Jackson’s pub at Brewhouse Inn opens for lunch and dinner; brunch starts in June

A month after the Brewhouse Inn & Suites opened in a reclaimed building in the Pabst brewery complex, its restaurant, Jackson’s Blue Ribbon Pub, is open for business, too.

Jackson’s opened late last week at 1203 N. 10th St. after extensive renovation of the Cream City brick building. The restaurant’s 24-foot ceilings, for example, are covered with tin like that of the original ceiling.

The restaurant still is ramping up: The initial menu was due to expand this week, a week after Jackson’s opened. A late-night menu, served 11 p.m. to midnight weekdays and until 1 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays, starts this week.

Father’s Day will be the restaurant’s first Sunday brunch, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The holiday brunch will be a buffet, but Sundays regularly will have an a la carte brunch menu, said Mark Zierath, who operates the restaurant with his brother, Dan. They also own Jackson’s Blue Ribbon Pub in Wauwatosa.

The restaurant at the Brewhouse is open daily at 11 a.m. It has a pub menu, with appetizers ($4.99 to $11.99) like fried cheese curds, chicken wings and jalapeño poppers with chile marmalade; salads such as Cobb ($9.99) with jalapeno and bacon; and sandwiches and wraps ($8.99 and $9.99), including a burger and a chicken sandwich on focaccia.
The bar has about a dozen taps, including some state craft beers (as well as Pabst, naturally) and about four dozen brews by the bottle.

Jackson’s has a beer garden seating around 100; musicians will play from 7 to 10 p.m. Fridays on the patio, starting this Friday.

To contact: (414) 276-7271.