While some tried to stock up on as much alcohol as possible in preparation for the blizzard last night, others–specifically, true alcoholics–took to the streets in search of an open bar, of which there were a surprising amount. Considering that the bar owners in Bushwick know what’s most important to their clientele, and most of them already live in the area, a great many options were available to people during the storm, though only the fiends took advantage of it.
Felix Gin, a 28-year-old who works at Vice Versa, admitted to The Burning Bush, “I wasn’t one of the lucky ones to get enough liquor to tide me over for the night. And, if I’m being honest, I would have needed to go to a bar anyway. There’s just something about the environment that appeals my alcoholic nature.” Gin found himself alone at Forrest Point, where the smile and warmth of a bartender and a hot toddy was all he needed to console him over Juno’s impending wrath.
It was a veritable Templeton at the fair sort of time for alcoholics last night, indeed, as most of them were able to find an entire bar to themselves. Abbott Rye, a 22-year-old from Baltimore, confirmed, “I was all alone at Lone Wolf. I figured no one would want to go there on a blizzardy night like last–not that anyone ever wants to go there in the first place.” And so, once again, Bushwick showcases just how special it is in terms of being a haven for those in desperate need of a drink.
Written by Genna Rivieccio