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Lakefront Brewery Tour
Sunday, March 12
4:30 – 5:30 pm
1872 N Commerce Street


Meet at the brewery 15 minutes prior. Transportation is not included, although located just 1.6 miles from the Wisconsin Center.

Enjoy this private tour with industry peers as you savor beer samples in your souvenir glass along the way! Lakefront Brewery is a locally-owned microbrewery specializing in handmade beers in the tradition of early Milwaukee brewers. Located along the Milwaukee River near downtown Milwaukee, Lakefront Brewery began in 1987 with only sixty barrels of production sold exclusively to taverns within rolling distance of the brewery. All attendees must be 21 or accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

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Monday, March 13
5:30 – 7:30 pm

The Garden & Lucid Light Lounge
725 N Milwaukee Street

(Young Professionals Meet-up Hour @ 4:30)

When the Expo floor closes on opening day, get ready to celebrate that night! Join us at Afterglow, a new party experience.

Enjoy complimentary craft beer and appetizers. It’ll be a night you won’t forget!

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Tiki Dinner hosted by Kyle Cherek
Monday, March 13
6:30 pm cocktails; 7:00 pm dinner
Mason Street Grill at The Pfister Hotel
424 E Wisconsin Avenue

$65 – includes 2 drinks, 5 courses, tax and tip

Due to its high popularity, reservations for the Tiki Dinner are now closed.

Join Kyle Cherek, host of Emmy winning television show Wisconsin Foodie, for a one-of-a-kind dinner party celebrating America's love affair with tiki culture. Learn why luaus, umbrella drinks, Easter Island heads, and beach blanket bingo captured the nation's imagination in the 1960s and continues to influence mainstream style. From bikinis to Don Ho, the evening is sure to entertain.

Craft Breweries & Cocktails Tour
Tuesday, March 14
5:30 pm departure from the Hyatt Regency

333 W Kilbourn Avenue
$75 – includes dinner, private tours, samples and transportation

Join this private tour to discover the craft breweries & distilled spirits around the city before they become famous!  We'll begin with pizza for dinner, then delve into discovering new craft breweries and distilleries in Milwaukee. You’ll meet the masterminds behind these locations and learn more about their craft philosophies while sampling their products. Pizza, salad, transportation, tour guided fun, and generous beer samples are included with the reservation. 

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Majestic Grandeur WRA Awards Dinner
Tuesday Evening
6:00 pm Cocktail Reception
7:00 pm Dinner & Program
Hilton Milwaukee City Center
509 W Wisconsin Avenue
Downtown Milwaukee

A perfect blend of spectacular atmosphere and culinary experience. Experience the historical grandeur and timeless venue of elegance, located in the heart of downtown Milwaukee.

Join hundreds of foodservice professionals for a formal evening of fine dining and an inspiring program to honor the state’s top business leaders.

$100 per person. Advance registration required.
Proceeds benefit the WRA Education Foundation.

Sponsorship Opportunities Available

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Dining & Entertainment Options
Dine at some of Wisconsin's most revered establishments hit the trendy new hot spots or enjoy a genuine ethnic experience.

Search for area restaurants on WRA's Dining Guide to create your culinary itinerary. Reservations are recommended - the Midwest Foodservice Expo is a busy time for dining out!

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