A Birmingham treasure once named one of the 10 coolest bars in the world.

Jimmy Watson, opened this funky, little Southside watering hole in 1994 and turned it into a hidden gem known around the country for its antiques-strewn courtyard, eclectic characters, and laid-back charm. The Garage Cafe was open from 1994 through August of 2014.

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Hardheaded and softhearted, Garage Cafe proprietor Jimmy Watson made a mark on Birmingham

AL.com article By Kyle Whitmire on March 05, 2014