"Every person who walks in is like, 'Where have you been all my life?' " says co-founder
With help from family members and friends, Brockman and business partner
"I was ready to gamble with this and see what could happen," Hodson says. "We knew it had the potential to be amazing."
On the menu: Oceana coffee from
With no liquor license, Brewhouse remains family-friendly, say the partners, and in lieu of a food license, they book food trucks to park in the alley out back, and encourage patrons to bring in their own chow or order delivery from neighboring restaurants like Camilli's Pizza.
On the walls: Paintings, photographs and ceramic pieces by
On the floor: Brockman and Hodson eschewed high-tops and booths in favor of mismatched sofas, chairs, ottomans and coffee tables purchased at estate sales and in vintage shops. Almost all of it's for sale, and much of it is easily moveable, so large parties can rearrange the seating to their needs.
On the shelves: Art books, board games, decks of cards, jigsaw puzzles and a communal sketchbook with art supplies -- a clubhouse-worthy collection of fun, says Brockman. "It's more about community and culture than anything."
On the calendar: Musicians and stand-up comics on the weekends, cornhole tournaments on Mondays and wildly popular trivia nights on Wednesdays, and craft classes for kids on Sunday afternoons. This Friday, singer-songwriters
On the down low: Be sure to visit one of the Brewhouse restrooms; their walls are a chalkboard canvas awaiting your personal touch.
On the horizon: Hodson and Brockman hope the success of
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