Potawatomi Casino Hotel Opens Rock & Brews Restaurant

Rock & Brews Ribbon Cutting
L-R: Ron Hall (Vice President of F&B Potawatomi Casino Hotel); Brooks Boyd (Forest County Potawatomi Council Member); Gene Simmons (KISS); James A. Crawford (Forest County Potawatomi Chairman); Dominic Ortiz (CEO Potawatomi Casino Hotel); Paul Stanley (KISS); Alexx Zawada (CMO Potawatomi Casino Hotel); and Manny Johnson II (Treasurer Forest County Potawatomi Community).

MILWAUKEE, WI – Potawatomi Casino Hotel has opened a Rock & Brews restaurant with Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons of KISS. The 6,000 sq. ft. restaurant will seat up to 200 guests with private dining capabilities, offer 48 taps pouring the domestic and import beers, and a stage for live entertainment.

“Potawatomi Tribe has been a proud part of bringing entertainment to the Milwaukee community for 32 years,” said Forest County Potawatomi Community Chairman James A. Crawford. “Together, we look forward to continuing to be a part of this unique entertainment destination in Milwaukee. We look forward to building and growing our business and entertainment relationship with Paul and Gene and look forward to their end-of-tour concert in Crandon on Sept. 1.”

“We are excited about our new partnership with the Potawatomi team to open a Rock & Brews restaurant in their Milwaukee casino hotel,” said Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons. “We’ve all worked hard together to create a Rock & Brews destination we could be proud to share with the community and that is without a doubt what we’ve done.”

The grand opening featured performances by cover band PRISS, delicious food, and ticket giveaways for KISS’ upcoming end-of-tour concert coming to Crandon this September. 

“There’s much more coming,” said Potawatomi CEO Dominic Ortiz. “As part of a $190 million renovation, we will add four additional gaming areas and a $15 million VIP room that’s designed with our diamond players in mind, including a show kitchen, entertainment stage and high-limit gaming tables. You think 2023 looks great, wait until you see what Potawatomi has in store for Milwaukee in 2024.”