Pine Box Rock Shop: A Vegan Bar in an ol’ Casket Factory

Pine Box Rock Shop: A Vegan Bar in an ol’ Casket Factory

So drinks don’t photograph quite like a dish of food does but Pine Box Rock Shop, a bar in {wait for it}… Morganville, Brooklyn is a unique place owned and operated by vegans. “Morganville”, a neighborhood following the crosstown L-line path of gentrification, is the 2 blocks around the Morgan L subway stop alive with a thrifty hipster pulse. (Of course the streets beyond these two blocks feel much like the backdrop to Renegade.)

Of course a vegan bar must have vegan nosh! Pine Box Rock Shop offers three varieties of V-Spot’s yummy empenadas: Jerk seitan, black bean and Philly cheesesteak. Yuuumm-mmy. Perfect with a pint. All served with quality salsa. Quality is any salsa that doesn’t taste like Tostitos.

The bar has enormously high ceilings and lots of space– at least on a Thursday– and tables and bar top is covered with tons of old concert ticket stubs. The music is good, barkeeps are friendly and they take card, which is one of my requirements in bar. The ironic icing on the cake, this vegan bar has Big Buck Hunter Safari, which gets less confusing on the second drink or so. Check them out for a good time.

If you can’t make it to the bar, check out Barnivore, Pine Box’s recommended vegan beer and wine guide.