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Looking for something outside of beer and wine this holiday season? Whether you’re entertaining or seeking a unique gift, these Milwaukee-based beverage companies have got you covered with alcoholic and non-alcoholic options. Read more



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The city boasts several excellent distilleries, offering whiskey, rum, gin, vodka and more in distinct, uniquely Wisconsin flavors. Read more


Party likes it’s 1929 at the release of a new edition of the biography of one of Cream City’s most colorufl Prohibition Era figures. Read more


Eat your way through our third-annual event celebrating one of America’s greatest inventions. Read more

Dining Out

By foot, boat, bus, bike or streetcar, there are many ways to explore the city. Tours with focuses on food, architecture, history or just an overview of the city can all be found in Milwaukee. Read more

A&E Feature


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A listing of Milwaukee Day activities that run the gamut of everything that the city has to offer. Read more

A&E Feature

Many people don’t need a reason to enjoy a few cocktails after work. But National Gin and Tonic Day, celebrated April 9, is just one of many holidays dedicated to fine spirits. Read more


The Shepherd’s Fall Drink Guide 2017 shares 10 of our favorite establishments for finding one of Wisconsin’s favorite drinks, the old fashioned, in forms both traditional and modern. Featured establishments are: Boone & Crockett, Camp Bar, ... Read more


Review of Milwaukee’s Great Lakes Distillery. Read more

Summer Drink Guide

Milwaukee has become a destination for ecologically concerned tourists with many sustainable buildings and sites. Read more

News Features

December 5 marks the 83rd anniversary of the repeal of the 18th amendment, aka the end of Prohibition. If you're in the mood to celebrate, here are some spots you can find like-minded friends. Read more

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Catina Cole has commissioned a group of 5 Black women playwrights to develop a set of shorts for MPower Theater. The program is called UNTAMED: Hair, Body, and Attitude: Short Plays by Black Women. According to the official announcement, t.. Read more


As part of our recent fall drinks guide, I compiled a listof Milwaukee'sseasonal fall beers. But what about spirits? Not every occasion calls forbeer, and plenty of distilleries get into the fall spirit (see what I didthere?) with seasonal liq.. Read more

Brew City Booze


The Supremes

Even if you only sporadically listen to the radio, you’ve probably noticed that the term “oldies” doesn’t mean what it used to a decade or two ago. The early rock hits of the ’50s and ’60s have been gradually pushed out by the hits of the ’70s .. Read more

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Saturday is Independence Day, and the skies are going tolight up with fireworks all across the city. There's events going on in manyparks, including parades, concerts and games. For more information about parkevents and fireworks near you, chec.. Read more

Brew City Booze


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Over the past several years there have been a lot of changes in Milwaukee’s Walker’s Point neighborhood. New restaurants and businesses are replacing many of the vacant, rundown buildings. The Walker’s Point Association and residents are wo... Read more

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The Shepherd Express’ Spring Drink Guide 2015 explores 10 of Milwaukee’s best establishments for Bloody Marys. Read more

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The Shepherd Express Spring Drink Guide 2015 explores the finest craft cocktails Milwaukee has to offer, and takes a closer look at the bar offerings the Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s Stackner Cabaret tailors to each production. Read more

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The Shepherd Express’ second annual Woman Up! Festival (Saturday, Feb. 7, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Wisconsin State Fair Expo Center) features 200-plus woman-focused exhibitors and vendors ranging from health, fitness and wellness professionals... Read more

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