Pretty Prosecco & Juicy Rosé: Free Friday Wine Sampling

Whatever you’re doing this evening, swing by the shop to try out some refreshing wine first! We’ll have something to taste every Friday, so you can sip while you shop for the weekend. This Friday, Aug. 12, from 4-6 p.m., it’s Prosecco & Rosé!

Viña Palaciega Rosé, Argentina 2015 — This is a blend from three vineyard areas in Argentina, so of course its made from MALBEC. Hand-picked Malbec from the Uco Valley, Tupungato, and Mendoza went into this wine, for a juicy Rosé with a solid core of ripe strawberry and watermelon notes. This just screams summer, but it would be fun to have on hand for hanging out all year round.


Bellafina Prosecco — This Prosecco is in a Frizzante style – literally meaning “fizzy;” versus Spumante, which means fully “sparkling.” This is a easy-drinking, gently sparkling wine, with smaller, softer bubbles, and it could be a great fit if you’re not into the assault of big bubbles from other sparklers. With notes of apple, peach, and pear, it’s excellent as an aperitif, with appetizers, or with fish dishes.


Lakefront’s Brandy Barrel-Aged Cherry Lager Tapping, Aug. 16


We’re tapping Lakefront Brewery’s anticipated Brandy Barrel-Aged Cherry Lager starting at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 16. If you like Old Fashioneds, Lagers, and/or Lakefront beer, you’ll really like this cherry delight!

$7/small tulip. We’ll also have Lakefront’s SMaSH Ale on tap and, as always, Riverwest Stein. Let your friends you wanna drink some beer on our Facebook Event.

Riesling & Rosato: Free Friday Wine Sampling

Free Wine Sampling, Fridays, 4-6 p.m.

We’re tasting Rosato & Riesling today, Friday, Aug. 5 from 4 p.m. until 6. And pick up your copy of Wine Spector, which lists our Restaurant Award of Excellence in the latest issue.


Fattoria di Basciano, Rosato di Toscano 2015 — Rosato is what Italians call “Rosé,” and we all know summer is the most fun time to drink Pink! It’s made in Tuscany, just like Chianti, so — you guessed it; it’s 100% Sangiovese. Like much of Italian rosé wine, it’s a deeper, reddish pink with fruity and floral notes. Crisp acidity, yet soft on the palate, so it’s great with food.


Mercer Canyons, Riesling 2013 — Grown up north in the Yakima Valley, where cooler sites allow for deep flavor to develop, this wine still maintains the crispness you’d find in a European Riesling. You’ll taste fresh fruits like peach and tangerine, with a honey-kissed orangey nose.

Bar Bites Beer Bash


We’re hosting eight regional craft breweries at a lively beer-centric tasting event on August 29 at 6 p.m. More of a party than a sit-down dinner, we’ll serve up plenty of our Upper Midwest-inspired cuisine from food pairing stations. Breweries joining us at the Beer Bash include Lakefront, O’so, Surly, Potosi, New Glarus, Point, Hinterland, and Door County.

$50; includes tasting and food pairings; tax and gratuity not included. Call us at 414-539-4424 to reserve your spot! Check out some scenes from previous Bar Bites below…


New Salads for Weekday Lunch


We’ve added two new salads to our Weekday Lunch menu – a couple of dishes we’ve been perfecting over recent weeks. These salads back up the thinking that “our salads are about the stuff!” (as in, they’re not just a lotta lettuce).

Blackened Whitefish Salad features Great Lakes whitefish, blackened, on top of mixed greens, gorgonzola, oven-dried tomatoes, red onion, French beans (or haricot verts, if you’re really French) and, best of all, shoestring potatoes. We love this salad not only because it fits with our Upper Midwest-style of serving all freshwater fish, but also because it’s a big ol’ piece of the fish!

Smoked Duck & Peach Salad continues some of the fun we had during Peach WeekWe cure and smoke Maple Leaf Farms duck breast. It’s sliced and served next to charred Georgia peaches, mixed greens, maple-glazed pecans, and goat cheese, and tossed with orange vinaigrette. Georgia peaches certainly aren’t from our part of the country, but we source for the best quality first. If you’ve never had a Georgia peach, you gotta try this salad to see why they’re the best of the best. This salad is available on our Weekday Lunch, Happy Hour, and Dinner menus. NOTE: We’ve run through all the beautiful peaches, so this salad now features White White Poached Pears.

Weekday Lunch is served Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Our latest Weekday Lunch & Weekend Brunch menus can be seen here. 


Mmm, Peachy! Tree-Ripe Citrus at BKC


Story Hill BKC is CLOSED on Mondays, including July 4, but when we reopen again on July 5, we’ll be featuring peaches in specials all week for “Peach Week” here at all three Black Shoe Hospitality restaurants!

We partnered with Tree-Ripe Citrus, which trucks fresh Georgia peaches straight to the Upper Midwest. We source locally for all things doable, but a Georgia peach is one of those finer things in life that can only be created on a certain spot of Earth.

Tree-Ripe Citrus will also be SAMPLING their peaches here on Friday, July 8, starting at 5 p.m.; and SELLING outside on Mondays from 5-7 p.m. (except July 4). Tree-Ripe will also sample at Maxie’s on Saturday, July 9, starting at 5 p.m.; and Sunday, July 10 at Blue’s Egg, starting at 7 a.m.

Sip & Shop: National Bourbon Day at BKC

It’s #NationalBourbonDay, and we’ve got the goods to help you celebrate.


Whether you’re looking for The Oldest Fashioned on tap, to try something new or extremely nice, or to restock the home bar, Story Hill’s the spot to be. We’ll mix them into any drink you like, or enjoy them with some of our fancy ice cubes.

Check out our latest whiskey list for the most current selection of 25+ bourbons,* with almost all of them available to take home from our bottle shop (just make your purchases before 9 p.m.)! In the center of the shop, you’ll find a display of some really special stuff.

* (We’re are sold out of Pappy 12-year, unfortunately!)


Just the facts, ma’am

 WUWMbannerJUNE300x250-03Did you know that Story Hill BKC…

… is an award-winning WINE SHOP with more than 325 wines, craft spirits, and beer.

… is the closest liquor store to the ballpark, conveniently located off I-94.

… features 20 tap beers, focused on craft American brews, all available for growler fills.

… pours 27 wines by the glass, and will open any bottle when you buy 2 glasses.

… serves all wines just $12 above our shop price, for the best wine prices in any bar or restaurant.

… is listed on Carol Deptolla’s Top 30, and Yelp’s Top 20, of Milwaukee restaurants.

… is available every Monday for fully private events.

accepts dinner reservations for parties of any size, Tuesday through Saturday.

Brews to Get You Ready for the Weekend


We’ve got a few new, limited edition beers hitting our taps to get you ready for a great weekend. Check out these rare brews whether you’re joining us for brunch, Happy Hour or dinner, to fill a growler, or just to enjoy a beer – and finish Beer Week strong!

Check out our beer menu by clicking here for the latest, including Central Waters Central Quadder Belgian Quadrupel, Ballast Point Watermelon El Dorado Imperial IPA, and Great Lakes Rally Drum Red Ale.

Fassinator-minGoose Island Fassinator

Brewed at, and in the special series honoring, the fabled Chicago brewery’s original facility at Fulton & Wood, Fassinator is a one-time-only Blonde Doppelbock. A fresh American take on a classic German style, you’re supposed to say it like Arnold (and drink it with caution – it clocks in at 8 percent).

6 tulip / 16 growler

Beer_To_Drink_Music_To_-_CroppedDogfish Head Beer to Drink Music To

As the Official Beer of Record Store Day, this is an “Analog Beer for the Digital Age.” A golden orange Belgian-style Tripel, it’s brewed with orange peel, green cardamom, peppercorns and vanilla. Request a song and enjoy a glass!

9 small tulip / 29 growler

label_thumb_15189001000337_frontFounders Pale Joe

Many beers incorporating coffee are heavy stouts, but this is Founders’ Pale Ale, a light, golden ale, with the additional of fruit-forward coffees. Brewed with coffee roasted in it’s hometown of Grand Rapids, Michigan.

6 tulip / 15 growler

Karben4 Dragon Flutedragonflute

One of Madison, Wisc.’s best upstart brewers, three-year-old K4 set out to “Make America(n Pale Ales) Great Again!” A combination of Mosaic and Centennial hopes creates a balanced beer not as aggressive as an American IPA, but certainly not as passive as an English Pale Ale.

7 pint / 14 growler

Stellar Sauvignon Blanc for Spring


Sauvignon Blanc, K Vintners, Columbia Valley, WA 2012

We’ve got a superb Sauvignon Blanc that’ll help you move into the sunny days of spring. Lime and herbaceous notes lead to crisp mineralogy and acidity. It’s a light and brisk wine, with a classy complexity that will impress your guests and go great with food, whether you’re cooking brunch, lunch or dinner.

This is from the rockstar group of winemakers behind Kung Fu Girl riesling and Velvet Devil merlot, and they know how to make a great cool climate wine (and Wine Enthusiast gave it 90 points, if you’re into that sort of thing).

Now at the wine shop $14 / bottle (reg. retail $20)

We know “rockstar” get thrown around a lot, but… just take a look at these guys.

The man behind #CharlesSmithWines

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