Brickhouse BBQ

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PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

408 W Gorham St
Madison, Wisconsin, 53703-2004
United States

(608) 257-7675 | map
thebrickhousebbq.com

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None provided.

PLACE STATS
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
44
pDev:
12.41%
 
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User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 17 | Ratings: 44
Reviews by Florida9:
Photo of Florida9
3.95/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 2.5

I've got mixed feelings about Brickhouse BBQ. On the one hand, Brickhouse offers up 40 taps of beer, only about 5 of which are macro crap, and five of which are stellar offerings. On the other hand, Brickhouse's food is not BBQ. Not even close. I've never considered myself a Southerner, but if this what passes as BBQ up here in Wisconsin, then Wisconsinites are sorrily misinformed.

On the positive side, the beer list is rather impressive. Five offerings from NG, including an Unplugged, Ale Asylum, Capital, Stone, Oskar Blues, and, during my visit, several Bell's beers, including Batch 9000. Oddly, I believe they only have about a dozen bottles, all of them more or less crap.

Service was lackluster. I think my waitress might have suffered a head injury earlier in life as she was rather slow and incoherent. I didn't bother even attempting to ask her anything anything about beer.

As for the food, let me just say it wasn't overly impressive. The term "BBQ" is simply misleading: the chicken is roasted in a oven and the greens are barely sauteed. The pulled pork - I don't even know what they did here. And everything is served with three different ramekins of their oddly herbaceous BBQ sauces. However, the food isn't necessarily bad...it's just not good either.

Another complaint would be the restroom. This place is three floors tall. The bathroom on each floor is a little one-seater. With 40 taps and a long list of bourbon, Brickhouse is essentially a bar, but for whatever reason, someone decided to limit the bathroom to one person at a time. I can only say that this was a very bad decision.

Brickhouse BBQ would do well to just drop the BBQ from their name and continue serving up a fine selection of great beers.

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Brickhouse BBQ in Madison, WI
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