Milwaukee's Music Lounge


EST. 1977

Located on Milwaukee's Eastside, the Estate has been hosting some of the best local and national jazz musicians for over 40 years. Unassuming and intimate, the space feels more like a neighborhood cocktail joint than a national jazz venue, but looks certainly can be deceiving, Our stage has been host to many great jazz musicians including Joe Henderson, Cedar Walton, Red Rodney, Eric Alexander, Al Foster, Chris Potter, Conrad Herwig, Brian Lynch, Eddie Gomez, Rudder, Arturo O’ Farrill, Jim Rotondi, Rick Germanson, David Hazeltine, Danilo Perez, The Bad Plus,Dan Nimmer, Charlie Sepulveda and the Turnaround, Bruce Barth, Tom Harrell, and Charles McPherson.

Recently purchased and refreshed by the owner of Bryant's Cocktail Lounge, the Estate now features a top notch cocktail program to compliment the world class music. Cocktails range from $8-$12 and rotate seasonally, but are always made with the best ingredients. In addition, classic cocktails are always available and we have a excellent selection of spirits.

Open seven nights a week from 5PM to 2AM No Reservations Accepted

Featured Shows

Charlie Sepulveda and the Turnaround (Puerto Rico)

Charlie Sepulveda and the Turnaround (Puerto Rico)

Thursday July 13th - 7:30pm - Friday July 14th - 1:00am

The Jazz Estate
2423 N Murray Ave
Milwaukee, WI  53211 Map

Special Show!

From Puerto Rico, one of the finest Latin Groups of today: Two Time Grammy Nominated Charlie Sepúlveda and the Turnaround.

Two Shows:
7:30pm and 10pm

$20 Advance, $25 Door
Limited Reserved Table Packages Available

www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3020992

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World-Class Trumpeter, Composer, Bandleader and Educator, Charlie Sepulveda stands as one of the few remaining pivotal figures in Jazz and Latin Jazz music today. Charlie Sepulveda has traversed the globe many times over the past 30 years as a member of the legendary Tito Puente Golden Men of Latin Jazz, Eddie Palmieri Orchestra, Dizzy Gillespie's United Nation Orchestra as well has his own ensemble "The Turnaround". Sepulveda has been charged with the responsibility and blessing of being a "Keeper of the Flame" in the evolving legacy of Latin Jazz genre. The flame has been passed to Charlie by legendary stalwarts Tito Puente, Dizzy Gillespie, Maestro Ray Santos, Cachete Maldonado, and his cousin Eddie Palmieri, who continues to record and perform today at a youthful 80 years of age. The responsibility as one of the Keeper's of the Flame requires constant dedication to the preservation, promotion and dissemination of this most exciting genre of music that comprises over 40,000 years of historical evolution from Africa to the New World. Charlie has assumed this responsibility with great respect and deference to the Masters who preceded him.

A talented trumpet virtuoso capable of switching between the straight ahead jazz, jazz- latin, ballad, popular and dance idioms, Charlie became internationally known as the lead trumpeter for the Batacumbele and Eddie Palmieri Orchestras after being endorsed by his mentor Juancito Torres. While still a member of the Palmieri organization, Sepulveda released two acclaimed recordings on the Antilles New Directions label entitled "The New Arrival" and "Algo Nuestro". These recordings have become cult classics and are considered essential listening for anyone learning about Latin Jazz. Charlie has since gone on to perform with a who's who of artists including Celia Cruz, India, Sheila E., Prince, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Tropi Jazz All-Stars, Fania All-Stars, and a myriad of artists around the world.

Residing in Puerto Rico for the past 20 years, Charlie has continued to teach legions of students at the prestigious Puerto Rico Conservatorio de Musica. He continues to produce and record acclaimed albums under his own name as well as performing and recording in tandem with international superstars. His most recent release "Mr. EP: Tribute to Eddie Palmieri" (High Note Records) by Charlie Sepulveda and the Turnaround as well as "To Beny More with Love" by Grammy winner Jon Secada & the Charlie Sepulveda Big Band are currently top selling discs on the Billboard, Gavin, and JazzWeek Charts. In addition to Mr. Sepulveda's tireless efforts at keeping the music alive in the classroom, concert stage and recording studio, he also takes to the airwaves and hosts his own acclaimed radio program "El Yunque Jazz with Charlie Sepulveda on FM 93 in Fajardo PR" covering the entire eastern half of Puerto Rico and the US Virgen Islands. Charlie promotes and features the music of many up and coming artists as well as established artists from Puerto Rico, Cuba, and around the world through his radio show.

Charlie Sepulveda is a tireless and indefatigable champion supporter of the music. In addition, Charlie spends time giving free lessons to underprivileged children in his home town of Luquillo, PR; he has forged successful partnerships with the mayor and political leadership in his municipality to support the arts; he directed a municipal youth band in Luquillo, he's played in the local church choir; he plays monthly at one of the notable culinary establishments in Luquillo's Famous Tourist Kiosks. He has created a Jazz festival known as the Luquillo Beach Latin Jazz Festival to serve as a forum for live music featuring world class, local and student artists while serving as a catalyst for tourism and economic development in the area. In August 2016 Charlie received another honor: he was asked to be a part of Jazz at Lincoln Center's Jazz for Young People Program-Puerto Rico Chapter, courtesy of his friend and colleague Wynton Marsalis.

In addition to leading his acclaimed sextet "The Turnaround", Charlie leads The San Juan Big Band in a weekly Saturday night residency at one of Puerto Rico's famous El San Juan Hotel, and another residency at the Hotel Convento. In July 2017, Charlie will bring The Turnaround to the midwest United States to headline the 2017 Chicago Latin Jazz Festival (July 14, 2017) and perform at one of America's top intimate jazz listening rooms: "The Jazz Estate" in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Touring in support of the new album "Mr EP", be prepared to experience the exciting artistry of Charlie Sepulveda and the Turnaround - Michael Reyes, Esq.
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Charles McPherson

Charles McPherson

Wednesday August 16th - 8:00pm - Thursday August 17th - 12:00am

The Jazz Estate
2423 N Murray Ave
Milwaukee, WI  53211 Map

The Estate is proud to welcome Jazz Legend Charles McPherson to our stage for two special shows.

August 16th
8pm
10pm

$20 Advance
$25 Door

charlesmcpherson.brownpapertickets.com

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Charles McPherson was born in Joplin, Missouri and moved to Detroit at age nine. After growing up in Detroit, he studied with the renowned pianist Barry Harris and started playing jazz professionally at age 19. He moved from Detroit to New York in 1959 and performed with Charles Mingus from 1960 to 1972. While performing with Mingus, he collaborated frequently with Harris, Lonnie Hillyer (trumpet), and George Coleman (tenor sax).

Mr. McPherson has performed at concerts and festivals with his own variety of groups, consisting of quartets, quintets to full orchestras. He was recently featured at Lincoln Center showcasing his original compositions and arrangements with a seven-piece ensemble. He has toured the U.S., Europe, Japan, Africa and South America with his own group, as well as with jazz greats Barry Harris, Billy Eckstine, Lionel Hampton, Nat Adderly, Jay McShann, Phil Woods, Wynton Marsalis, Tom Harrell, Randy Brecker, James Moody, Dizzy Gillespie, and others.

McPherson has recorded as guest artist with Charlie Mingus, Barry Harris, Art Farmer, Kenny Drew, Toshiko Akiyoshi, the Carnegie Hall Jazz Orchestra, and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. He has recorded as leader on Prestige, Fantasy, Mainstream, Discovery, Xanadu, and most recently Arabesque. His most recent recording is the highly acclaimed “Manhattan Nocturne.”

McPherson remains a strong, viable force on the jazz scene today. He is at the height of his powers. His playing combines passionate feeling with intricate patterns of improvisation. Throughout his five decades of being an integral performer of the music, Charles has not merely remained true to his Be Bop origins, but has expanded on them. Stanley Crouch says in his New York Times article on Charles, “He is a singular voice who has never sacrificed the fluidity of his melody makinga singular voice who has never sacrificed the fluidity of his melody making, and is held in high esteem by musicians both long seasoned and young.”
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Upcoming Shows

Nineteen Thirteen

Nineteen Thirteen

Friday February 23rd - 8:00pm - Friday February 23rd - 11:00pm

The Jazz Estate
2423 N Murray Ave
Milwaukee, WI  53211 Map

Join us as we welcome cellist Janet Schiff and Percussionist Victor DeLorenzo (Violent Femmes) who together create the bold and vibrant sound of NINETEEN THIRTEEN. With special guest keyboardist Matt Meixner!

Door Charge $10
Includes Late Night Session
One Drink Minimum
21+

No Comps or Bump Tickets

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A cello made in Romania in the year 1913 and a set of drums made in modern day America entertain each other in a haunting, melodic dance that suggests mystery, romance and future thought! Original compositions and looping are by Schiff while beat brushes and commentary are by DeLorenzo.

This is a unique opprotunity to see these acomplished artists in an intimate environment.
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Late Night Session Brett Westfahl Quartet

Late Night Session Brett Westfahl Quartet

Friday February 23rd - 11:30pm - Saturday February 24th - 2:00am

The Jazz Estate
2423 N Murray Ave
Milwaukee, WI  53211 Map

Brett Westfahl (trumpet)
Peyton Lencho (Bass)
Chris Newlin (guitar)
Paul Westfahl (Drum)

$5 Door Charge after 11pm

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A life-long native resident of Milwaukee Wisconsin, Brett Westfahl is an active trumpet player, composer, arranger, and educator. Having played, subbed, and being on a call 24/7, Brett has played with many local bands and musicians throughout Milwaukee and Chicago areas. Many of the bands listed are: Herman Astro, Big Style Brass Band, Verdic Eden, Extra Crispy Brass Band, Etherium Ensemble, Astral/Subastral, Deadman’s Carnival, The Four Star Brass Band, The Sazerac 5, etc. Also partaking in playing many local festival events such as: Bayview Jazz Festival (2015-17), The Woody Herman Jazz Festival (2008-2015), Brady Street Festival (2013), Summerfest (2014-2016), Bastille Day’s Festival (2013), Jazz In the Park (2016) and many more.

The BWQ (Brett Westfahl Quartet) group is Brett Westfahl own personal vehicle of writing that pulls many of his vast musical background, while combining with the new trends of music and still hold onto the old traditions of jazz music. With a Bachelor of Arts in Trumpet Performance and Jazz Studies, he takes pride in being highly structured, outcome-driven and self-motivated professional musician who is comfortable with all aspect of current musical trends.
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Frank Catalano (CHI)

Frank Catalano (CHI)

Saturday February 24th - 8:00pm - Saturday February 24th - 11:00pm

The Jazz Estate
2423 N Murray Ave
Milwaukee, WI  53211 Map

"FRANK CATALANO IS JOHN COLTRANE ENERGY FOR THE 21ST CENTURY!!!" – Downbeat Magazine

This night will feature classic Drambuie cocktails some of the best jazz in the Midwest. Not to be missed.

Featuring Frank Catalano on Sax, kurt lubbe on Drums, Oliver Horton on Bass, John Roothaan on Piano
Cocktails at 5PM
Music starts at 8PM

Door Charge $13

Special reserved tables: m.bpt.me/event/3344233
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Late Night Session Obsidian Spearhead Trio

Late Night Session Obsidian Spearhead Trio

Saturday February 24th - 11:30pm - Sunday February 25th - 2:00am

The Jazz Estate
2423 N Murray Ave
Milwaukee, WI  53211 Map

“I was knocked out by Mitch Shiner’s FLY recording! He is an articulate and creative composer / arranger and I’d have been impressed enough if that were the extent of it. But he’s also a terrific vibes player, with a very expressive sound and approach. I’m very much looking forward to what he’s going to do next!”

— Joe Locke, world-class vibraphonist and composer

$5 Door Charge
after 11pm
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Poetry Night with Bryon Cherry

Poetry Night with Bryon Cherry

Monday February 26th - 8:00pm

The Jazz Estate
2423 N Murray Ave
Milwaukee, WI  53211 Map

Bryon Cherry hosts the first series of Poetry Night and accompanied by Isaiah Joshua on piano. *FREE EVENT*

Featuring acclaimed Milwaukee poets:

Lilo Allen
Nina Szarka
A2Fae Diamond Studded (James Sokolowski)
Destinny Fletcher
Franklin K.R. Cline

Come down for the git down!
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Adam OFarrill Quartet (NYC)

Adam O'Farrill Quartet (NYC)

Wednesday February 28th - 8:00pm - Wednesday February 28th - 11:00pm

The Jazz Estate
2423 N Murray Ave
Milwaukee, WI  53211 Map

Adam O'Farrill was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. Born to a deep musical legacy- his grandfather, the legendary Afro-Cuban composer/arranger, Chico O'Farrill, his father, the GRAMMY award-winning pianist/composer/activist Arturo O'Farrill, and his mother, pianist and educator Alison Deane- O'Farrill has been surrounded by music since he was very young. He began studying piano at age 6, and trumpet at age 8, while starting to compose around the same time. Since then, O'Farrill has made numerous artistic accomplishments.... See MoreSee Less

Alex Norris Quartet (NYC)

Alex Norris Quartet (NYC)

Thursday March 1st - 9:00pm - Friday March 2nd - 12:00pm

The Jazz Estate
2423 N Murray Ave
Milwaukee, WI  53211 Map

Alex Norris Trumpet
Mark Davis Piano
Jeff Hamann Bass
Dave Bayles Drums
In 1992, Norris moved to New York City to pursue a career as a jazz trumpeter.. Here, he found work with the Village Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Toshiko Akiyoshi's Jazz Orchestra, and Maria Schneider's Band. From 1994-1998, Norris was a member of Betty Carter's Jazz Ahead, becoming musical director in 1998; the final year of Carter's life. Norris has also performed and recorded extensively in the bands of Lonnie Plaxico, Jason Lindner, and with Ralph Irizarry's Timbalaye.
Norris has worked with many noted jazz musicians such as Slide Hampton, Joshua Redman, Brad Mehldau, Chris Potter, Carl Allen, John Patitucci, Mulgrew Miller, and Brian Blade. Norris is very active in Afro-Cuban jazz, as well, having worked with Andy and Jerry González, Manny Oquendo, Paquito D’Rivera, and Chico O’Farril.
In 1995, Norris received a master's degree from the Manhattan School of Music. He has served on the music faculties at the New School of Jazz and Contemporary Music, Towson University, and the City College of New York. In 2007, Norris received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Miami Frost School of Music. From 2005-2008, Norris was also a teacher at the University of Miami.
Residing in New York City, Norris performs all over the world with his own jazz group and with the Ron Carter's Great Big Band, the Mingus Big Band, Alan Ferber's Big Band, Kyle Eastwood, Helen Sung, Miguel Zenon, Amina Figarova, and many other jazz and Latin jazz artists. He performs regularly at top New York Jazz Clubs such as the Jazz Standard, Smalls, Smoke, Birdland, and the Blue Note. He is also a member of the Jazz Studies Faculty at the Peabody Conservatory of Music.
Alex Norris has one CD released on the Fresh Sounds/New Talent Label entitled “Alex Norris Quintet- A New Beginning". His most recent recording, “Alex Norris Organ Quartet- Extension Deadline' , will be released in February on Brooklyn Jazz Underground Records. As a sideman, Alex has recorded on over 80 CD's; several of them for labels such as Blue Note, Verve, Impulse, Steeplechase, and Sunnyside.
Alex has several of his Latin jazz compositions published by 3-2 Music in Fresno, CA. Additionally, he has a video masterclass available on www.mymusicmasterclass.com .
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Jeremy Cunningham Quartet

Jeremy Cunningham Quartet

Friday March 2nd - 8:00pm - Friday March 2nd - 11:00pm

The Jazz Estate
2423 N Murray Ave
Milwaukee, WI  53211 Map

"Cunningham has proved himself a nimble and versatile figure in a variety of mainstream and cutting-edge jazz ensembles, the Chicago drummer perhaps best known for his collaborations with trumpeter Marquis Hill.” But Cunningham also has been forging a musical identity of his own, having recently made his debut as bandleader with "Re: Dawn (From Far).” -Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune
Russ Johnson trumpet
Lenard Simpson alto
Christian Dillingham bass
Jeremy Cunningham drums
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Late Night Session Jonathan Greenstein (Israel/NYC/MKE)

Late Night Session Jonathan Greenstein (Israel/NYC/MKE)

Friday March 2nd - 11:30pm - Saturday March 3rd - 2:00am

The Jazz Estate
2423 N Murray Ave
Milwaukee, WI  53211 Map

The Estate is excited to welcome Jonathan Greenstein back to the Estate stage for an evening of world class jazz.

Inspired as much by Lester Young as he is by Robert Glasper, saxophonist / composer Jonathan Greenstein's soft voice is as passionate as it is emotional, as corporal as it is a dream.

"Delicate and haunting"
"It's intelligent in its complexity... it's intelligent in its accessibility" - archaic pop

"A rich and inviting tone" - Jazzweekly

"Here's a vision we can appreciate" - the Midwest record

Arriving at a distinctive sound that’s relevant to the wider music audience, Greenstein’s beat emphasizes song, lyricism and space. It is soulfully sophisticated, a sound between nostalgia and forward motion. For Greenstein, it’s bigger than Jazz, and he’s on a mission to bring the people with him.

"Real feeling of gravitas, beauty and depth... Truly mesmerizing" - Mike Sims, A Slice Of Jazz

"A great saxophonist ... Contemporary jazz at its best" - Ruth Fisher, Notes & Tones

Jonathan's new EP - Vol 2 is out now and made Spotify's "State of Jazz" playlist on its first weekend. With 4 originals and a cover of James Blake's "Retrograde", it offers a 20 minute musical adventure filled with thought, emotion and inspiration.
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Late Night Session Marcya Danellie Quartet

Late Night Session Marcya Danellie Quartet

Saturday March 3rd - 11:30am - Saturday March 3rd - 2:00pm

The Jazz Estate
2423 N Murray Ave
Milwaukee, WI  53211 Map

Anthony 'D'Agostino- Bass
Aram Feriants-Guitar
Josh McMchatten- Drums

$5 Door Charge after 11pm

Marcya Daneille has created a niche for herself as a cross-genre vocalist, vocal coach and band leader with an inspiring, eclectic musical sensibility.

Marcya resided in New York/ New Jersey for more than a decade. She operated a private voice studio which catered to both professional and novice singers of all ages. Marcya's philosophy of singing is "healthy singing across genres". During her time out East, she gradually transitioned to a cross-genre career and began coaching with Mr. Burt Eckoff, a Jazz pianist who had work with a number of critically acclaimed singers including Dionne Warwick, The Drifters, Eddie Jefferson, and most importantly Dakota Staton.

Marcya recorded and co-produced her CD "Keeping it Simple" with internationally acclaimed trombonist Wycliffe Gordon. "Keeping it Simple" was recorded at the legendary Nola Recording Studios in New York, NY by engineer/owner Jim Czak. The project, which includes a blues written by Marcya and Wycliffe ("Nosey Folks Blues"), was released on Gordon's former indie label Bluesback Records and features appearances by pianist Aaron Diehl (Wynton Marsalis) and bassist Dezron Douglas (Cyrus Chestnut).
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Cocktails


Rocket Number Nine

Koskenkorva Vodka infused with Rishi Turmeric Chai, Montenagro Amaro, Tattersall Sour Cher-ry, lime, ginger beer. $1 from every Rocket No. 9 served goes to our friends at Jazz Unlimited.

$11

ORIGINALS


Prince Nez (Pink Squirrel Redux)

Angostura Rum, creme de cacao, Boomerang, Hawthorne cold brew, heavy cream.

$12

Bird Chaser

Rishi Matcha Ginger Buzz infused Koskenkorva Vodka, cranberry liqueur, Yziguari Blanc Vermouth, lime.

$12


Purple Moon

Broker’s Gin, Parfait Amor, orange, egg white, olive oil, grated cinnamon.

$13


Mercy, Mercy

Laird’s Applejack, Angostura Rum, Nardini Amaro, ginger liqueur, lemon.

$12

Quimbara

Rishi Turmeric Mango infused Rum, Yziguari Blanc Vermouth, absinthe, lime.

$12


Pearl and the Pear

Reposado tequila, St. George Pear Liqueur, orgeat, lemon.

$12


CLASSICS


Sazerac

Templeton Rye, Copper & Kings Absinthe, Jazz Estate Syrup, bitters, served neat.

$12


Barbary Coast

Bols Genever, Auchentoshan Scotch, creme de cacao, Boomerang, cream, served up.

$12

Floradora

Gin, Borrow’s Intense Ginger, raspberry puree, lime juice, served long, topped with seltzer.

$12


Jazz Estate Bourbon Sour

Old Forrester Bourbon, Giffard Banana Liqueur, walnut liqueur, lemon, egg white*, served up.

$12


Champagne Cocktail

Bubbles served with lavender vanilla bitters, sugar cube, lemon twist.

$12

Derby Cocktail

Old Grand Dad Bonded Bourbon, curacao, Carpano Antica, lemon, served up.

$12


Ramos Gin Fizz

Sipsmith Gin, orange flower water, lemon, lime, cream, egg white*. Shaken, served long.

$13


HIGHBALLS


Ugly Beauty

Old Forester Signature Bourbon, Bruto Americano, BroVo Lucky Falernum, Lemon, Seltzer. (rich and smooth)

$9

ALHAMBRA

Broker’s Gin, Combier Pamplemousse Grapefruit Liqueur, Campari, Lime, Seltzer. (bright and bitter)

$9

The Lantern

Milagro Tequila infused with Rishi Peach Blossom Tea, Cassis, Lime, Ginger Beer, Bitters. (fruity and complex)

$9

Old Fashioneds


Bryant’s Old Fashioned (Wisconsin Old Fashioned)

Korbel Brandy, simply syrup, bitters. Served sweet, sour, press, or seltzer.

$8

Jazz Estate Old Fashioned

Woodford Reserve, Averna Amaro, Hawthorne Coffee, Angostura, Orange Zest, Rocks.

$9


Classic Old Fashioned (The Other One)

Spirit Choice, Sugar, Jazz Estate Bitters, Orange Zest, served over rocks.

$Price Varies


WINE


2015 Shoofly Pinot Noir

Aroma and flavors of light cherry, spicy floral and a hint of mint with earthy undertones.

$9 / $36

2015 Wines of Substance Cabernet

Rich, dark, brooding and deep, compelling and complex.

$10 / $40


2013 Zuccardi Malbec

Black fruit wrapped in spice and chocolatey oak.

$10 / $40


2015 Dr. Loosen Riesling

Light bodied and crisp with minerality and notes of peach and citrus.

$9 / $36

2015 Novellum Chardonnay

Full bodied and crisp with orchard fruit, honeysuckle, white peach and a drop of vanilla.

$9 / $36


2015 The Loop Sauvignon Blanc

Light and crisp with aromas of dried herbs and cut grass. Flavors of sweet lemon, apricot and a hit of grapefruit.

$8 / $32

Mas fi Cava

Dry with fine bubbles and notes of apples, pear and cashews.

$9 / $36

Draft Beer


Old Milwaukee, 3.6% ◈ New Glarus Spotted Cow, 4.8% ◈ Karben4 Fantasy Factory IPA, 6.3% ◈ Good City Pilsner, 5.2% ◈ Lakefront Riverwest Stein, 5.68% ◈ Enlightened Coffee Stout, 6% ◈ Rotating Nitro Tap — Ask for Current Selection

*Draft beer selection is subject to change based on availability— please ask your server for updated selection.

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