The Brewhouse Inn & Suites
What We Love
- Oversize windows flood every room with natural light
- Full kitchenettes and a well-provisioned gift shop offer two different solutions for midnight snackers
- Original features like copper kettles and a cast iron staircase acknowledge the building’s brewing history
What To Know
- The interstate and the Milwaukee River put some of the city’s attractions out of walking distance
- High ceilings mean you may find yourself adjusting the thermostat more than usual
- The hotel is part of a 20-acre LEED Platinum–certified eco-development
- Eco friendly
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
A reception desk made from amber bottle glass and a vintage-looking mural by Adam Nilson nod to this hotel’s life as a 19th-century brewery. Meanwhile, exposed whitewashed brick, reclaimed wooden headboards and leather furnishings lend a degree of masculine sophistication. Most impressive, however, is the atrium, where the five original copper brew kettles gleam like new and a two-story stained glass window depicting King Gambrinus, patron saint of beer, welcomes travelers.
Bed and Bath
The loftlike guestrooms are spacious and bright, with exposed brick, beam ceilings and a muted modern palette. A separate living area furnished with plush chairs, a pullout sofabed, and a Pabst beer bucket waiting to be filled encourage lounging, and the white-tiled bathrooms have organic bath products from Pharmacopia.
Around the corner from the main entrance, Jackson’s Blue Ribbon Pub upgrades the bar food experience; think Wisconsin cheese curds and a swordfish sandwich. Big-screen TVs over the bar make it easy to keep up with sports scores any time of day, while the small outdoor beer garden is a pleasant place to savor one of the local drafts on tap. Work it all off in the small fitness room on the atrium level.
In the Area
Beer fans will want to visit Best Place, a stone’s throw from the hotel, on Juneau Avenue. Join a guided tour of the former Pabst corporate offices (beer included, naturally) and learn about the company that was the country’s largest brewer until 1946. If liquid culture isn’t your thing, try the Marcus Center for Performing Arts, home to the city’s ballet company and symphony orchestra. When hunger strikes, head to Mader’s, a Milwaukee institution, or reserve a table at the classy yet casual Rumpus Room for small plates such as Wisconsin cheese, housemade charcuterie and grilled romaine hearts with anchovy vinaigrette and garlic chips.
How to Get There
When in Brew Town this is the perfect place to stay, they have done an awesome job of turning this old brewery into a very nice hotel. The staff are super friendly, the rooms are spacious and there are so many attractions within walking distance.
The staff, services, valet, accommodations and food were all 5 Star. The staff was friendly, helpful, courteous and very accommodating. They seemed sincere and genuinely interested in making our stay the best it could be.
The room was immaculate and very comfortable. We would have enjoyed a week stay if we could. We stayed in the Baron Terrace room Friday and Saturday night in July.
We enjoyed salads, sandwiches and a late night pretzel from Jackson’s. Extremely well prepared and tasty!!
We were within walking distance to the Historic Third Ward, Public Market, Milwaukee Art Museum,,,
Definitely urging others to check it out!!
Housekeeping was sloppy to non-existent: floor not vacuumed, sheets not changed, no soap in bathroom. Breakfast buffet is what you'd expect from a Comfort Inn. Front desk staff poorly trained and clueless in event of complications. The room was good and quiet, but there's a lot of improvement needed to justify a relatively high room rate.
We've visited Milwaukee for many years, but this new hotel --- in the old Pabst brewery -- was a delightful find. The rooms are nicely appointed, with walk-in showers. The continental breakfast was excellent. We were able to walk to Summerfest, to Marquette University, to Old World Third Street. After Summerfest, there was a free shuttle down Wisconsin Avenue that took us to 10th Street, then we only had a few blocks to walk to the hotel. It all felt very safe.
We stayed 1 night to go to a Brewer’s game. We got the Thirsty Thursday special. We have stayed here before and the love shuttle to and from the game. The rooms are unique and spacious with a large fridge, cooktop, microwave and even a dishwasher. The attached restaurant is also very good, and the small gift shop/museum is worth a stop. We will definitely stay again!