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Huss Brewing Co. to open brewpub at Phoenix Convention Center in downtown Phoenix

Huss Brewpub downtown Phoenix
Huss Brewpub downtown Phoenix - artist rendering
Posted at 11:05 AM, Jan 08, 2020

PHOENIX — Huss Brewing Co. is headed to downtown Phoenix.

The Tempe-based brewery unveiled Tuesday its plans to open a two-story, indoor-outdoor brewpub on the north end of the Phoenix Convention Center. The restaurant will be located on Monroe Street between Second and Third streets, and face the Herberger Theatre.

Construction is scheduled to start early this year with an opening expected sometime in the fall, according to a news release.

Huss Brewpub downtown Phoenix

When it opens, people will be able to enjoy Huss' award-winning brews, including the Husstler Milk Stout, Oktoberfest, and Copper State IPA, as well as a variety of American dishes.

"We're looking forward to being a part of the downtown Phoenix community and helping the revitalization of the area, especially bringing a vibrant nightlife back to downtown's sports, arts, and events community," founder Leah Huss said in a written statement.

Leah and her husband, Jeff, opened Huss Brewing in 2013 in south Tempe, near Priest Drive and Mineral Road.

In the years since, Huss acquired Scottsdale-based Papago Brewing Company, who was known for its Orange Blossom beer, and opened a second taproom and restaurant at Uptown Plaza in Phoenix, near Camelback Road and Central Avenue.

The downtown Phoenix project is a partnership between Huss Brewing, City of Phoenix, Phoenix Convention Center, and Aramark, the company in charge of the convention center's concessions, the release said.

It also marks one of a handful of new or upcoming restaurant projects in the downtown area.

  • Barrel and Bushel replaced Networks Bar at the Hyatt Regency, part of a multi-million-dollar renovation.
  • There is a new restaurant expected to replace District restaurant at the Sheraton hotel, though specific details have yet to be announced.
  • Poppy opened at the new Cambria hotel near Third and Portland streets.
  • Next door to Cambria, Josephine, a new restaurant focused on small plates, opened, and
    Coup de Grace, a dark 1970s Parisian-inspired cocktail bar is currently under construction.
  • Julian Wright, the founder of Pedal Haus, confirmed his plans to open a satellite version of Pedal Haus at the MonOrchid within the next two years (he is also opening one in downtown Chandler this year).

In recent weeks, Condesa, Hard Rock Cafe, Woody's Macayo, and Mother Bunch Brewing have either closed or announced their plans to close (Hard Rock Cafe will close in February after its lease expires).