A garage is one of those spaces that becomes whatever we make of it, and Hope's garage has made the most of it – craft beers, cocktails, and a movie projector? If you need us, you know where we are.A garage is one of those spaces that becomes whatever we make of it. Sure, they’re mainly intended for housing cars or boxes of old stuff, but with the right touches of paint, furniture, booze and delicious food, a garage can also become the best place around for a late-night respite with friends. Hope Garage has all of the above – plus craft beers, homemade cocktail syrups and a projector showing movies. Tucked on Hope Street off of Union Avenue, this Williamsburg joint gets its name from its former life as an auto garage. A functional door remains up front to open up for fresh air on warmer days, but the interior has been turned into a hip space to enjoy a solid menu of American favorites (a.k.a some serious, enticing bar food that goes all the way ‘til 4 a.m.)
After a long night, dig in to everything from a Three Cheese Grilled Cheese sandwich with sweet caramelized onions to a creamy batch of Baked Vermont Cheddar Mac & Cheese with garlic bread crumbs. Or go ahead and up the ante with a Pork Belly BLT (regular BLTs just won’t cut it anymore). A night at the garage is not complete without somethin’ to sip. Grab a craft brew on draft or go for a stiff drink with one of the specialty cocktails. The Powers Street, named for the nearby thoroughfare, is a sour-but-sweet muddling of cherries with lemon, bitters and bourbon — perfect for a 3 a.m. feast if you ask us.
Three Cheese Grilled Cheese, $9 (+$3 for tomato soup)
Pork Belly BLT, $11
Wild Mushroom Risotto, $7
Baked Vermont Cheddar Mac & Cheese, $9
Grilled skirt steak, $20
Monday - Friday, 6 p.m. to 4 a.m.
Saturday - Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 4 a.m.