By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor Published Jun 19, 2020 at 12:01 PM

A classic Milwaukee restaurant is making its return.

The Brown Bottle, 221 W. Galena St., is slated to re-open this fall on the Schlitz Park campus. The restaurant, which closed last March, will be managed by F Street Hospitality, a division of F Street Group, the folks behind Glass + Griddle, MKE Ale House, Pizza Man and Timmer’s Resort.

"We are thrilled to partner with F Street Hospitality to reopen Brown Bottle and operate all of the food, beverage, catering and events at Schlitz Park." noted a statement from Schlitz Park. "F Street Hospitality shares a similar vision on the future of Schlitz Park and we are excited to bring their expertise and local experience to Schlitz Park tenants and the surrounding community."

"As a result, our relationships with Coffee with a Conscience and Davians have come to an end. We are grateful for the integral role they have played in serving Schlitz Park tenants. We wish both businesses continued success on all current and future endeavors. These are exciting times at Schlitz Park and we will have more to share as the summer gets underway"

Beginning this fall, The Brown Bottle will start off serving a menu of brewery classics for lunch and dinner in its historic dining room and bar, with brunch service to follow.

"I am thrilled to be part of bringing back an iconic Milwaukee restaurant," notes Kaelyn Cervero, Vice President of Sales and Development for F Street Hospitality in a press release on the reopening. "Schlitz Park has beautiful grounds that we can activate for tented events as well as new and exciting outdoor programming."

The Schlitz Park campus is currently in the midst of a permit process that will allow renovations of the As part of the renovation, F Street Hospitality will also be creating a fast, casual café that will provide breakfast and lunch as well as catering options for nearby businesses and events.

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.