Garage Is Open on Passyunk


Jason Evenchik quietly opened his latest business yesterday. Garage on Passyunk Avenue, across from Pat’s and Geno’s. The former Satellite Auto Body still bears the sign of its former incarnation but now there’s beer, games and hot dogs inside. The bar focuses on beer by the can and offers a liberal BYO cheesesteak policy. There is also skeeball, pinball and billiards inside. Coming soon will be a rotating menu provided by food truck operators.

This is the fifth business for Evenchik, who is also behind Vintage, Time, Bar and Growlers.

1231 East Passyunk Avenue

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  • Tim

    Looking forward to checking this place out. It’ll be great to have another bar so close that doesn’t allow smoking.

  • WinSomeOne

    Is this legal? Do they have a Sunday license and health department approval? Bringing in outside food doesn’t sound kosher to me if they have an R License. The PLCBE will be able to find out. A big open door allows bugs inside and lets children peek in at the drunks at the bar which is illegal. Looks like a hipster paradise if only they sold smoothies and lattes.

    • Austin

      “A big open door allows bugs inside and lets children peek in at the drunks at the bar which is illegal.”

      Wow! Someone better let Cuba Libre, Parc, Frankford Hall, Woody’s, Grey Lodge, Varga Bar, Alla Spina, etc. know (off the top of my head). Having large doors/windows open in the summer where you can see the bar from the sidewalk = not cool! Clearly these restauranteurs are either ignoring or defying the system! ;) Lol.

    • eric

      wwwaaahhhhhh hipsters wwwwaaaahhhhh i don’t like change wwwaaahhhh – jesus h christ i am so sick of this weak argument. if you don’t like it you don’t have to go there.

  • Tmac

    give it for Jason!

  • Escoffierx

    Hipsters are always leading indicators of positive change if Malcom Gladwell has taught me anything. Place was cool and fun, I’ll be back for sure. Welcome to the neighborhood guys!

  • Derek Davis

    Actually, the city now has a grant program that helps store owners re-do their facades. Most of the open window restaurants in town are eligible for the city to pay for them. On another note, if the window is open the fly can get out, as opposed to a closed door. In the state of PA it is illegal for a liquor establishment to play music that can be heard outside the place. Now with all of the windows being open the music is out on the street. The Starbucks next to me has outside mounted speakers and plays music on the sidewalk, it’s legal because they do not serve alcohol, hah!

  • FoodBooz

    Running successful businesses, that have open windows, they probably have gone through the proper channels to finally open this business. Who says that people in the bar are drunk? Who says that they have an R license? And a Sunday license and healthy department approval?? C’MON! It’s 2013 in Philly. If they’ve taken the time to open they’re business in such a public location, some good faith is in order. Way to support local business!