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Founders   PROUD TO OFFER AN UNIQUE DINING EXPERIENCE,
AN ENJOYABLE ATMOSPHERE & “
SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE”.

 

 

The Lion Brewery, founded in 1842 by the Huether family and now operated and preserved by the Adlys family, is one of the oldest breweries in Canada. Our crafted beers are carefully brewed from select ingredients, combining the tastes beloved by Canadian and European beer drinkers. Enjoy one of these fine creations fresh from the tap. Can't decide? Order a sampler of four mini-glasses filled with your choice of these fabulous tasting drafts.

 

From 1899 until 1930, the great building at the corner of King and Princess was owned by the Kuntz Brewing Company (which merged with Carling, which has since merged with Molson), and the hotel portion of the building (undergoing a name change in 1911 to Ewald House) had many different proprietors. Finally, after a brief switch of ownership, Albert C. Snyder purchased the lands and building and managed the hotel for nearly two decades, calling it the Hotel Kent. That is, until 1953 when John Adlys and his partner purchased the hotel. When John became the sole owner in 1958 after buying out his partner's interest in Hotel Kent, Waterloo saw the beginning of a long transformation resulting in today's Huether Hotel - a destination combining modern luxury with over 150 years of history.

 

In the late 1950s, John Adlys' son Bernie met Sonia, a young waitress working at the hotel coffee shop that he managed (on the site of the present-day Café 1842 ). One year later, they were married and together they made the hotel their life, becoming hotel managers in 1965 and purchasing the hotel from John Adlys in 1975. John Adlys passed on in 1979, leaving his legacy in capable and loving hands.

 

Today, a third generation of Adlys are deeply committed to the Hotel's success. The eldest sons, Kelly and David, are responsible for much of the recent restoration work, and Christina and Bernie II have also come on board after completing their university educations.

 

Visit our gallery to view some historical photos of the Huether Hotel.

 

Do you have a story about the history of the huether hotel?

 

Please email history@huetherhotel.com and if we use your story we will say 'thanks' with a gift certificate.

 

THE BEERS

 

Have a frosted 15oz mug of one of our great brews or try a Draft Beer Sampler. All our beers are brewed on premise by our master brewer & family member Kelly (Story of My Life!) Adlys.

The Beers

 

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Lion Brewery Restaurant

Lion Brewery Restaurant
Experience the Lion Brewery with open concept kitchen and space for private functions and the Cavern Wine Celler.

 

Barley Works

Barley Works
A restaurant bar featuring a 40’ bar, and plenty of screens to enjoy the game. Upstairs is the perfect space, overlooking the room below.

 

Cafe 1842

Cafe 1842
From our specialty eggs benedict to start your day, a snack in the middle of the day or a cup of Seattle’s Best any time of the day.

 

The Jazz Room

The Jazz Room
A sizzling night club dedicated to the best in jazz music presentation. Perfect for local audiences to hear and feel great live jazz.