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Pour us a pint, Brother Jon.Those in the Galveston Avenue neighborhood - referred to as the Parrilla District by at least one Source staffer -

click to enlarge Pour us a pint, Brother Jon.
  • Pour us a pint, Brother Jon.
Pour us a pint, Brother Jon.

Those in the Galveston Avenue neighborhood - referred to as the "Parrilla District" by at least one Source staffer - got another watering hole option this week with the opening of Brother Jon's Public House.

Operating out of what was the short-lived Mahkanas on Galveston, Brother Jon's is a venture by Downtowner partner Stephen Barnette and fellow Deschutes pub alum John Machell (along with wife Kristen). Barnette calls Brother Jon's a "neighborhood pub" with a clean atmosphere, a full bar with choices of microbrews as well as the seemingly obligatory $2 PBR tall can. The menu is pub fare with nothing exceeding the $10 line, underlining the pub's focus on affordability. Having opened just Monday, Barnette says he's already noticed a come-one-come-all ethos to his pub.

"Yesterday a couple guys from down the street came by with a guitar and banjo and played out on the back patio. And we're fine with that sort of thing," said Barnette, adding that they also have cable sports packages.


click to enlarge Pour us a pint, Brother Jon.
  • Pour us a pint, Brother Jon.
Pour us a pint, Brother Jon.

Those in the Galveston Avenue neighborhood - referred to as the "Parrilla District" by at least one Source staffer - got another watering hole option this week with the opening of Brother Jon's Public House.

Operating out of what was the short-lived Mahkanas on Galveston, Brother Jon's is a venture by Downtowner partner Stephen Barnette and fellow Deschutes pub alum John Machell (along with wife Kristen). Barnette calls Brother Jon's a "neighborhood pub" with a clean atmosphere, a full bar with choices of microbrews as well as the seemingly obligatory $2 PBR tall can. The menu is pub fare with nothing exceeding the $10 line, underlining the pub's focus on affordability. Having opened just Monday, Barnette says he's already noticed a come-one-come-all ethos to his pub.

"Yesterday a couple guys from down the street came by with a guitar and banjo and played out on the back patio. And we're fine with that sort of thing," said Barnette, adding that they also have cable sports packages.

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