I know where I want to stay the next time I visit Milwaukee.
The new Brewhouse Inn & Suites is a boutique hotel in the historic former Pabst Brewery Brewhouse, a downtown fixture for more than 150 years. It was vacated in the mid-1990s and recently brought back to life by Joseph J. Zilber, a Milwaukee-based philanthropist, as the centerpiece of the city’s new, sustainable 20-acre neighborhood complex called The Brewery.
With stylish post-Victorian steampunk décor and giant copper brew kettles standing as sculptures, the 90-room, all-suite hotel features Cream City brick walls, unique floor patterns in every room and green credentials. Plenty of exposed brick, steel and wood are preserved from the original structure. Show-stoppers include gorgeous masonry archways on the ground floor and a five-story rectangular atrium that showcases an enormous stained glass window etched with a picture of King Gambrinus, the patron saint of beer brewing.
Summer rates start at $189 for 300 square-foot studio suites and range up to $399 for the Baron two-bedroom/two-bathroom suite with 14 arched windows; it’s situated under the iconic Pabst sign.
Jackson’s Blue Ribbon Pub at the Brewhouse will open on May 25th — just the place to raise a toast to Milwaukee’s stylish new digs.
Check www.brewhousesuites.com for more information.