We believe that life is meant to be celebrated. We believe that people are more than their job titles, their struggles, or the labels that others give them. We believe that everyone deserves a break from everyday stress, and what better way to do that, than through great food and drink.
We repurposed an old home, disregarded by its community, into a gathering place. Since the beginning of time, food and drink were used as a celebratory requirements. Birthed from a passion for people, driven by a desire to share diverse, global flavors,The Hidden House is a place where you can call home.
. . . believe in people.
. . . believe in art.
. . . believe in family.
. . . believe in love.
Originally from South Africa, Gavin Jacobs, a restauranteur and ASU W.P. Carey alumnus, has a deep rooted passion for serving the community of Chandler through an unparalleled dining experience.
After working at some of Phoenix's finest dining establishments and launching his own apparel company, Gavin shifted his focus to hospitality and opened his first restaurant in 2012. He now owns and operates The Brickyard Downtown, a 90 seat craft cocktail and tapas restaurant.
Every location that Gavin creates is built with intention. From historic buildings to custom fabrics, he believes that the environment of the dining experience is as important as the food and drink itself.
Chandler is where Gavin calls home, both personally and professionally. The Hidden House is his portal for Arizonans to escape the stress of everyday living and slow down to celebrate life itself.
Jackie and Elliott Hall have been community supporters, property owners, and Chandler Residents for the last 80 years.
Many of their properties have become Downtown Chandler staples. The Halls teamed up with restauranteur, Gavin Jacobs, an ASU Grad, for the build of the Brickyard Downtown in 2015.
The partnership between these two families has created the foundation for which our entire team can build a culture upon. The mission is to serve Chandler; the vision is to create a destination for visitors; and the vehicle to do that is by welcoming every guest into our home as apart of our family.
A diehard skier raised in Los Alamos, NM, got his first job in the industry after being pressured by his parents to pay for his own ski gear.
A few years later, Aaron was working under Beau MacMillan of The Sanctuary Resort, where he saw the real possibility of food. Under MacMillan, he served the exclusive Table Twelve, a 6 to 12 course meal often plated in front of the guests.
His hard work and “cooking is lifestyle” philosophy landed his current role at The Brickyard, in what Aaron describes as “approachable and high energy.” “I knew it was the right place for me. Tapas gives the guests the opportunity to try a variety of different options and not break the bank. It's food that people can relate to, even if elements are new. It's unpretentious food."
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An 8 year US Navy veteran and Arcadia native, Bobby “Doc” Kramer is Head Of Mixology at the Hidden House, & The Brickyard, and is a nightly life-changer with his perfectly balanced, hand crafted recipes.
He fell in love with bartending while learning from long-time friend ! With his refinement of craft cocktails through his tenure at & TheBobby has been a regional semifinalist in the 2015 and 2016 USBG National Competitions.
Most recently, won ancompetition where he was 1 of 9 selected globally to fly to Scotland and assist in developing the next blend of Achentochen. The teamof bartenders worked for 10 days to scientifically and artfully create a unique blend that could be sold globally. This limited release blend is now available for purchase by bottle, and also featured in a few drinks at The Brickyard.
Michael has been with our hospitality family for the last few years, while at the Brickyard Downtown. He had a previous tenure with The Mix Up Bar at The Royal Palms.
His love for cocktails started early out of High School, when he was bartending for weddings and corporate events. He has dedicated over 10 years of his professional career to the study of liquid chemistry and the power of flavor profiles to create an immaculate drink.
He excels at developing unique recipes that honor the science of the cocktail, while blending it with the art of creativity.
When Michael is not behind the bar "which is rare", he is playing the drums for his local garage rock band, Echo Bombs. As another huge supporter of local collaboration, you will find ingredients and recipes throughout our menu that incorporate some of his friends from across town.