Wednesday, July 8, 2015

The Faust Hotel & Brewery Co.

Walter Faust, Sr. must have been a determined man. In 1929, two weeks before the stock market crash, he opened a splendid four-story brick hotel in the little Texas town of New Braunfels. And somehow kept it open through the Depression, blights and World War II.  

The hotel is owned by others now, but Walter's portrait hangs in the lobby and the Faust Hotel still welcomes guests. The rooms are small by modern standards and wear the marks of time but folks come for the downtown location, historic feel and fine brewed-on-site beer.

And although Walter is long gone from this earth, visitors sometimes report seeing a dapper gent in a three piece suit wandering the lobby; a man they say looks just like the portrait. 

We didn't see him when we stayed there, but you're welcome to check for yourself.

The Faust Hotel & Brewery Co. 
240 South Seguin Ave., New Braunfels, TX 78130

Oh yeah, don't forget the beer.

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  1. We stayed at the Faust recently, and while we did not spot any dapper suited gentlemen in the lobby, we most certainly did "find" the brew pub and sampled some great beer. In fact we bought a growler and brought some home to Austin to share. It is a sweet place, and a vivid reminder of how Central Texans used to live...window units and all!

    1. Deb, glad you enjoyed it. The rooms are far from luxurious but the downtown experience is fun. I love being able to walk to so many eateries, shops & music venues. If you come to town again, let me know. Would be fun to meet over a brew.

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  2. Need to go there for the beer, certainly. Thanks, Kathleen, for pointing that good brewery out to me.
    Take care,

  3. Their own brewed-onsite beer? Too bad I'm on a diet, but not my next trip down, whenever that is.

    Interesting history, and always a ghost story!


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