Ohio State is new theme at Brick Towne Tavern

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With new ownership, a revamped menu and fresh new d├ęcor, the Brick Towne Tavern in Sugarcreek is transforming into an Ohio State Buckeyes themed sports bar that's fun, affordable and family friendly.

The longtime bar, once known as Shaggy's, but which has been the Brick Towne Tavern since 2004, was purchased in November by Sugarcreek Hospitality, LLC.

Located at 980 W. Main St., the tavern is open Monday-Tuesday, 11 a.m.-midnight, and Wednesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. It also will be open Super Bowl Sunday, noon-midnight.

"We're trying to get an Ohio State theme," said manager Irene Schwartz, pointing to an enlarged framed photo of The Shoe and a ceiling painted green to look like a football field.

And, although the menu is undergoing some revisions, they'll still be serving up the same great tasting, affordable fare -- appetizers, sandwiches, subs, fish and shrimp, salads, wraps and a kid's menu. Along with "the best chili in town," the kitchen is starting to make daily homemade soups.

The regular and special menu items all are reasonably priced, as are the daily and weekly drink specials, said Schwartz, who said the business soon will be adding draft beer.

In addition to the televisions scattered among the two-room establishment, there's pool tables and a jukebox to further entertain. The jukebox, Schwartz said, can be operated directly from patron's smart phones.

Additionally, the business will be adding a ladies' night each Tuesday with Kaboom Entertainment DJ and Karaoke. Ladies specials ... food and drinks and for the men, there will be pizza and bucket beer.

Brick Towne Tavern will be open on Super Bowl Sunday from noon to midnight with plenty of fun and bucket specials.

It's a good time for both locals and those from more distant regions. Fletcher said every year she welcomes back an out-of-town couple who come visiting to attend the Swiss Festival, but always stop in to celebrate their wedding anniversary at the Brick Towne Tavern.

She's always encouraging people to stop in. "Come in and see what you think. It's a great place to be and hang around. And, while you're here visit with some of our familiar faces -- Casey Graf, Samantha Yoder, Beth Nixon, Dottie Flecher, our newest employee Philip Schrickel, a Navy vet who lives in Sugarcreek and Irene Schwartz, Tavern Manager. So stop in and see the our new look, friendly staff and enjoy our food and spirits. We are the only establishment that serves beer, wine and spirits."

For more information or to check out the upcoming specials, follow the Brick Towne Tavern on Facebook or call 330-852-2403.

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