Nowadays, each of these buildings performs various functions, while retaining its individual character. In the restored interiors of the former brewery we will discover, among others: stylish apartments for travellers, round-the-clock reception, information point, the Hewelke Restaurant and Bakery, and in the near future a wellness and Spa zone (the so-called Sphaera Spa)*.
*opening planned at the end of 2022
In the 18th century, at the Strzyża stream, a small wooden brewery was built, where it all began.
In 1973, in this place a modern, as for those times, production plant was built, and beer production began on a larger scale.
And so, over the years, the Brewery operated in various circumstances, integrated into the city landscape. It experienced the times of glory and decline, and first of all, underwent numerous reconstructions and reorganizations. In 2001, beer production was stopped, and the brewery was closed, but the centuries-old brewing tradition has been alive in this place to this day.
Nowadays, the Hevelius Brewery and its restored buildings Director’s Villa, Drying House, Engine House and Brewhouse as well as the cellars once built from bricks made in Gdynia Kolibki bring back the history of this place. Today, exposed in full glory, just like high ceilings and old cast-iron pillars, they enrich the interiors and emphasize their character.
The Hevelius Brewery is owned by the family company PB Górski. The facility is managed by the couple: Martyna Górska-Popielarz and Marcin Popielarz, who, while developing the place, got inspired by the figure of Jan Heweliusz – a prince of astronomers, outstanding citizen of Gdańsk and a brewer. In the process of developing the concept, they had in mind the idea of preserving the historic character of the former brewery, and at the same time opening its doors to anyone who craved for relaxation. And since brewery means something different to each of us, the offer of the Hevelius Brewery is wide and rich. Everyone will find something for themselves.
BThe Hevelius Brewery is the result of the owners’ previous experience in the hotel and catering industry, which is best reflected in their other facilities: Quadrille Relais & Châteaux Hotel with the White Rabbit Restaurant in Gdynia and Leśny Dwór with the Biôłi Trus Restaurant in Sulęczyno. And everything developed with respect to history, tradition and cultural heritage, with care for the guests and their well-being.