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The Iron Horse Hotel Presents the Second Annual “Yappy Hour at the Yard” on July 30

Locals and pets can celebrate summer together with craft beer specials benefitting local rescue shelters and specialty pop-up shops with pet-friendly merchandise and treats

By - Jul 22nd, 2016 10:20 am
The Yard. Photo taken by Joey Grihalva.

The Yard. Photo taken by Joey Grihalva.

(MILWAUKEE; JULY 15, 2016)—The Iron Horse Hotel (500 W. Florida St.), Milwaukee’s premiere luxury independent property, invites locals and guests alike to enjoy a pet party with a purpose at the second annual “Yappy Hour at the Yard” event on July 30 from 2-4 p.m. Guests and their furry four-legged friends can mix and mingle with local pet stores purveyors showcasing featured pop-up shops with pet-friendly merchandise and treats at The Yard, the hotel’s al fresco dining space.

In support of the Milwaukee pet community, The Iron Horse Hotel donates $1 of each Fe Ale craft beer purchased at the event to local rescue shelters. Additionally, on this dog day of summer, furry friends can beat the heat while slurping up Bowser Beer’s Mia’s Ale ($5), a beef-based non-alcoholic beer for dogs. Guests are encouraged to pair libations with a mix of offerings presented on the regular menu at The Yard as well as the new Chicken Wrap with chips ($11).
Participating local pet stores include: Mac’s Pet Depot Barkery, The Lovin Oven Pet Bakery, Bichon and Little Buddies Rescue, Community Bark, and Jake Schneider with Winston Wishes to present retailed goods as well as complimentary samples for pets to enjoy at home.

Reservations are not required. If rain occurs, the event will take place the following Saturday on August 6 from 2-4 p.m. For more information, please visit or call 414.374.4766. To follow the social media conversation on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, guests are encouraged to use the hashtag: #YappyHour.

About The Iron Horse Hotel
The Iron Horse Hotel, managed by Aparium Hotel Group, is the transformation of a 100-year-old warehouse into a one-of-a-kind hotel that delivers an authentic Milwaukee experience. As the industry’s first upscale hotel geared for business travelers and motorcycle enthusiasts alike, they meet the distinct needs of both corporate and leisure guests with special services, unparalleled amenities and 100 loft-style guest rooms at the Milwaukee luxury hotel. The Iron Horse Hotel has earned such accolades as: AAA’s Four Diamond Award the last four years; three consecutive years on Condé Nast Traveler magazine’s Gold List of the top hotels in the world; ranked 3rdon Condé Nast Traveler’s list of “Top 10 Hotels in the Midwest” in 2013; ranked 19th on TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Awards of best hotels in the U.S. in 2014; and named the top hotel in Wisconsin on TripAdvisor since 2009.

About Aparium Hotel Group
Aparium Hotel Group is a company founded and controlled by experienced professionals in hotel development, management, and marketing who hold the belief that great hotels are a destination sought out by travelers and a favorite place for locals – a philosophy Aparium calls Translocal Hospitality. Aparium’s passion and expertise centers on independent hotels and resorts in distinct cities and unexpected resort destinations. Each locale is built on the belief that it should be a brand in and of itself – a true celebration of independent identity and a product of its setting. The company is committed to and engaged in a visionary partnership with independent hotel owners who are intimately knowledgeable of their communities and, as such, view their properties as a source of pride. By fostering collaboration, Aparium delivers measurable and sustainable return on investment with transparency and accountability at all stages of operation. Aparium Hotel Group properties include: The Iron Horse Hotel in Milwaukee, WI; The Charmant Hotel in La Crosse, WI; Hotel Covington in Covington, KY; and The Foundation Hotel in Detroit, MI. The group currently has several additional projects underway to be announced in the coming year. For more information about Aparium Hotel Group visit,

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