Summer is approaching, and that conjures up thoughts of easy summer evenings and a casual night out on the town with friends. So slide on your flip flops and meet us downtown to continue our tour of Ocala’s best restaurants and gathering places.
In our most recent article on Downtown Ocala, we shared news about revitalization projects in the Historic Downtown Square. Just a short walk up the block from the future Hotel Ocala, there are additional renovations underway for new loft style apartments and retail space on SE Magnolia. Our vote for the best BBQ in town, the Brick City Southern Kitchen and Whiskey Bar, is on the same city block at the opposite end of the street from Mark’s Prime.
Owned by MOJO BBQ of Northern Florida, Brick City serves up some of the best BBQ in the region and has the most extensive selection of bourbon and whiskey south of the Mason-Dixon line. The restaurant is family and pet-friendly, can accommodate large groups, has a variety of seating indoors and out, and has the best Whiskey Bar in the region. You can’t beat those options in one fun restaurant experience!
The menu runs the gamut of foodie choices, featuring traditional and creative items which have a BBQ and smoked southern classic twist. There are a variety of dishes such as Kansas City Burnt Ends, Boom Boom Shrimp, Pulled Pork, blackened and grilled seafood, soups, salads and Southern Fried Chicken. Bring your hunger and leave satisfied.
Are you looking for a fun evening at the bar? Wait till you see the Bourbon and Whiskey selection, presented in such a way that the bar is almost a work of art. They also serve a large variety of beer, wine, and craft drinks, so come thirsty and get creative!