Nothing brings people together quite like a crisp, local beer. Luckily, in Wauwatosa, there are countless breweries, bars, and restaurants that specialize in getting the freshest brews right into your glass with every pour.
Stop into any of these must-visit spots (or assign a designated driver and try a DIY bar crawl!) during your next visit to Tosa.
Located near Tosa Village, Big Head Brewing Co. is a Tosa microbrewery that offers a rotating selection of craft beers on draft. Order 16 or 22 oz. pours at their industrial-style tasting room, or 32 oz Crowlers and 64 oz Growlers to go.
As an added bonus, they have darts, pinball, and cornhole for you to get your game on while you taste test some of their creative flavors of beers.
For the ultimate Wisco experience, grab a beer at Camp Bar in East Tosa. This cabin-themed bar offers an extensive list of brews on tap, as well as domestics, imports, and microbrews.
Pair any of their crisp beers with their Campfire Bites for the ultimate evening out on the town in Tosa.
Stop into Draft and Vessel for a one-of-a-kind Wauwatosa experience in a prime location. Sandwiched between Root Common Park and Hart Park in Tosa Village, the bar features a taproom for socializing, as well as a flexible space for hosting private events.
From stouts to IPAs, try any of the local brews on their extensive tap list from the Hops Court or Beer Grotto (outdoor patio with swings!).
In May 2019, The Fermentorium Barrel House opened its doors in our charming city, and we’ve never looked back.
An extension of their brewery and taproom in Cedarburg, the Wauwatosa location has exclusive Barrel House-only beers and 24 tap lines to enjoy. Plus, you won’t want to leave without a little souvenir — their very own packaged brews to take with you.
Aiming to be an extension of your living room, Gathering Place Brewing is a cozy brewery in East Tosa.
Aside from an impressive list of rotating beer on tap, the brewery also features an outdoor dog-friendly patio for you and your fur bestie.
Located in the heart of the Mayfair Collection, Good City Brewing is your go-to for grabbing a bold-flavored beer any time of day, from lunch to post-dinner drinks. Plus, if you’re walking through Mayfair Mall or Mayfair Collection, it’s the perfect shopping break!
As Good City’s newest location, their Tosa taproom features fresh, local beer and a scratch kitchen to order your favorite snacks, too.
Hoyt Park is the jack of all trades when it comes to summer fun in Wauwatosa.
The outdoor beer garden at The Landing features a changing menu of local and imported beers. As a bonus, it’s a great place to bring your pup!
With an outdoor patio almost as large as their indoor space, Leff’s Lucky Town is a favorite for grabbing a cold one. This casual spot has a lot of space to spread out and enjoy the day with friends and family.
Keeping things fresh, Leff’s is another locally-loved bar that rotates its extensive list of draft and bottled brews.
If exclusive draught beers, limited-release beers, and beers that are draught-only speak your language, check out Ray’s Growler Gallery in MidTown Tosa.
Their mission is to fill your cup with the best craft beer in Wisconsin and you’ll be hard-pressed to find their beers anywhere else in the Milwaukee area.
Our favorite way to spend the day: beer in one hand, coffee in the other. Vennture Brewing specializes in both of our favorite beverages at their adorable shop located about 5 blocks east of Tosa.
Taste test all of their ‘brews’ on draft or check out their colorfully canned beers to go.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, please check the local hotel and travel restrictions and retail and restaurant hours/menus before you go.
Header photo courtesy of @goodcitybrewing
Ray Growler dog photo courtesy of @thirstyfrenchie.