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Community Highlights: Meet Katie Schowengerdt of Two Plumbers Brewery + Arcade

Today we’d like to introduce you to Katie Schowengerdt.

Hi Katie, so excited to have you on the platform. So before we get into questions about your work-life, maybe you can bring our readers up to speed on your story and how you got to where you are today?
Always a beer drinker, I was more than happy to help my husband and his partner open Two Plumbers Brewery + Arcade. For the first year, I was working as a Dental Hygienist who made business calls on my lunch breaks, and I would bartend evenings and weekends. I worked the two full-time jobs for about a year, and once we were able, I left my corporate dentistry life to come onto Two Plumbers full time.

Our brewery + arcade quickly began to receive daily requests for private rentals which we were unable to accommodate while open to the public, so when we needed more brewing space, we decided to kill two birds with one stone and so began our second location / private venue – Two Plumbers Event Space. I run the event space and manage both locations.

We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
Anything worth having is hard, and owning your own business is hard. 2020 itself was a very stressful year for a lot of small business owners, but what I’ve learned is to stand strong. We have four years of experience of getting through every hurdle thrown in our way – including a once in a century pandemic. I’ve learned to have confidence in myself and not compare our business to others – being a brewery / arcade / event venue, we are just a little different and always have been.

As you know, we’re big fans of Two Plumbers Brewery + Arcade. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about the brand?
We are a haven for anyone who likes craft beer, arcade games, pinball and/or board games. We are known for our traditional European beer styles.

We’re most proud of our customers and our community. Our weekly pinball league attracts many of the same players week after week, season after season.

For readers to know, our new venue Two Plumbers Event Space, also in St Charles, is now available for private rental. We rent out from anything from children’s parties to weddings. Two Plumbers Event Space has 40 arcade games on unlimited free play, has an occupancy of 100 people and has a private 90 space parking lot. Details can be found at:

Is there something surprising that you feel even people who know you might not know about?
That I went to college for Education, worked as a Dental Hygienist for ten years, and now work in neither of those fields.

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