MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) — Potawatomi Resort & Casino leaders alongside famous musicians Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons of KISS broke ground on the new Rock & Brews on Wednesday, May possibly 11 — the latest locale of the music icons’ cafe and portion of a new search for Potawatomi.

“It’s a thrill to husband or wife with these tunes legends by bringing a amazing eating practical experience and really exclusive new venue to our attendees at Potawatomi Lodge & On line casino and the folks of Milwaukee,” Potawatomi Resort & On line casino CEO and Common Supervisor Dominic Ortiz mentioned.

“The culture in Milwaukee is a great match for a new Rock & Brews Restaurant,” mentioned Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons in a joint statement. “We are enthusiastic that the groundbreaking ceremony falls on the day of our Close of the Road Tour concert in Milwaukee. We did not want to skip this.”


The news release goes on to say, as the identify implies, “Rock & Brews” is a restaurant that “provides a excellent dining knowledge with a Rock ‘n’ Roll twist.” Guests can appreciate great new music while they dine and there will be screens all over the restaurant taking part in rock concert events in addition to incredible art and décor from some of music’s largest names.

Want a exciting way to have a groundbreaking ceremony? invite a couple of rock legends, and incorporate meals. Even gamers at the on line casino wished to get in on the motion. They have been residing up exterior the ballroom, hoping to get a glimpse of Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley.

In their early 70’s, and playful off stage also.

“For the digital camera please say and spell your identify for us. Stevie Nicks, Fleetwood Mac,”  explained Paul Stanley.

“Hello, Ruppert Winslow,” reported Gene Simmons of KISS.

Singing rock music and clowning around, it is really what these men do greatest.

“Very well it isn’t going to issue what I explain to you. It is really like you bought to see this motion picture, you received to examine it out. He’s performing stuff. I know he is. Oh are you delighted to see me, or is that a gun in your pocket? Which is a cannon,” claimed Simmons.

The American rock band KISS obtained alongside one another in 1973.

“You know traveling in coated wagons was definitely hard and there was no electricity, so we had hamsters on wheels. Nah, the early days had been fantastic mainly because we had a thing we considered in and that is often essential,” stated Stanley.

Nearly 50 a long time later, Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley are believing in the restaurant business, and adding Milwaukee to their Rock & Brew areas.

“We pride ourselves on our foods. You can go to rockandbrews.com and really see the food. And the very first detail you will recognize is dimensions. Inspite of what your girlfriend is telling you all these many years, dimensions does rely,” claimed Simmons.

A groundbreaking party in Potawatomi’s ballroom had Gene and Paul…hold out for it…certainly…busting in as a result of this makeshift wall keeping sledgehammer varieties, guitars, and later on, posing for pictures with followers.

“This will be a position you will be proud of, you may be happy to appear to,” explained Stanley.

“So soon, quickly depend the days, this is even gonna be a cooler position,” mentioned Simmons.

“Rock & Brews” will substitute an Italian cafe and ballroom just outside of the 3rd ground skywalk. It options 52 craft beers, meals and a stage for stay enjoyment. It is all part of Potawatomi’s $100 million renovation.

 “In existence I consider you have to have issues that obstacle you but also factors that you combat for and the band fought for every little thing that it experienced in the beginning. Below we’re virtually 50 yrs later on,” claimed Stanley.

“Existence is shorter and then you die. So if you might be gonna desire, dare to dream major. Isn’t going to make a difference what you desire due to the fact which is the quick part. The challenging element is having up the next working day, obtaining off your but and do one thing about it,” claimed Simmons.

The menu is described as “American classics with a twist,” and consists of burgers, sandwiches, pizzas, and extra. As for the brews? There will be 52 beers on faucet showcasing some of Brew City’s very best.

“Rock & Brews” is predicted to be open by September 2022.

It’s aspect of a $100 Million renovation project introduced this week that will revolutionize the casino’s 3rd floor and usher in the subsequent period of amusement to Milwaukee. The project includes additional than 120,000 square toes of space for new gaming, meals, and entertainment encounters.