The Garage was around for many years and it might rise from the ashes???
Large dance floor and Trends was connected to it.
I sure hope it comes back to life.
Chap, June 19, 2013 at 3:18 pm
I’m not sure when this dance bar opened, but it was a big place with a big dance
floor. It was in back of Trends. Trends was the first bar I went to back in October or
November of 1980 and the Garage wasn’t opened yet. Maybe someone knows the date that it
first opened it’s doors.
I did find, in all my stuff, a “Top Thirty Dance Music Playlist” for the Garage dated
March 15, 1982.
The DJ”s were Robbie Beard and Richard Hackney and the Lightman was Gerin.
That was a fun place. And I have great memories of that club.
*****Proud To Have The Best Bar Back Again*****, July 2, 2013 at 6:43 pm
*****It’s The Best Gay Bar In Columbus Now*****
The Garage Opened Up Their Doors Way Back In 1975 I Remember Is Because I Was Their Every Night. (7/days a week 31days a month)
””’Best Dance Music Ever””’ ””’Best Dance Bar Ever””’
…..Then The Garage Turned Into A Straight Bar For Several Years And That Didn’t Go Down As Well…..
The Garage Returned Back On June 22ND Of 2013 Witch Was Are Day Pride And Proud Weekend!!!!! I Am So Happy To Have Our Huge Dance Floor Back Again!!!!! Gay And Proud To Have It Back!!!!! Going Every Saturday Going Back To The Dance Floor And Loading Up On Some Great Drinks!!!!! I Will Be Seeing All Of You Guys At Our New Bar Now And Forever Mores!!!!! Please Come And Keep It Alive. Please Help Support It. Is Because It Came Back Just For You!!!!! The Good Times Are Now Back Enjoy!!!!!
Chap, August 4, 2013 at 1:35 pm
Just wanted to add a great memory for me to your wonderful web site. It was June 6th, 1982 and I went to the Garage to see Carol Jiani perform. It was wonderful, she had some great hits like Mercy and Hit n’ run lover. I was going thru some of my stuff and found the ticket for that night. It was great. Also on June 25th. 1982 my friend Don and I were dancing at the Garage and we noticed a lady and some guy on the dance floor, I kept telling Don she looked familiar.
It turned out to be Carol Jiani. She was still in town and was enjoying an evening at the Garage. Don and did get her autograph. Wonderful memories. What happened to the 80′s?
Leather, August 28, 2013 at 9:19 pm
Amazing memories at The Garage. Am I gay? Am I straight? Am I bi? It doesn’t really matter. It was always the best music in town without question. The music took over and overone was pumping to the beat. The other options in town were repulsive bars filled with women on the dance floor and an army of Lenny and Squiggy watching and drooling with bud-light in hand. The Garage was like a mini-Rave. The music was so well orchestrated and built to an orgasmic crescendo with everyone in the building sharing in that amazing time. It was an amazing place where nobody cared who you were, what color you were, what sexual orentation you were – if you loved the music, you fit right in.
Ronnie, January 21, 2014 at 3:12 am
The Garage was the first gay bar I ever went into comming out it was the best place to dance and drink and meet new people, that was back in 1982, I have alot of memories from that time.
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