WHERE TO GO
Sprecher Brewery 701 W. Glendale Ave. Though it opened in Milwaukee in 1985 as the city’s first craft brewery, Sprecher is now based in Glendale. For $8, you can tour the company’s gas-fired brewhouse, aging cellar, bottling line and warehouse, and sample four of more than 20 beer, cider and hard soda options. Bayshore Town Center 5800 N. Bayshore Dr. Originally built in 1954, Bayshore was redeveloped into a mixed-use shopping mecca – with
113 residential apartments and 1.3 million square feet of retail space – in 2006. If you need to hit multiple big box stores at once, or you consider The Cheesecake Factory haute cuisine, it’s the place to go. The Brick Pub & Grill 6343 N. Green Bay Ave. Locals love this sprawling tavern, partly for its hearty fare (bacon-wrapped meatloaf!) and partly for its owners’ commitment to charity – since 2015 they’ve donated $30,000 to community nonprofits. They also book live musical acts on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Kletzsch Park 6560 N. Milwaukee River Pkwy. The Oak Leaf Trail and the Milwaukee River both run through this idyllic park, which doubles as a great fishing destination for anglers looking to reel in salmon and trout – both of which are abundant in early November. Neroli Salon and Spa Bayshore 5714 N. Bayshore Dr. Our readers voted Neroli their favorite salon and spa earlier this year, and for good reason. The company hosts regular product launch parties and offers a dizzying array of pampering services, from haircuts to massages to facials. Brown Deer Park Golf Course 7625 N. Range Line Rd. Considered the best course in the County Parks system – the one where Tiger Woods made his professional debut – this can be found along Glendale’s western border. A stream cuts through the 18-hole, 6,759-yard course, which features rolling hills and many tree-lined fairways.