Beloit is a historic and hip city that has been restoring, revitalizing, and reinventing itself since 2000. There seems to be no end to new businesses, events, and activities in and around Beloit. Take a look at a few below to check out on on your next trip!
New Mall for Vintage Shoppers!
The newly opened Best of Beloit Vintage Mall is a paradise for antique and vintage lovers! The 20,000 square foot space features more than 100 vendors, offering crafts, vintage items, and various antiques. You will find booths for household décor, vintage clothing, collectibles, jewelry, toys, records, and more!
Everyday 10 am – 5 pm
1019 Gardner Street
South Beloit, Illinois
Velvet Buffalo Café is offering a special brunch menu every Sunday. Start your day with a blend of savory and sweet delicacies. Whether you’re in the mood for a classic breakfast omelet, or a bagel with smoked trout and cream cheese, you will love brunch at this chic new café! Sip a mimosa or bloody mary as you enjoy your meal. Velvet Buffalo also offers mocktails and caffeinated beverages. In addition, you can enjoy brunch on the new outdoor patio!
Every Sunday: 10 am-2 pm
500 Public Ave.
New Brewery in Beloit!
G5 Brewing Company is a legacy project for a family of five Gunderson’s. It is built in their hometown at 1801 Gateway Boulevard. Brewhouse consultant and nationally certified Master Beer Judge, Keith Symonds, was hired to help establish the G5 Brewing brand. The Gateway brewery features a 10-barrel brewing system. They are currently serving 12 brews including wheats, IPAs, browns, and stouts just to name a few.
In addition to beer, they offer five white wines and four reds and a full menu, including appetizers, soups and salads, sandwiches, burgers, entrees, and pizza.
Tuesday: 4-10 pm
Wednesday-Thursday: 11 am-10 pm
Friday-Saturday: 11 am-11 pm
Sunday – 11 am – 8 pm
New Venue for Live Music!
Truk’t opened in fall of 2018 and has been a local favorite for their fresh ingredients, hand-made tortillas, and of course house margaritas!
In addition to amazing food, truk’t is now having live music every Saturday during the Farmers’ Market at 12 pm May through October. Their garage doors will open early at 10 am for bloodies and cocktails (weather permitting).
Monday-Thursday: 11 am-10 pm
Friday-Saturday 11 am-11 pm
Sunday: 11 am- 10 pm
New Rock River Trail Visitor Center!
Nature At The Confluence, and urban environmental center in South Beloit, IL, received a 2019 Environmental Grant to support a new Rock River Trail visitor information center at Nature At The Confluence which is located at the half-way point on the Rock River Trail.
Grant funds will be used to create learning features such as an exterior interpretive sign and an interior display through which visitors will learn about the watershed and the importance of water stewardship and habitat restoration.
Grounds are Open Dawn to Dusk
Building is open during programs and during the summer (June-Aug)