The Garage

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The Garage is a bar and sandwich shop located at 2304 10th Terrace South off Highland Avenue in Southside. The bar, opened in 2014 by Kay Woehle, occupies part of a former complex of 1930s-era covered garage stalls arrayed around a courtyard.

The rest of the stalls are filled with antiques for sale by landlord Fritz Woehle, Kay's father. The bar's seating extends into the courtyard where wisteria vines shade casually-arranged piles of old lawn statues, architectural fragments and plumbing fixtures.

The Garage was opened by Woehle after the owner of the iconic Garage Café Jimmy Watson died from injuries suffered in a vehicle collision in March 2014. His brother Kenny ran the Garage Café until it closed on Saturday August 30. Longtime bartender Jyl Williamson stayed on as co-manager. Most of the staff and decorations, with exception of the Watson brothers' personal belongings, stayed the same.


  • Carlton, Bob (August 28, 2014) "Birmingham treasure the Garage Cafe is changing hands after 20 years." The Birmingham News