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Located minutes from downtown Milwaukee and Lake Michigan, The “Root Beer Capital of the Universe” has something for everybody.

Sprecher Brewing, located in Glendale, holds the title of Milwaukee's oldest craft brewery, boasting a rich tradition of brewing excellence. Discover why Glendale is celebrated as the "Root Beer Capital of the Universe" and join the celebration at the Annual Root Beer Bash — the grandest Root Beer Float Festival in the world!

Glendale holds a dear spot in my heart; it's where my wife and I set down our roots in our first home. For nearly 11 years, we were part of the River Forest community, and many of our dearest friends remain there to this day. Glendale's rich tapestry of history stretches back thousands of years, with its earliest inhabitants, the Woodland period Mound Builders, leaving behind burial mounds in Kletzsch Park. In the present, Glendale shines as one of the most diverse communities in Milwaukee County, boasting a harmonious blend of residential areas, retail spaces, lush parks, dynamic businesses, comprehensive healthcare, and exemplary schools.

What to Love About Glendale 

  • Family-friendly events and festivals

  • Diverse mix of businesses, parks, and people

  • Schools, shopping, and neighborhoods

  • Beautifully maintained park system


Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Offering all the attractions, Glendale has something for everyone while keeping the small-town feel. Shop, eat, play or live at Bayshore.  Enjoy the family-friendly beer garden at the Richard E. Maslowski Community Park.  

A foodie’s paradise, Glendale has it all! From FreshinFin Poke & Kawa Japanese Restaurant to a great lunch or dinner at The Brick Bar and Grill or an evening you’ll never forget at The Bavarian Bierhaus.  Looking for a guilty pleasure? Being in Glendale is the only excuse you need to stop by Kopps Frozen Custard. Your personal trainer will understand.

Check out the 50+ other places to eat in Glendale here.


Things to do

Bike some, or all, of the 135 miles of the Oak Leaf Trail, fish along the waterfalls on the Milwaukee River, hike, practice disk golf, go sledding or shoot archery at Kletzsch Park.  

Looking for group fun?  The Root Beer Bash is a Glendale ‘Must Dos. The Fourth of July celebration is one of metro-Milwaukee’s best celebrations with a parade, live music, and fireworks.



Families in Glendale benefit from the excellent Glendale/River Hills School District,  which includes the highly rated Parkway Elementary School,  Glen Hills Middle School, and Nicolet High School.

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