Wisconsin October 16, 2017
Few People Know You Can Spend The Night In A Renovated Famous Brewhouse In Wisconsin
One of the most beautiful and unique hotels in the whole state is hidden a bit away on the edges of downtown Milwaukee. Renovating old warehouses is no longer an unusual occurrence, but what the folks at Brewhouse Inn & Suites have done to a formerly dilapidated building and rundown neighborhood is nothing short of stunning.
Where abandoned warehouses once stood is now a thriving neighborhood that continues to grow. And the centerpiece is this fun, funky hotel that incorporates the building’s former life in a way you’ve got to see to believe.
Pabst had been brewing beer in Milwaukee for 152 years when production ceased in this area in 1996. Despite being in viewing distance of downtown, this area that fronted the interstate a few blocks west of the city center fell into disrepair.
The buildings here are made of unique Cream City Brick, a Milwaukee product you won't find elsewhere.
In 2013, after a $15 million renovation, the building was reopened as the Brewhouse Inn & Suites.
On its own, this hotel is an amazing mix of modern and industrial details that meld together to create a cozy but hip environment. Steps from the Bradley Center and with an attached pub that offers a huge outdoor space, there's so much to love here.
But what makes this place jaw-dropping are the hundreds of beer and brewery-related details that you'll want to spend time exploring.
When you're up in the hotel, the center points are the huge copper kettles that used to serve as the brewery's brew kettles. They shining copper fits right in to the modern industrial vibe and make a stunning center point. You look down on them from every room level.
But what makes them extra special is that you can also see them in the lobby - they just look incredibly different. See those circles in the ceiling? Those are the same copper brew kettles, just from below. When you walk in the lobby they seamlessly fit into the decor and you almost don't notice them until you head upstairs and realize what you saw in the lobby is just the very beginning.
Beer details are everywhere here. These are a bit more overt, but most of them are just part of the amazing decor you don't notice unless you're paying attention.
I dream of getting a table like this for my home. Some have called it an oyster shucking table, but add some ice and bottles or cans of beer to those corners and you've got a ready-stocked gaming table you'll never want to get up from.
The nicer rooms and suites here are called Baron rooms - a nod back to the beer barons that made Milwaukee famous. The topmost Baron suite comes with spectacular views out over the city from its rooftop patio.
The rooms here feature exposed brick walls - that famous Cream City Brick again - as well as other industrial details melded with stylish comfort.
The public spaces are filled with bits of the former brewery and a few murals that aren't original but sure seem that way. The Brewhouse Inn & Suites is a truly beautiful, unique and interesting spot to stay in Milwaukee. You're near downtown and all it has to offer, but this neighborhood offers some peace and quiet among the bustle of downtown.
The Brewhouse Inn & Suites is located at 1215 N 10th St, Milwaukee, WI 53205.
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