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Summer 2017 Menu

The award-winning creations on our menu are based upon several proprietary sauces and marinades with origins in lively Cajun, Pacific Rim, Caribbean, and South American cuisines: you will find these taste treats perfect for grazing or appetizer fare, each with its own sense of purpose for perfect contrast and compliment.

In 1986, Shakers was created to shake up the local food and beverage scene with a worldly vibe and an hip, informal approach to entertaining which was unusual for Milwaukee.

Thirty years after inception, we continue to feature weekly menus with fresh-daily items which never make it onto a menu as well as our planned weekly menu items, often featuring award-winning dishes and monthly Prix Fixe theme dinners, which typically pair events with boutique wines, spirits, craft beers and occasionally cigar dinners.

Cigars are all carefully curated by our Chef and owner, Bob Weiss who has traveled the world in search of smoky delights to pair with his gastronomic sensibilities.
Drawing inspiration from his time spent on various Caribbean Islands such as Cuba and Puerto Rico, to the richness of Central America and South America as well as the elegance of Europe.
Bob prefers full-bodied smokes and only stocks premium hand-made cigars from the Sunny Caribbean. Ask us for our cigar and whisky pairing recommendations.
The stock revolves weekly and includes labels from: Avo, Ashton, AB Black Market, Bolivar, CAO, Chateau Fuente, Cohiba, Estelli, Kuba Kuba, La Gloria Cubana, Monecristo, Macanudo, Partagas, Rocky Patel, Trinidad, Upmann, Griffin and Rocky Patel.
Shakers Cigar Bar is proud to once again be the official cigar purveyor for "The Yard" at the Iron Horse Hotel.
We prefer wooden matches, of which you are welcome to enjoy with your smoke as well. Cheers.

Shakers Cigar Bar was chosen as one of the 30 BEST Bars in America by Brown Forman/ Gentleman Jack Whisky.
We have received accolades from various trade publications and periodicals as well as the Wine Spectator.
We hand curate select whiskies from Scotland, Ireland, Canada and the United States.These are Islay, Highland, Lowland, Speyside, Ornkey, Bourbon, Rye, Canadian and American style spirits. Our oldest single malt is a 30 yr. old 1954 Glen Rothes, Highland Whisky. Due to the tremendous volume we do in brown spirits, not all selections may be in stock any given day.
Shakers also carries a vast selection of Rum and Cognac.
Feel free to ask for a suggestion for pairing with you cigar or dinner. We prefer our whisky neat, with a water on the side.
We do not handle any of the new-style synthetic whiskies which are distilled from neutral grain spirits and flavored and colored with an engineered flavor additive. We call those flavored vodkas and they have no place here.

Is it true absinthe? It is.
Absinthe makes you crazy and criminal, provokes epilepsy and tuberculosis, and has killed thousands of French people. It makes a ferocious beast of a man, a martyr of a woman, and a degenerate of the infant, it disorganizes and ruins the family and menaces the future of the country.

Which is why we limit you to 3 per evening.

Enjoy a traditional louche with water, or absinthe as a cocktail, such as Hemingway's noted creation; Death in the Afternoon.

Death in the Afternoon

1 oz. Mata Hari absinthe
4 oz. Lamarca Proseco
1 Bob-a-Loo's Proprietary Bitters Cube

Sip slowly 3 – 5 per day (Sip the first 3 at Shakers)

From the French 75 found in back alley gin mills, to the classy Manhattan seen on Madison Avenue, we will gladly handcraft a classic cocktail to suit your impeccable taste.

How do we do a French 75?

Shake gin, simple syrup and lemon over ice and strain into 2/3 of a cocktail glass. Top with Champagne.

The drink was created in 1915 at the New York Bar in Paris. The combination of ingredients was said to have such a kick that it felt like being shelled by the powerful French 75 mm field gun.