Posted in music | venues on June 23, 2014

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"The same old Bushwick story," told us the bar manager, Tuck on the phone today confirming that indeed, Wreck Room is closing on Saturday. "Landlord, new lease, rent increase...." Tuck refused to tell us the specific numbers but told us that the owner was over it already. "After nine years...."

An employee whose name we didn't catch on the phone mentioned also constant trouble with the maintenance of the place and the landlord.

Arancini Bros, the famed rice ball maker will be closing too. - [Bushwick Daily]

It's not just Williamsburg that's seeing a makeover happen. Bushwick bar -- and host of many metal and rock shows -- The Wreck Room will close after nine years this weekend. Saturday (6/28) will be last last night to get wrecked there. We'll miss ya.

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Comments (50)

RIP

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2014 6:50 PM

Post city bluez.

Posted by Mr. Foot Fetish | June 23, 2014 6:57 PM

The shittier your bathroom gets, the closer you are to closing down i.e. Mars Bar

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2014 7:22 PM

Definitely a few one night stands with shady hipster ladies in this place. RIP

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2014 7:27 PM

truly hate this place. unsentimentally, this place sucks

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2014 7:36 PM

Those rice balls are awesome.

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2014 7:38 PM

BAZ

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2014 8:24 PM

full of assholes, run by assholes, staffed by assholes.

average shitty bar in every way. who fucking cares, good riddance

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2014 8:59 PM

go back to ohio 8:59

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2014 9:25 PM

this place is so boring standard issue "dive" it feels like it's in Cleveland

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2014 10:15 PM

Dreebiest place for liberal arts grads to pretend to be blue collar since Motor City.

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2014 10:17 PM

God damn, Im gonna miss 2 AM shenanigans here...

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2014 10:28 PM

That's a shame. Never had a chance to stop in since I never heard of it until right now.

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2014 10:38 PM

completely unworthy of any tribute. Place was bullshit

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2014 10:47 PM

stupid fucking spot

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2014 11:05 PM

Pounded out some mad stankers in this place, guess I'll have to find a new place to feed

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2014 11:12 PM

as beloved as Trash Bar. Right up there with Lone Wolf in the pantheon

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2014 11:18 PM

groan. Filthy bathrooms don't make a place legendary you dumb fuckers

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2014 11:43 PM

Owner runs dog walker delivery surface wonder what his new front is gonna be

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2014 11:56 PM

^
*delivery service

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2014 11:57 PM

Finally

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2014 2:07 AM

They were always projecting some mindless garbage on the back wall, which was helpful in allowing me affirm that while I might look like an edgy urbanite, deep down I'm just a culturally complacent loser who moved to New York to watch TV.

Posted by From Ohio | June 24, 2014 2:52 AM

And what hardcore punk shows happened at this place again? Metal? No care whatsoever.

Posted by D | June 24, 2014 3:54 AM

Glad this place is getting shut down, it attracted the lowest of the lowlifes around here. They would still be out on the sidewalk, all fucked up and yelling at 630am when people were trying to get to work. Fuck that.

The neighborhood doesn't need a spot that attracts no-talent addicts and fuckups.

I hope they scrub the place clean (probably will take weeks) and open up a venue that repels rats.

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2014 7:17 AM

^yuppies demand Bushwick!

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2014 8:01 AM

place was for ivy leagueers in studded jackets.

embarrassing level of white people shenanigans

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2014 8:56 AM

remember Japanther? they had that The Warriors thing going, but they were really like Long Island suburban kids on bikes? It was sort of adorable and cute.

now, hold onto that shit for TEN FUCKING YEARS, and add in some hard drugs. Add in a bunch of transplants from Westchester and Connecticut and the Midwest, who dropped out of $40k a year schools to be "lowlifes". Mix in some minor league local criminals who are in it to screw 18 year old rich girls and sell low quality drugs.

Voila: the Wreck Room!

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2014 9:47 AM

Are you kidding me? This place is foul and the bathrooms were ridden with Hep C.

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2014 9:56 AM

don't flatter them 9:56. They are the sort of people who thinks that makes them interesting

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2014 9:58 AM

dive bars usually are a joke, like this one was

bring me a real old man bar

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2014 10:05 AM

sleaveless jean jacket hang out

lame

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2014 10:21 AM

yea but, the rice ball spot is amazing.

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2014 10:21 AM

ha, you commenters here come across as such sad individuals. I suppose you people have never had the experience of making life-changing, inspiring memories in a new place??
Instead of being elitist and hating on Kitty and her fave place that shut down. Perhaps you could've, more constructively, named some places you made great memories at that shut down.
Make conversation instead of trying to one up someone. You know, be social.

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2014 10:24 AM

11:56 : stop snitchin'

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2014 10:27 AM

Buckeye put in some serious work in that bathroom.

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2014 10:45 AM

9:47 is mainly right, but incredibly cynical. It's actually a decent bar, and better than the "hipster high-end cocktail" thing that's happening now. And those rice balls are excellent.

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2014 11:52 AM

Oh I'm sure you have 10:24am LOL.

We are being social. We are all gathering on here to say how much the place sucks, it's closing isn't a big a deal as you think it should be, and in my case how I don't recall a single notable hardcore punk show at the place.

Posted by D | June 24, 2014 12:17 PM

...or a hardcore punk show there, period.

Eat a dick if you don't like it.

Posted by D | June 24, 2014 12:18 PM

cheap shot-and-beer combos or places that stick to their shithole roots are great but this place was not even good

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2014 12:23 PM

A REAL D would know that 10:24 was a copied post from the retarded Kitty Pryde / 285 Kent thread...

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2014 12:32 PM

buncha dickheads went there and worked there

that would be authentic if it were like hard hat worker guys

but it was rich kids

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2014 12:46 PM

You again 12:23pm lol.

I could give a fuck about Kitty Pryde or 285 Kent.

Posted by D | June 24, 2014 12:59 PM

I am just always looking for something authentic...

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2014 1:32 PM

12:59, hence the word "retarded"... and it's you couldn't give a fuck, not could give. REAL D wouldn't have such a hard time with English.

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2014 1:52 PM

^ Fuck you grammar Nazi.

If one writes ¨Eye cee wut u dyd there¨, the message is clearly ¨I see what you did there¨.

And it's ¨Ï couldn't give a fuck.¨

¨Retarded¨ is incorrectly used not to mention derogatory, so learn to use quotes, quote, and use correct words ya fuckin' moron.

LOL @ you being obsessed with me so much you insist I'm not who I am.

Posted by D | June 24, 2014 2:39 PM

^ what's your deal today? Not enough sleep? You're the one who said (in a very retarded fashion) 'I could give a fuck'. It's not a matter of being a grammar nazi - I'm just pointing out the fact that you might be mildly retarded.

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2014 2:52 PM

nice pepole here , i like it

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2014 3:43 PM

D got owned. REAL D wouldn't have lost a battle like that.

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2014 4:10 PM

Place was fucking boring

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2014 11:32 PM

Rice Balls are the shit!!!! That Bar Sucked a Nut!!!

Posted by Bushwick 6 years ago! | June 28, 2014 2:09 PM

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