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Birmingham’s Best Eats: Secluded Southside — Taking in the atmosphere at the Garage Cafe


Garage Cafe, Birmingham, Alabama

The patio at the Garage Cafe offers a setting
unlike any other. Photos by Eat Birmingham.

By Eat Birmingham

In the world of food, places are rated on food, service and atmosphere.

Birmingham's Best EatsYou can expect certain things every time you go to the Garage Cafe: a healthy collection of regulars, no shortage of places for your eye to land, a fully stocked bar, great bartenders and a cash-only policy. (You know this going in, so no complaining, especially with an ATM on site.)

Garage Cafe, Birmingham, AlabamaKnow that the food is sandwiches. You choose your bread, your meat, your cheese your toppings, and again, no complaining. We all go there because it’s like visiting another land in the middle of our city, and no one wants to hear your whining. The drinks are flowing and cold; the bar even has a nice selection of high-gravity beer.

The service is sassy, with one of our favorite servers being the 6-foot-9 bartender (we don’t recommend calling him sassy to his face).

You go to the Garage for off-the-charts atmosphere. From the motorcycle hanging above the front door to the collection of artifacts scattered around the open-air courtyard, you get the feeling that something really cool has been here, and it will be back.

Garage Cafe, Birmingham, Alabama

Antiques, pots and assorted knickknacks fill the
nooks and crannies of the Garage’s courtyard.

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The Garage Cafe

  • 2304 10th Terrace S., Southside [map]
  • (205) 322-3220
  • Garagecafe.us
  • Hours: 3 p.m.-2:15 a.m. Monday, 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, 11 a.m.-3 a.m. Thursday-Friday, 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Saturday and 3 p.m.-2 a.m. Sunday

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Eat BirminghamEat Birmingham (@EatBHM) writes about eating in Birmingham and the relationships people have with food, because of food and around food on her site, Eat Birmingham.

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3 Yips for “Birmingham’s Best Eats: Secluded Southside — Taking in the atmosphere at the Garage Cafe”

  1. morty
    Saturday, August 21, 2010, 12:18 am

    Favorite bar in Birmingham. Period, paragraph.

  2. Wade
    Saturday, August 21, 2010, 10:38 pm

    Better than “woods behind high school” or “friend’s house when parents are out of town”?

  3. When in Phoenix | EatBHM
    Friday, January 7, 2011, 4:17 pm

    […] through Birmingham with her new hubby and 2 dogs, Jessica Bush and I met up with them at The Garage. They had been traveling for nearly a year and we were their first anonymous ”tweet […]

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