In 2014 Radio Bushwick shut down in a dispute with the landlord, and hasn’t reopened.
Radio Bushwick is located on 22 Wyckoff Avenue, Brooklyn, between Troutman and Starr Streets. It opened in late 2013, lying well into the Bushwick area of Brooklyn.
While one would expect a DIY venue a-la Shea Stadium (which isn’t as deep into Brooklyn), instead Radio Bushwick is a surprisingly classy space. There’s an initial outdoor patio space, with the actual indoor space more removed from the street. The bar is a near full-oval in the center of the indoor space, divided by a wall that also separates the concert area from the front area. The concert area takes advantage of the cheaper real estate in Bushwick to be larger, though being a converted warehouse (as opposed to the unconverted, seemingly abandoned warehouses across the street) means that it is longer and taller than it is wide, with solid walls, creating a sound bounce. The bathrooms are to the left of the entrance, single-occupancy with a single sink outside.
The more up-market nature of Radio Bushwick extends into a lot of bonus features, from the strong tap beer selection to better lighting, as well as stools by both sides of the bar, plus folding chairs if more seats are needed (and even hooks for purses beneath the bar, a nice touch). The beers aren’t as expensive as the décor would suggest, though not DIY-cheap. Radio Bushwick seemingly only books local acts, and only for the weekend, more as a side aspect to the place. A nice surprise overall, even if not yet revelatory.
22 Meadow Wyckoff Avenue (between Troutman and Starr Streets)
L train to Jefferson Street – walk one block southeast on south side of Wyckoff Avenue