Recently I went to Republic Ice House, located at 3807 University in Tyler for their Tuesday Night Jam hosted by Chris Colston and Friends.
While waiting for the music to get underway, I had an ice cold beer and ordered on of Republic’s signature pizzas. I was waiting for friends to join me and Republic is a great place for this. They have tables for 4 and up to eight as well as a nice size bar and garage doors that open up to a patio. I had heard quite a few people raving about the pizzas so I tried the Mediterranean – olive based with chopped garlic, spinach, grilled chicken, sun-dried tomatoes, artichoke hearts, and feta. It came out piping hot quickly just as the music was about to kick off.
I had heard quite a few people raving about the pizzas so I tried the Mediterranean – olive based with chopped garlic, spinach, grilled chicken, sun-dried tomatoes, artichoke hearts, and feta. It came out piping hot quickly just as the music was about to kick off. Chris Colston does a great jam every Tuesday. He played cover tunes of course as well as a few originals.
I’ve been to Republic several times but this time, the place was hopping for a Tuesday night. The combo of ice cold beer, piping hot hand-made pizza, and live music was a win-win in my book. The Open Mic kicks off at 8pm. Happy Hour is Monday-Friday: 4:30pm-6:30pm. No one under 21 after 9pm.
There are plenty of TVs with the games on everywhere and a bar menu to match. I will return to watch football games for sure!
The menu also has tacos, burgers, daily specials, sandwiches, salads and wings.
From their website, “Republic Icehouse is Tyler’s newest Restaurant and Bar located across from UT Tyler. We are the new favorite destination, not only for students but for all East Texans! Join the Republic for the perfect place to watch a game , hang out with friends, enjoy great food, fabulous live entertainment, and friendly waitstaff. Don’t forget to check out our wide selection of Texas Crafts and Texas Distilled!”
- A huge 16 foot by 9 foot HD Projection Screen
- 19 HD TVs
- NFL Sunday Ticket
- Daily Drink and Lunch Specials
- 12 Taps with quality Texas Brews
- Texas Spirits
- The Best Margaritas in Town
- Designated Smoking Areas Outside
- 2 Patios
- Pool Table
- Golden Tee
- Pizza to Go