Drink Local at Upcoming Events


Enjoy a gentle yoga flow linking movement with breath + extended stress-relieving stretches. After yoga, enjoy a delicious Great Lakes Bloody with all the fixin’s! Not doing alcohol or not a fan of bloodies? No worries, N/A and other drink options are available. Flow smooth and easy like Sunday Morning. Includes: Yoga + 1 beverage of choice

All levels are welcome. Please bring a mat. Water recommended. Refunds are only offered in the event of cancellation. Must be 21 + valid ID to drink. Buy your tickets here.


Milwaukee Record’s long-running “Roast Of Milwaukee” event is back on Monday, October 2nd! Like previous years, the event—which is done in association with the Milwaukee Comedy Festival—will feature a stacked cast of local comedians gently (or, in some cases, viciously) making fun of our fair city. This year’s Roast Of Milwaukee will take place at The Cooperage on Monday, October 2. Tickets are on sale NOW.

This year’s locally-sourced batch of Roasters includes: Chastity Washington, Dana Ehrmann, J Tyler Menz, Justin Leon, Drew Flagge, Carly Malison, Eric Smith, and more TBA. Joining the homegrown humorists is event host and FOX6 anchor Ted Perry, as well as the possibility of surprise guests dropping in to take some swipes at the city.

And the laughs won’t just be at the expense of Milwaukee. A portion of the show’s proceeds will be donated to Milwaukee Women’s Center. Event sponsors Lakefront Brewery and Great Lakes Distillery will have beverages on special all night long. Tickets—which are limited to just 200!!!—are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. The fun starts at 7:30 p.m (doors at 6:30 p.m.). We’ll see you there!


Open Mic night is BACK at Great Lakes Distillery with your hosts Jude & The Dude Acoustic Duo. First Tuesday of every month!!! Performers get their first drink on us! Please let us know you’re coming on Facebook!


Celebrating 18 Years of Laughs October 1-8, 2023

Only the best in stand up will perform at this hilarious night of comedy at Great Lakes Distillery!

Get ready for an evening filled with side-splitting jokes, witty one-liners, and uproarious performances by some of the best comedians in the business. Prepare to have your funny bone tickled as talented comedians take the stage to deliver their gut-busting routines. From clever observations to hilarious anecdotes, this event promises to keep you entertained from start to finish.

Check out this amazing line up!

Host – John Narum (Nashville, TN)

Feature – Danny Lang (Chicago, IL)

Feature – Joe Eames (Chicago, IL)

Headliner – Johnny Beehner (Madison, WI)

*Line up subject to change.

Whether you’re a comedy enthusiast or just looking for a fun night out, MKE Comedy Fest presents: Cask Comedy is the perfect opportunity to unwind and enjoy some laughter with friends or family.

Doors and bar open at 7pm, show starts at 7:30pm. Tickets are $15. Sales are final. No refunds, exchange only.


2023 Fall WISCO Bourbon Trail

October 7th – 8AM
– Pick-up at The Stillery or Mattys via Coach Bus
– Travel to Great Lakes Distillery for tour, tasting and swag
– Snacks/Sandwiches to be provided on Bus
– Travel to Dancing Goat Distillery for tour, tasting and swag
– Travel to Waunakee and stay the night (WISCO has a block of rooms at Grandstay Hotel and Suites)
– Bottle Share and Pizza (provided) at GrandStay.
– Stay night at Grandstay Hotel and Suites or in Waunakee area (transportation to other hotel on your own)

Sunday October 8th
– Breakfast at Hotel (inlcuded)
– Travel to J Henry Distillery for tour, tasting and swag.
– Catered Lunch at J Henry
– Travel to Ledgerock for tour, tasting and swag
– Return to the Stillery and then Matty’s.

Price includes Charter bus, sandwiches/snacks on Saturday on Bus, tours, tasting and glassware from each Distillery.
Saturday/Sunday Lunch and Saturday evening Pizza provided.
Lodging is not included. (Block at Waunakee at $88 per room)


Hosted by Seven Acre Dairy Company on Sunday October 8th, the Sugar River Bourbon Festival is a day-long celebration of all things bourbon. It includes a Tasting Festival in the afternoon, followed by bourbon-focused dinner in the evening. Events are ticketed separately.

The Tasting Festival: 1-4PM: Spend the afternoon sampling expertly crafted bourbons from an award-winning group of local and regional distilleries, all while listening to live music, and enjoying some of Dane County’s most celebrated BBQ.

Tickets for the tasting festival are $50. The price includes live music, commemorative glassware, unlimited tastings from 15+ distilleries, and a chance to mix and mingle with the people behind your favorite bourbons and other bourbon enthusiasts. A selection of local BBQ vendors will be on site, selling BBQ dishes that compliment the bourbon tastings. The BBQ is not included in ticket price.

The Bourbon Dinner: 5PM and 7PM Seatings. The evening festivities unfold with a 5-course tasting menu collaboratively crafted by the teams at Seven Acre Dairy Company and Dancing Goat Distillery. The dinner will highlight Dancing Goat’s award-winning bourbons and local dairy, produce, and meats from Paoli-area farmers.

Tickets: $100pp. Includes 5-course tasting menu and bourbon cocktail pairings from Dancing Goat.


Join us for the ultimate Sunday Funday at the Bloody Bash, featuring a Garnish Battle and Milwaukee’s Largest Bloody Mary! Get ready to tantalize your taste buds and support a great cause while enjoying live music and bloody delicious bloodies. With live Music by Brett Gaertner and Milwaukee’s Largest Bloody Mary!

Witness the creativity of community nonprofits as they compete to create the most impressive Bloody Mary garnish and vote for your favorite! Your participation in the Garnish Battle directly contributes to the crucial work of Hunger Task Force, Walker’s Point Youth and Family Center, and Hebron Housing Services.

Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to indulge in Milwaukee’s finest Bloody Marys, groove to live music, and make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate. Bring your friends and family for a memorable Sunday filled with fun, flavor, and philanthropy.

Join us at the Bloody Bash, and together, let’s raise our glasses (and garnishes) to support a better Milwaukee community!


Cask Comedy brings the best in live stand up comedy and pairs it with hand-crafted spirits at Great Lakes Distillery! Join us for lots of laughs and delicious beverages on Saturday, October 21st at 8pm. Don’t miss this hilarious night of comedy and cocktails! The doors and bar open at 7pm, show starts at 8.

Tickets are only $15 and seating is limited. This show always sells out, so get your tickets NOW!

Cask Comedy is presented by Milwaukee Comedy. All ticketing is through Milwaukee Comedy.