Lockyard, a new entrant in the Bay Ridge bar scene, is nearing completion, and is set to open in the next couple of weeks, according to the nice chap manning the open front window when I stopped by Monday afternoon.
Mindbogglingly, this bar became a lightning rod for criticism last year when owner Thomas Casatelli – also the owner of 3rd Avenue’s Kettle Black and Ho’Brah – told the Bay Ridge Courier’s Will Bredderman that the new location would cater to those “wearing the hipster uniform.” Lockyard got labeled as a Hipster bar, and it all went downhill from there.
I piled on the Hipster H8r bandwagon at the time, but have since moderated my stance. Mainly because the ensuing anti-Hipster-bar petition that targeted Lockyard struck me as so shockingly insular and closed-minded, I knew it was time to switch sides and welcome our new, Hipster overlords.
Now I’m hoping that Lockyard will have an Internet jukebox, so I can play all of the Ladytron and Metric and Of Montreal and all the other indie music hits from like-so-five-years-ago I can think of.