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Local Phone Number: 414-273-7222

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Located inside the Wisconsin Center
Inside main rotunda on First Floor
400 W. Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53203

 

Craft Cocktails

Milwaukee is known for our great craft breweries, but don’t miss our growing craft cocktail scene. When you put fresh, local ingredients (including liquors distilled right here in Milwaukee) in the hands of a creative bartender, the results can’t be beat.

  1. Bryant's Cocktail Lounge

    Vintage Cocktails


    Bryant's Cocktail Lounge

    Open since 1938, this local gem was a semifinalist for the James Beard Awards' "Best Bar Program" (2013), Bryant's repertoire includes over 450 specialty and vintage cocktails, but you won't see a menu here. Instead, let a knowledgeable bartenders guide you to the perfect cocktail for your tastes.

    1579 S. 9th Street
    Milwaukee, WI • 53204
    (414) 383-2620
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  2. Located right next door to Milwaukee Brewing Company in the artisan food hotbed of Walker's Point, this distillery is creating small-batch craft spirits. Take a tour and stop by their tasting room to sample their handmade vodka, gin, white whiskey, and bourbon.

    613 S. 2nd Street
    Milwaukee, WI • 53204
    (414) 455-8870
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  3. Distil

    Bourbon Bar


    Distil

    Milwaukee's House of Bourbon, recognized by The Bourbon Review as one of America’s 99 Best Bourbon Bars. Enjoy craft and classic cocktails, many made with the featured spirits, in an atmosphere that takes you away from the modern world into a bygone era.

    722 N. Milwaukee Street
    Milwaukee, WI • 53202
    (414) 220-9411
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  4. Finks

    Specialty Cocktails


    Finks

    This local tavern has a wide selection of craft beer, but it’s known for its tempting specialty cocktails and variety of “esoteric spirits.” If you have a taste for an international or hard-to-find liquor, check behind this bar.

    1875 N. Humboldt Avenue
    Milwaukee, WI • 53202
    (414) 226-5882
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  5. The first small-batch distillery in Wisconsin since Prohibition. Visit for a tour and sample their award-winning products, including Rehorst Vodka and Gin, Roaring Dan’s Rum, and Kinnickinnic Whiskey, and stop at the bar to enjoy one of their spirits in a tempting cocktail.

    616 W. Virginia Street
    Milwaukee, WI • 53204
    (414) 431-8683
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  6. The Outsider

    Rooftop Cocktails


    The Outsider

    You’ll want to become an insider fast at this trendy rooftop bar atop the Journeyman Kimpton. Enjoy creative seasonal cocktails and signature favorites that spotlight regional small-batch spirits.

    The Kimpton Journeyman Hotel
    310 E. Chicago Street
    Milwaukee, WI • 53202
    (414) 291-3971
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  7. The Rumpus Room

    Classic Cocktails


    The Rumpus Room

    The exhaustive "brown liquor" list at this gastro pub includes more than 75 bourbons, 75 scotches, 50 whiskeys, 50 rums and 25 tequilas. Indulge in craft barrel-aged cocktails featuring ingredients from local producers.

    1030 N. Water Street
    Milwaukee, WI • 53202
    (414) 292-0100
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