First Look at the Anchored Inn, Bushwick’s New Nautical Dive


Tomorrow at 7 p.m., longtime Half King bartenders Adrienne Dowd and Carmen Mello will open the Anchored Inn in Bushwick. As the name implies, it boasts nautical decor such as a deep-sea diver floating near the entrance and a golden mermaid over the front door. Two red leather and wooden booths were salvaged from the Massachusetts pizzeria Dowd frequented as a child (her dad found them on Craigslist), and Mello’s collection of black-velvet paintings deck the walls. Dowd describes the establishment as “a dive bar, but not a total dive.” They do plan to clean the taps every two weeks — the better to dole out $6 pints of Left Hand Milk Stout, Blue Point, Sixpoint, and the like. Meanwhile, there’ll be tippling specials like a can of beer and shot for $5, Yuengling for $4, and a happy hour with $1 off drafts from 5 to 8 p.m. and 2 a.m. to 4 a.m. In the future, expect mini-bottles of wine as well as food like nachos, hot dogs, boiled peanuts, and an intriguing treat called “whipped pork fat and pickles.”

The Anchored Inn, 57 Waterbury St., nr. Scholes St., Bushwick