The Garage opens today for late-night dining, cocktails, music, and, yes, games.
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Billed as the love child of a three-way among Buck 15, Bardot, and Gigi, this Basel pop-up, located adjacent to Cooper Avenue, will feature contemporary toy art, retro videogames, a billiards table, and nightly parties.
That poses a burning question: Will Ms. Pac-Man be there? (Sources say yes, so break out your quarters and mad gaming skills.)
If you're hungry, Cooper Avenue's pop-up, The Counter, will feature a dim sum menu that, unlike most things related to Art Basel, is completely affordable. Offerings include crispy
shrimp wontons (four for $6), vegetable spring rolls (two for $4), pork
or chicken dumplings (four for $6), steamed buns with a variety of
fillings (two for $7), and rice bowls ($7 and $11).
The Garage and The Counter will be open daily from 11 a.m. until around 3 a.m.,
which is just in time for an after-party snack attack. Though The Counter will be around only through Basel, The Garage (and its video games) is here to stay.
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Nightly parties are planned for Art Basel all week.