One of my Friday-night destinations, where all the cool kids hang. They let me in, too.
Friday night was Girls’ Night. While I had been looking forward to it, it took all the energy I had to head back downtown for dinner at 7:30 p.m. after a long week. But, it was one of those things that once you do it, you’re glad you did.
Dinner was great, although the AC was on the fritz at the restaurant, so while the food was fabulous, our hair and make-up were worse for wear.
Afterward, we walked to a new place called Garage Bar, that’s become known for their excellent pizza, oysters and drinks. It’s housed in an old filling station and has a really cool look and vibe. But, to say I felt a little out of place in my Lilly Pulitzer dress is an understatement. It’s where all the hipsters go, although there were some “regular” folk like us scattered throughout. I did feel a bit old. Oh, well. At that point, all that mattered as the AC was going strong, so the girls and I saddled up to the bar, order some of Garage Bar’s specialty drinks and stayed put in the cool air.
Garage Bar also is known for many of their non-alcoholic drinks, carrying a wide variety of sodas and creating a number of specialty concotions, including the P&H Soda line made in Brooklyn, as well as the Louisville Egg Cream.
One thing I found so curious that night was the immense popularity of Pabst Blue Ribbon beer among this hipster set of 20-somethings. Seriously? When did this happen? When I was in college, PBR was among the cheap skunk-juice beers that you bought because that’s all you can afford. Now, at events and bars/restaurants, I see these young professionals walking around with PBR tallboys and such. I don’t know about you, but when I got to a certain age and started making a certain amount of money, PBR was far in my rearview mirror. I’ll have an import or microbrew, thank-you-very-much. Actually, make mine a gimlet or Dark n’ Stormy and leave it at that.
So, friends, ever have one of those “Boy, I feel old” or “Why are the kids these days doing that??” moments lately? Please share so that I know I’m not alone.
Images from Garage Bar and Garage Bar's Facebook page