Taps: 4 / Bottles: 200
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
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Reviews by NeroFiddled:
4.14/5 rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | $$
Right next door to the South Philly Bar & Grill, and just across the street from Geno's (and Pat's) is Garage. They're clearly aware of that, and signs are posted that you're welcome to bring in your steaks! Awesome! B.Y.O.Cheesesteak, what a brilliant idea.
So, it's an old garage. The floor is concrete and there's a drain right in the center. It's not that wide, and it can get hot in the summer and cool in the winter. In the summer the garage door is open wide, and in the winter it's closed with drapes to keep the cold out, and outdoor heaters hanging from the ceiling inside. They've kept up the garage theme with some old automotive signs on the walls, auto-repair manuals recycled as beer lists (one is a mock up guide to the Millenium Falcon, which is cute), and cash register drawers that come out of mechanics tool boxes. Did I forget to mention the truckers caps and cut-off T-shirts that the guys wear (sleeveless tank tops - not belly shirts)? There's a kind of Rock'n'roll vibe that goes with that, and it matches perfectly with the music that they play (when a customer isn't shelling out cash for the jukebox), and the pool table and the Metallica and AC/DC pinball machines that they have. (There are also three SKEEBALL lanes... I'm not sure who those are for... ?). AAAARRRGGH! Now all they need are cans of the AC/DC beer. Or maybe just Iron Maiden's Trooper Ale ...the AC/DC stuff isn't that good. Ahh, I almost forgot one more thing, there's a hot dog cart in case you're not feeling like a steak, or don't want to drop the 10 or so dollars that they cost nowadays. It's more than just hot dogs though, they rotate different food truck operators so you'll always find something good and have a bit of variety if you go often.
OK, moving on to the beer. It's all cans coming out of 10 double-door coolers except for 4 draft handles (1 Flying Fish, 2 Yards, and Miller Lite during my last visit). I don't know how many different beers they've got but the coolers are impressive, as are the previously mentioned beer guides. I found a few mistakes in there, and I thought they could have been organized a little better, but that's just me; and I'll certainly admit the old Haynes auto-repair guide covers are cool. Anyway, they've got a ton of beers and your certain to find something you'll like. More importantly, if you don't know exactly what you're ordering, or want to order, or how to pronounce it - no problem! The bar staff seems to know exactly what you're saying/ordering and where it is. Service in a flash!
So I guess that's all folks. It's an interesting place with a great vibe, great beers, and some decent food. I'd definitely recommend a visit.
04-14-2014 22:39:50 | More by NeroFiddled
Garage in Philadelphia, PA
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