About Us

We are very excited to welcome you to Garage Bar & Bowl.  Our Mission is to share our sincere hospitality, fresh and unique food and boutique sports bar and bowling environment that is unlike any other. We hope to bring the city of Waconia a friendly place for the community to gather and enjoy.

Garage Bar & Bowl Owners

Dan and Amy Madsen, Donovan and Dana

Amy (Peitz) Madsen, was born and raised in Waconia. Dan Madsen grew up in St. Paul. Dan and Amy met in the late 90s when both worked at an Outback Steakhouse. Dan and Amy were involved in the restaurant industry in different roles for well over a decade to help cover the costs of college for Amy and law school for Dan. Dan and Amy married in 2006 and had their son Donovan in 2008 and their daughter Dana in 2010.

Dan and Amy found it difficult to watch as the bowling alley continued to fall into disrepair and were concerned that the condition of the building would eventually result in the bowling alley being demolished. They began talking with a realtor and the bank who owned the bowling alley around October of 2017 in hopes that they would hear that someone was interested in renovating the building and reopening the business. After touring the building they understood why there were no interested parties but decided to forge ahead. They were able to come to an understanding and close on the bowling alley in December 2017.

Throughout 2018, Dan and Amy renovated the building in a way that compliments the history of Waconia and supports the many great businesses already in the Downtown area.

We look forward to this opportunity and are excited to show the community the new look of the old bowling alley and bar!