Milwaukee knows a thing or two about beer. After all, we did gift America with beer barons like Schlitz, Miller, and Pabst. Despite the fact that the city largely owes its heritage to the American adjunct lager, Brew City has kept up with the times, and has plenty of craft beer bars worth visiting. From barrel-aged rarities to Midwestern mainstays, the selections at these serious beer bars are worth tapping into.
A cozy corner bar that unassumingly pours some of the best beer in Milwaukee from two dozen taps and two firkins, and boasts a list of bottles and cans that’s too big to count, Burnhearts is a great place to find an ample selection of beers from Central Waters, a standout brewery in Amherst. It’s also a frequent host of tap takeovers and block parties.