The Ultimate Milwaukee Brewery Guide: List of 27 Breweries with Interactive Map

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There are over 25 breweries within the city of Milwaukee, and they’re all unique in their own way.

Whether you want to spend a day drinking beer or simply looking for something new, this list will help you find what you need.

We cover everything you need to know about each brewery, including food options, outdoor seating, tours, gluten-free options, and if they are dog friendly.

This list has all you need to plan your day of Milwaukee beer tasting. And if you want to learn more about what we think about Milwaukee Breweries, check out our list of the best craft breweries in Milwaukee.

We’ve also included an interactive Milwaukee Brewery Map to help you plan your Milwaukee beer adventure.

Cheers!

Milwaukee Brewery Map

If you’re not sure where to start your journey or looking to plan a day of visiting Milwaukee Breweries, this interactive map is for you.

Follow the directions below to add this map to your phone, so you use it while adventuring in the city.

We do our best to keep this map up to date but still highly recommend calling a brewery if there is something specific you need or are curious about.

How to Use This Map: Click on the icon in the top left-hand corner. You will now see a list of the Milwaukee breweries pinned on the map.

To see the map in more detail, click on the [ ] in the top right-hand corner. This will bring to a larger map where the details of each point can be found by clicking on the location point name in the list on the left.

You can also save the map for your own use by clicking the ⭐ to the right of the map name. This will save the map to your Google Maps, where you can make a copy and use it for your own trip planning.

To find your saved map on your phone, go to your saved maps and click on the beer map to load it onto your phone.

For more details on how to download the map and view it on your phone here: How to Plan a Trip with Google Maps

How Many Breweries In Milwaukee, WI

As of 2022, there are 26 breweries that either call Milwaukee home, have a brewery in Milwaukee, or have a Milwaukee taproom.

Each year this list changes with new breweries popping up and others calling it quits.

And that’s the beauty of Milwaukee, WI. With such a rich history in beer making and a passion for beer, Milwaukee is the perfect place for small breweries to test out their craft.

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List of Milwaukee Breweries

Below is a list of the breweries and taprooms that currently call the city of Milwaukee their home. We try our best to keep the list up-to-date, but please contact the breweries or check out their websites for more detailed and up-to-date information.

Breweries Marked with * are on our list of Best Craft Breweries in Milwaukee

Last Update: March 2022

1840 Brewing Company*

1840 Brewing Company began by producing a variety of barrel-aged and bottle-fermented beers. They have expanded their operation to include 10 draft beers available in their trendy Bay View neighborhood taproom.

Food Available: No
Tours: No
Outdoor Seating: No
Gluten-Free Options: Yes, seltzer made in the same facility as their beer
Dog Friendly: Yes

Amorphic Beer

Amorphic Beer knows how to brew a Hazy IPA. Located in the Riverwest neighborhood, this brewery has a welcoming taproom and always has something interesting to try on tap.

Food Available: No, but can order from local establishments or bring in your own
Tours: No
Gluten-Free Options: Yes, options from other breweries are available.
Dog Friendly: Yes

Black Husky Brewing

Black Husky Brewing established a name for itself with its flagship pale ale during its humble beginnings in rural Pembine, WI. Their bread and butter still remain their hop-forward beers, but they offer a large variety of styles.

Food Available: No, but can order take-out from Nessun Dorma
Tours: No
Outdoor Seating: No
Gluten-Free Options: Yes
Dog Friendly: Yes (their love of dogs is in the name!)

Broken Bat Brewing

What started as a small operation, Broken Bat Brewing has grown to a larger scale brewery complete with a Wiffle Ball field. A variety of beer styles are available, all with clever baseball-themed names.

Food Available: No
Tours: No
Outdoor Seating: No, but they have a Wiffle Ball court!
Gluten-Free Options: Yes
Dog Friendly: Yes

Central Waters Brewing Co

With some of the best Stouts brewed in Wisconsin, Amherst-based Central Waters is an excellent addition to Milwaukee’s beer scene.

Located in the old Pabst Brewery Complex (the Brewery District), the Central Waters taproom is housed in a beautiful old church. And with Dairyland serving up some of the best burgers and cheese curds, this is a must-stop brewery on your Milwaukee brewery tour.

Food Available: Yes
Tours: No
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Gluten-Free Options: Yes
Dog Friendly: Yes, outdoors

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City Lights Brewing Co*

Located in the landmark Milwaukee Gas Light Company building in the Menomonee Valley, City Lights Brewing Company is conveniently located close to American Family Field if you plan to check out a Milwaukee Brewers baseball game. Here you’ll find six core beers of varying styles and many seasonals.

Food Available: Yes
Tours: Yes
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Gluten-Free Options: Yes
Dog Friendly: Yes

Company Brewing*

When in the fun and funky Riverwest neighborhood, stop by Company Brewing and grab a pint and a specialty burger. There’s an extensive tap list with many different beer styles.

Food Available: Yes
Tours: No
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Gluten-Free Options: Yes
Dog Friendly: Yes

Component Brewing Co

You’ll find Component Brewing Company’s tiny taproom tucked away in the Lincoln Warehouse Building, just off the beaten path in Bay View. The cozy space is filled with dedicated patrons who all seem to have their own favorite.

Food Available: No
Tours: No
Outdoor Seating: No
Gluten-Free Options: Yes, Seltzers are made without gluten but in the same facility as their beer. Also, the Pilsner, Chase Ave Chaser beers have an enzyme to reduce gluten.
Dog Friendly: Yes

Dead Bird Brewing Co

Dead Bird Brewing Company specializes in high ABV craft beers with locally sourced ingredients. The taproom offers not only a variety of beers but also some retro arcade games, board games, and even an occasional yoga class.

Food Available: Yes
Tours: No
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Gluten-Free Options: Yes
Dog Friendly: Yes, on Patio

Eagle Park Brewing*

Eagle Park Brewing got the attention of the Milwaukee community with its no holds barred approach to brewing. You’ll find unique beers of varying styles that are heavy on ingredients and flavors, whether it’s hops, fruit, or even marshmallows.

Food Available: Yes
Tours: No
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Gluten-free Options: Yes
Dog-friendly: Yes on Patio

Enlightened Brewing Company

Food Available: No
Tours: No
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Gluten-free Options: Yes
Dog-friendly: Yes, inside and outside

With the recent move to a larger space, Enlightened Brewing Company is big enough to bring your whole crew. The variety of beers on tap ranges from pale ales to porters and everything in between.

Explorium Brew Pub – Third Ward

Gluten be damned. Explorium Brew Pub offers the largest variety of gluten-removed beers in the city and a few hazy beers for gluten gluttons. The large covered outdoor spaces are great for big groups or inclement weather.

Food Available: Yes
Tours: No
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Gluten-free Options: Yes, and include gluten-removed beer options
Dog-friendly: Yes, on patio

Gathering Place Brewing Company

Blending the traditional with new brewing styles has allowed Gathering Place Brewing Company to make its mark in Milwaukee. They never shy away from making an interesting twist to a classic style but do offer options for the traditionalist.

Food Available: No
Tours: No
Outdoor Seating: No
Gluten-free Options:
Dog-friendly: Yes

Good City Brewing – Downtown*

While they offer a variety of beer styles, it was Good City Brewing’s hop-forward brews that won the city over. Their location in the famous Deer District is a prime location to stop before or after the Milwaukee Bucks game at the Fiserv Forum.

Food Available: Yes
Tours: No
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Gluten-free Options: Yes
Dog-friendly:

Good City Brewing – East Side*

Serving the same stellar beers as the Downtown location, Good City’s East Side location is smack dap in the middle of a bustling area with lots of restaurants and shops.

Food Available: Yes
Tours: No
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Gluten-free Options: Yes
Dog-friendly:

Hacienda Beer Company – North Ave Taproom

Imported from Door County, WI, Hacienda Beer Company’s Milwaukee location offers a full food lineup to go with their beers. Most of their 12 tap beers lean hoppy and dry, but there’s usually at least one darker option.

Food Available: Yes
Tours: No
Outdoor Seating: Yes

Indeed Brewing Company – Milwaukee*

As a pilot brewing location for their large-scale operation in Minneapolis, Indeed Brewing Company uses Milwaukee as its test market. You’ll find lots of original beers and styles on the menu here, as well as all of the Indeed regulars.

Food Available: No, but can order takeout
Tours: No
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Gluten-free Options: Yes, their hard kombucha is amazing!
Dog-friendly: Yes on Patio

Lakefront Brewery*

Food Available: Yes
Tours: Yes
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Gluten-free Options: Yes, some of the best gluten-free beers around.
Dog-friendly: Yes, Patio

With probably the most notorious brewery tour in the city, Lakefront Brewery has been entertaining and hydrating its guests since 1987. The Friday night fish fry in the beer hall may also be one of Milwaukee’s most popular.

Miller Brewing

Food Available: No
Tours: Yes
Outdoor Seating: No

Whether you’re a fan of craft beers or macros, there’s no denying that Miller Brewing is a true icon in the rich history of Brew City. Seeing the enormous scale of their brewing operations on their free tours is a great go-to for anyone visiting Milwaukee.

Milwaukee Ale House*

The eclectic Milwaukee Ale House (part of the Milwaukee Brewing Company) is located in the vibrant Third Ward. It offers a pseudo sports bar inside and river views on the outside balcony. The Milwaukee Ale House has been a part of Milwaukee’s beer culture since 1997.

Food Available: Yes
Tours: No
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Gluten-free Options: Yes
Dog-friendly: Yes on Patio

Milwaukee Brewing Co – 9th Street Location*

Milwaukee Brewing Company’s dedication to locally sourced products comes through in their traditional-with-a-twist beer styles. Near the famous Deer District, the 9th Street location has an enormous outdoor space, ideal for large groups.

Food Available: Yes
Tours: Yes, 9th Street Location
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Gluten-free Options: Yes
Dog-friendly: Yes on Patio

MobCraft

One of the Nation’s first crowdsourced breweries, MobCraft, allows anyone to submit an idea for a beer, then the top choices are voted on monthly, and the winner gets made. Mobcraft also creates beers they decide on, focusing on sours.

Food Available: Yes
Tours: Yes
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Gluten-free Options: Yes
Dog-friendly: Yes on Patio

New Barons Brewing Coop

Food Available: No
Tours: No
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Gluten-free Options: Yes
Dog-friendly: Yes, inside and outside

Wisconsin’s first co-op brewery, New Barons Brewing Cooperative, brews various beers, each with its own unique story. You don’t have to be a co-op member to stop by and enjoy a fresh beer in their airy Bay View taproom.

Rock Bottom Brewery

Rock Bottom Brewery’s Milwaukee location is situated along the Riverwalk. Stop by for some beer and some grub and enjoy watching the kayakers and party boats float on by.

Food Available: Yes
Tours: No
Outdoor Seating: Yes, along the Milwaukee River
Gluten-free Options: Yes
Dog-friendly: Yes, on patio

Supermoon Beer Company

Supermoon Beer Company relies on its barrel-aged funky beers to carry its limited bottle releases. An occasional pop-up tap tasting lets those who missed out on a bottle sample some of Milwaukee’s most unique beers.

Food Available: No
Tours: No
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Gluten-free Options: No
Dog-friendly: Yes, on patio

Third Space Brewing

Third Space Brewing is home to perhaps the largest outdoor patio space in the city and one of the largest tap lists. Their beer offerings run the gamut from light and low alcohol to some big dark bruisers.

Food Available: No, Carry-in allowed
Tours: Yes
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Gluten-free Options: Yes
Dog-friendly: Yes, on patio

Urban Harvest Brewing Company

Urban Harvest Brewing Company has an expansive rustic taproom with a pretty laid-back vibe if you’re looking to relax with a fresh cold pint. With 12-16 taps, there’s sure to be something for everyone.

Food Available: No, but offer rotating food ordering and delivery
Tours: No
Outdoor Seating: Yes

Vennture Brew Co

Offering both coffee and beer, Vennture Brew Company has a lot to offer. This might be the only place where you can follow up a funky barrel-aged Saison with a shot of Peruvian espresso.

Food Available: No
Tours: No
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Gluten-free Options: Yes
Dog-friendly: Yes on Patio

Wizard Works Brewing

Located in the heart of the ever-popular Third Ward District, Wizard Works Brewing is a magician-owned brewery with more than a few tricks up its sleeve. The variety of styles in an intimate setting is an excellent respite from a busy day of shopping and dining.

Food Available: No
Tours: No
Outdoor Seating: No

Breweries marked with * are on our list of Best Craft Breweries in Milwaukee.

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