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Storefront Report: Garage Pizza owner expands into the Silver Lake bar scene

Mar 7, 2013

Photo courtesy Adi Kancharla

Before opening Garage Pizza in Silver Lake and downtown, Jay Batten was a long-time bartender, working the bars at 4100 and Edendale Grill. On Valentine’s Day, Batten fullfilled the dream of many bartenders by opening his own place, Jay’s Bar in Silver Lake. The bar and gastropbub, featuring polished cement floors and an industrial-style look popular in many bars and restaurants, took over a former Thai restaurant in the same Silver Lake shopping center that is home to Garage Pizza.

Adi Kancharla, who worked bars in Boston as well as at Cole’s in downtown Los Angeles,  is now putting his experience with craft beers and hand-crafted cocktails at work  as general manager of Jay’s Bar. Until a full liquor license is approved, Jay’s Bar is currently serving 15 craft beers on tap and wine by the glass an bottle,  he said.

  “I’m hoping to combine this love of craft beer and classic cocktails to help establish a new bar that has the best of both worlds, with a killer food menu to boot.”

Jay’s Bar
4321 Sunset Blvd.
Silver Lake

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