Spirit Week


There might not be a better place to celebrate this week of ghosts and ghouls leading up to Halloween than at a former casket factory serving up all kinds of spirits. Opened by vegan rockers, the newly opened Pine Box Rock Shop features vegan snacks, 16 reasonably priced beers (for NYC anyway), and quite a few creative cocktails (the Suffering Bastard is a good one both in name and taste). The vast space was put together by the owners and their friends using salvaged shipping pallets and repurposed materials to cut down costs. The long bar stretching from the front to the back gives patrons more elbow room, and the back area acts as a venue for local bands to play. A great bar to drop by if you live in the Williamsburg-to-Buschwick area - they have trivia every Wednesday night and other weekly neighborhood-y events. This week in the spirit of spirits, there will be a sing-along to classic Burton film A Nightmare Before Christmas, a costume contest party, and a premiere viewing of new Zombie series "The Walking Dead".

Via Gothamist, Buschwick BK, and Pine Box Rock Shop.

--- Viv