9. The Caffeine Underground, Bushwick

Pictured: Artist Aisha Lopez setting up for “Wavy Baby” exhibit. Image courtesy The Caffeine Underground.

A coffee shop that feels like a modern art gallery, Bushwick’s The Caffeine Underground on 447 Central Avenue boasts rotating art installations, live music events, and a vibe inspired by New York City’s underground music and DJ-ing scene. With neon lights, walls lined with art, and a lounge-like feel, the shop serves as a peaceful retreat, where immersive art experiences and delicious coffee is offered.

The brainchild of New York City DJ Ian Ford, The Caffeine Underground really cultivates a unique ambiance, complete with the free WiFi you would expect to find at any cafe. Also, check out a few must-visit spots in Bushwick.