New owners of House of Guinness stand outside the
Waukesha pub on Monday. From left to right: Liz Cliffe
Kucharski, Keith Kucharski, Ian Cliffe and Ellie Martin
- Many memories have been made at Waukesha’s House of
Guinness since it opened in 2000, especially if you’ve
attended Carroll University during those years. And for
new owners and Carroll graduates Ian Cliffe and Ellie
Martin Cliffe that also holds true.
couple announced the purchase of the downtown mainstay
on Facebook Monday afternoon. The bought the business
with Ian Cliffe’s sister, Liz Cliffe Kucharski, and her
husband, Keith Kucharski.
paths have crossed in the House of Guinness many times
over the years, making it a unique part of our story as
couples and as members of the Waukesha community. We’re
looking forward to putting our own stamp on it in the
future,” Martin Cliffe said by email Monday.
According to its website, the House of Guinness was
opened at 354 W. Main St. in November 2000. It built its
reputation on providing a selection of imports,
micro-brews, hand-crafted beers, live Irish music and a
a true Irish pub that Waukesha forefathers would surely
have frequented. Our Irish predecessors were a part of
putting Waukesha on the map at the turn of the 20th
Century. House of Guinness continues to play a role in
Waukesha’s return to splendor, 100 years later,” reads
Cliffe said in the near future the couples would like to
put their own touch on the pub, but for now it will
continue operating as it has.