This past Wednesday, I stopped by The Garage Café & Lounge on Hertel Avenue, to check out their beer garden, called The Wrecking Yard. I had heard that it was “bike night”, so I hopped on my bike and cruised over, to have a couple of beers and listen to some live music (Mikey C. – solo acoustic act).
The interior of The Garage Café & Lounge is pretty neat, but it’s the beer garden in back that really makes the place stand out. North Buffalo is so lucky to have a place like this – there’s nothing else like it around. Not only are there games to play (including corn hole), there’s also an outside bar. The evening that I swung by, the owner was out back cooking up $2 hotdogs.
The Garage Café & Lounge is famous for their Saturday morning (8am) cinnamon rolls!
As dusk set in, a bunch of people arrived and sat around the picnic tables. the music was great, and people were enjoying the sensational beer garden atmosphere. As I scoped out the scene, I noticed a flyer tacked to the bar. It broadcasted that his coming Saturday is dedicated to A Dead Afternoon @ The Wrecking Yard (1pm to 6pm) – it’s going to be an afternoon featuring the sounds of the Grateful Dead (music by Genesee Ted). Whether you’re a fan of The Dead or not, this is a great opportunity to stop by The Wrecking Yard, because summer’s almost over and there’s a beer garden with games and live tunes awaiting.
I’m so glad that I finally managed to check out The Wrecking Yard, which opened in early August. This is a great Hertel asset that should be on everyone’s list for a variety of reasons – from the neat looking retro/garage café to the grilled hotdogs on bike night! There’s also a full menu that includes paninis, wraps, breakfast sandwiches, and small plates, along with a brunch menu and a kid’s menu (see inset menu for a listing of items).
The Garage Café & Lounge | 1127 Hertel Avenue | Buffalo, New York 14216 | (716) 436-2141 | Facebook