Following the success of not one, but two bars in Manchester city centre, Scottish-based brewery BrewDog has expanded to a new site – and this time, they’ve opened a beer-themed hotel. Transforming a formerly-unused three-storey building on Fountain Street, BrewDog opened its hotel to guests from August 2021 and it’s absolutely brew-tiful.
Aptly named the DogHouse, the hotel features 18 bedrooms – all of which boast shower beer fridges (you know, cos we always get an urge for a beer while we’re cleansing…), Punk IPA on tap in every room, as well as a new rooftop bar complete with a fire pit and taco bar for Mancs to enjoy. There’s also be a ground floor bar and restaurant to enjoy, too, in a similar theme to BrewDog’s many other sites across the country.
Guests will be treated to a complimentary beer each upon arrival, with fully stocked beer fridges (which they’ll need to pre-pay for), access to games consoles, record players (including records from Piccadilly Records), guitars, and free Brompton bike hire. The hotel is also fully dog-friendly, so your four-legged friends can enjoy the stay with you. The complimentary ‘canine package’ includes a dog bed, water bowl and treats – making it just as luxurious for your pooch, too.
Up on the terrace, guests can enjoy 10 taps of craft beers available, as well as a casual taco menu keeping in with BrewDog’s signature relaxed style. The terrace has been decorated with 26,000 plants throughout, helping to reach BrewDog’s aim of being a carbon-negative venue.
James Brown, managing director of bars said: “After DogHouse Columbus was named one of TIME’s top 100 places visit, we knew we were on to a winning combination. We’re excited to be bringing beer fans a second location where they can enjoy all things craft beer from the moment they wake up, to the moment they rest their head.
“It was a no-brainer to open our second DogHouse in Manchester, a vibrant city, known for doing things differently which is very much the spirit of BrewDog. We’re also proud to have not compromised on our Carbon Negative promise throughout the build too. This epic site has been built using sustainable materials and guests can check out our giant living wall as well our roof-top urban jungle, which we think is truly awesome!”
Co-founder James Watt said: “The DogHouse Manchester marks a new era for the craft beer revolution. In the last ten years, we’ve turned the craft beer scene on its head and are once again demonstrating the power of beer.
“From welcome pints of Punk, to in-shower beer fridges; The DogHouse is our gift to the passionate and dedicated army of beer fans that have supported us every step of the way. We are nothing without our community and this hotel celebrates that… And where better to do it than in one of the UK’s greatest cities?
“With our DogHouse hotels, we want to inspire a new kind of hospitality experience, combining our biggest passions: travel and incredible beer – with sustainability at its core.”
The Manchester hotel follows in the footsteps of BrewDog’s first UK hotel, Kennels, which is based in Aberdeen (and is also dog-friendly, bonus!), and will sit under the Kennels hotel brand, which also operates a number of venues in the US.
The DogHouse is now open in Manchester and guests can take advantage of a number of packages, including the add-on Top Dog package (£150pn), which comes complete with five litres of Punk IPA on tap, a fully-stocked beer fridge in the shower, breakfast and dinner for two, as well as a beer flight board and a beer school experience. Room rates start at £150pn and you can book your stay here.