That odd spot with the confusing name and concept, The Shop, is slotted to open next month in Bushwick. Formerly in a garage on Metropolitan Ave. in Williamsburg, The Shop’s new focus will be on Texas BBQ and live music:
A shuttered motorcycle club turned barbecue joint will be fully revived next month, serving Texas-style barbecue and hosting live shows. The Shop Brooklyn, at 234 Starr St. in Bushwick, originally launched in an old parking garage on Metropolitan Avenue between Driggs Avenue and Roebling Street in 2008. Owner and motorcycle buff Daniel Lyle, 40, who used to work as an investment banker, started out by letting other motorcycle fans park their bikes in the garage to make the rent. People began hanging out in the garage. He eventually got a liquor license for the space and started cooking barbecue too. Soon, he realized he loved the food more than he loved the corporate world. After closing down the Williamsburg version of The Shop in early 2012, Lyle found the Bushwick space and spent the last two years building it out. In April, The Shop Brooklyn will reopen as a restaurant with a bar and stage for live music.
As Bushwick Daily notes, they’ve been hosting a tasting series on Saturdays and have another March 28:
The Shop has been hosting a barbecue tasting series every Saturday this month from 4PM to 7PM. Focused on a specific portion of their menu each week, the tasting series will peak on Saturday, March 28, during which the chef/owner Dan will be cooking a heritage large black hog and serving it with Black Hog Brewing beers. Each tasting event features various brewing and spirit companies who pair drinks with food items, and the patrons have an opportunity to give The Shop feedback on the food before the grand opening.
The Shop Brooklyn, 234 Starr St., Bushwick