Looks like we’re going to have another competitor for our beer dollars coming in the next few weeks. The Brick House Tavern and Tap, opening in Chesterfield, claims to be “Man Cave Meets Temple to Beer” and is offering up what looks to be an extremely boring beer list. (Note, this is a chain, so everything you see on this list won’t necessarily be available in Missouri.)
But this is the part that caught my attention:
We’re not here for a long time we’re here for a good time and with table side micro-kegs, 40 ounce bottled beers, 100 oz beer bongs, hand pulled cask beer and affordable wines we’re sure ‘a good time’ is what you’ll have. Hang out in the bar with us or grab a seat anywhere you want. We’re here to dispense happiness.
Call me an elitist if you want, but beer bongs and hand pulled cask (which I hear is going to be Schlafly) beer? Really? And, oh look, you can even get a bong full of cask beer! Oh joy! Judging by the photo below, maybe “bong” is just a clever marketing term for what amounts to nothing more than a modern day pitcher.
I know it doesn’t seem like it, but I’m going to hold off judgment untilI visit the place for myself. But all of the accoutrements of a great bar don’t mean jack if the beer selection sucks.