When I see cool, new designs in Downtown I have to give props.¬† So, hats off to Water Street Brewery, 1101 N. Water St., on its new facade.¬† The new wooden awnings look great and provide a classier look to that stretch of Water Street.¬†
I‚Äôve driven and walked by several times recently, and I've got to say that the rich, deep wooden look catches my eye and truly stands out. ¬† The building also has a new coat of paint and lighting that enhances the exterior. ¬†
All of these improvements are needed and welcomed, and they should help better position the longtime brew pub once the new¬†Bartolotta gastropub opens in the fall at the old Eagan's space. ¬†
Water Street Brewery, by the way, has been serving beer and food on Water Street in Downtown Milwaukee since 1987. ¬†It will celebrate 25 years in 2012. It‚Äôs a bit of an icon, and with its massive collection of beer memorabilia it‚Äôs also a fun and historic place to visit.
Owner R.C. Schmidt also owns and runs Rudy‚Äôs, Louise‚Äôs, Trinity, SoLo and The Harp. ¬†