Single-Minded Focus

The old Phil's Continental Lounge will transform into Jack Brown's Beer & Burger Joint in March.


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It just might be possible that you don’t have enough beer or burgers in your life. Not to worry, Richmond is about to get even more of both. The sixth location of Harrisonburg’s Jack Brown’s Beer & Burger Joint will open in March in the old Phil’s Continental Lounge space.

“The location is perfect for Jack Brown’s — it’s very homey,” says bar supervisor and manager Cori Atkinson. “It’s bigger than the other locations, but will still have the old wood and rafters and the funky decorations including the disco ball. All in good taste, of course.”

The Grove Avenue Jack Brown’s will mirror the other five with a tight menu of Waygu burgers, french fries and fried Oreos. Eight beers will be on tap, with a focus on local beer. In fact, beer is the only focus for Jack Brown’s beverage program — you won’t find wine or liquor on the menu. “We’re not a sports bar,” Atkinson says.

Brent Hill, general manager, is impressed by how welcoming the beer community has been. “We know the story behind the beer and are committed,” he says. “You do one thing, you do it right, you do it well.”


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