Beer, Wine & Spirits in Marquette


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Located inside a brick-hewn building reminiscent of a grand castle, the Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery recounts the history of the company’s former brewery, which dates back to 1844. Visitors tour Pabst’s corporate offices, take photos with a statue of Captain Frederick Pabst, and drink tall pints of the brewery’s concoctions. The gift shop stocks vintage Pabst memorabilia, including steins, shirts, and artwork. Best Place’s halls and courtyards can also be rented for banquets, weddings, and other events.
901 W Juneau Ave.
Milwaukee,
WI
US
Great Lakes Distillery was established in 2004 by Guy Rehorst, who desired a return to the traditional methods of handcrafting tasty spirits in small batches. Their labor of love made the distillery home to Rehorst Vodka, a Silver medal winner at the 2007 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, and Roaring Dan?s Rum, as well as an award-winning gin, several small-batch seasonals, and a whiskey that adds 3 inches to each drinker's height. Each day, a knowledgeable staff member leads up to 50 individuals on 60-minute tours and tastings. The expert highlights each product and goes over production methods before visitors can taste a flight of six spirits in the climate-controlled tasting room, with a specific lineup depending on the season.
616 W Virginia St.
Milwaukee,
WI
US
Visitors lean close to the cooled case at Wisconsin Cheese Mart, admiring a rainbow of dairy products, from the sunshine-yellow of cheddars to the crimson wax husks of full wheels. Since 1938, the shop’s staff has been accumulating an array of Wisconsin goods, and currently presides over more than 175 varieties of cheese. This impressive inventory has earned the store CityVoter’s pick as Best Cheese Shop and a mention in the New York Times. Every Friday and Saturday, fresh bundles of cheese curds arrive to rest alongside cheddar aged for up to 15 years and havarti dill. As patrons stroll through the shop, located in a grocery building constructed in 1895, they can nosh on free samples or ask the experienced cheesemongers to recommend pairings and explain why swiss cheese is ideal for picnics in wind tunnels. The crew shows off the selection at a cheese bar, where they also compile charcuterie plates and pour more than two dozen Wisconsin beers from breweries including Sprecher, Lakefront, and New Glarus.
215 W Highland Ave.
Milwaukee,
WI
US
At the annual Das Oktoberfest block party, friends and families converse over brats, hot dogs, and drinks with the peace of mind that proceeds benefit Hunger Task Force. Festival-goers gather in the Mader's parking lot at 11 a.m. for the kid-friendly, pet-friendly Brat Trot, where competitors don complimentary Oktoberfest hats before beginning the race. Trot participants then ring in the festival with a grueling 1.5-block walk, run, or ride on a giant Slinky to Pere Marquette Park. Each attendee makes the trek with a complimentary 12-ounce Oktoberfest beer or soda in one hand, accompanying a free Usinger brat or hot dog in the other. Once at the park, participants partake in a communal jubilee. Prior to the race, athletes can also compete for prizes in a contest for best costumed individual and team, or duke it out in a pig Latin spelling bee.
900 N Plankinton Ave.
Milwaukee,
WI
US
For casual American-style cuisine, burger-loving diners head to Rock Bottom Brewery. Low-fat and gluten-free options are featured on the menu as well. You can also catch the latest scores on the TVs in the bar. Bring the whole clan to Rock Bottom Brewery — kids and parents will love the menu and ambience here. At Rock Bottom Brewery, easily plan a night out with family, friends, coworkers and more — large parties are always welcome, and a private room is available for use. For comfortable outdoor service, Rock Bottom Brewery sets up a seasonal patio. Don't let your weekend plans get spoiled! Be sure to reserve a table if you're heading to the restaurant on a Friday or Saturday since it can get pretty crowded. No need to dress up for a trip to Rock Bottom Brewery — the casual restaurant encourages laid-back attire. For those in a rush, the restaurant lets you take your food to go. For the tastes of Rock Bottom Brewery from the comfort of your next party, the restaurant also offers catering services. The restaurant is next to a parking lot, but drivers can also settle for street parking. It will typically cost you about $30 to enjoy a meal at Rock Bottom Brewery. Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express are all accepted. Rock Bottom Brewery offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by whenever is most convenient for you.
740 N Plankinton Ave
Milwaukee,
WI
US
Prohibition did more than halt the production of beer in America for 14 years. It also signaled the end of small brewing operations and resulted in a more limited range of lagers once Prohibition ended. But in 2004, a team found a recipe scribbled down in a logbook that dated back to before the 18th Amendment. So the team decided to brew it, and thus Batch 19 was born. Their namesake lager is a pleasantly hoppy beer at 26 IBUs, combining Hersbrucker and Strisslespalt hops to create herbal and black currant notes.
311 North Plankinton Avenue
Milwaukee,
WI
US
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