Saturday, May 16, 2009
I had drinks last night at Hope Lounge (10 Hope Street in Williamsburg) from around 10pm to 12:30am. The bar was pretty dead most of the time we were there, which is actually pretty nice, since we were trying to catch up with some old friends, but not so great if you're looking for a party. We sat outside in the enormous outdoor space, which was nice and had very comfortable seating, and they started barbecuing. We didn't try the food, but it was nice to have the option. It was reasonably priced but not cheap, and worked out quite nicely for me, as they were having a special 2-for-1 on Blue Moon pints, which were $5. Sarah's gin and ginger ale cost $6. Overall, Hope Lounge was a little bizarre in its emptiness, and I don't really think I'd recommend it, but the outdoor space is great, particularly if you're with a big group.