Brickskeller memories: An '80s Sietsema review
For, like, 23 years, to judge by this 1987 review by Tom Sietsema (in PDF form). If someone read Tom's review to you, without mentioning the date, you'd be hard-pressed to think it was penned more than two decades ago. Consider Tom's summation paragraph on the Brick:
"If the food is third rate, the setting is pure pub, an underground warren of low-ceilinged dining rooms, festively decorated with -- what else? -- beer cans and beer bottles. Several jukeboxes near the bar add to the scene. In all, it is everything you'd expect a tavern to look like. And perhaps the food tastes worse than you'd expect. Beyond beer, it's eat at your own risk."
Incidentally, there was no word in the review about whether Tom had to go with his second or third or fourth choice from the beer menu. Maybe that frustration developed later.