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Bushwick big on ‘Buck’

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It comes as no surprise that Pinebox Rock Shop, Bushwick’s diveiest bar that serves only vegan drinks, is also the Big Buck Hunter capital of New York — racking up 285 more games in a month than its closest competition.

Nor does it come as a surprise that the bar, on Grattan Street between Morgan and Bogart streets, was an honored stop on Thursday during the video game’s Summer Training Tour, which pits Buck amateurs against the Buck master — Chris Fream, the 2012 world Big Buck Hunter champion.

Yes — such a thing exists.

In honor of the momentous visitation from the champ, the bar had four Big Buck Hunter consoles on free play, saving quarters better used for laundry (but not tips, we hope).

There was even a mini-tournament, hosted by the “Big Buck Girls” (models in tight T-shirts). That this was part of the event should come as no surprise to Big Buck Hunter fans, since the game includes almost as much cleavage as it does caribou.

Reach reporter Jaime Lutz at or by calling (718) 260-8310. Follow her on Twitter @jaime_lutz.
Updated 10:14 pm, July 9, 2018
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T-Bone from DoBro says:
This looks more like Murray Hill than Bushwick.
Aug. 21, 2013, 8:43 am
ned from the bush says:
thanks for the info ...I will make sure I NEVER set foot into this place
Aug. 22, 2013, 11:55 pm
Sam from Park slope says:
Went there tonite & was shocked to see a hunting game in a vegan bar. The whole point of veganism is non-violence. In this game you pick up a gun and try to murder the animals on the screen. Talk about a buzz kill.
May 3, 2014, 12:39 am

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