There’s an open-air rooftop bar that seems to draw every in-the-know resident, who come for the fun cocktails and tasty wood-fired pizzas, and stay for the people-watching and the fine views of the city.
The hotel’s main floor is home to the kind of coffee lounge that makes a person want to settle in and relax, as well as a handsome lobby bar and a counter that displays handmade chocolates (from Milwaukee’s first-rate Indulgence Chocolatiers) like Tiffany & Co. He turns out what’s easily the city’s best breakfast (ask for a table with a soothing Riverside Park view), featuring fontina-fueled grits, golden cornmeal pancakes, hearty shakshuka, an excellent oat-quinoa granola, beautifully composed omelets and slices of fried Wisconsin-made ham.
The 67-room hotel is located in the former Joseph B. factory, a four-story red brick beauty dating to 1898, and it’s the crown jewel of the city’s revival.
Like its Minneapolis sibling — the Hewing Hotel in the city’s North Loop neighborhood — the Charmant places an emphasis on food and drink opportunities.
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