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'Boobie Trap' Bar Welcomes Customers With Breast-Themed Decor

By Serena Dai | August 18, 2014 7:39am
 Boobie Trap, 308 Bleecker St., opened in Bushwick in August. It's an eclectic "bartender's bar" filled with items that take its name literally — "color my boobs" coloring sheets, nude magazine centerfolds, boobs inside glass ornaments on the wall and a shirtless female mannequin with the bar's only two beer taps attached to it.
Bushwick Bar Boobie Trap Welcomes Bargoers with Breast Oddities
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BUSHWICK — A new bar and barbecue joint in Bushwick named "Boobie Trap" — a Goonies reference — takes its name literally in its decor.

The eclectic bar includes "color my boobs" coloring sheets, nude magazine centerfolds, breasts inside glass ornaments on the wall and a shirtless female mannequin with the bar's only two beer taps attached to it.

But the peculiarities don't end there.

Boobie Trap, at 308 Bleecker St., also features leopard-print lamps, metallic gold wallpaper with sky blue zebra stripes and an elegant, scripted neon sign saying "f**k off."

"It’s a bartender’s bar. It’s quirky," said owner Kristen North, 32. "It reminds me of a Quentin Tarantino film."

North, who has been a bartender for 12 years, wanted to open a spot where people in the industry could go after work for fun and food.

It's open until 4 a.m. every night except Sunday, when it closes at midnight, and it will serve its slow-cooked barbecue for lunch starting at noon so residents who work at night or from home will have a place to go, she said.

Many of the bar's "funny, silly, quirks" serve a purpose — making people feel more welcome, North said.

There's a doorbell at the bathroom "so there's not a psycho banging on the door," she said. There are plastic fingers attached to the walls that act as purse hooks. There's a colorful, dedicated phone-charging station so that people don't have to awkwardly ask the bartender for an outlet.

And a cooler with a funky face drawn on it is filled with water so that bargoers don't have to wait to hydrate.

"I thought about what it is that I look for when I’m out?" North said.

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For lunch, Boobie Trap offers a special with a half-pound of meat or seitan, two sides and a can of PBR for $12. Dinner will offer full pounds of meat or seitan, cooked by chef Francisco Bacon, 34.

Boobie Trap focuses on canned beers, which are better because they are "always super cold," North said.

Plus, she added, "you can't shotgun a bottle beer."

Happy hours from 4 to 8 p.m. will feature $3 well drinks, $25 60-ounce pitchers of margaritas and sangria and $3 draft beer, of which the bar only has two options, light and dark.

"We want to keep it simple as far as the little lady here," joked co-owner, Paul King, 33, as he gestured toward the mannequin with two taps attached to the torso.

Despite being a "bartender's bar," North said she wanted to make sure it was a place where everyone would feel at home.

"Don't you hate when you go into a bar and people look at you like you're not supposed to be there?" she said. "It's for everybody here."