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The Garage Food Hall at Bottleworks opens

A first look at the latest opening at the Bottleworks District in downtown Indy.
Posted at 3:07 PM, Jan 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-05 08:45:40-05

INDIANAPOLIS — First the Bottleworks Hotel opened, then Living Room Theaters, and now The Garage Food Hall has its grand opening on Tuesday at the Bottleworks District in downtown Indianapolis.

Click through the media player above to check out photos of The Garage by WRTV photojournalist Otis Jones.

The community-focused food hall will be the first of its kind in Indy. Several artisans, chefs, and independently-owned vendors take up the soon-to-be lively space.

More than 20 local and regional food vendors have a residence at the 38,000 square-foot marketplace, where a diverse array of culinary styles can be found.

Some of the restaurants are offering carryout as the coronavirus pandemic continues. The Garage has a regular capacity of more than 600, but it is currently operating at 50% due to COVID-19 safety restrictions.

Here are the first 14 businesses that will be open to the public for the grand opening, according to Bottleworks:

  • Azucar Morena: traditional Venezuelan fare making its debut at The Garage;
  • Abbiocco Pizzeria: pizza and pastas made fresh to order;
  • Blupoint Oyster House & Bar: oysters from east and west coast available and shucked to order;
  • Clancy's Hamburgers: a menu with a 60’s diner feel;
  • Gaucho's Fire: a mix of flavors from different regions and cultures throughout Brazil;
  • Hard Truth Distillery: cocktail bar offering signature cocktails with a significant twist;
  • HercuLean Meal Prep: takes fast and easy meal prep to a whole new level;
  • J’s Lobster & Fish Market: signature lobster rolls and savory sides;
  • La Chinita Poblana: Asian-fusion taqueria;
  • Lick Ice Cream: imaginative ice cream flavors for a sweet treat;
  • Poke Guru: Asian-fusion twist on a Hawaiian favorite;
  • Becker Supply Co.: plants a tree for every purchase made of the clothing or personal care items;
  • Brick & Mortar Barber Shop: clean haircuts of varying styles;
  • Pumkinfish: unique gift shop of small-batch artisanal items found around the world.

Certain Feelings Coffee Co., Chapati Beta, and The Harbour will be additional vendors soon to come to The Garage.

The food hall will also have three spaces featuring pop-up restaurants with rotating offerings. Guests can also expect live entertainment, starting as soon as Jan. 7 with spins by local DJ Action Jackson.

“The Garage opening at the top of the new year presents countless opportunities for the exceptional list of vendors showcasing the best of Indianapolis - from food to retail to experience," Jeff Whiteman, chief operating officer at Geronimo Hospitality Group, said. “Guests will discover something new each and every time they frequent The Garage. We hope that this first-of-its-kind entertainment hub provides as much delight to visitors as it has to our staff and vendors behind the curation of The Garage.”

Although the food hall's opening most completes a large portion of Phase I for the Bottleworks District's opening, another entertainment venue slated to open is Pins Mechanical. The exact opening date was not initially made available at the time of this report.

The Garage Food Hall
Open every day at 10:30 a.m.
906 Carrollton Ave