Why Here: Because Bryant’s, open since 1938, served cocktails before they became classics. This first true cocktail lounge in Milwaukee, and possibly all of Wisconsin, invented the Pink Squirrel and operates in the same it has for decades—with class and respect.
Why Now: You can pay homage to a classic joint with a stable of more than 450 cocktails at the ready or put your trust in the bartenders to come up with something for you. Want to drink on the cheap? Pop in Sunday through Thursday between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. for $5 Depression-era cocktails.