The Butcher and the Brewer is up for a national toilet award — and it's a good thing.
The Cleveland brewpub is a finalist in the Cintas Corp.'s 18th annual America's Best Restroom Contest. Butcher and the Brewer is competing against the likes of the Nashville Zoo in Nashville, Tennessee, LaGuardia Airport Terminal B in New York City and the Natick Mall in Natick, Massachusetts.
In all, there are 10 finalists.
So what makes the brewery's toilet so special? For starters, it's a restroom with a common entrance and handwashing area for both men and women. Inside that common area, there are private stalls for women on one side and men on the other.
The Cintas nomination also notes the green and white subway tile that provide a unique look.
"Everyone loves our bathroom," brewer John McGroarty said. "It's not something you see every day by any means. People take notice."
He said there's even one gentleman who has confessed to coming to the brewery just to use the bathroom.
The 10 finalists were chosen based on cleanliness, visual appeal, innovation, functionality and unique design elements, the company said. The winner will be entered into the America’s Best Restroom Hall of Fame and receive $2,500 in facility services from Cintas.
“From a sophisticated French brasserie to a restroom that’s literally a zoo, each of this year’s finalists offer cleanliness and unique design elements worthy of any Instagram selfie,” Cintas marketing manager Sean Mulcahey said in a prepared statement. “We’re proud to spotlight businesses that provide quirky, well-maintained restrooms that are as creative as they are clean. These finalists understand the importance of ensuring patrons leave the restroom with a positive, lasting impression.”
People can vote online for their favorite through Sept. 13. To vote, click here.