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Brickhouse Tavern

The Brickhouse Tavern is an outgrowth of a local favorite, The Sports Page Bar & Grill. Locals love our homemade pizza and baked pasta. We have recently added on to our menu with locally smoked wings, onion rings and a variety of other fried favorites!

To see how this whole process started, check out the history of The Sports Page Bar & Grill:

When JR Sheffer ...

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About Brickhouse Tavern

The Brickhouse Tavern is an outgrowth of a local favorite, The Sports Page Bar & Grill. Locals love our homemade pizza and baked pasta. We have recently added on to our menu with locally smoked wings, onion rings and a variety of other fried favorites!

To see how this whole process started, check out the history of The Sports Page Bar & Grill:

When JR Sheffer and Heather Ferguson left the University of Iowa in 1993 they had a vision. The vision was to create an eatery with a menu and an atmosphere that carried on a tradition of hospitality, quality and value that you only find at the finest small town restaurants in the Midwest. The best food would be a sampling of the best of the best restaurant items that the JR, Heather and their friends have experienced on and off menus across Americas Heartland.

The vision began in Ames Iowa where the students of Dog Town were treated to a new nightclub called Tazzles. Tazzles offered discount cocktails and the biggest and loudest dance floor in Cyclone History. Tazzles nightclub soon partnered up with Winstons and consecutively opened Shamrox and the Deans List. But after running nightclubs in Ames for a better part of the 90s, JR and Heather decided that the Cyclone Nation would do okay without them and it was time to get their restaurant up and running.