Located just on the beautiful Milwaukee River, Lakefront Brewery began as a small family operation in 1987 before moving to their current location in 1998. A microbrewery only using state-sourced ingredients and serving local beers, tours are available for those interested in seeing how the beer is produced. Attached to the brewery is a beer hall serving Lakefront’s own brews, which include seasonal flavors, limited edition beer and gluten free options, as well as live music and traditional Milwaukee Friday fish-fries.
Hours: Mon-Thu 12 pm-8 pm, Fri 12 pm-9 pm, Sat 11 am-9 pm, Sun 10 am-5 pm
Watch Out For: New Grist Ginger Beer
Significantly, the Brown Bottle operates in the historic Schlitz Park, having originally opened in 1938 as a bar for post-brewery tour guests to relax and sample ”the beer that made Milwaukee famous”. With hunting lodge decor,The Brown Bottle, recently reopened in November of 2014, offers Schlitz beer for $2 a piece as well as a wide selection of both local and national brews. The menu features a list of foods influenced by traditional bar fare with modern and international influences, all created by graduate Chef Ben Hudson of Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Institute of Portland.
Opening Hours: Mon-Thur 11 am-9 pm
Watch Out For: $2 Schlitz and their Kimchi Reuben sandwich
221 W Galena St, Milwaukee, WI 53212 +1 414 539 6450
Wolf Peach bar and restaurant has a wide selection of drinks, ranging from locally brewed beers to their well-crafted cocktail menu. Their perch on Brewers’ Hill has a brilliant view of the Milwaukee skyline, making this a great spot for a calm drink while observing the city. The restaurant’s elegant design blends traditional European decor, appropriate to their rustic menu, with modern, romantic features such as chandeliers and high-glass windows. Stop in for a drink and stay for their excellent gourmet pizzas and a cozy, contemporary atmosphere.
Opening Hours: Mon-Thurs 3 pm-10 pm, Fri 3 pm-11 pm, Sat-Sun Brunch 10 am-3 pm, Sat Dinner 4 pm-11 pm, Sun Dinner 4 pm-9 pm
Watch Out For: Seasonally influenced cocktails!
1818 N Hubbard St, Milwaukee, WI 53212 +1 414 374 8480
Sitting just outside of Brewers’ Hill is the world-famous Wolski’s Tavern, a Milwaukee institution for over 100 years. In the 70’s the bar began handing out their iconic ‘I Closed Wolski’s’ bumper stickers to those who stayed until closing, a mark of a true patron. Wolski’s is perhaps the best bar in town for a traditional Wisconsin bar atmosphere complete with laid back dive-y fun, pool tables, a game of darts with some of the regulars and a couple of Pabst Blue Ribbons.
Opening Hours: Mon-Thurs 2 pm- 2 am, Friday 2 pm- 2:30 am, Sat 12 pm- 2:30 am, Sun 12 pm- 2 am
Watch Out For: Their famous ‘I Closed Wolski’s’ stickers
1836 N Pulaski St, Milwaukee, WI 53202 +1 414 276 8130