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Attractions in Glendale, Wisconsin.

Milwaukee is surrounded by top attractions…and Glendale boasts a few of their own!

Whether you’re searching for premier shopping, award-winning dining, or just great fun… the City of Glendale has an array of attractions to offer. Visitors to Glendale, Wisconsin, can choose from over 40 local restaurants, world-class shopping,  outdoor park amenities, cooking classes, brewery tours, music concerts, and festivals.  Check out our top attractions!

Sprecher Brewery

Enjoy a Sprecher Brewery Tasting Tour!

Discover why Glendale is “The Root Beer Capital of the Universe”.

Milwaukee’s original and most awarded craft beer brewery, Sprecher, also produces the largest amount of craft Root Beer in the World!  Take a family-friendly tour and learn about the brewing.  Your guide will take you on a tour of the brewhouse where you’ll discover how Sprecher fire-brews its craft beers and sodas. Then onto the fermentation cellar, the bottling line, and finally the indoor beer garden taproom where you’ll sample a diverse selection of Sprecher craft beers, sodas and ciders. If you’re looking for something adults only, check out our drinking age-only tour or our reserve tasting tour.  Don’t forget to check out the gift shop.  You’ll find an array of their award-winning beverages, t-shirts, mementos, snacks, cheeses, and more.

Interior view of Bavarian Bierhaus brewery with wooden tables and blue and white decoration

Bavarian Bierhaus

Ziggy, Zaggy, Ziggy, Zaggy…Oi, Oi, Oi!

Experience an authentic German Beer Hall and legendary Milwaukee icon located on the banks of the Milwaukee River.  (Also accessible from the Oak Leaf Trail.)

Since the 1920’s, thousands of visitors have enjoyed the full-experience of this Bavarian-Style restaurant, brewery, festival grounds, meeting rooms, and event center.  The Mission of the Bavarian Bierhaus is to provide Great Bier, Great Food, Great People and Gemutlichkeit.  It’s like walking into Munich’s Hofbrau House with long tables, live music, large steins, and big pretzels.

Great for two people or 2,000.  This family-friendly restaurant will please all ages with  fun, lively, musical atmosphere.  Watch the game! Dance a polka! Play some Hammerschlagen! Attend one of their many hosted events.

Family-Friendly and a lot of fun…enjoy the Bavarian Bierhaus.

BAYSHORE

Welcome to Glendale’s entertainment district!

Bayshore is an open-air, mixed-use shopping center featuring a variety of retail shops, restaurants, offices, and multi-family residential units. Bayshore features more than 75 merchants featuring: Apple, Trader Joe’s, Nike by Bayshore (coming soon), EverEve, Athleta, Barnes & Noble, Kilwins, Target, Ulta, Kohl’s, and more! The center boasts a dynamic atmosphere and unique eating experiences including Cheesecake Factory, Rocky Rococo, FreshFin Poke, Five Guys, SereniTea, Crumbl Cookies (coming soon), etc. With its vibrant year-round appeal and engaging ‘explore, discover, dine, play’ community setting, Bayshore truly is the place to be. Don’t miss a bit of sports action with The Bayshore Big Screen. Cheer on the Bucks, Packers, Badgers, and Brewers while enjoying tasty eats from one of the many Bayshore restaurants. Bring your friends and family to The Yard for concerts, movies and other celebrations for FREE. Plus, explore the artwork around the property done by local artists with the official Bayshore Art Walk.  Enjoy special entertainment all year ’round. Visit thebayshorelife.com and stay in the loop by following along on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

outdoor mixed-use shopping center with people enjoying a concert on the grassy courtyard
Facade of the Boelter SuperStore in Glendale Wisconsin

Boelter SuperStore

Every cook’s delight!  There are only three Boelter SuperStores in the country…and Glendale is proud to host one!  This kitchen warehouse retail headquarters caters to cooks, bakers, chefs, restaurants, and entertainers.  If you are a cooking aficionado (or just a wanna-be), you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for at this very large retail venue: Cooking equipment, dishes, tools, glassware, cookware, small appliances, restaurant equipment, paper products, storage options, cutting boards, knives, and more! Don’t forget to sign-up for a class and learn from their celebrity chef.  Their state-of-the-art event space hosts parties, meetings, and events.

Milwaukee's Old Town Hall

Step back in time and enjoy Milwaukee’s history…dating back to 1872.  This museum is located on the Glendale City Hall grounds and is open by appointment only.  It originally was on built on the corner of Green Tree and Bender but, was moved to the City Hall grounds. It’s currently under renovations.

Milwaukee's Old Town Hall

Cow Row (Kopp's Frozen Custard)

Nothing is more “Instagrammable” than Cow Row in the parking lot of Kopp’s Frozen Custard.

Spectators will count 20 life-size cows…19 are white and one is black.

In 2005, the cows were installed by Arizona artist Bill Tonnesen.  Now they’re hailed as a “must-see” by tour junkies such as RoadsideAmerica.com.

While admiring the cow sculpture, be sure to order some Kopp’s Frozen Custard.  This iconic Milwaukee favorite offers burgers, fries, onion rings, shakes, and custard.  Expect to see some celebrity sightings, too!

Solly's Grille

Glendale is home to the #1 Butter Burger in Wisconsin…and possibly the world.  Since 1936, Solly’s has been serving up butter burgers with a large side of “recognition and pride”.  This sit-at-the-counter diner has more accolades then bar stools.  Solly’s has been featured on USA Today, Food Network, Thrillist, National Geographic, Travel Channel, Discover Wisconsin, and more.  It’s the restaurant that people drive hundreds of miles to experience.

Drool while you read the menu…

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