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Formerly a textile artist and designer for Seattle based Nordstrom’s,  Jill Young – Rosenast met her business savvy husband, Alex Rosenast back in the late 80’s.  When he was the start up owner and proprietor of the famous rock epicenter and live music venue, RockCandy (RKCNDY). These two forces combined their talents to open their first joint venture and prototype Temple Billiards in 1994.

With a common affinity for old spaces they next purchased a massive 1928 clear-span building on Capitol Hill, once housing a Plymouth dealership and automotive garage. The duo conceived of creating a much larger venue that would provide an environment for real pool players mixed with the opportunity for some nighttime carousing.  With the backing of two Pearl Jam band members,  the couple successfully converted this automotive garage into a 7,500 square foot pool hall with tournament sized pool tables, a full service bar, and restaurant. Garage immediately became a local favorite, attracting area hipsters, college students and corporate parties.

Seeing the next emerging trend, Alex and Jill decided to partner up with Mike Bitondo, their general manager, and add bowling lanes to their venue.  In 2003, the three story, one of a kind bowling alley was completed, the first to open in Seattle city limits in 40 years.  Garage bowl quickly became a catalyst for parties and provided a socially active alternative to the typical night of bar hopping.

To meet the demands of business, Garage owners decided to make better use of their neighboring parking lot with another expansion.  In fall 2008, the second addition was finished, completing a mixture of 20 bowling lanes, 25 pool tables, 6 bars, 3 private rooms, and plenty of lounging room for a night out. Bringing the public space to nearly 40,000 square feet. With Jill’s eclectic design aesthetic, Garage provides a unique brand of entertainment. The space maintains the same industrial sensibility of the original 1928 building with high ceilings and exposed wooden trusses, anchored with elements such as chrome, high gloss automotive paint and leather throughout.  Retro, 1950’s minimalist décor includes furniture and fixtures from Eames, Paulson, Saarinen and Varga, to name a few. The uniformity of design gives the impression the entire building evolved at the same time, although the original conversion and two subsequent expansions span 13 years.

GARAGE – pool• food• bar• bowl is located at 1130-1140 Broadway Ave. Seattle, WA.  Hours of operation are 3pm - 1am Sun-Thu, 3pm - 2am Fri,Sat. Food service is 3 pm - 12am Sun-Thu, 3pm - 1am Fri,Sat. Garage is a 21 and over establishment to bowl or play pool. Prior to 10 pm minors are welcome in the restaurant and patio picnic area only for dining. Several paid parking lots are available within a block or two, along with metered street parking.  For more information visit www.garagebilliards.com or call 206.322.2296.






The latest 20,000 square foot addition completed in November 2008,  has the same industrial sensibility as the original 1928 automotive repair shop due to the distinct style of owner and designer Jill Young-Rosenast. 

Formerly a textile artist and designer for Seattle based Nordstrom’s,  Jill met her business savvy husband, Alex Rosenast back in the late 80’s when he was the start up owner and proprietor of the famous rock epicenter and live music venue, RockCandy (RKCNDY).

Garage’s newly built addition maintains consistency in the look and feel of the original structure with high-ceilings and exposed wooden beams thanks to the help of architect Curtic Mcguire. The uniformity of design gives the impression the entire building evolved at the same time, although the original conversion and two subsequent expansions span over 13 years.  Inside, retro, 1950’s minimalist décor and vintage, chrome furniture and fixtures from Eames, Paulson, Saarnin and Varga co-mingle with the two newly designed spaces: the Star Lounge and the Echo Room.

The Star Lounge’s bar sparkles with mirrored tiles, and star-like cones illuminate the immense fish tank. The space includes two of Jill’s art installations.

The first is a series of intricately constructed little leather dresses adorned with the tiniest collection of stars. The second is displayed in the bowling area, doll parts recovered from the rubble of bombed doll factories in Eastern Bloc countries.

The Echo Room’s décor is inspired by a haunting image by photographer Nick Brandt of an African elephant herd with their matriarch Echo. This life-size photographic mural adorns an entire 50 foot wall and is balanced by several large-scale orb light fixtures transformed by recycled packing peanuts. Natural, raw elements and salvaged wood adorn the room’s other surfaces, and vintage bentwood chairs upholstered with antique Indian saris surround a gigantic elephant palm in the center of the room.

“I’m always devouring books, magazines and visual arts… I find inspiration in so many places, especially in my surroundings, which is why I focus on recycled, sustainable materials in the spaces I design. Growing up in the northwest, I think my design aesthetic is a reflection of the eclectic and artistic community I live in.” says Jill of her constantly evolving style.
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WE REGULARLY OPEN AT 3PM DAILY BUT ASK ABOUT 1PM OR 2PM OPEN TIMES FOR GROUP RESERVATIONS OF 40 OR MORE, MONDAY-FRIDAY. EARLY PARTIES WILL REQUIRE A CATERING ORDER FOR A MINIMUM OF 40 GUESTS.

MUST BE 21 TO BE IN BOWLING OR POOL AREAS.

DAILY FOOD SERVICE BEGINS WHEN WE OPEN AT 3 PM, ALONG WITH OUR 3 TO 7 PM HAPPY HOUR OF $3 DRAFTS, $4 WELL DRINKS, $6 PER HOUR POOL TABLES AND $12 PER HOUR BOWLING LANES!

ENJOY OUR LATE NIGHT HAPPY HOUR EVERY SUNDAY-THURSDAY STARTING AT 10 PM!  HALF PRICE PIZZAS, ALONG WITH $8 PER HOUR BOWLING LANES AND $6 PER HOUR POOL TABLES FOR UNLIMITED GAMES AND PLAYERS!  YOU CAN'T BEAT IT!!!

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