Oshkosh’s Best Craft Cocktails
Sometimes you don’t want a beer, and a glass of wine isn’t doing it for you, but a perfectly crafted cocktail would certainly hit the spot. Gone are the days of a watered-down Jack and Coke, or a sugar-rush margarita; craft cocktails are the future and we know where to find the best of the best right here in Oshkosh.
Ask any local for a good cocktail and they will point you straight to Bar 430. They boast a robust drink menu with seasonal ingredients and creative twists. Lots of their cocktails have fruit forward ingredients that make the drinks a little sweet, yet they are never sugary or over-sweetened.
The Howard doesn’t just look like a place that knows how to mix good drinks, they really know how to craft a perfect cocktail. The Cafe is a perfect place for your morning pick-me-up, but the Lanes at the Howard is where you will find a 1920’s speakeasy vibe including unique (and strong) drinks. This isn’t your average bowling alley and your time there certainly won’t be average with their upscale drinks.
Gardina’s is often known for its inventive small plates, unique and cozy setting, and growing popularity, but one of the best qualities about them is the amazing craft cocktail list. They take pride in mixing all of their drinks with fresh ingredients and homemade syrups. A perfect date night wouldn’t be complete without a stop at Gardina’s for drinks and desserts after dinner.
The Chalice has been an essential spot in Oshkosh for almost 30 years. Over all that time, the bartenders have been working hard to craft the perfect cocktails: not too sweet, perfectly blended flavors, and experimenting with modern twists on classic drinks. This restaurant has one of the most aesthetic bars in town so head on in for a drink and relax.
This gastropub on the south side of town is a neighborhood favorite. You’ll find people here year-round dining on juicy burgers and sharing appetizers. They also serve a mean brunch and people will flock for their food and bloody mary bar.
Centrally located in downtown, Becket’s is quickly rising to one of the most beloved restaurants in Oshkosh. This modern eatery uses locally inspired seasonal ingredients and their menus are always changing which is great because you get an entirely different experience each time you visit.
Head into one of these Oshkosh favorites and not only will you receive a perfectly crafted cocktail, but you’ll feel right at home. It’s just part of our midwestern nature to make everyone who visits feel like a long lost friend. So sit down, grab a drink, and get ready to make some memories.
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