Beloit's got it going on. There’s no shortage of things to see, do and eat in Downtown Beloit, and it's all steps from your boutique hotel accommodations.
In just two days, you really can do it all. Explore the farmer's market or sit front row at a Sky Carp game; play a round of golf or grab a round of drinks. Choose a few or do it all - either way, there’s literally something for everyone.
We've put together the ultimate two-day itinerary for your perfect Beloit retreat, sure to satisfy any taste.
Check-In & Make Yourself at Home
The best way to experience Beloit is to stay where the action is: Downtown. Kick off your stay by checking in to your sweet boutique accommodations. If you love an industrial vibe with natural finishes and incredible river views, go for Ironworks Hotel. If history and modern luxury are your jam, check in to the chic Hotel Goodwin, where you'll find eye-catching art, turntables and glass showers in every room.
Stroll the streets and check out local shops and boutiques for electric finds, unique gifts, locally-made products and home décor. Follow the riverwalk to Riverside Park, or stay in the heart of downtown for the famous Beloit Farmers' Market, where dozens of vendors sell locally grown produce, organics, freshly baked goods, plants and flowers, honey, jams, meats, and so much more. Bring your market tote, you won't want to miss this.
Eat & Drink
Beloit has plenty of options when it comes to dining or just grabbing a cold one. If you’ve got a craving for made-from-scratch Italian, reserve a table at Velvet Buffalo Modern Italian, located just off the lobby of Hotel Goodwin. If a good ole burger and cheese curds are tugging at your Wisco heartstrings, swing by Lucy’s #7 Burger Bar for the best juicy Lucy you’ve ever had! Truk’t has the best margaritas and street tacos in town and you can't go wrong with a steak and potatoes at local legend, Merrill & Houston’s Steak Joint, located inside Ironworks Hotel.
Catch a Game
After fueling up, take a short walk to ABC Supply Stadium, home of the minor league baseball team, Beloit Sky Carp! While you’re there, try one of the many unique concessions that take traditional ballpark fare to the next level. We recommend the funnel cake fries Wisco on a Stick or the bratchos from Pohlman's. Picture nachos, but with sliced bratwurst and Spotted Cow mustard drizzled on top. Is your mouth watering yet? We thought so. Sing your heart out during the 7th inning stretch, catch a fly ball and watch the dazzling Saturday-night firework displays starting in July.
If you enjoy hitting the links, you’ve come to the right place. Pack your clubs! When you stay at Ironworks Hotel Beloit or Hotel Goodwin, you’re a member for a stay at the award-winning Beloit Club. Play a round of golf on one of the best courses in the state then stop by The Standard Tavern for a post-round refresh.
In Beloit, there is no off-season. The Ironworks Golf Lab has state-of-the-art indoor simulators that let you focus on the game, not the weather.
Live, local music is kind of our thing. Truk’t hosts live music every Thursday from 6 - 9 p.m. May through October. Merrill & Houston’s Steak Joint bops on Friday nights year-round from 7 - 10 p.m. If you're up for a Sunday Funday, ride the elevator up to The Rooftop. where you’ll find live music all summer. Who doesn’t love sipping a great cocktail in good company while enjoying live tunes?
Cap off a weekend with a Sunday brunch like no other. Take your Sunday Funday to new heights - literally - at Bessie’s Diner located at the Janesville Airport. Watch planes come in and out while you savor the featured pancakes, indulge in a "$100 hamburger" or sip on a mimosa flight. Or, do it up big at Beloit Club's Sunday brunch for skillets, omelets and other specialties. Breakfast on-the-go? Stop by Blue Collar Coffee Co. for a coffee, smoothie, pastry or breakfast sandwich before you hit the road.