New Cool Things in Beloit

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!

Best of Beloit Vintage Mall

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!

Hours:

Everyday 10 am – 5 pm
1019 Gardner Street
South Beloit, Illinois

Best of Beloit Vintage Mall Facebook Page

Sunday Brunch!

Weekly Brunch at Velvet Buffalo cafe

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!

Hours:
Every Sunday: 10 am-2 pm
500 Public Ave.
608.312.2991

Velvet Buffalo Café Website
Velvet Buffalo Café Facebook



New Brewery in Beloit!

g5 Brewing Co. in Beloit
G5 Brewing Opened May, 2019

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.

New Brewery at G5 Brewing in Beloit
Bavarian Style Pretzel
Freshly baked pretzel served with a lager green chile cheese sauce, IPA mustard, corn nuts, and pickles

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.

Hours:
Tuesday: 4-10 pm
Wednesday-Thursday: 11 am-10 pm
Friday-Saturday: 11 am-11 pm
Sunday – 11 am – 8 pm

1895 Gateway Blvd.
608.368.7492
Website
Facebook


New Venue for Live Music!

music at truk't in Beloit

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).

Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 11 am-10 pm
Friday-Saturday 11 am-11 pm
Sunday: 11 am- 10 pm

443 E Grand Ave.
608.368.7144
Website
Facebook


New Rock River Trail Visitor Center!

Nature at the Confluence in South Beloit
Nature at the Confluence/Rock River Trail Welcome 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.

Hours:
Grounds are Open Dawn to Dusk
Building is open during programs and during the summer (June-Aug)

306 Dickop St., South Beloit, IL 61080
815.200.6910
Website
Facebook


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    The Rock Trivia Night

    May 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Thu 28

    Weekly Trivia at G5 Brewing

    May 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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    Live Music at Merrill & Houston’s

    May 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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    JUMPING WORMS CITIZEN SCIENCE

    May 31 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm


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