3pm-7pm; $4 draft, well drinks, and house white or red wine
L at Bedford Ave.
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Once a repair shop for cop cars, this converted garage first became a popular venue for Rooftop Films' outdoor movie screenings before transforming into its current incarnation: a spacious, laid-back bar and beer garden, replete with a bartop fashioned out of reclaimed wood from the Coney Island boardwalk, two patios, and 24 pours on tap. The breweries represented include the usual suspects—Peak Organics, Harpoon, Allagash, and other day-drinking staples—as well as European favorites like Gaffel Kölsch and Spaten. Similarly impressive is the non-beer selection, with a 30-deep list of whiskeys and specialty cocktails employing herbs from the on-site garden. The homegrown produce also figures into the food menu, which offers pub fare like fried green tomato sandwiches and beer-battered fish and chips. Take it all in at a booth inside or in the 7,500-square-foot side patio, where picnic tables, two-tops, lawn chairs, and the occasional stroller are all tucked safely within the confines of a wooden picket fence.Featured In
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