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Old Fashioned

Milwaukeeans have been drinking Old Fashioneds since long before Don Draper made them cool again. 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.

  1. Boone & Crockett

    Old Fashioneds


    Boone & Crockett

    The Old Fashioneds at this bar were so popular that they started making them in batches to save time – now they’re served aged in wood from barrels (one for brandy and one for bourbon) suspended above the bar.

    2151 S Kinnickinnic Ave
    Milwaukee, WI • 53207
    (414) 763-4935
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  2. Burnhearts

    Barrel-aged Old Fashioneds


    Burnhearts

    This popular Bay View bar is best known for its impressive beer list, but the barrel-aged Old Fashioneds served at its annual winter music festival, Mitten Fest, and the Old Fashioned slushies at summer’s Pabst Street Party are not to be missed.

    2599 S Logan Ave
    Milwaukee, WI • 53207
    (414) 294-0490
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  3. The Packing House

    Classic Supper Club


    The Packing House

    For a true old school Wisconsin experience, order an Old Fashioned with your steak at this classic supper club.

    900 E Layton Ave
    Milwaukee, WI • 53207
    (414) 483-5054
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  4. Rumpus Room

    Gastropub


    Rumpus Room

    This casual but stylish gastropub shows the Wisconsin love with a menu full of local favorites, including a delicious Old Fashioned. Get yours for half price to help wash down cheese curds, rumaki, and deviled eggs during Wisconsin Happy Hour.

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


    This modern take on the old school supper club has its own spin on the classic beverage, complete with house-marinated Maraschino cherries.


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