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LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER

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HOT TICKETS MUSIC

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HOT TICKETS THE ARTS

Find out what must see shows Milwaukee will be bringing to you in the music and dj scene.

Learn what exciting shows are playing in Milwaukee’s unique theaters and galleries.

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MILWAUKEE BY RIVER

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HANDCRAFTED IN MKE

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CHEAPSHEET

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BAY VIEW BY NIGHT

TONIC - Cactus Club - Blackbird Bar

BARNACLE BUDS - Palomino - Riverwalk Boat Rentals

BYO STUDIO - Iron Cupcake - Sparrow Collective

Wondering where to get the best deals and happy hours in Milwaukee on any given night of the week? Let our fast and easy chart help give you the answer.

FASHION VIGNETTE

Milwaukee’s style takes flight in this vignette of affordable vintage fashion.

BAR CRAWL

Check out a selection of places you should know about within walking distance from each other.


DEAR READERS, Behold, what you have in your hands you created. Well.... in part. Your suggestions are what make up most of the content featured in this very guide to your city. This is for Milwaukee, by Milwaukee-literally. Two Cents is a selection of suggestions on where we think you need to go, do, drink, see and be. We highlight the niche neighborhood places that make Milwaukee unique and are usually off the beaten path. We want you to rediscover your city. Explore the corners, the nooks and crannies of where you live. There’s a lot of history in this city and some of it is pretty darn interesting (so make sure to read all of our fun facts and notes tucked away in each issue!) We’re two artists who saw that Milwaukee needed some visual inspiration and a fresh publication that’s informative and honest. Showing you a collage of all Milwaukee has to offer. We are proud to offer this guide to you and hope you will give back and participate with offering us your suggestions and sharing your 2 Cents.

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PUBLISHERS

Katie Donoghue Jonathan Warobick

EDITOR

Katie Donoghue

CREATIVE DIRECTO R & DESIGNER Jonathan Warobick

ADVERTISING & MA RKETING DIRECTOR Sara Johnson

CONTRIBUTING WR Katie Donoghue Rebecca Ristic Jessie Spies Liz Van Pay Ryan Putskey

ITERS

SENIOR PHOTOGRA Katie Donoghue

PHER

PHOTOGRAPHERS Chris Nitengale

EXECUTIVE WEB PU Bas Kuis

BLISHER


OTHER HOT TICKETS THAT YOU SHOULD BE ON THE LOOK OUT FOR...

SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER 10/3

David Cross The Riverside

10/14

Michael & Michael Have Issues LIVE Turner Hall Ballroom

9/22

Will Phalen & the Stereo Addicts, The Vega Star & Doc Holiday Cactus Club

9/19

Bayview Bash Kinnickinnic, between Potter & Clement

9/30

YoYo Ma MSO

10/22

Lucero Turner Hall

10/5

Colbie Caillat The Pabst

9/26

Arctic Monkeys The Rave

9/26

The Glamour The Miramar

10/7

The Action Design, Sick of Sara. and Donora Shank Hall

SEPT 26TH KINGS OF LEON are

blasting into the Bradley Center to rock Milwaukee. This family group, who are each known by their middle names, have had 9 Top 40 hits in the UK and will be sure to sing their platinum US hit “Sex on Fire” for your enjoyment!

SEPT 22TH

PEREZ HILTON PRESENTS! Self proclaimed

“Queen of all Media” has put together a hand selected show with acts consisting of talent like Ladyhawke and Ida Maria for his followers of the famous.

OCTOBER 9TH the FIVE CARD STUDS are for the ladies....and gents. They’re local yet w/ Vegas glam playing hits from the 70s: a true crowd pleaser. You’ll find yourself on your feet and singing to this quintet’s classic lounge music with a kick.

SEPT 30TH

MARGARET CHO tears up

the Pabst with her raw and uncut comedy. She will be showcasing songs from her forthcoming album, tentatively titled “Guitarded,”

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OTHER HOT TICKETS THAT YOU SHOULD BE ON THE LOOK OUT FOR...

SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER 8/7-10/2

King Henry V American Players Theatre

9/10-9/27

Invader? I hardly know her Alchemist Theatre

9/11-27

Oktoberfest Old Heidelberg Park

9/18

Fish Fry & A Flick: Night of the Living Dead in 3D Discovery World

9/18-10/4

The Barber of Seville The Skylight

9/24-10/4

MKE Film Festival See site for theaters milwaukee-film.org

9/26-1/3

Andy Warhol: The Last Decade MAM

10/3-10/4

Riverwest Art Walk Center Street

10/15-11/7 Dracula the Undead Alchemist Theatre 10/16-10/17 Gallery Night Historical Third Ward

9/10TH - 10/11TH

At this amazing intimate theater where you feel they play just for you, is MARY’S

WEDDING at Next Act Theatre. Canada 1914, Mary and Charlie must surrender their fate and each other to the uncertainties of a world on the brink of war.

9/16TH - 12/11

y night Bella Luna! stargaze every Frida in at UWM Manfred Olson Planetarium

N EXPLOR ATION OF THE MOO rations

for $2 learn about lunar explo s and the future. And on Wednesday lunch go to AST ROB REA K for your about current constellations and relevant events.

9/18TH - 9/19TH TRACE ELEMENTS:WILD SPACE is a contemporary

dance company known for their site-specific works revolving around the community. They combine all forms of art in their unique performances.

10/7TH - 10/11TH

RING Be sure not to miss SP y AwardAWAKENING the Ton l adaptation of winning rock musica 1 Ger man play the controversial 189 k Wedeof the same title by Fran h century ent kind. Set in late-ninete nagers who tee Ger many, it concer ns er and outer are discovering the inn tumult of sexuality.

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THE TONIC TAVERN

is now a trendy bar called the

with a slight older punk/alter-

Tonic Tavern. It has kept that

native rock sound. It is a good

garage-hangout

atmosphere,

spot to hang outside in friendly

but with a sophisticated twist.

company close to home in a

A giant patio precedes the ga-

more laid back atmosphere.

rage doors opened in good

Later in the night, it gets pretty

They say Bayview is where hip-

weather, to a well decorated

crowded as the music gets

sters go to die (or rather grow

lounge with a contemporary

louder, but can be quite re-

up.) But here is where you’ll

fire place, that is quite entranc-

freshing from the neighboring

also find an amazing bar tucked

ing, next to the inner chords of

bars.

away on the busiest corner

a baby grand. The bar is in the

of KK. Just don’t accidental-

back with a growing selection

Did you know that the owner

ly walk-it’s really set back in

of beers, booze and plenty of

of Tonic Tavern, Paul Jonas, is

there. This old no man’s place

table space. Their great selec-

a member of the 5 Card Studs?

has turned hip. What used to

tion of music brings this trendy

Check out our Hot Ticket on

be a horse stable and garage

bar back to Bayview grounds

page 7.

2335 S. KINNICKINNIC, 414.588.7366

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CACTUS CLUB 2496 S WENTWORTH, 414.897.0663

liquor pours under dim lights to their often-smoking clientele. Although some preferred the old layout, the recent renovations have made the bar more

The Cactus Club is an im-

easily navigable and the im-

portant fixture in Bayview’s

provements in the sound sys-

growing music scene. It’s an

tem are significant. I for one,

intimate venue that when Mil-

enjoy Dude Night and Ladies

waukee bands break out of the

Night, every Wednesday and

basement, you’ll most likely to

Thursday, for its a great place

find them here – and it is not

to chill, join in on the friendly

uncommon for the Club to fea-

banter, and have a cheap beer.

ture acts that are going to be

Getting into the stage area is

the big names of tomorrow.

normally under $10, but sitting

They serve up large and deep

at the bar is free!

BLACKBIRD BAR

arcade, a pinball machine and

Just make sure you get there

a jukebox. Also to note, they’ve

on time-it goes fast, what do

got a photo booth-always a

you expect from a free dinner!

good take away after a night

Oh and did I mention they have

of boozing. Blackbird is the

the best happy hour that goes

epitome of a good neighbor-

til 8 everyday?! Not only that,

At the edge of Bayview, (prob-

hood ‘corner’ bar. The vintage

but they have nightly specials

ably further than you usually

atmosphere is welcoming and

once happy hour ends. Check

go-so branch out kiddies,) is

anyone would feel at home

out our Cheap Sheet for the

our new favorite bar Blackbird.

here with the large booths and

full listings. Spread your wings,

With an awesome line up of

friendly

There’s

hop on your bike and cruise

specials, your wallet will leave

trivia on Thursdays and Bingo

down KK and almost Oklahoma

happy no matter what day you

on Sundays. However I sug-

to explore this new hot spot.

go in. This dim lit bar is decep-

gest wandering down there on

tively large with a back room

Tuesdays for FREE tacos around

full of games including a small

6pm paired with $3 margaritas.

3007 S. KINNICKINNIC

bartenders.

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BARNACLE BUDS 1955 S HILBERT, 414.481.9974

was half in the bag. I got to eat

the items on the walls, not sell-

tons of Barnacles famous (and

ing hot dogs to married wom-

delicious) buffalo wings, wash

en, and asking you to choose

them down with some Spotted

between good service or good

Cow on tap, and people watch.

food. Good food such as their crab cake sandwich or appe-

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The first time I was taken to

On

the

warm

Milwaukee

tizer, burgers, ribs, catfish, and

Barnacle Buds I thought I

Nights, Barnacle Buds is the

those delicious wings. Barnacle

was going to be murdered.

place to be. We all know peo-

Buds makes itself a relaxing

Tucked away between a few

ple love their patio seating in

place to get a fish fry and hang

industrial buildings off of Bay

the summer, and they aim to

out with friends. Easier to find

Street in Bay View, Barnacle

please. Neighboring the Mil-

by boat than car, this restaurant

Buds is a favorite hangout for

waukee River, captains can an-

is a fun place to enjoy a few

those who can find it. My first

chor down for some grub and

beers and get some great food.

experience was unforgettable,

jam to Jimmy Buffet covers.

which was surprising since I

The menu is just as quirky as


THE PALOMINO

the Palomino in Bayview. This food indulging cowboy channe Elvis Presley) ling bar and eating Milwauke restaurant not e citizens that 2491 S SUPERIOR, 414.747.10 only indulges 07 may stop in for a the laid back cro game of pool wds with its or six. The bar is quirky specials extensive with such as “old wonderfully frie man night”, but ndly bar staff, follows a sloSpurs, lassos an and the food hit d boots may gan on the vast s the idea of menu stating seem like dis tant costume comfort food rig “if its good, its be ht in the kisstter fried.” ideas for a far off er. Whether you’r October holie in for a few day. But alas, yo u can embrace frosty, adult-ty pe beverages, A Bayview staple your bronco rid , The Paloor down for so ing inner self me hang over mino wrangles a lively crew while indulging brunch, you can in a delicious Monday through find it all at the cocktail and a ste Sunday of Palomino with aming side of comfy booths, “Velvet Elvis” (a peanut butter, home made ma a lake view, an shed potatoes bananas and ba d the charm con sandwich and gravy (vega that always come n optional) at homage to the lat s along with e, great, junk beautiful Bayview .

RIVERWALK BOAT RENTALS CAFEVECCHIO.COM/RIVERWALKBOAT 414.283.9999

a pretty sweet deal. You don’t even have to have prior boating experience. Bring your own food and drinks (that’s the best part) or dock it after cruising around at your own pace to a restaurant on the river. How else

Never thought you’d be on a

do you think you’ll find Barnacle

boat? Well the only true way

Buds? It’s a good time-trust us.

to visit Milwaukee is by water

Just don’t send johnny in after

on the riverfront. Rent a self-

your hat since its illegal to swim

captained pontoon boat for only

in the Milwaukee, Kinnickinnnic

160 bucks, invite your 10 closest

and Menomonee rivers. So look-

friends and for 4 hours make it

you don’t even have to know

a party. You do the math-that’s

how to swim to cruise the river! 15


BYO STUDIO

Once a painter herself, turned

camps are offered to kids as

architect, she’s returned to her

well as open studio and figure

brush and with doing so has

drawing classes for adults. You

returned 2246 S. Kinnickinnic

can even host a pARTy! Finally

Ave back into a creative enter-

a venue that can cater to the

Behold a place in fluent mo-

tainment place for the arts. The

creatives on an affordable lev-

tion with the art world. With

studio space on KK was a liquor

el. Hey-maybe we’ll even host

walls that move and rooms

store for years, however before

a show one night!

that adapt, a place that can be

that it housed a very important

used for any and all forms of art

motion picture house in Mil-

Fun fact: In Dec. 1905 this build-

tailored to your needs. Bring

waukee. Now, BYO Studio of-

ing housed the first permanent

your own (BYO) Studio pro-

fers a very cheap venue for art-

movie theater in MKE called the

vides the place and the space

ists to display and create their

“Comique” which consisted of

with the amenities-you just

work. She rents the space out

200 seats and a piece of white

bring the talent and the people.

per square foot for as little or as

muslin as a screen.

Things have come full circle for

much time that you need-even

Kerry Yandell and the studio.

if its for a day. Art and drama

2246 S. KINNICKINNIC, 414.699.7033

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SPARROW COLLECTIVE 2224 S KINNICKINNIC, 414.747.9229

ed States, and the Bayview

ies inside, but you will need

boutique is run by several of

a good half hour if you step

the over 60 designers whose

foot inside, to make sure you

work is featured there. Be-

get your fill of everything

yond being a shop, Sparrow

from resin bottle cap necklac-

Collective also offers monthly

es to homemade bath soaps.

Upon walking into the quaint

workshops

on

everything

shop front of the Sparrow

from sewing and knitting to

Whether you’re looking for

Collective there are not only

screen printing and jewelry

a hand-stamped Bayview t-

clothing items and accesso-

making, with schedules avail-

shirt or a pair of earrings for

ries such as bags and jewelry,

able on a bimonthly basis.

a friend, Sparrow Collective is the place to check out.

but blank books, patches, and stationery. All of the items are

All of the items are sold on

Open from Wed-Sat 12-7 and

handmade by independent

consignment and are all very

Sunday 12-6, it is the perfect

designers from not only Mil-

moderately priced. There are

weekend stop for a sunny

waukee, but across the Unit-

countless

fall afternoon.

different

good-

IRON CUPCAKE IRONCUPCAKEMILWAUKEE.COM

unique and delicious treat to feed the masses and hope to win their votes on presentation and taste. This extravaganza is held monthly at the Irish Pub in the Third Ward.

Are you ready for the most

With themes like “Booze” and

heavenly deal of your life?

“Spicy” you can only imagine

Because we felt as we struck

what these bakers come up

gold when we discovered

with. This month’s challenge

this amazing delight. At first

is “Color” and will be Sept.

it started off as a well kept

21st at 6pm. $5 gets you 20

secret, but as we attended

cupcakes, 1 free beer ticket,

each one, it was clear that

a chance to win prizes, plus

Iron Cupcake was an ever-

a buck goes towards St. Rose

increasing popular event. The

Youth

first twenty bakers to sign up

Life couldn’t get much better

are given a theme to create a

than that.

and

Family

Center.

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COMET CAFE

STACK’D 107 S 1ST ST

THE OLIVE PIT

HINTERLAND

BROCACH

ALL DAY

4 TO 6 & 11 TO 1 AM

3 TO 6 PM

4 TO 7 PM

3:30 TO 6 PM

$1 OFF TAPS & BOTTLES & $1 OLD STYLES

2-4-1 TAPS AND RAILS, $5 GLASSES OF WINES

ALL WEEKLY SPECIALS

$2 PABST

$3 RED BULL MIXERS & JAEGER BOMBS

$4 BARTENDER’S CHOICE COCKTAILS

1/2 PRICE FLATBREADS AND SELECT WINES

$3 VAN GOGH & REHORST MIXERS & $5 MARTINIS

$3 CLASSIC COCKTAILS

$2 OFF ALL LARGEFORMAT BEERS

$4 GLASSES OF SELECT WINES

$3 BAJA TACOS DURING HAPPY HOUR

$1.50 MILLER HIGH LIFE & $3 DOMESTICS

$1 OFF TAPS

$4 HIGH-END MYSTERY BEERS

BUY 1 GET 1 HINTERLAND BEER

$2 DOMS & $3 JAEGER BOMBS LADIES NIGHT

TRIVIA AT 9

1/2 OF BOTTLES OF WINE

½ PRICED BOTTLES OF WINE - ALL BOTTLES ARE $15

FREE HANDCUT FRIES WITH PURCHASE OF ANY BEVERAGE

$1 OFF CRAFT LIQUOR COCKTAILS

$5 SELECT TOP-SHELF MIXERS

$3 MARGARITAS AND BUY 1 GET 1 HINTERLAND BEER

$1 OFF BOTTLED CRAFT BEER

$3 FLAV. VODKA MIXERS $5 FLAV. VODKA MARTINIS

2-4-1 BLOODY MARY’S AND MIMOSAS

FREE BACON WITH ANY PURCHASE

$5 BLOODY MARYS, MIMOSAS AND BEERMOSAS

LIVE IRISH MUSIC

1947 N FARWELL AVE

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1100 S 1ST ST

222 E ERIE

1850 N WATER

1/2 OFF WHISKIES, GUINNESS & SHOT $6.25, & $5 WINES

OPEN MIC AT 9:30 $3 CAPTAIN & COKES $3 STOLI BOMBS

LATE NIGHT SPECIALS


HI-HAT GARAGE

BLACKBIRD

3 TO 6 PM

CAFFREY’S

BOSLEY

TRANSFER

4 TO 8 PM

4 TO 9 PM

4 TO 6 PM

3:30 TO 7 PM

1/2 OFF TAPS, RAILS AND WINES, $5 APP MENU

$2 TAPS OF SCHLITZ & R-WEST STEIN, $3 MICOS, 2-4-1 RAILS

$1 OFF TAPS & RAILS WITH FREE JUKEBOX

1/2 OFF ALL APPETIZERS AND ALL DRINKS

BUCKET O’ IMPORTS $12, DOMESTICS $10

MONDAY NIGHT JAZZ SERIES

$2 TAPS OF STEINS, $3 LAKEFRONT BOT., $4 REHORST

$2 MILLER PRODUCTS

STARTING AT 9PM ALL DRINKS $1 AND RAISE 50¢ PER HOUR

HAPPY HOUR SPECIAL AVAILABLE ALL WEEK

PIZZA BUFFET 5 TO 9

$5 LITER MUG OF THE WEEK

FREE TACO NIGHT $3 MARGARITAS, 2-4-1 RAILS & TAPS

EVERYTHING 2-4-1

$2 ANY SHOT AND 16 OZ. CANS OF BEER

HAPPY HOUR SPECIAL AVAILABLE ALL WEEK

1/2 PRICED WINE

$3 MICROS

LADIES NIGHT, $2 MILLER LIGHTS $3 CAPTAINS

LADIES NIGHT

HAPPY HOUR SPECIAL AVAILABLE ALL WEEK

20% FOR BUS RIDERS AND CYCLISTS

$4 OL’ SCHOOL DRINKS, $3 MARGARITAS & MICROS

$3 SMIRNOFF AND CORONAS

$5 BUCKETS OF BEER, $1 CANS AND $2 SMIRNOFF

HAPPY HOUR SPECIAL AVAILABLE ALL WEEK

$5 MARTINIS AND MOJITOS

1/2 OFF GREY GOOSE & $3 BACARDI DRINKS 9-CLOSE

$3 IMPORTS

HAPPY HOUR SPECIAL AVAILABLE ALL WEEK

$3 CUERVO BLUE MARGARITAS AND CAPTAINS

$2 LEINIE’S TAPS

$2 MILLERS & 2-4-1 BACARDI DRINKS

$2 OFF ANY PITCHER OF BEER

1701 N ARLINGTON

LADIES NIGHT: 2 FREE DRINKS FOR THE LADIES

SIN NIGHT: 1/2 TAPS, RAILS AND WINES

3007 S KINNICKINNIC AVE

$5 BLOODY MARY’S

VICTOR’S 1230 N VAN BUREN

717 N 16TH

815 E BRADY

101 W MITCHELL

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Twenty-something THE AGE

IN VINTAGE IS

PHOTOGRAPHY BY:

CHRIS NIGHTENGALE & KATIE DONOGHUE


MODEL: ERICA MILDE STYLIST: NICOLE SCHIMEL PHOTOGRAPHERS: CHRIS NIGHTENGALE & KATIE DONOGHUE VINTAGE CLOTHING PROVIDED BY YELLOW JACKET. (ALL ITEMS USED WERE $20 AND UNDER!) 1237 E BRADY ST. MILWAUKEE, WI 53202 OPEN 12-7PM


THE ALCHEMIST THEATER

HINTERLAND

Eco Friendly Boutique

American Pub & Lounge

2995 S CLEMENT 414.431.1014

2227 S KINNICKINNIC 414-747-8434

222 E ERIE 414.727.9300

AT RANDOM

CONEJITO’S PLACE Mexican Food

Midwestern Cuisine

2501 S DELAWARE 414.481.8030

539 W VIRGINIA 414.278.9106

2643 S KINNICKINNIC 414.489.7437

Classic Cocktail Lounge

HONEY PIE

Sea Food

Clothing School & Boutique

FASHIOIN NINJA

LA MERENDA

1955 S HILBERT 414.481.9974

315 N PLANKINTON 414.481.3865

125 E NATIONAL 414.389.0125

BARNACLE BUDS

BLACKBIRD BAR

FASTEN

Tapas Bar

MOTOR

Cocktail Lounge

Handmade Clothing Boutique

American Cuisine

3007 S KINNICKINNIC 414.486.1344

2224 S KINNICKINNIC ---

401 W CANAL 414.287.2778

Classic Cocktail Lounge

GINGER

THE NATIONAL

Tapas Bar

Café

1579 S 9TH 414.383.2620

235 S 2ND 414.220.9420

342 N WATER 414.278.0765

BRYANT’S

CAFÉ LULU’S

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CHARTREUSE

Performance Theater & Lounge

Bar, Food & Music Lounge

European Sports Pub

HIGHBURY

NEXT ACT THEATER

2265 S HOWELL 414.294.5858

2322 S KINNICKINNIC 414.294.4400

342 N WATER 414.278.0765

Performance Theater


SPARROW COLLECTIVE Handmade Boutique

2224 S KINNICKINNIC 414-747-9229 SUGAR MAPLE American Pub

441 E LINCOLN --TENUTA’S

Italian Cuisine

2995 S CLEMENT 414.431.1014 THE TONIC TAVERN Cocktail Lounge

2335 S. KINNICKINNIC 414.588.7366 TRANSFER

Italian Cuisine & Pizza

101 W MITCHELL 414.384.1555 TRISKELE’S Restaurant

1801 S 3RD 414.837.5950


BEANS & BARLEY

THE FOUNDATION Tiki Bar

Vegeterian Grocery & Cafe

1901 E NORTH 414.278.7878

2718 N BREMEN 414.374.2587

733 E CLARKE 414.264.7933

CAFÉ BRUCKE

FUEL CAFE

SOBELMAN’S TALLGRASS GRILL

2101 N PROSPECT 414.287.2053

818 E CENTER 414.374.3835

Vegetarian Market & Café

German Wine Bar

CAGGIO

HENRY’S

Burgers & American Cuisine

1952 N FARWELL STONEFLY

Art Gallery

Pub & Grille

Bar & Lounge Venue

918 E BRADY 414.220.4545

2523 E BELLEVIEW 414.332.9690

735 E CENTER 414-264-3630

COMET CAFE

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Café

RIVERWEST CO-OP

LEMON LOUNGE

THIS IS IT

Slow Food

Cocktail & Music Lounge

LGBT Cocktail Lounge

1947 N FARWELL 414.273.7677

2864 N OAKLAND 414.906.0100

418 E WELLS 414.278.9192

CREAM CITY RICKSHAW

NESSUN DORMA Italian Food & Wine

UNCOMMON ITEMS

Transportation Service

1020 E LAND 414-272-RIDE

2778 N WEIL 414.264.8466

1316 E BRADY 414.224.8141

DARK STAR GALLERIA

RIVERHORSE BAR

Art Gallery

Bar & Music Venue

Local Bar

207 E BUFFALO, SUITE LOWER LEVEL 12 414.765.9466

701 E CENTER 414.264.4788

1932 E KENILWORTH 414.319.1170

Clothing & Jewelry

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