Bittercube Bar is an experimental tasting room for gourmet bitters. Bittercube is a great place to go if you want to experience something different. With cozy accents and simple furnishings, it feels more like a modern living room or kitchen than a bar. You’ll also learn much about your cocktails, particularly bitters because that’s what Bittercube makes. They take strained botanicals from bitters, which would otherwise go to waste and convert them into complicated cocktails and non-alcoholic concoctions. And, because this is effectively Bittercube’s tasting room, you may pick up a bottle or two of your favorite flavor as you leave. Bittercube provides some of the most inventive and flavorful libations in town, from classics like the Manhattan to lesser-known traditional recipes to tailor-made highballs and a sleek, industrial-vibe cocktail lab where the tenders are very talented in drink-mixing.
Located inside Bittercube’s Milwaukee headquarters, Bittercube Bar & Bazaar is a complete cocktail resource. Our staff of professional bartenders can introduce you to new bitters and spirits, teach you how to make balanced cocktails at home, or provide a unique setting for your next night out with friends. Spirit tastings on Wednesdays in the Bazaar, cocktail classes on Saturdays in the Bar, and facility tours once a month or by appointment. Private parties and cocktail classes are also available for groups of 10 – 49. It was established in 2009. Bittercube was founded by Nicholas Kosevich and Ira Koplowitz in 2009. After successful stints bartending and managing at Town Talk Diner (Nick) in Minneapolis and The Violet Hour (Ira) in Chicago, they began developing Bittercube Bitters.
The first commercially available batches hit the market in July of 2010. Since then, the business has grown to distribute bitters in nearly 30 states and abroad in Canada, Italy, and Australia. Bittercube has been featured in Martha Stewart’s Everyday Food, Playboy, Imbibe Magazine, Timeout, Chicago Tribune, New York Times, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, GO – AirTran Inflight Magazine, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, NPR, and Daily Candy, among other publications. Brandon is the manager. So, Brandon brings a unique creativity to our evolving cocktail menu and is the mastermind behind our innovative and exciting events. Brandon has been working with Bittercube since 2012 in various roles. Currently the Research & Development Coordinator, he shares those duties with managing the Bittercube Bar. In addition, he is a partner for Heirloom Liqueurs and Bittercube founders Nick Kosevich & Ira Koplowitz.