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Jackie’s Brickhouse Breaks Out Of The Norm

Apr 01, 2015 09:22AM ● Published by SCENE MAGAZINE STAFF

The original idea behind Jackie’s Brickhouse was to open a friendly, neighborhood bar that served brick oven pizza. But the venue quickly turned into a point of destination in Kemah for food, games, and entertainment for the entire family.

The reason for this is simple. Jackie’s Brickhouse, located at 1053 Marina Bay Drive (FM 2094) in Kemah, “likes to break out of the norm,” says General Manager John Barrera. The family-owned establishment goes for bigger and better. For instance, they are pleased to announce the addition of two new managers, Lance Fagan and Meggin Benson. Fagan will make sure your visit to Jackie’s is a memorable one. Benson has been hard at work creating exciting drink recipes for their new drink menu. Expect more margarita flavors, an expanded craft beer selection, and eight new draft beers in stock.

Jackie’s Brickhouse is hosting more national and regional bands in addition to local favorites six days a week!  “The upbeat and energy-charged vibe lets adults be kids again,” said Barrera. “After 10 p.m. on Thursdays through Saturdays, Jackie’s becomes 21 and older.”

Mark your calendars now to attend the “world famous for a reason” Velcro Pygmies’ loud, fast, and larger than life performance on Thursday, April 23. LC Rocks from Austin is “glamming up” the stage with their 1980s rock covers on Friday, May 1. Enjoy the music from The Klocks The Nailers, Fidelity Maxx, Rapture, Angel, The Fuse, KAOS, Tantrum, Junior Gordon, and the party band extraordinaire Rat Ranch. The musical variety continues on Wednesdays with Texas Country music artist Susan Hickman (Wednesday, April 22), Justin Van Sant (Wednesday, April 29) and Greg Tillman (Tuesday, April 21). Don't miss the high-energy thump of SVK on Saturday, May 2. Stop in on Sunday afternoons to catch live acoustic music under the palapa from Raf Rivera, Randy Marshall and David Schwope.

More fun is to be had on Jeep Night on Thursday, April 9; plus Bike Night on Thursday, April 16. Check out the ad for Jackie’s Brickhouse in this issue of The SCENE for the full music schedule and exciting events.

Jackie’s Brickhouse knows the importance of a strong community, helping others, and giving back. These virtues are being put into action when the venue teams up alongside Texas EquuSearch for a fundraiser on Saturday, May 30. “It will be our biggest fundraiser yet,” said Barrera. “Expect live music, silent auction, vendor booths and more.”

True to their words, even their rewards program offers free stuff! Become a member, and get free swag just for joining.

Inside or outside, Jackie’s Brickhouse has a spot for you. The patio is now open with even more seating. It’s a great spot to relax and taste the newest specials and signature dishes that are created from scratch daily. Order a satisfying brunch from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Sundays. On Easter celebrate with 4 pounds of crawfish for $20 all day.

“There is literally something for everyone at Jackie’s Brickhouse,” said Barrera. “We do not and will not forget where we came from or the people who helped us get here. Jackie's Brickhouse is a fun, friendly, family owned business… where the party never ends.”

In April, the party continues out into Galveston Bay.

Join Jackie’s Brickhouse for their third annual Brickhouse Beauties on the Bay Ladies Fishing Tournament on Friday, April 24, and Saturday, April 25. This fishing tournament is the biggest one yet with more than 40 teams participating in the tournament with proceeds benefiting breast cancer awareness. Visit www.brickhousebeautiesonthebay.com for details.

The venue is open daily from 11 to 2 a.m. Call 832-864-2459 to book an event or for catering.

By Rhonda Meredith

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