Having a partner turns bouncing a ball into a tennis match, a monologue into a conversation, and a bear attack into a slightly longer bear attack. Experience the power of pairing food with congenial libations with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of upscale pub fare and drinks at The Garage.
Housed in a rehabbed mechanic's shop, The Garage pairs high-octane microbrews and wines with a menu of colorful, gourmet pub fare. Among six beers on tap, Chandler-brewed SanTan ($5) mingles with the Austrian Stiegl Goldbräu ($5) and introduces it to the concept of a cactus. Seated around the U-shaped bar, guests can pass around platters of down-home deviled eggs ($5) or a Garage board piled with artisanal cheeses, meats, fruit, and nuts ($14), which pair nicely with wines sourced from California and more exotic locales ($8–$15/glass). Chefs scatter white-wine-buttered shrimp, roasted garlic, and tomato atop flatbreads ($10) and saddle up bratwurst with hot cherry peppers and horseradish ($10).
Diners can enjoy meals in the privacy of an upholstered booth, or step through the garage’s former bays to the outdoor patio. The Garage honors its former life as a motor nursery with artfully placed old car tires, gas tanks, and a four-horsepower, fuel-injected ketchup dispenser.
1534 E Bethany Home Rd.
Phoenix, Arizona 85014