Garage Philly to Host Taproom on 19th Pop-up on March 13

Kielbasa cheeseburger from Taproom on 19th
Kielbasa cheeseburger from Taproom on 19th

On Friday, March 13, Garage Philly – the former auto body shop that now houses a watering hole popular for its vast canned beer selection and "badass" food cart – will host a pop-up for Taproom on 19th, an unpretentious South Philly neighborhood pub with an upscale menu. The event will showcase a cheeseburger made with Polish kielbasa, and two Mexican-inspired dishes: Queso Frito and Grilled Zucchini. The food will be available from 6PM until it sells out.

Taproom on 19th owners Michael Strauss and Peter Fry will be at the one-night-only event. Their cheeseburger ($6.00) will feature Polish kielbasa from Swiacki Meats (a family owned company that has been making Polish favorites in Port Richmond for over 53 years), and will be served with the works including lettuce, tomato and special sauce. The Queso Frito ($5.00), aka fried cheese, will come with Pete's famous salsa, and the Mexican Grilled Zucchini ($4.00) will be dressed with vegan mayo, cotija cheese and cayenne.

In addition to holding frequent pop-ups (along with the Taproom on 19th event, we're psyched for the Two Birds Catering and Canning brunch on March 15), Garage is known as a fun hang: they host a Happy Hour from 5-7 PM, Monday-Friday, and they have Skeeball, a pool table and pinball machines.

Garage is located at 1231-1233 E Passyunk Avenue (between Pat's and Geno's Steaks) in South Philadelphia. For more info and a listing of their pop-ups and events visit

To see all of our Taproom on 19th coverage click here.

Photo courtesy of Aversa PR

Posted on Thursday, March 12, 2015