The world is awash with beer-themed travel experiences, from local brewery trails to beer-themed river cruises. But now—in the magnificent but much-maligned Midwestern metropolis of Columbus, Ohio—beer drinkers will have a chance at a fully immersive experience.
And we mean that literally: As of August 27, 2018, “the world’s first crowd-funded beer hotel” is officially welcoming guests. Known as the BrewDog’s DogHouse, the Columbus hotel is not merely beer-themed, but actually beer-infused.
Built on the site of BrewDog’s new sour beer brewing facility, the 32-room hotel—which looks out on the brewery’s foeders (the giant oak beer-aging containers, for inebriate illiterates)—promises an extremely “hoppy” experience from start to finish.
Upon check-in, DogHouse guests receive complimentary “welcome pints” from a lobby bartender. Onsite, both hotel guests and brewery visitors can partake in various beer-related activities, including games of beer pong and tours of the property’s “interactive” museum devoted entirely to craft beer.
The hotel also offers special beer pairings with every meal in the on-site restaurant (including breakfast), walk-throughs of the brewing facility with special tastings, and spa treatments that include a hop face mask and malted barley massage.
Each of the DogHouse’s 32 rooms feature taps filled with seasonal BrewDog beers. All bathrooms include showers stocked with locally made craft beer soaps and built-in beer fridges—because hopheads know there is no luxury quite like a shower beer.And to top—or tap—it all off, select DogHouse rooms are canine-friendly (as the name suggests), so you can even bring your pet along for the fun.
BrewDog’s DogHouse standard-sized rooms start at $162 per night.
This article originally appeared online in March 2018; it was updated on August 27, 2018, to include current information.>>Next: 15 U.S. Hotels That Used to Be Something Completely Different