24. Wreck Room
Neighborhood: Bushwick, Brooklyn
Address: 940 Flushing Ave.
This tats-and-tallboys dive fits in well within the current Bushwick biome (which is just not as pure as 2002 Bushwick, when you could enjoy the factories for their beautiful urban sadness without having to think about people occupying the spaces). Leather bucket-seat booths and old car bumpers attached to the wall, this stripe of theme bar is all the rage. But for budding sociologists, Wreck Room is a rich example of a young hipster bar that—like your favorite Best New Music-rated band—will one day grow up to be lamer, pricier, and less diverse with age. Just like the neighborhood around it.