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Wauk-Tober Wine and Beer Walk

Saturday, October 16, 2021 from 4 pm – 7 pm

Join us on Saturday, October 16th from 4 pm – 7 pm for Downtown Waukesha’s second annual Wauk-Tober Wine & Beer Walk brought to you by The City of Waukesha and The City of Waukesha Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Crush Wine Bar and Smart Asset Realty.

Follow the Wauk-Tober map and enjoy local craft beer or wine samples and complimentary appetizers at over a dozen unique Downtown Waukesha businesses and shops.

Thank you to everyone who purchased a Wauk-Tober ticket. This year’s Wauk-Tober Wine & Beer Walk is officially sold out! 

A wine and beer bottle by artwork.

Host Locations

Almont Gallery | 342 W Main Street

The Almont Gallery is a unique gallery featuring a wide range of decorative and functional art created by local fine artists and artisans.

Art & Framing 1-2-3 | 311 W Main Street

Owned and operated by Dan Engh, Art & Framing 1-2-3 is an
affordable and basic framing service.

Chef Pam’s Kitchen | 280 W Main Street

Chef Pam’s Kitchen is a chef-assisted cooking school for adults and children. It also offers private events for special occasions.

Crush Wine Bar | 378 W Main Street

Crush Wine Bar is a friendly, yet funky wine bar where you can get wine by the glass or bottle, craft beer, spirits, and delicious small plates.

Dreams Life and Wellness Center | 732 Clinton Street

Dreams Life and Wellness Center provides fitness classes such as yoga, Pilates, dance, and tai chi.

A beer bottle on the bar in magellans.

Fisk Avenue | 840 N Grand Avenue

Fisk Avenue creates custom furniture and home décor. DIY workshops and classes are also offered at Fisk Avenue.

Magellan’s | 370 W Main Street

With 56 unique beers on tap, Magellan’s offers the best beer selection in Downtown Waukesha.

Mary-Janes | 335 W Main Street

Mary-Janes sells and educates people on all things hemp: clothing, shoes, home goods, bath and linens, food, and more!

Orange Hat Publishing | 259 South Street

Orange Hat Publishing is a family-owned independent book publisher in Downtown Waukesha. Come enjoy books, beers, and banter!

Polished Patina | 116 W Broadway

Polished Patina carries a beautiful assortment of new, vintage, and handcrafted items from across the US. Each unique item is handcrafted and made out of love.

Smart Asset Realty | 200 W Main St

Smart Asset Realty is a leading full-service real estate investment and property management company serving the greater Milwaukee area.

Two beer bottles in a theatre.

Spring City Wine House | 336 W Main St

Spring City Wine House is the best place in Downtown Waukesha to enjoy a self-serve wine bar with your friends.

Springs Gallery and Studios | 521 Wisconsin Avenue

The Springs Gallery and Studios is a collective of artists. The gallery includes painting, drawing, leatherwork, fiber art, and mixed media.

Village Collective Group | 808 N Grand Avenue

Village Collective Group is a lifestyle brand that was started with family in mind.

Waukesha Civic Theatre | 264 W Main Street

The Waukesha Civic Theatre provides quality live theatre performances and educational opportunities in Downtown Waukesha.

Waukesha County Historical Society & Museum | 101 W Main Street

The Waukesha County Historical Society & Museum is a local history museum and research center in Downtown Waukesha.


What is a Wine/Beer Walk?

A wine/beer walk is a unique event that aims to expose local independent businesses to participants by offering small samplings of wine or beer at each location. The general idea is that participants take their time to browse, do some shopping, grab a bite to eat, or learn about services offered while enjoying samples of wine or beer.

You must consume your wine sample inside the business where you receive the beer or wine sample. You cannot take beer or wine onto the public sidewalks or streets.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

All attendees must be 21 years of age by the date of the event. IDs will be checked at registration.

The name on the registration/ticket doesn’t match the attendee. Is that okay?

Yes, you may transfer your ticket, but all attendees must be at least 21.

What are my transport/parking options?

If you don’t have a designated driver, Downtown Waukesha is served by both Lyft and Uber as well as Best Cab Company (call 262-549-6622 for a cab). Waukesha Metro Transit also has several bus routes and has service until 9:15 on Saturday evenings. Click here for route and schedule information.

There is also plenty of available free on-street and surface lot parking downtown. The South Street parking ramp offers free 2-hour parking with a small fee of $3 to park for the rest of the day! Click here for a downloadable pdf map.

What can/can’t I bring to the event?

Can: Water, small backpack, snacks, camera, money for shopping, and a great attitude.

Can’t: Children, babies, pets, bottles, cans, or carry-in alcohol.

Do dress appropriately for the weather! It may be chilly, or even rainy. Be prepared.

Who can I contact with any questions?

Email us at

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

We accept printed tickets and etickets on your phone.

What is the refund policy?

This event will be held Rain or Shine- However we do allow refunds up to 7 days before the event.

What about COVID-19?

In order to provide a safe environment for our attendees and host sites we have made the decision to use small sample size disposable cups at each location instead of the traditional glassware we have used before.

Some business may have their own COVID-19 precautions such as capacity limits, requiring masks, or masks for unvaccinated attendees. Any of these will be noted in the Wauk-Tober Passport handed out at the event. Please respect their wishes and abide buy each store’s policy. Harassment and verbal abuse will not be tolerated and you will be asked to leave the event.

Presented by the City of Waukesha and City of Waukesha Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Crush Wine Bar and Smart Asset Realty.

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