Pine Box Rock Shop

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Pine Box Rock Shop Located in the industrial oasis between Williamsburg and Bushwick, Pine Box Rock Shop is a welcoming beer bar with a healthy dose of attitude. New York United States 40.70545 -73.9327337
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Party Earth Review Located in the industrial oasis between Williamsburg and Bushwick, Pine Box Rock Shop is a welcoming beer bar with a healthy dose of attitude. Edgy artistic professionals and tattooed locals swing by the high-ceilinged... ... read full review

  • Hours:

    M–Tu 4pm–2am, W–F 4pm–4am, Sa 2pm–4am, Su 2pm–2am

  • Recommended as:

    • Day Spot
    • Night Spot

Party Earth Pine Box Rock Shop Review

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Located in the industrial oasis between Williamsburg and Bushwick, Pine Box Rock Shop is a welcoming beer bar with a healthy dose of attitude.

Located in the industrial oasis between Williamsburg and Bushwick, Pine Box Rock Shop is a welcoming beer bar with a healthy dose of attitude.

Edgy artistic professionals and tattooed locals swing by the high-ceilinged bar, all done up in beige-brown pine planks, to sip one of over a dozen microbrews always on tap, while friendly beardo bartenders serve specialty cocktails and drink combos like Irish whiskey pickle-backs (here dubbed The Grim Pickle) at a wraparound bar inlaid with classic rock-and-roll ticket stubs.

In the back, groups of after-work hipster kids crowd around tables made from industrial waste barrels beneath a narrow skylight, admiring the collection of quirky paintings by local artists and the sparkling crystal skull lamp suspended over the bathrooms.

Daytime sees a steady stream of patrons enjoying an afternoon beer and a vegan empanada, while at night the place fills up with friendly rockers downing a few cold drinks as they play bar trivia and bop along to the background rumblings of indie rock and post punk.

A coffin-shaped sign gives homage to the venue’s former life as a coffin factory, and serves as an ironic comment on the groups of smokers huddled by the graffiti-painted façade below.

Though a little further out than the typical Williamsburg joint, Pine Box Rock Shop is a shining example of the neighborhood’s new trend of mixing laid-back dive culture with cultivated tastes.

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Tip from Emma:

This place has it all, from vegan treats to microbrews. Unfortunately, it’s a little farther into Brooklyn, so make sure you know where you’re going – it’s easy to get lost in these parts of Bushwick.

  • Crowd

    Punkish hipsters, laid-back rockers, local young professionals, and crunchy Suicide Girls, 20s to30s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Playlist mix of everything from Passion Pit to Social Distortion. Several flat-screen TVs. Trivia Wednesdays 8:30pm. Seasonal Waffle Brunch Sundays at 2pm.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Vegan snacks and empanadas. Happy Hour M–F 4–8pm, Sa–Su 2–8pm.

  • Prices

    Chips $1, empanadas $3. Beer $4+, wine $7+, cocktails $7+, drink combos $10.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Downtown casual: band shirts, jeans, sneakers, light jewelry.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Wednesdays for trivia, and Saturdays and Sundays for the biggest crowds.

  • Close By

    Kings County Bar (286 Seigel Street) is a short walk away and provides a similar Bushburg dive atmosphere.

Pine Box Rock Shop User Reviews

Average rating:
Great drinks. Great Shows. Great Bar.
Michael L. Apr 11, 2013
Located miles from midtown, the Pine Box Rock Shop sits at the heart of the Bushwick neighborhood, and boldly embodies the spirit of young Brooklyn. The clientele is youthful, energetic, artistic, and educated. Many a lofty conversation could be had sitting around the bar, or you can skip the philosophizing and just enjoy one of the bars monthly original cocktails that leave the pallet screaming for more, or one of the many delicious craft beers they have on tap. The backroom, with it's vaguely industrial atmosphere, regularly host some of the best young musicians and comedians that NYC has to offer, and every show is free. It's the kind of venue that give the impression that on any given night, you'll see someone perform that has a bright and shining destiny, and one day down the road you'll be able to tell people "I saw them when...". This is one of Brooklyn's gems. No dress code, no cover. no regrets.
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Chris K. Nov 15, 2012
Though a little far out there, the Pine Box Rock Shop is an awesome destination for any old-school rock and roll fan looking for something a little different. The stark wood that makes up the walls, floor, and tables within this venue are very stripped-down cool, but the quirky art on the walls and outside add a certain out-there element to it. Never to be called posers, the owners have also installed an awesome hanging skull lamp and have put concert ticket stubs into the bar itself, so that thirsty patrons can look past their pints and observe the date and door time of that Soundgarden show at the Trocadero. Not your typical rock bar, but that's just fine.
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