic dishes made with fresh vibrant ingredients—the ultimate vacation. This feeling of pure bliss mixed with the blessing of tasty food is something that Danny Minch and Dylan Dodd hope you feel at their restaurant Apollonia.

Apollonia is a cafe by day, and restaurant by night, offering coffee from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and full dinner service after 5:30 p.m. with a robust selection of wines. They are currently working on their breakfast, lunch, and weekend brunch menus.

They serve fresh, vibrant Mediterranean dishes in East Williamsburg off the Montrose L train stop. When you hear the name Apollonia, Prince or The Godfather probably come to mind, but for Minch and Dodd they has something else in mind.