New 'Patio on the Plaza' Opens in Time for March Madness

Tower Grille, a popular eatery in Danville, hopes to share its recipe for success in Concord.

The owners of the Tower Grille know their stuff—at least when it comes to timing.

The sports bar and grill opened its doors on Grant Street across from Todos Santos Plaza last week, just in time for the “busy season”—the start of March Madness and St. Patrick’s Day.

Coincidentally, that happens to be Thursday, March 17. And already the shamrock’s and Guinness signs are on display, and the nine big-screen TVs are ready.

Tower Grille was an eagerly anticipated addition to downtown Concord. Its sister restaurant in Danville is very successful, and with its outdoor patio, Concord’s Tower no doubt will be a popular place to hang out on during the warm summer months.

“It’s a patio on the plaza,” says co-owner Gordon Clarke.

He and fellow owners Tony Beville and Dan Kelley are thrilled with the location because it's “where the action is,” especially during the summer months, Clarke says.

“People can come in, get a meal or a snack to go, and head across the plaza to hear the live music.” 

The cuisine is an eclectic combination of bar food (wings and fries), salads (roasted beet) and pizza, sandwiches and burgers. Look for the review in a few weeks.

And of course its selection of Happy Hour specials, beer on tap and a full bar will add to the jovial feel of the plaza.

But for now, it’s faux Irish folks and NCAA basketball fans who undoubtedly will flock to the restaurant.

The Tower Grill is open from lunch until “whenever the people leave,” seven days a week, says Clarke. “If it’s a quiet Sunday night, I’m not going to make my staff stay open for an empty restaurant. On the other hand, on some weekend nights we might be open until at least midnight.”

It’s all about timing.

The Tower Grille

1950 Grant St., Suite B


David Gomez March 15, 2011 at 11:50 PM
Looks nice, I will have to try them out soon...


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