By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor Published Jan 07, 2016 at 3:01 PM

Blackfinn Ameripub, a restaurant concept which bills itself as the "evolution of the American pub" will open at Brookfield Square in late February or early March.

Blackfinn currently maintains locations in Illinois, Michigan, North Carolina and Texas, with a new location on the way in Virginia, too.

The pub's menu features a variety of house-made modern American favorites including entrée salads, fresh fish, pub classics, comfort food, steaks and pasta along with vegetarian and gluten-free options. The pub will also offer weekend brunch 3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

On the beverage side, Blackfinn will offer 50 tap beers with a focus on local and regional brews, along with two small-batch, handcrafted cocktails on tap and a wine list that includes over 25 by the glass offerings. Happy hour at the restaurant will take place on weekdays from 3 to 7 p.m.

The 6,600-square foot restaurant, which will be located in the mall’s recently developed addition facing North Moorland Road, will showcase both a dining room and pub, along with outdoor patio seating for 42 guests.  

Blackfinn Ameripub is currently hiring for 125 positions, including servers, cooks, bartenders and hosts. Candidates can download an application online at or visit the restaurant’s hiring office, located at the mall by the Sears entrance, next to Portrait Innovations.

Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. 

When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.