|The bar at Braise Restaurant was recognized |
along with Distil in
Food & Wine's Best Bars in America
Braise's farm-to-table concept was recognized in its crafted drinks:
With an entire wall made from reclaimed barn boards, the cozy interior of Braise echoes the restaurant's farm-to-table philosophy. The cocktail list is based on seasonal infusions, including a toasted nut–enhanced rye whiskey used in their SazeracMeanwhile Distil was recognized for its focus on bourbon:
More than 120 bourbons and ryes, along with local cheeses and charcuterie, are the draw at Distil. A recent "Taste of the Month" featured a bourbon old-fashioned infused with Wisconsin’s famous Nueske’s bacon.Braise and Distil were joined by Forequarter in Madison to give Wisconsin 3 of the 40 bars, pretty impressive considering how many states didn't even make it on the list.
In addition to the general best bars category, we have another bar that received acclaim from Food & Wine with Lucky Joe's Tiki Room being named one of five Best Tiki Bars.
This tropical-themed bar and lounge specializes in wacky riffs on classic tiki cocktails, like a peach pie–flavored mai tai. luckyjoestiki.com