Drinking a finely crafted cocktail, like toting a kitten wearing socks, is multi-layered, warming, and invaluable for wooing the opposite sex into buying your homemade kitten socks. Leave the fuzzy feline at home with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of signature cocktails at Bryant's Cocktail Lounge, which was voted Milwaukee's Best Lounge by OnMilwaukee.com.
Bryant's Cocktail Lounge proclaims itself to be Milwaukee's oldest cocktail lounge, dating back to 1938. The time-tested joint offers guests an impressive list of more than 450 handmade cocktails. There is no set drink menu at Bryant's; instead, parched patrons get to interact with expert mixologists—a break from typical customer-to-bartender interaction, which consists of shot-pouring and heart-pouring. The masters behind the bar will help guests find their ultimate cocktail, whether it's an ice-cream drink, tiki-inspired hurricane drink, classic cocktail, pre-prohibition cocktail, one of the distinctive depression-era cocktails, or an ethereal drink still unknown to earth dwellers. Try the pink squirrel ice-cream drink that was invented at Bryant's, sip on strong Wisconsin tradition while mulling over a bourbon or brandy old-fashioned, or push the limits with a super strong Mai Tai (two drink max) (cocktails average $7–$9).
Stepping into Bryant's is like stepping back into a time when chivalry existed and light beer was the punch line for a non-existent joke. The plush, carpeted floors, long wooden bar, darkly lit rooms, and unmistakable velvet walls all add to the casual, yet classic, chic of this comfortable lounge. Music echoing from the vintage McIntosh audio system provides the ideal soundtrack for consuming drinks made with fresh ingredients and the freshest of courtesy.
Must be at least 21 years old. This Groupon is not valid on October 30, December 31, or February 14.
Bryant's Cocktail Lounge was voted Milwaukee's Best Lounge in 2010 by readers and editors alike on OnMilwaukee.com. It was profiled by Milwaukee magazine and has a perfect five-star average from Yelpers.
- Whether bellied up to the bar or sharing a candle-lit corner booth, you'll find the quintessential sipping selections like the Brain Buster, the Black Magic, the Briar Patch and The Rat Pack, a drink Dye describes plainly as, "everything The Rat Pack drank." – OnMilwaukee.com
- He told us about the Depression-era cocktails they serve and how they’re usually sweet or sour to help mask the “moonshine.” Though not a big fan of sweet, I must say every drink we tried was perfectly balanced. Not well balanced, perfectly balanced. – Carly Rubach, Milwaukee