These Three New Businesses Are Set to Brighten Waukesha’s Summer Scene
July 11, 2024

Lake Country Tribune

Waukesha welcomes several new businesses offering diverse experiences, from Indian cuisine to craft beer and a British-themed nightclub. Here’s what you should know about each new addition to the local scene.

Indian Village has transformed a long-standing burger venue into an ethnic restaurant at 1345 S. West Ave. Owners Vijay and Apexa Patel, who also run a restaurant in Greenfield, purchased the building in late 2023 and spent the winter revamping its interior with cultural flair. The result is a less casual bar restaurant offering a unique taste of India. The restaurant, which also provides takeout through its original drive-thru window, operates daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. This new spot offers a refreshing change for those seeking something different in Waukesha’s dining scene.

North Pillar Brewing has breathed new life into the historic Weber Brewery at 212 E. North St. Owners Ethan Boehm and Braden Hocking, Waukesha residents and professional partners, converted the 30,000-square-foot building into a large taproom and seven-barrel brewhouse. The transformation allows guests to witness the brewing process firsthand in an open-air setting. Alongside their craft beer offerings, the venue features food trucks and bar snacks like frozen pizza from Maplewood Meats, soft pretzels, chips, beef sticks, and cheese curds. The brewery is open Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4 to 9 p.m., Fridays from 3 to 10 p.m., Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. This historic spot combines the charm of Waukesha’s brewing history with modern tastes.

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Let It Be, a Beatles-themed nightclub at 716 Clinton St., is poised to open but needs key staff members. Owner Dave Meister has envisioned this venue for roughly seven years, and its stage area is modeled after the Cavern Club in Liverpool, England. Meister is seeking a dedicated chef and innovative bartenders to complete his vision. He emphasizes the need for staff inspired by more than just a paycheck, seeking individuals who want to contribute to the club’s reputation and offer the best cuisine and innovative drinks. While the club has hosted events, it awaits the right team to officially open. Meister encourages interested and passionate individuals to join his team. The club’s hours and opening date are yet to be determined, but it is available for special event rentals.

These new businesses add a vibrant mix of culture, history, and entertainment to Waukesha, making it an exciting summer destination for locals and visitors alike.

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