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So much is happening in the Rocket City, and we are always excited when we get to share the news about our clients’ openings!

This week, we are celebrating as two new businesses open their doors. Please join us in welcoming Jack Brown’s Beer & Burger Joint and F45 Training to Huntsville!

Jack Brown’s is located on the historic Downtown Huntsville square at 123 North Side Square—a property that we recently talked about in one of our Historic Huntsville articles. This beer and burger joint is the next tenant to bring something unique to a property that has an interesting past as a jewelry shop, bank, women’s clothing store, shoe shop, and mercantile. Jack Brown’s is OPEN NOW!

Stovehouse on Governors Drive is home to F45 Training West Huntsville, a global fitness brand that specializes in functional HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training) and group workouts. Their official Grand Opening is on September 19th from noon to 3 p.m. at their new studio.

Jack Brown’s Beer & Burger Joint

“Does the skeleton have a name?”

“No,” answered Sara Taylor, regional manager of Jack Brown’s Beer & Burger Joint. “We want our guests to eventually name him. He looks pretty cool up there, doesn’t he?”

In the window of Jack Brown’s on the North Side Square, passersby will likely notice the dangling skeleton in the window, riding a bike and sporting a Budweiser cape. This is only one of the many unusual knickknacks you’ll find at the new beer and burger restaurant.

“We’ve got a very fun vibe here,” Sara added. “It’s kind of like your uncle’s basement. There are antiques that we gather from all over the place that we use to line the walls of our restaurants. Sometimes, we even have guests leave an antique or two.”

Upon further inspection, diners will see that below the bar are rows of high school lockers covered in stickers from breweries around the country. At the center of it all sits the bumper of a Cadillac where beer is dispensed. A trip to Jack Brown’s almost feels like you’ve walked directly into an old “I Spy” book—a collection of picture riddles.

But it’s more than mere atmosphere. Jack Brown’s serves up countless craft beers and top-of-the-line Wagyu beef burgers with ingredients and toppings that range from mainstream to adventurous. (Owners highly recommend the “Greg Brady” burger, topped with BBQ potato chips and mac n’ cheese.) And no burger is complete without sides like french fries, sweet potato fries, and fried Oreos. There are also new and different burger specials available each week.

Of course, beer is a main attraction at the new Downtown eatery. Along with rotating draft selections, there will be 80-100 different bottles and cans to try later this month. Don’t forget seasonal and experimental options too! If you’re into craft beer, you’ll feel right at home at Jack Brown’s.


“If you’re a big beer fan, we encourage you to join our Notch Club,” urged Sara. “It’s our craft beer appreciation group. The goal is to drink 100 different beers, which is easy to do with our eight rotating drafts and our large bottle and can selection. Perks of joining the Notch Club are beer field trips to local breweries and a personalized Dickie’s Jack Brown’s Notch shirt. It’s cool to see people from all different walks of life come together over a love of craft beer. Stop by the joint to learn more!”

If you’re interested in sitting outdoors, Jack Brown’s does have limited patio seating outside. So be sure to drop by, welcome them to the city, and let us know what you think!

We’re curious to know if you’re more of a classic cheeseburger fan or if you like the “Elvis” burger topped with peanut butter, mayo, applewood smoked bacon, and cheddar cheese. See the FULL MENU HERE.

Photo provided by F45 Training West Huntsville.

F45 Training West Huntsville

How many fitness studios can say they have a resident DJ? F45 Training West Huntsville can!

On September 19th from noon to 3 p.m., the new gym will have its grand opening celebration where guests can tour the new space, mingle with local businesses, and get a glimpse of an F45 workout. The day will begin with two classes at 8 a.m. and 9:15 a.m. with musical stylings from DJ Rocket City Boogie. There will also be giveaways. Who doesn’t love that?

F45 Training offers 45-minute, station-based, and heart-rate monitored functional training. Currently, the concept has more than 2,000 studios across 35+ countries and is helping people stay fit around the world.

Huntsville’s location is at Stovehouse on Governors Drive within the mixed-use center’s retail hub known as Gaslight Alley. Each program at F45 is designed to have a one-on-one feel and they guarantee results at the fractional cost of a trainer. Members can experience cardio, resistance, and hybrid classes. Some even feature a live DJ and are themed to enhance motivation and fun. The team at F45 believes in creating a community for its members where good health and personal growth are at the forefront of its mission.

According to the company’s official release, Foundation Memberships will be available until the end of the Grand Opening day. They are discounted for a lifetime and include heart rate monitors, access to 8-week challenges, and a database of thousands of recipes for vegan, vegetarian, and mainstream options. Plus, there’s the ability to order meals to your door. There are also 1-week trails for all locals to test out the 45-minute workouts.

Be sure to head over to Stovehouse and give F45 Training West Huntsville a try!

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