Behind three shiny black garage doors in Fort Greene there’s a signless, pseudo-speakeasy called the Hideout. Ring the bell at a door within a garage door, and a scrutinizing set of eyes peers through a tiny latch. If your entrance is granted, you’ll find a dimly lit, tin-ceilinged throwback. Mixologist Charlotte Voisey, who consulted for the Gramercy Park Hotel and the Dorchester in London, helped create the six-page cocktail menu. Signature drinks include the Poison Rose (gin, lillet rouge liquor, rose syrup, orange bitters, apple juice, lime juice, a rose-petal garnish and edible gold flakes) and the Snow Mosquito (vodka, blueberries, simple syrup, lime juice, and fresh mint), along with 150-year-old Grand Marnier starting at $20. “We want to keep things signature,” explains co-owner (and record distributor) Qaseem Muhammad.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.