About Us

The Lorton Family

Family Is Everything

The owners of George’s Local Brew, Chris and Brenda Lorton, have gathered eighteen years worth of experience in the restaurant and bar business in Jerseyville, as they were the former owners of Lorton’s Hotel, Restaurant, & Bar, which was prominent during the 90’s. They're proud to be a family-run restaurant, and it is likely that at least one member of the family members are behind the bar, serving, or working back in the kitchen. In fact, the name was decided upon because “George” happens to be a family name on both, Chris and Brenda’s side of the family.
Downtown Vibes

Location Is Everything

George’s Local Brew has been designed similar to a restaurant or bar that you might find in Nashville, Tennessee. With the extensive outdoor neon sign, exposed bricks, and wood bar, we were able to capture the downtown environment one may feel when venture to somewhere like Nashville. Although we enjoy emulating such a popular destination, we take pride in maintaining a local "feel" where both weekly regulars and regional visitors of any age can enjoy a night at George's without feeling far away from home.
Live Music

Music Is Everything

We're designed for entertainment! The bar is equipped with slot machines, a state of the art sound and lighting system, along with a small stage for live performers. Want to know what days we have entertainment? Here's our list below:

Wednesdays - Karaoke Night
Thursday, Friday, Saturday - Live Entertainment On Stage

What Visitors Say

Leanda S.
"I came here about 8 or 9 months ago for lunch. I ate Buffalo wings and they were so good. Our waiter was also very nice and came to our table several times to make sure we were doing OK. I would come here again because the food was good and the atmosphere was relaxed when I came."

Ace F.

"Pleasant, polite service with excellent food and drinks to match it. Overall a great experience both times I've been here so far, and I'm confident I'd be just as happy with any future visits."

Jason H.

"Best bar in Jerseyville-  absolutely love this place - great service - best food - best drinks - can’t wait to go back :)  enjoy will love this place -…."

Greg. W

"Great atmosphere,and a classy family bar n' grill.Excellent burgers,and ice cold local brewery beer.Bartender Jenna was attentive,and sweet.Try the skinny fries. Owner George greeted us at the entrance with a smile."