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Johnny's Gold Brick Starts Mixing Cocktails This Weekend

The former Boom Boom Room reopens with new tenant backed by familiar industry names.

Pull up a chair and order a cocktail at newly opened Johnny's Gold Brick in the Heights.
Pull up a chair and order a cocktail at newly opened Johnny's Gold Brick in the Heights.
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The wait for Johnny's Gold Brick, a new bar opening in the Heights, is almost over. After hosting a family and friends preview last evening, restaurateur Chris Cusack of the restaurant group Treadsack, along with Brad Moore and Ryan Rouse — the duo behind Houston's favored nightlife offerings (Grand Prize Bar, Big Star Bar and Moving Sidewalk)  have set an opening date. Johnny's Gold Brick will roll out the welcoming mat to the public Friday, March 13.

Paying tribute to past occupants, the forthcoming bar borrows its name from Billy's Gold Brick, the ice house and burger joint originally housed at the 2518 Yale property. Another honor is paid to El Machete by way of the house margarita, one of several cocktails offered on the paired down menu visible on the wall inside.

Leslie Ross, wielder of the swizzle stick and cocktail craftswoman extraordinaire, keeps the menu simple serving a small selection of classic cocktails. A total of ten cocktails are available, each for $8: Old Fashioned, Manhattan, Martini, Gimlet, Daiquiri, Tom Collins, Moscow Mule, Cuba Libre, Boiler Maker and a frozen margarita. Besides the bare-boned cocktails, the non-pretentious will offer a curated selection of shots, beers and wines.

Similar to The Original OKRA Charity Saloon, Johnny's Gold Brick will also offer a charitable component. A dollar from each cocktail will support a revolving list of charities in the neighborhood.

Johnny's Gold Brick opens Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. and noon to 2 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

Johnny's Gold Brick

2518 Yale Street, , TX 77008 (832) 582-5454 Visit Website

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