The space that will soon be Federal Galley's new beer garden. Image courtesy of Galley Group.

Here’s hoping that in three weeks spring really will have arrived: On April 14, restaurant incubator Federal Galley will give winter-weary revelers a sneak peek at its beer garden.

The outdoor space will offer communal seating with large umbrellas for 100 people. Federal Galley‘s selection of 30 beer taps featuring local brews will be available for service outside, but even beer lovers may want to check out the other drink offerings.

Along with canned beer and wine, an outdoor bar will serve “pouched” cocktails — picture something like a Capri Sun packet you would have sipped as a kid, but filled with in-house craft cocktail recipes.

The “Kimberly Hart” will be made with rosé vodka, Aperol, grapefruit, vanilla and Peychaud’s Bitters. The “Billy Cranston” combines cachaça, blue curacao, banana, coconut, orange, and Angostura Bitters. If you recognize those names from the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, you’re not alone.

And beyond courting the ’90s child in you, the beer garden will also cater to pet lovers: Dogs are welcome in this outdoor space.

A view of the future beer garden from within Federal Galley. Photo by Laura Petrilla courtesy of The Galley Group.

A set of massive garage doors, kept open in warm weather, will link the indoor and outdoor spaces.

In addition to live music every Thursday out on the patio and an ever-changing selection of beers, the indoor eatery currently offers four distinct start-up restaurants serving up pizza, Mexican cuisine, burgers and steaks. Like its sister location, Smallman Galley in the Strip District, Federal Galley hosts pop-ups for 12 to 18 months, allowing restaurants to build up a clientele and learn the business in hopes of one day opening up their own brick-and-mortar shops.

The launch event on Saturday, April 14 begins at 7 p.m.

Kristy Locklin

Kristy Locklin is a North Hills-based writer. When she's not busy reporting, she enjoys watching horror movies and exploring Pittsburgh's craft beer scene.