Southerleigh Fine Food and Brewery

San Antonio, Texas

Southerleigh Fine Food and Brewery celebrates the architecture and soul of an 1890s vintage building in the Historic Pearl. Together with Joel Mozersky Design, the firm worked to bring the gritty magnificence of the brewhouse back to life, as if it had never shut down. The designs highlight retained vestiges of the deep history at Pearl through the repurposing of historic equipment into decorative and functional pieces. These icons of the past have been scattered throughout the 5,000 square foot restaurant and 2,600 square foot brewery.

Fifteen foot original stainless steel kettle tops were repurposed to provide a focal point to one of the three dining rooms. Honoring the past, the copper clad mash tun and boil kettle sit in the same location and are a focal point as patrons enter the main dining space.

The design team repurposed 60-foot grain silo was repurposed into a private dining room with a custom 15-foot diameter cast iron light fixture salvaged from the original brewing tanks. Adding to the gritty magnificence is the open nature of the brewing mezzanine and restaurant. Sights, sounds, and, most importantly, smells of the brewhouse mix in the two-story high dining spaces, creating a truly exhilarating sensory experience.