The Basement Brewhaus – come hang or grab and go
The Basement Brewhaus on the lower level of the Dreyfus University Center (DUC) unites the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point community for stories, laughs, live entertainment, a friendly game of pool, food, drinks and so much more.
Whether you need the perfect spot to settle in and decompress or just need to grab your morning cup of coffee, the Brewhaus has you covered.
Basement Brewhaus history
Students and staff within the University Centers gathered in spring 1997 to put their ideas for the Brewhaus on paper and put a plan in motion.
The department formerly known as Recreational Services was moving to Allen Center to create better access to their equipment. The space it was vacating was unique in size and structure; some paneled walls, carpeted floor, cement floor and a variety of pipes running through the ceiling. It was a "perfect" place for a coffeehouse/pub!
The organizing committee struggled for a long time with a name for the department. But after seeing the location and the budget, the "basement" theme seemed appropriate. Since a lot more than coffee and beer would be brewing in the new area, the committee combined the physical location with what was happening and came up with the "Basement Brewhaus."
To keep with the theme and the budget, the staff spent the entire summer before opening scavenging through rummage sales looking for furniture, lamps, board games and anything else in a typical basement recreation room. Staff also spent countless hours painting water pipes, putting up wall decorations and arranging furniture.
Today, 20+ years later, the Basement Brewhaus is still going strong providing one of the best hang-out spots on campus. We're still committed to that original vision and living it out every day—hosting performances, selling hot and cold foods and beverages and providing a welcoming, fun atmosphere that sets UWSP apart.
Visit us today and see for yourself all that we offer—we can't wait to see you!
Dreyfus University Center; lower level
1015 Reserve Street
Stevens Point, WI 54481