Need a late-night meal but nothing’s open? It’s Brothers Bar & Grill, which opened in late May in Northfield, serves their full menu until midnight and appetizers until 2am.
“It can be hard to get food late at night because few places are open, but our late-night kitchen fills that niche,” said Eric Guiberson, general manager of the new sports bar across from the Harkins Theater.
The Northfield location is the third It’s Brothers Bar & Grill in Colorado. The others are downtown at 19th and Market, and in Lone Tree on Park Meadows Drive. The family owned business, started in 1990 in Wisconsin, operates 19 restaurants nationwide.
“The owners [brothers Marc and Eric Fortney] scope out up-and-coming areas,” Guiberson said. “When they flew into DIA, they saw all the construction kicking up here in Stapleton. They started inquiring and realized this area will be booming. So we’re digging in on the ground floor.
“The restaurant is part of a growing entertainment district in Northfield, along with movie theaters, a comedy club, live shows and more restaurants. Plans are out there for a bowling alley. Northfield is creating a mini-downtown feel, without going all the way to LoDo.”
It’s Brothers Bar & Grill creates a dual-concept bar and restaurant, said Guiberson. “We’re open every day from 11am until 2am. Until 10pm we’re a high-end sports bar for all ages; after 10 we’re 21 and up. So during the day we serve families and at night we’ll have live bands.”
It’s Brothers serves 40 beers on tap, including 20 local beers and some unusual offerings such as Not Your Father’s Root Beer from Wisconsin. “We change the selection monthly and bring in seasonal beers,” Guiberson said. “This summer we’ll have a shandy beer with a refreshing lemonade flavor.”
The kitchen prepares made-from-scratch foods, including sauces, salad dressings and marinades. “Even the potato chips are made from scratch,” says the website. “Our burgers are fresh, not frozen, and we specialize in stuffed burgers—like our bacon-and-cheddar-stuffed burger is phenomenal,” Guiberson said. “We also serve salads and full entrees, as well as appetizers. Specialties are our hand-battered Wisconsin cheese curds and our beer-cheese soup.”
Guiberson describes the decor as “a nice mix of nostalgic and modern.” “The woodwork makes it warm and inviting, and antique neon signs make it unique. Our owners are always on the lookout for cool stuff. We have a Studebaker sign and one for Pegasus Tires with the flying horse. On the modern side, we have 20 big TVs for watching games. Every seat in the house has a great view of a TV.”
It’s Brothers Bar & Grill has about 30 tables inside and 25 on the outdoor patio. “The patio will be open most of the year because we’ll have heaters outside,” Guiberson said.
It’s Brothers Bar & Grill is at 8270 E. Northfield Blvd. and can be reached at 303.953.0229. For more information, see brothersbar.com.