Status: Though billed as a sports bar, Brick’s décor doesn’t seem to scream sports haven. Sports paraphernalia isn't draped over every available surface, and there are no framed beer plaques hanging from the walls. Instead, a marble bar top and slate floors add a posh ambiance to the sports bar, and old sepia-colored photos of Northville embellish most of the walls.
“It’s just so inviting, and the food is magnificent,” said Jonell Linskey of Northville. “Sometimes they have live entertainment which is fun, but it doesn’t overwhelm.”
Brick’s of Northville joined the Northville Square community in August, replacing Nomi, a restaurant which debuted in 2007.
The 5,000-square-foot space in downtown Northville is owned by multiple partners including Bryan Regner who describes Brick’s as a “higher-end sports entertainment bar with very moderate prices.”
Gear: The Brick’s wait staff were casually dressed with black pants and v-neck t-shirts. The crowd wore outfits you’d expect to see at any respectable bar – jeans paired with blouses and button-up shirts.
Mood: There wasn’t much room to maneuver around the bar in the middle of Brick’s due to the mass of people that filled the venue Friday.
Jennifer Chilson, 29, of Novi said she was taken aback by the throng she encountered while out with her husband, Doug, and friends, Laine and Casey Mungall of Northville. “It’s surprisingly packed. It’s really really nice. I didn’t expect it.”
“It’s different every night,” Regner says. “Fridays it’s 20-somethings. Saturday, with the live bands, it’s 30 plus.”
Angie Siggia, 32, who frequents Brick’s a couple times a month, said its close proximity to her house and the “mix of people” are just a few of the reasons she and friend Kara McPhail, 31, enjoy Bricks.
“It’s always busy,” McPhail of Novi said Friday. “There’s fun people and live music.”
Pick me up: Brick’s classic bar-and-grill menu consists of sides, soups, salads and appetizers like chicken wings, mozzarella sticks, nachos, sliders and crab cakes. Most entrees, like the stone-hearth pizza, chargrilled burgers and sandwiches, are under $15 with the exception of the large supreme and carnivore pizzas. The Mexican entrée menu offers diners south-of-the-border fare like tacos, fajitas, chimichangas, enchiladas and burritos. You’ll find half-off pizza on Tuesday and $2 beer and half-off appetizers on Wednesdays.
There are 14 beers on draft and a bar filled with top-shelf liquors. Drinks range anywhere from $3.50 for a beer to between $7 and $15 for a martini.
Brick’s has plenty of seating at the rectangular bar, booths along the wall and tables which fill one side of the venue. There’s also an outdoor patio -- open during the warmer months -- which seats 50.
Entertainment: Brick’s has Trivia Night on Tuesdays, Ladies Night Thursdays, music from DJ Godfather Fridays and live bands Saturdays. The bar is 21 and up after 11 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturday.