By Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host Published Sep 02, 2021 at 1:01 PM Photography: Lori Fredrich

The Milwaukee Rally has returned for 2021 with events beginning today through Sept. 6. And Central Standard Crafthouse & Kitchen, 320 E. Clybourn St., is welcoming motorcycle riders with a special pay-it-forward BOGO offer and a custom Milwaukee Rally Mule cocktail.

Throughout the weekend, riders can take advantage of a special offer at the newly minted venue, which features a dining room, full bar and rooftop patio.

“Show us your bike, buy a fellow rider a drink and your first cocktail featuring our Red Cabin Bourbon, Door County Cherry Vodka or North Wisconsin Brandy* is on us,” explains co-founder Evan Hughes.

“We love the brotherhood and camaraderie of biking culture and want riders to check out our all-new space.” 

Milwaukee Rally Mule at Central Standard
Photo: Central Standard

Order up a Milwaukee Rally Mule

Central Standard mixologists will also be on hand crafting special Milwaukee Rally Mule cocktails for guests. The drink which features Central Standard’s Door County Cherry Vodka, freshly squeezed lime juice and ginger beer will be available this weekend only.

"Our Crafthouse & Kitchen is only a few-block ride from the Milwaukee rally’s epicenter,” notes co-founder Pat McQuillan, “And we’d love to see a line of bikes parked out front of our new place."

Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. 

When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.