What do you do when you’re a single guy with a garage, you don’t need to park in it, and you don’t have enough tools to fill it up?
You turn the garage into a man cave, that’s what.
Michael Berg, of Monroe, Washington, decided to get creative with his unused space. Inspired by the history of Seattle’s underground city, he turned an average sized garage into a prohibition-era speakeasy themed retreat. Family and friends gather there for drinks, good food (Michael’s well-known in his family for his culinary and entertainment skills,) and scintillating conversation.
Over time, the Speakeasy, as it has come to be known, has gone through several design iterations. It has been a casino, a venue for a murder mystery dinner, and is now elaborately decorated as a pirate’s cave. A digital designer, Michael has utilized his talents to bring fantasy to life and create a wondrous, fanciful ambience.
Ordinary garage on the outside...
...pirate's den on the inside!
Michael Berg in The Speakeasy
Serving food and drinks to his guests
One unfortunate pirate slept a little too long
Michael's choice of lighting creates a relaxed atmosphere
The bayou mural was painted by Michael's niece
The theme is continued throughout the entire "garage"
The evening's finishing touch--Michael's homemade berry shortcake with strawberries hand-picked from
the family garden.
I'll never look at another garage without visualizing its entertainment possibilities.