The Garage Eatery & Pub is housed in a 1950s era former auto repair shop in one of Tucson’s most beloved historic neighborhoods known as West University. The street corner on which it is located is where the historic Old Pueblo Trolley and the new modern streetcar turn from 4th Avenue onto University Boulevard.
Originally built in the early 1950s as a two bay auto repair shop, it is believed the original owner of the business was Mr. Zimmer (aka ‘Zim’). During the 1970s the north two bays were added to the building to bring the masonry block building to its current size. Many current residents remember the building as Boatner’s service station in the 1990s and early 2000s. During its almost seven decades, the building has also pumped gas (the tanks were removed and the ground remediated after the service station shut down), been a used car lot and an upholstery shop.
Although The Garage Eatery & Pub has been completely remodeled to serve a different clientele (sorry, no oil changes while you drink your beer), the walls are original and the glass garage doors facing 4th Avenue remind patrons of the building’s history.
We hope you will stop by and enjoy our delicious gastro pub style menu and try one of our 14 local and regional craft brews served up on tap. We offer a ‘quick serve’ style lunch to accommodate your busy daily schedule and a ‘full service’ dinner so you can relax with friends and family on our open air patio. Hope to see you soon!