A visit to Milwaukee – some say the name means “holy water” – is a pilgrimage to America’s beer capital, home to a different kind of holy water – the Pabst, Schlitz, Miller, and Blatz brews. Strolling through some parts of town, you’ll be immersed in the strong sweetish smell of yeast from nearby brew factories.
These days you have numerous choices for experiencing this wealth of beer history and flavor. To name but a few: Miller-Coors offers an excellent tour, as does the Lakefront Brewery, which has a Friday night fish fry to go along with it. Other visitors might prefer to visit Sprecher’s, makers not only of regular beer, but of root beer and sodas.
In Milwaukee, beer tasting is easily combined with seeing the city’s sights. Browse through the Public Market – an indoor bazaar of delicious food, artisan products, and cheap wine – in the trendy Third Ward district where you’ll also see lots of beautiful older architecture. The neighborhood has the town’s highest number of galleries. Take the opportunity to scope out the local art scene with a gallery stroll or amble down the River Walk for some relaxing downtime.
South of the Third Ward is the Walker’s Point district, filled with entertainment, cafes, clubs, and bars. It’s also the city’s gay neighborhood. Don’t forget to try out some Milwaukee’s frozen custard – a way of life here – dense, creamy, soft, and not to be missed!
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