Wednesday, September 27th


Time: 4 – 6 pm
Location: Rumpus Room

Join us for happy hour at Rumpus Room for a rye whiskey education and tasting presented by Woodford Reserve Rye & Jack Daniels Single Barrel Rye and hosted by local expert and former beloved bartender Daniel Dufek. Taste through the acclaimed ryes of Woodford and the BRAND NEW Jack Daniels Rye!

Dinner Night

A Milwaukee Cocktail Week staple, this year’s cocktail dinners are all grouped into a single night and spread all over town. Pick your favorite and book a date night, or snag a table for friends and/or family. These dinners are all specially-crafted for MKECW and will be an evening to remember! Dinners on the docket include:

Theme: Wisconsin Bourbon Dinner w/ J. Henry & Sons  (<—click for more details)
Time: Reception @ 6:30, Dinner @ 7:00
Cost: $100 per person, gratuity not included
Reservations: (414) 763-4706


Hotel Madrid
Theme: Bourbon, Pork, & Rye, Oh My! – Casual whiskey dinner w/ Heaven Hill
Time: open seating any time between 5 pm – 8:30 pm
Cost: $35 in advance, $40 day-of (reservations with a credit card to hold)
Reservations: (414) 488-9146


Theme: Best of Beam (samples and snacks, casual event)
Time: 5 – 8 pm
Cost: $30 per person, call Bacchus or visit their website
Spirits samples: Suntory Toki, Maker’s 46, El Tesoro, Auchentoshan Bartenders Malt, Jim Beam Black
Cocktails made by: Bacchus, Buckleys, Beam Suntory, and more TBA
Reservations: (414) 765-1166


Lazy Susan
Theme: Gluten-Free Cocktail Dinner for Two w/ Great Northern Distilling
Time: Open seating any time during dinner service, reservations recommended
Cost: $70/couple for four courses w/ cocktail pairings
Reservations: (414) 988-7086

Cigar & Cocktail Pairing

Time: 6 pm – 9 pm
Location: Great Lakes Distillery

Enjoy special cocktail and Metro Cigars cigar pairings!

Brew City Cigar Fest is hosting a mini-cigar event for our cigar friends right here at GLD.
Tickets available in advance or at the door BUT there’s a special incentive to buy your tickets in advance. Everyone who buys a ticket in advance will receive a special “Carnivore Salad” from Roberts Specialty Meats – and don’t let ‘salad’ scare you – this one includes no spinach, kale or lettuce – it’s loaded with beef jerky, sausage, cheese curds and spices! Buy your ticket here!

Bruising the Spirit

Time: 9 pm – close
Location: Vanguard

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