Call us Old Fashioned


Blend in with the locals by ordering yourself an Old Fashioned. This cocktail traces its roots all the way back to the 19th century and is most often made with whiskey – but the Wisconsin version is all about the brandy!

Once you’ve tried Wisconsin’s take on the Old Fashioned, you’ll understand why Wisconsin is surpassed only by California (a much more populous state!) in brandy consumption. Try this cocktail at one (or all) of these great establishments.


Milwaukee Old Fashioned Bucket List:

  • Bittercube Bar & Bazaar: 4828 W. Lisbon Ave.
  • Blu: 424 E. Wisconsin Ave.
  • Boone & Crockett: 818 S. Water St.
  • Bryant's Cocktail Lounge: 1579 S. 9th St.
  • Central Standard Crafthouse & Kitchen & Craft Distillery: 320 E. Clybourn St.
  • Drink Wisconsinbly Pub: 320 W. Highland Ave.
  • Finks: 1875 N. Humboldt Ave.
  • Five O'Clock Steakhouse: 2416 W. State St.
  • Great Lakes Distillery: 616 W. Virginia St.
  • The Jazz Estate: 2423 N. Murray Ave.
  • Oak Barrel Public House: 1033 N. MLK Dr.
  • The Outsider: 310 E. Chicago St.
  • The Packing House: 900 E. Layton Ave.
  • Swingin' Door Exchange: 219 E. Michigan St.
  • Twisted Path Distillery: 2018 S. 1st St.

Article originally published on 3/10/22