Good City Expanding to Wauwatosa
Good City Brewing announced it is opening a taproom in Wauwatosa.
Good City’s Wauwatosa taproom will be located in the Mayfair Collection building formerly occupied by
ABV Social, the popular sports bar that recently announced it was closing its doors due to the pandemic.
"We are so excited to bring this beloved local brewery to The Mayfair Collection," said Brenton Schrader,
VP of Retail Leasing & Marketing for HSA Commercial Real Estate. "As we continue to build and grow
this new community, we think that the Good City taproom is going to be the perfect spot for our guests
and residents to grab a beer, watch a game, and have some fun."
According to Good City co-founder Dan Katt, the Wauwatosa taproom represents a homecoming of sorts.
“I grew up just a few miles west of the site, off Burleigh Rd, so it’s something we’ve always had our eyes
on - opportunities to expand the Good City experience to that area. We couldn’t be more excited to join
the neighborhood.” Katt noted that the decision to open a new taproom in the midst of a pandemic is both
exciting and surreal. “When HSA reached out to us late last year about opening a new location, our initial
thought was that we were crazy for even entertaining the idea. But a pillar of our business since Day 1 has
been risk taking, and we thought the opening of this taproom would time well with vaccinations and the
overall trajectory of the pandemic.”
Good City is targeting a Spring opening for its Wauwatosa taproom with the possibility of outdoor popup
beer gardens beforehand. While the menu is not yet finalized, expect curry fries, burgers and other
staples Good City is known for in addition to innovative new brews from its Indigo experimental series.
Co-founder David Dupee is excited about the jobs that will be created by the new taproom. “The
pandemic has certainly impacted everyone, but the hospitality industry in particular has been hit hard. We
feel incredibly grateful to still be standing and will do everything within our power to create and preserve
service industry jobs.”
Named the 2018 Small Business of the Year, the young brewery has experienced rapid growth since its
founding in 2016. Fueled by its Spare Time Hazy IPA, Good City is distributed state-wide by Beechwood
Sales & Service. Good City also operates its production brewery out of its original East Side location on Farwell Avenue as well as a taproom and pilot brewery in the Deer District outside Fiserv Forum in downtown Milwaukee. Good City’s administrative offices and warehouse are located at the Century City building near 30th and Capitol.