February 23, 2018

Best of Milwaukee 2017

All That’s Best in Milwaukee

The Shepherd Express was ahead of the curve. Back in the 1990s, we did something no one in town had thought about: a “best-of” contest for our city voted on by you, our readers. In the years since, other local media have tried to imitate us, but the Shepherd Express’ annual Best of Milwaukee competition remains the largest as ranked by numbers of voters and, most of all, for the value that winning or being nominated brings to local people, businesses and organizations. Our Best of Milwaukee issue also serves as a unique guide to the best the city has to offer in food, retail, health, education, culture and politics. The Shepherd Express congratulates the winners and nominees and thanks them for helping make Milwaukee a great place to live.

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Third Space Brewing
1505 W. St. Paul Ave.

Milwaukee is undeniably going through a craft beer renaissance, with enough new breweries popping up that many get lost in the shuffle. Among these newcomers, Third Space has risen to the top with their inviting space, knack for marketing and community outreach, and of course, delicious beers. The brewery itself, located in the Menomonee Valley, includes a dog-friendly, kid-friendly beer garden for family fun, and food trucks on the weekends for a full dining and drinking experience. (Rob Hullum)

Enlightened Brewing Company
Good City Brewing
MobCraft Beer Brewery and Taproom
City Lights Brewing Co.