In the coming weeks (scheduled to open September 4th), Tahlequah will have a new restaurant and entertainment venue, and it will be unlike any other in the area.
Michael Geer, General Manager of The River Brewhouse, is a UKB citizen raised in Tahlequah. “I’m excited to be home working for my tribe,” he said.
The River Brewhouse, located at 3820 S. Muskogee Avenue next to the former UKB
Casino, will be opening soon offering food, fun and its own brand of beverages as well as the
more popular options already on the market. The restaurant will serve basic American food
such as burgers, fries, chicken and more. The rustic feel is perfect for rural Oklahoma and will
be a welcome place to relax for locals as well as tourists and visitors from area rivers and lakes.
General Manager Michael Geer returns home to Tahlequah to manage the facility,
bringing over a decade of experience managing other national restaurant chains. A citizen of
the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokees, Geer is excited to bring his experience back home to Tahlequah.
“I’m very excited to be a part of this project and to have the opportunity to do
something that will help my tribe and my people as well as offering a great place to the
residents of Tahlequah and its visitors,” Geer said.
The 6138 square-foot two-story facility features its own brewing machines which are
available to see operating through a glass window on the bottom floor, a private VIP room
which can be reserved for special occasions on the upper floor, and a patio area for outdoor
If watching sports or entertainment specials is your type of enjoyment, then this place is
like no other in the area. The restaurant features a massive 12 x 20-foot large wall screen that
can show one event or be divided into 16 different 65-inch screens with different programs,
along with an additional 14 large screen plasma televisions for sports and entertainment of all
types. The sound system is equally impressive and will offer optional QR codes which can be
scanned by a smartphone to listen to an individual screen or television unit for a particular
program or event at your table.
The project is being undertaken by the UKB and built by KCI Construction Company.