Patchogue’s BrickHouse Brewery has reopened its newly renovated main dining room after a three-week closure.
This is the first major upgrade to the room since it opened to diners in 1996.
The original idea for a brew pub on Main Street was hatched by a group of businessmen while they were visiting the Crescent City Brewhouse in New Orleans.
BrickHouse GM Maud Franklin says the new decor reflects that New Orleans feel, and helps connect the dining area to the actual brewing area — with its copper kettle and mash tun.
“We had never renovated,” said Maud. “The old room was very brown, with wood and a green carpet. There were also large murals on the walls that we had shrunken down and reproduced.”
The new room is still awaiting its gas-fired flame lamps, as well as two big boards for beer lists and food specials.
The renovation work involved laying down a new floor, remaking the walls, adding banquette seating, refinishing the tables and replacing the chairs, among other upgrades.
The dining room reopened Friday.