Wisconsin

A mid-May opening is expected for Jackson’s Blue Ribbon at the Brewhouse Inn

The restaurant opening in spring at the new Brewhouse Inn & Suites downtown will go for a neighborhood feel, the operator says.

Mark Zierath, who will run Jackson’s Blue Ribbon Pub at 1203 N. 10th St. with his brother, Dan, said the restaurant is targeted to open May 16. The extended-stay hotel is due to open April 25 in the former Pabst Brewing Co. complex.

The restaurant goes by the same name as the brothers’ pub at 11302 W. Blue Mound Road in Wauwatosa, and Mark Zierath said they want to create the same neighborhood vibe at the Brewhouse Inn location.

The downtown location will have some of the same casual pub fare on the menu but also will have steak, seafood and pasta, as well as some traditional German dishes to reflect its location and the city’s heritage.

In summer, Jackson’s will have a patio and beer garden that seat 85. It also will have banquet space for events; a wedding already is booked for September, Zierath said.

Jackson’s will have a shuttle to take its guests to event venues downtown, such as the BMO Harris Bradley Center seven blocks away.

The restaurant will be open for lunch and dinner Monday to Saturday and starting at 10 a.m. Sundays for brunch. It also will handle room service for the hotel.

The Zierath brothers also own Ella’s Brookfield Barstaurant, formerly Sluggo’s, at N. 127th St. and W. Burleigh Road.