The Superior was built in 1916, when Hot Springs, Arkansas, was a bustling city of men in top hats and women with parasols, waiting for their turn to bathe in thermal spring water. The seemingly magical hot water was piped out of the east at 144 degrees into the row of bathhouses down Central Avenue. Superior Bathhouse, where you now sit, was “People’s Bathhouse” and “Superior” was a paradox since it was the smallest on the row. The patrons enjoyed their time in Superior among the simplest of decor and the basics of relaxation, all centered around the hot water.
In 2011, the hot springs once again became the catalyst of a new vision by Rose Schweikhart: partnering with Mother Nature, using the thermal power of the hot springs to brew beer. Rose was inspired to follow her dream after traveling throughout Europe, where the pubs are often the heart of the community. The Superior Bathhouse Brewery was born! Rose’s bold vision intertwines the industrial history of the bathhouse with newfound purpose of relaxation for all. Superior is the only brewery located within a National Park and the only brewery in the world to utilize the thermal spring water to create their now famous craft beers. You’re sure to share Rose’s excitement as you experience the thermal waters in a delicious new way.
Thermal Water Root Beer & Floats
Our Philosophy — Beer From Right Here
Superior Bathhouse Brewery beer is brewed with care using quality ingredients and harnessing the power of Hot Springs thermal spring water. Offering 18 in house brewed beers, we turn the 144 degree spring water into a myriad of styles ranging from light to dark, mild to strong. Many of our beers are higher-than-average alcohol content, so please enjoy responsibly!
Original Eats — A Style All Our Own
Offering classic pub grub as well as some healthy alternatives, guests love pairing our beers with hearty appetizers like our Seasonal Hummus topped with local micro greens, or our Giant Sourdough Pretzel, served with SPA Beer Mustard, Creamy Bacon Horseradish, and Beer Cheese.
Local Farm Partnerships
Spent grains from our brewing process make their way to JV Farms in Bismarck, AR to feed their livestock. We then purchase our bratwurst directly from the farm, bringing the whole thing full circle, offering locally sourced and ethically-raised, premium beer “raised and braised” bratwurst.
Superior Bathhouse Brewery Tap Hall
Large Second Floor ADA accessible Event space
Up to 100 guests
Receptions, Parties, Groups, Corporate
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