Our Story

Brixx was originally owned by a colorful character name Joe Mahoney (1862-1894) and was the site of the Mahoney Ice Company. Joe personally mined the ice in the basement and sold it in 30-pound blocks. Base on records found in the basement during this restaurant’s renovation, Mahoney’s business teetered on the edge of bankruptcy, due primarily to the enormous air conditioning bills he ran up during the summer months.

But, in 1887, he hit upon a way to maximize profits: in the center of each block of ice he put a large brick. This practice inevitably led to his nickname which stayed with the building. We hope this information makes you a lot smarter than you were when you came in here and that you will enjoy your visit.

Thinking about upcoming events? Plastic surgery, income tax day, a funeral or wake, bris, shotgun wedding, Kwanzaa, bachelor/ette party, Immaculate Conception, Empty-nesting, business lunch, reunion, rehearsal….you come up with the event or celebration and we’ll do all the work so you can have fun and enjoy!

Email us at brixx@brixxicecompany.com.