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648 N. Plankinton Ave., Suite 220 Milwaukee, WI 53203 Phone: (800) 231-0903, (414) 273-3950 Fax: (414) 273-5596 visitmilwaukee.org PRESIDENT/CEO Paul Upchurch SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES Marco Bloemendaal VICE PRESIDENT OF FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION Dana Jones VICE PRESIDENT OF MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS Megan Suardini EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF SALES Jeff Baryenbruch DIRECTOR OF CONVENTION SERVICES Dave Larson DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT Meg McKenna

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Welcome to Milwaukee Whether you’re daydreaming about a trip to Milwaukee or are already here, this guide is packed with inspiration for making the most out of your time in our city. Milwaukee is a city that cherishes its roots; you’ll see revitalized architecture throughout downtown, and a parade of summer festivals that celebrate the diverse cultures that have made the city what it is today. But Milwaukee is also a city that’s growing and changing. More than ten new craft breweries opened over the course of the past year, and innovative, award-winning chefs have created a buzz-worthy dining scene. From major construction projects like a brand new arena and streetcar to the revival of streets and neighborhoods around the city, there’s a new energy in the air. First-time visitors always remark on the warmth and friendliness they encounter in Milwaukee. It’s the communal charm of a small town surrounded by all the trappings of a big city. You just might strike up a conversation with the party at the next table, and if you need directions, all you ever have to do is ask. From all of us at VISIT Milwaukee – welcome! 4 | MILWAUKEE VISITORS GUIDE 2017




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June 28-July 2, July 4-9, Henry Maier Festival Park, 200 N. Harbor Dr.

The 50th anniversary of the world’s largest music festival is a party not to be missed. 900,000 music fans come each year to the festival Rolling Stone named one of the “must-see” music festivals in the U.S. Over 800 acts play over the 11 days of the festival on 11 permanent stages, encompassing practically every genre. Whether you’ve never been to Summerfest (summerfest.com) before or you’ve been rocking it for years, this year is guaranteed to be a blast. Be there!


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City of Festivals Experience the music, food and fun of Milwaukee's vibrant festivals. Summer in Milwaukee means one thing: festivals! The city’s permanent, 75-acre lakefront festival grounds host a festival almost every weekend in the summer to celebrate Milwaukee’s diverse ethnic heritage and culture with food, dance, traditional crafts, cultural history and more! Festival season kicks off with the community celebrating LGBT+ pride at PrideFest (June 9-11). Next, visit the non-stop polka stage and try a vodka tasting at Polish Fest (June 1618). Then it’s time to rock out at Summerfest (June 28-July 2/July 4-9), the world’s largest music festival. Visit a pint-sized PrideFest

Mexican Fiesta

Paris (including a 43-foot-tall replica Eiffel Tower) for free in Cathedral Square Park at Bastille Days (July 13-16), play a round of bocce ball and taste delicious traditional cuisine at Festa Italiana (July 21-23) and raise a stein and cheer on the 8 | MILWAUKEE VISITORS GUIDE 2017

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racing pups of the Dachshund Derby at German Fest (July 28-30). During the 11 days of the Wisconsin State Fair (August 3-13), you’ll find more than 1,000 animals being shown, 30 free entertainment stages and the iconic fair treat: the cream puff! Back at the lakefront, learn a jig and sip on a Jamesonspiked “Bloody Molly” at the world's largest Celtic festival, Irish Fest (August 17-20), and enjoy the swirl of traditional dancers and foot-stomping rhythms of rousing mariachi bands at Mexican Fiesta (August 25-27). The lakefront festivals close with authentic tribal villages and handcrafts and a competition Pow Wow at Indian Summer Festival (September TBD), but the

fun doesn’t stop there! Street parties and festivals celebrating everything from beer to pets happen around the city all year long – visit Milwaukee365.com to see what’s going on while you’re in town.

FEST LIKE A LOCAL Take advantage of shuttles  Milwaukee County Transit System has inexpensive festival shuttles and many local bars offer free shuttles. Get dropped off right at the gates with no worries about traffic or parking! Check their websites for detailed routes. Bublr Bike it  The bike share station at Discovery World

is just a short walk from the festival gates, making it another great option for getting to your chosen fest with fewer hassles. Check the festival website for deals  Most festivals have daily special admission offers bringing a donation or wearing the right color shirt can get you free or discounted admission. Get the lay of the land from up above  A trip on the SkyGlider that runs almost the length of the grounds isn’t just fun – it’s a great way to scope out which vendors and stages you want to get a closer look at while giving your feet a break. Try the fries  Everyone has their favorite festival food, but Saz’s sour cream & chive fries are a must-try!

 Go to visitmilwaukee.org/festivals for all of Milwaukee's biggest and best events.

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FILM IN MILWAUKEE Calling all movie buffs! The Milwaukee Film Festival (mkefilm. org) presents nearly 300 films during a 15-day run each fall. The festival showcases new, classic and cult films, curated from travels to film festivals across the nation into Spotlight Presentations and themed program tracks like Shorts, Animated Films, Black Lens, Cinema Hooligante, Art + Artists and Film Feasts. Immediately following the Milwaukee Film Festival, the Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival (uwm.edu/lgbtfilmfestival) presents regional premieres of films by, for and about the LGBT+ community. Film selections range from documentaries to short films, experimental work to presentations from visiting artists. Films are screened at the UW-Milwaukee Union Cinema. Not in town for the festival? Catch a movie at the Oriental Theatre (2230 N. Farwell Ave.), host to films for both festivals, and Milwaukee’s premier historic film venue, in operation since 1927. The Neighborhood Theater Group also operates three historic movie theaters, restored to their original glory. Settle in on a comfy couch at the Rosebud Cinema Drafthouse (6823 W. North Ave., Wauwatosa), beneath the twinkling starry sky at the Avalon Atmospheric Theater (2473 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.) or for a midnight cult movie at the Times Cinema (5906 W. Vliet St.). These one and two screen theaters show a wide variety of movies, from blockbusters to indie darlings. All three offer a fully stocked bar, and the Rosebud and Avalon both have extensive food menus as well.

The Pabst Mansion was built in 1892 for world famous beer baron Captain Frederick Pabst. This Gilded Age museum boasts stunning interiors, elegant furnishings, exceptional wood craftsmanship, intricate ironwork, and a brilliant fine arts collection. Open year-round for tours. Closed Wednesday, January-February.


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Art is Everywhere Museums, galleries and creative outdoor spaces fill the city with art. Milwaukee Art Museum

UNIQUE COLLECTIONS Haggerty Museum of Art (Marquette University, 530 N. 13th St.) Ever-changing special exhibitions, featuring old masters, self-taught artists, modern American print-making and photography, contemporary art from around the world and more.

Grohmann Museum (1000 N. Broadway) The world’s most comprehensive art collection dedicated to all forms of human work from Medieval times to the present.

Wisconsin Black Historical Society Museum (2620 W. Center St.) See the world unfold in a larger-than-life panoramic mural tracing African American history from Ancient Egypt to early settlers in Wisconsin. The museum's exhibits speak to the contributions of African Americans to Milwaukee and Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts (N50 W5050 Portland Rd., Cedarburg) Historic 1850’s farmstead in nearby Cedarburg displaying quilts, traditional needle arts and contemporary fiber arts.


ARTery studio and definitely don’t skip the bathrooms (they're works of art too!).

Milwaukee Art Museum (700 N. Art Museum Dr.) Iconic building meets stunning collection. Watch the “wings” open at 10 a.m., flap at noon and close with the museum at 5 p.m. (8 p.m. on Friday). The newly renovated galleries display more than 2,500 pieces of art.

AYZHA Fine Arts Racine Art Museum (441 Main St., Racine) Home to North America’s largest and most significant contemporary craft collection. Changing exhibitions focused on ideas rather than mediums.

Museum of Wisconsin Art (205 Veterans Ave., West Bend) One of the nation’s leading museums of regional art. Nearly 5,000 works of contemporary and historic art showcase the value, diversity and uniqueness of Wisconsin art and artists.

John Michael Kohler Art Center (608 New York Ave., Sheboygan) Innovative explorations of contemporary American art with 30 changing exhibitions. Make something in the free drop-in 10 | MILWAUKEE VISITORS GUIDE 2017


Museum of Wisconsin Art

(275 W. Wisconsin Ave.) Gallery and boutique featuring original multicultural art from local and global artists, specializing in art of the African Diaspora. Master, mid-career and emerging artists of all ethnicities.

David Barnett Gallery


(1024 E. State St.) Wisconsin’s oldest and largest art gallery. A visual treasure trove, specializing in European and American masters, regional and nationally recognized artists and emerging Wisconsin artists.

Morning Glory Gallery (929 N. Water St.) Work from more than 50 Wisconsin artists creating one-of-a-kind fine crafts. The Wisconsin Designer Crafts Council’s annual Morning Glory Craft Fair is hosted on the outdoor grounds of the Marcus Center in August.

Black Cat Alley


EVENTS APR 8 , 9 & 15

Cheep, Cheep Easter Celebration & Bunny Train

JUNE 10 & 11

Wisconsin Blue Ribbon Cheese Fest



Wisconsin Cheesemakers & Wine Train

Lynden Sculpture Garden (2145 W. Brown Deer Rd.) Experience art in nature. More than 50 monumental sculptures are sited across 40 acres of park, lake and woodland. There are no paths – interact with the work and the grounds as you choose. Open year round.

Black Cat Alley (2122 N. Prospect Ave.) Outdoor mural gallery transforming a two-block alley behind the Oriental Theatre on the city’s East Side into an arts destination. Features work by national and international street artists, including MTO. Black Cat Alley photo courtesy of Jennifer Janviere

JULY 15 & 16

Old Fashioned Farm Fair

AUG 26 & 27

Grand Champion Cheese Tasting

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For Frank Lloyd Wright fanatics  SC Johnson (1525 Howe St., Racine) Free, public tours of the company’s architecture, including two structures designed by the Wisconsin native and The SC Johnson Gallery: At Home with Frank Lloyd Wright, among other award-winning structures. You can also visit Wingspread, a Prairie-style home just five miles away designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for SC Johnson’s third generation leader. For theater enthusiasts  Ten Chimneys (S43 W31575 Depot Rd., Genesee Depot) The estate of Broadway legends Alfred Lunt and Lynne Fontanne is now a house museum where you can tour the home like a guest of the Lunts and admire their original furnishings and décor without ropes or barriers.

Museum Mile These small, unique museums know there's strength in numbers. Along Lake Michigan in the historic East Side neighborhood, five small and medium museums within easy walking distance have banded together. Once a lavish Tudor-style home, the Charles Allis Art Museum (1801 N. Prospect Ave.) now contains an art collection that spans more than 2,000 years. The Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum (2220 N. Terrace Ave.) features fine and decorative arts inside an Italian Renaissancestyle villa as well as a stunning formal garden. 12 | MILWAUKEE VISITORS GUIDE 2017

Jewish Museum Milwaukee (1360 N. Prospect Ave.) presents the history and contributions of the Jewish people in southeastern Wisconsin. The senior center St. John’s on the Lake (1840 N. Prospect Ave.) partners with the Museum of Wisconsin Art to display changing exhibitions from Wisconsin artists. And North Point Lighthouse (2650 N. Wahl Ave.) is a beautifully restored 1880s lighthouse that now serves as a museum to maritime history.

For lovers of sacred architecture  Basilica of St. Josaphat (2333 S. 6th St.) Built in 1901 by Polish immigrants and designed after St. Peter’s in Rome, this stunning church is still the largest church in Milwaukee. Brochures are available for self-guided walking tours with formal tours after Mass on Sunday. For Civil War buffs  Milwaukee Soldiers Home (5000 W. National Ave.) One of only three remaining Soldiers Homes in the country, and the most intact. Opened in 1867 to provide refuge and recuperation to veterans of the Civil War, several buildings on its campus are still providing recuperative services to veterans today. Download the app for a free guided walking tour.

Find Your Perfect Performance Want to see a show in town, but not sure where? Let us guide you to the local performing arts group that’s the best match for you. START


Are you in the mood for music?


Should the music tell a story?

First Stage Theater for adults & children, featuring a talented company of youth actors (firststage.org)

Just the tunes, please!

Let’s add some dancers.

With Latin flair?

Danceworks Latino Arts Inventive & Community collaborative arts center contemporary dance hosting (danceworks internationally mke.org) renowned Hispanic artists (latinoarts OR inc.org)



Florentine Opera Company Grammy Awardwinning opera company (florentineopera.org) OR Skylight Music Theatre Classic and contemporary musicals and operas (skylightmusic theatre.org)


Marcus Center for the Performing Arts Broadway and Off-Broadway hits on tour (marcus center.org)

Should it be made with kids in mind?


Do you prefer the classics?

Ko-thi Dance Company Company preserving the music and dance of African, AfricanAmerican and Caribbean cultures (ko-thi.org)

Milwaukee Ballet Acclaimed classical ballet company (milwaukee ballet.org)

Would you like to be outside?




The more plot, the better.

No words, thanks.


Present Music Contemporary ensemble that commissions, performs and records new music (presentmusic.org)


Bel Canto Chorus Choral masterworks as well as new and lesser-known pieces (belcanto.org) OR Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra One of the country’s finest orchestras, playing classics, pops and more (mso.org)

Optimist Theater Offers free Shakespeare in the Park each summer (optimist theatre.org)


You really want to check out

Local institutions?

Hidden gems?

Dinner with your show?

Milwaukee Repertory Theater Nationallyrecognized professional regional theater (milwaukeerep. com)

Next Act Theatre Professional company performing powerful, sociallyrelevant pieces in an intimate space (nextact.org)

Fireside Dinner Theatre Dinner theater combining fine dining with professional musicals (fireside theatre.com)

OR Milwaukee Chamber Theater Thought provoking drama & works of literary merit (milwaukee chamber theatre.com)



In Tandem Theater Creative & eclectic programming including original works (intandem theatre.org) OR Bronzeville Arts Ensemble Company dedicated to illuminating the black experience in America (bronzevillearts ensemble.com)

Memories Ballroom Dinner theater with drama, live comedy & interactive murder mysteries (memories ballroom.com)


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Events Calendar Check out some of the highlights of the year, and visit Milwaukee365.com for even more local events. (•Denotes festival)


Mama Tried Motorcycle Show: Indoor

Midwest BrewHaHa:

Polar Bear Plunge:

invitational focusing on unique bikes

Cool Fool Kite •Festival: Giant kites, ice


Animal Inside Out: An anatomical safari of what lies beneath the surface of many animals at the Zoo

Gallery Night & Day:

green with this 140-unit parade through downtown

An icy dip into Lake Michigan

carving and free hot cocoa on the lakefront

Free quarterly arts event. (Also in April, July and October)

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration:

Community youth and arts organizations keep Dr. King’s legacy alive


St. Patrick’s Day Parade: See the city turn Art in Bloom:

Bead & Button Show:

NCAA Div 1 Men’s Basketball Championships:

U.S. Open: The golf championship comes to Erin Hills, the first time it has been held in Wisconsin


snow bowling and more

Milwaukee Beer Week:

Cedarburg Winter Festival: Ice carving,

Greater Milwaukee Auto Show: Check out

the newest model cars, trucks and SUVs

Anime Milwaukee: Wisconsin’s largest anime convention

Burnhearts •Mittenfest: Chilly

outdoor music festival warmed up with barrelaged Old Fashioneds and rare beers


Art-inspired floral installations fill the Milwaukee Art Museum

Catch the madness at the first and second round match-ups

Largest jewelry and bead show in the world

and street festival

Cuban Day Street Festival: Authentic Cuban food and live Latin music

Midwest BrewHaHa

•Polish Fest: Pierogis, folk art, vodka tastings,

River Rhythms: Outdoor concert series held on the bank of the Milwaukee River (Wednesdays)

entertainment and fun for all ages, plus the infamous Beer Run

slavery with a family festival, parade and Miss Juneteenth pageant

UPAF Ride for the Arts: Recreational bike ride supporting the performing arts

PrideFest: Milwaukee’s pride festival, put on entirely by volunteers on permanent festival grounds Milwaukee Highland •Games: Traditional

athletic events, Highland dancing, bagpipe bands and Scottish food

Newaukee Night Market: Free outdoor

Tosa Tonight: Familyfriendly free outdoor concert series (Select Wednesdays)

Festival •ofLakefront Art: Over 170 national


Firkin Fest: Sample more than 100 craft brews from local and national breweries

artists, food, music and fun

Cedarburg Strawberry Festival: Free family festival celebrating all things strawberry

Summerfest: The world’s largest music festival. Over 800 acts on 11 stages over 11 days East Tosa Gran Prix:

Fast-paced cycling race. Part of Tour of America’s Dairyland race series

Festa Italiana: Cultural •exhibits, food, music and a dazzling Italian-style fireworks show

Bastille Days: Chef & wine demonstrations, live entertainment and a 43-foot-tall Eiffel Tower Wauwatosa Independence Day Celebration: Parade,

market featuring art, music, food and local culture. (Monthly through Sept.)

music, family fun and fireworks

Summerfest Rock n’ Sole Run: Rock while you

Fireworks Kite Festival during the day, spectacular fireworks at night

run with bands stationed along the course


and Art: Six stages of

Jazz in the Park: Free outdoor concert series featuring an eclectic lineup of jazz, blues and more (Thursdays)

Juneteenth Day: •Celebrate the end of


• Vintage motorcycle show

Locust Street •Festival of Music

polka and more

Dinners, tastings and more celebrate craft beers

Brewtown Rumble:

Dragon Boat Festival

Annual roller derby championship welcoming teams from around the world

Downtown Fireworks:

EAA AirVenture:

World's largest gathering of aviation enthusiasts. Daily air shows, notable aircraft, family activities

Garfield Avenue Blues, Jazz, Gospel & Arts Festival: Relaxed

street festival celebrating local artists and musicians

Brady Street •Festival: Live music and

entertainment, vendors and crafters, food and fun

Milwaukee Brewfest: •Sample more than 300

craft beers, micro brews and ciders from more than 85 breweries

Milwaukee Air & Water Show: World-

class spectacular on Milwaukee’s Lakefront featuring the Blue Angels

German Fest: German favorites, polka, yodeling, Dachshund Derby, crafts

Zoo a la Carte: Sample offerings from local restaurants at the Zoo

Wisconsin State Fair:

Irish Fest: Step•dancers, traditional sports, theater and folklore

Morning Glory Fine Craft Fair: Showcasing

Doors Open Milwaukee:

music and family fun

Harvest Fair: •Autumn-themed treats,

Street Daze: •CartCenter races, car show,

IndiaFest: Authentic •Indian food and costumes, music, dance


Gathering on the Green:

Milwaukee Rally: The

Milwaukee Comedy •Festival: Live standup, improve and sketch comedy performed at various venues

Midwest’s largest free motorcycle rally

•This traditional German Oktoberfest:

holiday is celebrated throughout the city

•Vibrant street festival with Bay View Bash:

music, food and more

Indian Summer •Festival: Contemporary

and traditional American Indian culture, competition pow wow, handcrafts

Multicultural festival featuring traditional music and dance, international food and cultural artifacts

Milwaukee Running Festival

regional and national fine craft artists

one day outdoor fish fry

traditional Chinese dance, folk music and martial arts

Holiday Folk Fair International:

Food on a stick, livestock judging, rides, live music and WI products

specials at popular Wauwatosa restaurants

Dragon Boat Festival: •Dragon boat races,

Honoring military and veterans with parade through downtown, ending at the War Memorial

dancers, cultural history

10 Days in Tosa: Dining


Veterans Day Parade:

Mexican Fiesta: •Mariachi bands, traditional

Port Washington Fish Day: The world’s largest Family-friendly outdoor performing arts showcase

show, fun for kids and hobbyists

Go behind-the-scenes at over 165 historically and culturally important local buildings for free

family fun, animals, live entertainment

Maker Faire: Familyfriendly showcase of invention, innovation, creativity and DIY spirit Milwaukee River Challenge: Rowing crews race down the Milwaukee River as spectators watch from bridges

Brewers Mini Marathon: Race through Milwaukee and around the field warning track at Miller Park

Cedarburg Wine & Harvest Festival: Arts

and crafts, homegrown artisan food and awardwinning wines

TosaFest: Community

family festival with live music, firefighter activities and kids area

Milwaukee Film •Festival: Showcasing

Milwaukee Holiday •Lights Festival: Holiday

OCTOBER LGBT Film/Video •Festival: Regional premieres of films by, for and about the LGBT+ community

Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon: Scenic marathon through neighborhoods ending on the shores of Lake Michigan

Hunting Moon Pow Wow: Competition pow

wow featuring drumming, singing, dancing

NOVEMBER Milwaukee Running •Festival: Running and

events for all ages, Health & Wellness Expo

TrainFest: World’s largest

operating model railroad

lights displays throughout downtown parks. See them all with a ride on the Jingle Bus

Milwaukee Holiday Parade: 100 unit parade

through downtown filled with bands, local celebrities, giant balloons and more

Country Christmas:

Wisconsin’s largest drivethrough lights display

DECEMBER Christmas in the Ward:

Live reindeer, carriage rides, music, shopping and more


German-style Christmas market with vendors, Gluhwein (hot spiced wine), food and music

MillerCoors Holiday Lites: Dazzling holiday lights display synched to music on Friday and Saturday evenings

MillerCoors Holiday Lites

nearly 300 new, classic and cult films each year

Chili’n on the Avenue:

Chili competition, Bloody Mary competition, live music and more

Milwaukee Cocktail Week: Tastings, classes Wisconsin State Fair

and cocktail dinners at local restaurants and venues

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shopping MILWAUKEE’S MAKERS A city built on manufacturing and industry, Milwaukee has never forgotten the value of making. That do-it-yourself sensibility permeates the culture, giving life to boutique stores that feature local artists and artisans, homegrown companies that make local pride their brand and maker markets and buy-local shopping events like Re:Craft and Relic (recraftandrelic.com) and Hover Craft (hovercraftmke. blogspot.com) that bear little resemblance to your grandma’s craft fair. But it’s not all artisan products – Milwaukee is home to eight Fortune 500 companies, including big-time makers like Harley-Davidson, Rockwell Automation, Johnson Controls and Joy Global.

Hover Craft


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Take Milwaukee Home These products from local brands and makers are souvenirs that won’t get lost in the post-vacation shuffle.  Get dapper with a custom men’s fur felt fedora from Brass Rooster (2252 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.).  Brew City Brand (Multiple Locations) makes it easy to show off Milwaukee pride with this vintage-style pop top t-shirt.  Bring the Dairy State to your kitchen with a Wisconsin dish towel or hot pad at MOD GEN (211 N. Broadway), a modern general store.  Crack open a cold one with a hand-hammered, hot-chiseled bottle opener or hand-forged scroll bottle opener from Milwaukee Blacksmith (518 E. Erie St.).  Custom bike shop Fyxation (2943 N. Humboldt Blvd.) also creates cyclist must-haves like this leather 6-pack caddy.  Milwaukee Candle Co. (Multiple Stockists) makes homegrown soy candles. One is set in genuine Cream City brick.  Indie bookstore Boswell Books (2559 N. Downer Ave.) has a great selection of local interest books, including Miller, Inside the High Life.  This Milwaukee pennant is handmade exclusively for men’s lifestyle store Milworks (143 N. Broadway).  This stylish Harley-Davidson Calamity fringe leather jacket is available with other motorcycle merch at House of Harley-Davidson (6221 W. Layton Ave.).  Get in on hometown pride with handmade wooden coasters from MilwaukeeHome (159 N. Jackson St. #101).  Afro Fusion Cuisine (7237 W. North Ave.) blends the flavors of Africa and Jamaica in tempting sauces like the Mafe West African peanut sauce and Joloff tomato herb sauce. 18 | MILWAUKEE VISITORS GUIDE 2017


MALLS & OUTLETS The Greater Milwaukee area is Wisconsin’s premier shopping destination, so put on your cute-yet-comfortable shoes and get ready to shop! The only Nordstrom in Wisconsin is located in neighboring Wauwatosa at Mayfair (2500 N. Mayfair Rd., Wauwatosa) along with more than 150 other shopping and dining retailers. Visit Kate Spade New York, Crate & Barrel, Michael Kors and more. You’ll also find the state’s only The Container Store here. Up the street, this exciting fashion-focused corridor is completed by The Mayfair Collection (11500 W. Burleigh St., Wauwatosa), home to retailers like Nordstrom Rack, Sak’s Off 5th, J. Crew Mercantile and Carhartt, and great local dining options like Pizza Man, ABV Social, Smoke Shack and AJ Bombers. Located just north of downtown, Bayshore Town Center (5800 N. Bayshore Dr., Glendale) is an open-air shopping center where you’re free to stroll and explore more than 125 retailers, including Athleta, Pandora and Vera Bradley. For great deals, Johnson Creek Premium Outlets (575 Linmar Ln., Johnson Creek) and Pleasant Prairie Premium Outlets (11211 120th Ave., Pleasant Prairie) are each just a short drive from Milwaukee – well worth it to take advantage of great prices on brands like Kate Spade, Polo Ralph Lauren, Coach and Nike!


Shop Local Whether you’re on the hunt for one-of-a-kind accessories or delicious treats, look no further! The stylish Historic Third Ward neighborhood is filled with great specialty shops. Try Lela Boutique (321 N. Broadway) for a mix of designer finds and curated vintage pieces for both men and women. At Mainstream Boutique (159 N. Broadway), you’ll find chic women’s clothing and accessories that are anything but “mainstream”! Top it all off with stylish accessories from Access Boutique (159 N. Broadway). If you’re more interested in unique housewares and plants, make a stop at MOD GEN (211 N. Broadway), a modern general store. Antiques on Pierce (1512 W. Pierce St.) is a can’t-miss shop for any antique lovers. You’re bound to find a treasure as you explore over 90,000 square feet of unique finds from over 200 dealers in the largest antique mall in Southeastern Wisconsin. Don’t know what you’re looking for? You’ll find it, and more, at American Science & Surplus (6901 W. Oklahoma Ave.), the store that has a little bit of everything (make sure to read the hilarious item labels!). If you come to Wisconsin, you need to bring

home cheese. (Tip: Make sure to eat plenty while you’re here in order to make sure your “souvenir” cheese makes it back uneaten!) Get freshly made cheese curds, quark and more at Clock Shadow Creamery (138 W. Bruce St.), Wisconsin’s only urban creamery, or choose from a wide variety of cheeses from across the state at Wisconsin Cheese Mart (215 W. Highland Ave.). If you’d rather have a cheesehead, stop by the Cheesehead Factory & Retail Outlet (1120 S. Barclay St.) to pick up one of these iconic Wisconsin hats. Usinger’s Famous Sausage (1030 N. Old World 3rd St.) has been making their tempting wursts using the same family recipes for over 130 years. Family-owned since 1946, Glorioso’s Italian Market (1011 E. Brady St.) is the spot to pick up Mediterranean delicacies and enjoy prepared deli food. Other food products worthy of souvenir status (or at least a quick lunch) can be found at any of the 20 vendors at the Milwaukee Public Market (400 N. Water St.), a local favorite and definitely a must for any visitor. VISITMILWAUKEE.ORG | 19

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SWEETS AND TREATS Treat your sweet tooth! Indulgence Chocolatiers (indulgencechocolatiers. com) creates handmade truffles and other chocolate delicacies; enjoy a chocolate pairing menu or bring some home. At Red Elephant Chocolate (333 N Broadway), try tempting handcrafted chocolates and ice creams, and unique “chocolate coffee” and cocoa bean tea. Buddy Squirrel (buddysquirrel.com) is a local favorite, making seasonal confections, popcorn and nuts. Enjoy delicious gourmet caramel apples and other treats at Amy’s Candy Kitchen (W62 N579 Washington Ave., Cedarburg), and even more handmade artisan chocolate is in store at Chocolate Chisel (125 W. Grand Ave., Port Washington), along with local Sassy Cow ice cream and a selection of other organic candies. Bean to bar artisan chocolate from local Tabal Chocolate is also available at several local retailers.

Indulgence Chocolatiers

PAMPER YOURSELF It’s not a vacation if you don’t spoil yourself a little! Take advantage of salons, spas and other pampering options while you’re in town to make sure you go home refreshed. At the historic Pfister Hotel,

the hotel’s Turkish Baths have been transformed into the luxurious private suite WELL Spa + Salon (424 E. Wisconsin Ave.). Enjoy detoxifying mud and warm steam with a Hammam Steam Shower before a night on the town. If a resort getaway sounds more tempting, the WELL Spa + Salon at Grand Geneva


Resort & Spa (7036 Grand Geneva Way, Lake Geneva) will certainly help reinvigorate you. Neroli Salon & Spa (nerolisalonspa.com) is the perfect stop after a long day of shopping or before a night on the town…or both! These full-service Aveda salons offer manicures, blow outs and a

variety of rejuvenating spa treatments. Float Milwaukee (211 W. Freshwater Way) will help you clear your mind in their stateof-the-art floatation pods. Block out all outside influences and find your focus – some say that floating can help alleviate symptoms of jetlag, so maybe this should be your first stop!



INSPIRING TOURS Experience remarkable Frank Lloyd Wright

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active LAKEFRONT FUN When you imagine a beach vacation, you probably don’t picture Milwaukee. But the “Third Coast” has a sandy summertime scene that might surprise you! Downtown Bradford Beach (2400 N. Lincoln Memorial Dr.) has been voted as one of the top ten urban beaches in the nation by USA Today readers. Play a few rounds of beach volleyball on the sand courts, splash in the lake, sunbathe or just enjoy some concessions in the tiki huts. Just off the beach is Northpoint Custard (2272 N. Lincoln Memorial Dr.), an old-fashioned stand serving up burgers and frozen custard all summer long. Head a little farther up the coast of Lake Michigan to find Atwater Beach (4000 N. Lake Dr., Shorewood), a popular spot for local families. The views of the lake from the bluff are stunning, and the stairs that take you from the top of the bluff down to the beach are popular with runners and other fitness buffs! Or try the opposite direction for South Shore Beach (2900 S. Shore Dr.). The South Shore Terrace beer garden just off the sand is perfect for relaxing with friends, and insiders know that this beach is one of the best vantage points for viewing fireworks set off from downtown festivals.

Surf’s up!

Wisconsin is a hub for freshwater surfing. You’ll see surfers at Atwater Beach.

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Fun & Games Get active indoors with bowling, laser tag and more. You don’t have to be outdoorsy to have fun and get active in Milwaukee. Milwaukee is a city of sports bars, but Evolution Milwaukee (1023 N. Old World 3rd St.) is a “sporty” bar where you can play ping-pong while enjoying the nightlife! Book a court to play some epic table tennis; with a full bar and menu, and the New Orleans-themed bar and restaurant Brass Alley

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just downstairs, it’s bound to be a high-energy night. Forget everything you know about laser tag – CMP Tactical Lazer Tag (4905 S. Howell Ave.) is more like stepping into a video game come to life. Defuse bombs, capture zones, plan heists and more in a multisensory cityscape arena. Bowling is a classic Midwestern pastime that all ages can enjoy. Bring the family for a few games at JB’s on 41 (4040 S. 27th St.), or check out the Thirsty Duck (11320 W. Bluemound Rd.) to give mini duckpin bowling a shot. Adults shouldn’t miss Koz’s Mini Bowl (2078 S. 7th St.), a South Side institution – reservations for bowling are recommended, and remember to tip the neighborhood teens who work as pinsetters. You can also find the oldest sanctioned bowling lanes in the country at Holler House (2042 W. Lincoln Ave.). Rated as one of the best bars in America by Esquire, Holler House has been an institution for more than a century. 90-year-old owner Marcy Skowronski can still be found working behind the bar alongside her family. In addition to the historic bowling lanes downstairs, you’ll also find nearly 1,000 bras left by female patrons hanging from various fixtures in the tavern.

Don’t leave your best friend at home when you travel! There’s no reason man’s best friend can’t also be man’s best travel companion when you visit a dog-friendly city like Milwaukee. The Iron Horse Hotel (500 W. Florida St.) and the Kimpton Journeyman Hotel (310 E. Chicago St.) both roll out the red carpet for four-legged guests. Many other downtown hotels are also pet-friendly (see listings on page 64). Your pet can join you on the patios of many popular restaurants like Braise (1101 S. 2nd St.), Rock Bottom Brewery (740 N. Plankinton Ave.), Café Benelux (346 N. Broadway) and Harbor House (550 N. Harbor Dr.). Well-behaved dogs are welcome on Milwaukee Boat Line tours and inside Milwaukee Kayak Company kayaks and canoes. After a long day, you and your pup can belly up to the bar together at Camp Bar (campbarmke.com) in the Shorewood and Third Ward locations or on the patio at Camp Bar Wauwatosa.

Milwaukee RiverWalk Find all the fun along the Milwaukee River as it winds its way downtown. The 3-mile Milwaukee RiverWalk connects downtown neighborhoods and is lined with art, restaurants and activities. Lakefront Brewery


 Want to find the best riverfront dining? Just follow your nose! Restaurants like Milwaukee Ale House (233 N. Water St.), Ale Asylum Riverhouse (1110 N. Old World 3rd St.), Water Buffalo (249 N. Water St.), Rivalry (223 N. Water St.) and Rock Bottom Brewery (740 N. Plankinton Ave.) all have great views of the river for al fresco dining.

Bronze Fonz

 Say “ayyy”! The most popular selfie spot downtown is a mandatory two thumbs up, located south of Wells Street on the east side of the RiverWalk.


 Around 20 pieces are on display as part of this outdoor sculpture gallery. Local, regional and national artists have created work ranging from sizable abstract works to small, charming pieces like the sculpture of Gertie, the world’s most celebrated duck.


 The full length of the Milwaukee RiverWalk is ADA-compliant, so it can be enjoyed by all!

1872 N. Commerce St.  Start (or end) your journey at one of Milwaukee’s favorite breweries. Take the famously hilarious tour or just enjoy some beer and food in the beer hall or on the riverfront patio.

Marcus Center for the Performing Arts

929 N. Water St.  The city’s premier performing arts center is right on the river. Outdoor performing spaces often feature free music, dance and more during the summer.


 There are 16 bridges along the Milwaukee RiverWalk. Along with standard Fixed bridges, there are also two types of movable bridges: Bascule bridge (or drawbridge) and Vertical Lift bridge (which remains parallel with the deck as it rises).


 Set off from a riverfront dock on a cruise down the river. Edelweiss Boat Cruises (205 W. Highland Ave.) and Riverwalk Boat Tours (950 N. Old World 3rd St.) also offer pontoon boats for rent, or paddle a kayak from Milwaukee Kayak Company (318 S. Water St.). VISITMILWAUKEE.ORG | 25

■ active the Brewcity Bruisers (brewcitybruisers.com), Milwaukee’s women’s flattrack roller derby league. Four teams face off in monthly doubleheader bouts, skating fast and hitting hard. After their regular season, the Brewcity Bruisers also host the Midwest BrewHaHa, an annual tournament that welcomes over 25 teams from all over the U.S. and Canada, including both women’s and men’s teams.

Miller Park home of the Milwaukee Brewers

Catch a Game Milwaukee’s pro sports teams keep the action going all year round. Baseball fans love cheering on the MLB Milwaukee Brewers (milwaukee.brewers.mlb.com) at Miller Park (1 Brewers Way). The unique fan-shaped retractable roof means it’s always a perfect day for baseball, and the expansive parking lots are filled hours before the game with pop-up tents and smoking grills for tailgating. Hopefully you’ll get to see mascot Bernie Brewer take a trip down his slide to celebrate a home run for the home team! Make sure to pick a sausage to cheer for


during the Sausage Race in the bottom of the sixth inning. Scheduled for completion in 2018, construction of a new $500 million arena is underway for the NBA Milwaukee Bucks (nba.com/bucks). The buzz in the city is electric, especially on game days in their current home, the BMO Harris Bradley Center (1001 N. 4th St.). Mascot Bango was voted the first “Most Awesome Mascot” by Cartoon Network thanks to his high-flying antics and acrobatic dunks. Fans of college ball won’t

Milwaukee Bucks

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Marquette University Golden Eagles (gomarquette.com) or UW-Milwaukee Panthers (mkepanthers.com). At the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena (400 W. Kilbourn Ave.), the AHL Milwaukee Admirals (milwaukeeadmirals. com) take to the ice. A popular choice for families, the Admirals combine fast-paced hockey with fan favorite promos like rides on the Zamboni and “Uncle Ben’s Human Hockey Puck.” Originally founded as an amateur team, the Admirals have been the top affiliate of the NHL Nashville Predators since that team’s inception. The Panther Arena transforms into a different type of rink to welcome

Milwaukee Admirals

The longest-running professional indoor soccer franchise in the United States is the Milwaukee Wave (milwaukeewave.com), also playing at the Panther Arena. Best of all, the Milwaukee Wave has a “Guaranteed Fun” policy – if you don’t enjoy the game, you’ll get your money back!

The home of Harley-Davidson always welcomes bikers. See one-of-a-kind bikes including the first Harley and pick up signature gear only available at The Shop at the world’s only Harley-Davidson Museum (400 W. Canal St.). Take a scenic ride to one of the Milwaukee area’s Harley dealerships for gear, bike rentals, events and more. Check out Thursday Bike Nights summer through early fall at the Harley-Davidson Museum and the Iron Horse Hotel. Don’t miss the Midwest’s biggest free motorcycle festival, the Milwaukee Rally, when it roars into town every Labor Day weekend, and check out the Mama Tried Motorcycle Show, an indoor invitational showcasing homebuilt and “unusual” bikes.


Golfer’s Paradise Play where the pros play on acclaimed public tournament courses, or spend a casual afternoon on the green with friends. Wisconsin is emerging as the Midwest’s premier golf destination, and Milwaukee is within a short drive of some of the state’s best courses. Make Milwaukee your home base for a dream golf getaway, or just hit the links with some friends at one of our Milwaukee County courses.

Erin Hills  7169 County Rd. O, Erin The site of the 2017 U.S. Open, the first time the tournament will be played in Wisconsin. Ranked #10 on Golf Digest’s 100 Greatest Public Courses. The Bog  3121 County Rd. I, Saukville An Arnold Palmer Signature Design course that accommodates all skill and courage levels with five sets of tees provided. The expansive 15-acre Practice Center is named one of the Top 50 Public Ranges in America by

Golf Ranges Association of America. The Bull at Pinehurst Farms  1 Long Dr., Sheboygan Falls Wisconsin’s only Jack Nicklaus Signature course. Ranked as the #70 Public Golf Course in America by Golf Digest. Whistling Straits  N8501 Lakeshore Rd., Sheboygan The site of three PGA Championships and the 2020 Ryder Cup. Play The Straits, a rugged course on the coast of Lake Michigan inspired by Irish links courses, or the deceptively tranquil The Irish. These topranked courses were designed by Pete Dye. Black Wolf Run  1111 W. Riverside Dr., Kohler Considered one of Pete Dye’s crowning achievements, this championship course was named “Best New Public Course” in Golf Digest the year it opened.

Brown Deer Golf Course  7625 N. Range Line Rd. Milwaukee County’s tournament course has hosted USGA national championships and now hosts an LPGA Symetra Tour event, the PHC Classic. Tiger Woods began his professional career on this course. Grand Geneva Resort & Spa  7036 Grand Geneva Way, Lake Geneva This scenic resort has two championship courses: the Brute, a par-72 course that’s one of the most challenging layouts in the Midwest, and the Highlands, a Scottish style course originally designed by Jack Nicklaus and Pete Dye and updated in 2006 by Bob Lohmann. Milwaukee County Golf Courses  milwaukeecountygolf courses.com In addition to the tournament

course at Brown Deer, there are 14 courses in the awardwinning Milwaukee County Parks System, including championship courses, regulation courses, executive courses and Par 3 courses perfect for beginners.

FOOT GOLF This no-clubs-necessary sport is a mix between golf and soccer and fun for all ages. Kick your soccer ball (bring your own or rent one at the course) from the tee box into the hole with the fewest number of kicks. Play 18 holes at Lincoln Park (1000 W. Hampton Ave., Glendale) and 9 holes at Doyne Park (5300 W. Wells St.).

Erin Hills Golf Course

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FUN IS WAITING Spend less of your family vacation waiting for the fun to start and more of it making memories. With many of the city’s best family-friendly attractions located downtown or just a brief drive away, fewer hassles mean the fun can start sooner. Let the kids get in touch with their wild side at the Milwaukee County Zoo (10001 W. Bluemound Rd.) and get hands-on with science at Discovery World (500 N. Harbor Dr.). Turn them loose in award-winning Milwaukee County Parks playgrounds, splash pads and ice rinks to work out extra energy year-round, and help them discover nature at Schlitz Audubon Nature Center (1111 E. Brown Deer Rd.). Capture their imagination at First Stage (325 W. Walnut St.) and show them the world at cultural festivals. Your family can see it all without planning a thing – hop on Untapped Tours (untappedtours.com) for a 3-hour excursion showing off the city’s most famous attractions, as well as a few unexpected local favorites. Stops are included to take photos, stretch out and, of course, eat cheese! Whatever your family loves, you’ll find your adventure waiting for you in Milwaukee.

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Budget Friendly Free and inexpensive activities help make family vacations to Milwaukee more fun and affordable for everyone. Free outdoor concerts  Enjoy free concerts almost every night in the summer in local parks. Bastille Days (easttown.com/events/ bastille-days)  Free French-themed street festival in downtown. Urban Ecology Center (urbanecologycenter.org)  Explore the natural world at free educational centers. Night Market (newaukee.com/event/ night-market)  Summertime open-air market with live music, food, craft vendors and family activities.

Ice skating at Slice of Ice (920 N. Water St.)  Bring your own skates to skate for free, or rent for $7-8/pair.

Doors Open Milwaukee (doorsopenmilwaukee.org)  Explore 150+ buildings open to the public for free for one weekend.

Mitchell Gallery of Flight & Plane Watching (5300 S. Howell Ave.)  Free aviation museum located in the airport and nearby observation lots for planespotting.

Bublr Bikes (bublrbikes.com)  Rent a bike from rideshare kiosks, $3/30 minutes.

Miller Brewery Tour (4251 W. State St.)  Take a free tour of this iconic Milwaukee company. Shakespeare in the Park (909 E. North Ave.)  Free Shakespeare presented each summer in Kadish Park.


Tosa Skate Park (7300 W. Chestnut St.)  Skateboard at a fun, safe park designed for all ages and skill levels. 88NINE Radio Milwaukee (220 E. Pittsburgh Ave.)  See a real working radio station. Free behind-thescenes tours on Thursdays.

When the weather doesn’t cooperate, don’t let it be a disappointment – make it an opportunity! Forget sitting next to rapidly cooling pizza while the kids have fun – the whole family will have a blast at Bounce Milwaukee (2801 S. 5th Ct.), where all the inflatables and activities are also rated for adults. Take a trip up the rock climbing wall, play a round of laser tag, enjoy unlimited free play on vintage arcade games and finish it off with fresh, handmade pizzas, wraps and more. The Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory (524 S. Layton Blvd.), known to locals as “The Domes,” is made up of three unique, conoidal domes. Each dome houses its own ecosystem, taking you from the cacti and succulents of the desert to the lush fruits and bromeliads of the tropics. Strike! Want to bowl a few frames? Bring the family to JB’s on 41 (4040 S. 27th St.) for 25 traditional lanes; it’s easy to bowl with kids with automatic bumper bowling, small shoes and balls in all sorts of sizes and colors. The Speed Zone Game Room features retro arcade favorites and state-of-the-art games that kids and parents will both love. On-site restaurant Junction Bar & Grill serves up signature pizzas, handcrafted sandwiches, burgers and more. Adventure Rock’s (2220 N. Commerce St.) Clip’N Go program makes it easy for beginners of all ages to get right on the wall at this indoor rock climbing gym. The 42 ft. high climbing walls boast 150+ climbing routes and a dedicated bouldering area, giving plenty of opportunities for adventure.

Milwaukee Public Museum

Learn & Explore Discover art, science, history and more at kid-friendly museums. Betty Brinn Children’s Museum (929 E. Wisconsin Ave.) is Milwaukee’s only museum designed specifically for children 10 and younger. Kids learn about the world around them through making, doing and exploring in exhibits like Home Town, a kid-sized community complete with a grocery store, TV station, post office and even a HarleyDavidson dealership! Kids get a hands-on experience with science and technology at Discovery World (500 N. Harbor Dr.). Science exhibits like Physics & You, The Music Factory, Les Paul’s House of Sound and Innovation Planet are filled with opportunities to learn and do. The Reiman Aquarium and day sails and classes on the S/V Denis Sullivan,

Betty Brinn Children’s Museum

a recreation of a 19th century Great Lakes schooner, showcase the world of water and the Great Lakes. The Milwaukee Public Museum (800 W. Wells St.) is a human and natural history museum home to surefire kid-pleasers like dinosaurs, mummies, live butterflies and immersive life-size dioramas. Step into the tropical rainforest, take a peek below the surface of the ocean and travel back in time to the early days of Milwaukee. It’s easy for kids to get into art at the Milwaukee Art Museum (700 N. Art Museum Dr.). Free ArtPacks are filled with art supplies, picture books, puppets and more, all to help kids interact with the art in the galleries. The Kohl’s Art Generation program provides even more interactive fun with a special gallery and lab all week long and open studio sessions on weekends. The Harley-Davidson Museum (400 W. Canal St.) has plenty of fun for those a few years shy of getting their motorcycle license. Interactive exhibits showcase the extraordinary products, people, history and culture of this iconic

Discovery World

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Family Activity Guide CULINARY EXPLORER Sprecher Brewery 701 W. Glendale Ave.  This local brewery is known not just for beers, but also for delicious craft sodas, including the root beer the New York Times described as best in the country! Everyone who takes a brewery tour gets unlimited samples of the gourmet sodas. (Adults also get two beer samples.) Palermo’s Pizza Factory 3301 W. Canal St.  Did you know there’s such a thing as a pizza factory? Take a tour and see where Palermo’s makes delicious frozen pizzas, then enjoy a fresh slice at on-site Pizzeria 3301.



Urban Ecology Center urbanecologycenter.org  Each of the center’s three branches offers different ways to interact with nature, like a habitat-themed playground and a room where you can meet and even feed animals native to Wisconsin.

First Stage

First Stage 325 W. Walnut St.  Any kid with the theater bug will love seeing the talented kids of First Stage’s youth company starring in age-appropriate roles alongside professional adult actors. Shows range from classic stories for toddlers to plays more suitable for preteen and teen audiences. Kidz Days at the Center 929 N. Water St.  The Marcus Center for the Performing Arts presents free live performing arts programming for kids on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings during the summer. Betty Brinn Children’s Museum 929 E. Wisconsin Ave.  Your budding star will love reporting the news at the anchor desk or going “onlocation” in front of the green screen in the Time Warner Cable Studio in the Home Town exhibit.

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Betty Brinn Children’s Museum

Miller Park 1 Brewers Way  The home of the MLB Milwaukee Brewers is a favorite for fans of all ages. Kids get in on the baseball action with a batting cage, pitching cage and more at the U.S. Cellular Power Playground. They can check out a replica of Bernie Brewer’s clubhouse and his famous slide and even run the bases after select games.

Milwaukee Kayak Company 318 S. Water St.  Take your young adventurers on a unique trek on Milwaukee’s rivers. Rent solo or tandem kayaks and traditional canoes and set off to explore the Milwaukee, Menomonee and Kinnickinnic Rivers. Adventure Rock 2220 N. Commerce St.  Give them permission to literally climb the walls. Any active kid will be captivated by the 150+ possible routes on the walls at this indoor rock climbing gym.

Urban Ecology Center

Schlitz Audubon Nature Center 1111 E. Brown Deer Rd.  This comprehensive nature center offers environmental education for all ages. Explore six miles of trails, climb the 60-foot observation tower and meet the center’s popular resident raptors. Milwaukee County Zoo 10001 W. Bluemound Rd.  Get up close and personal with over 2,000 animals in natural habitats. Take a ride on the Zoo Train or Skyglider, feed the giraffes, see the Oceans of Fun Seal and Sea Lion show and more!

What are your kids into? Complete a category or mix and match – this guide makes it easy to plan a vacation everyone will enjoy.



Old World Wisconsin W372 S9727 Wisconsin 67, Eagle  Wisconsin’s pioneer history comes alive at this outdoor living history museum. Learn from reenactors and get involved trying the chores, games and foods of the 19th century.

PrideFest (June 9-11) pridefest.com  This colorful celebration of pride on Milwaukee’s permanent lakefront festival grounds welcomes families of all kinds. A dedicated children and family stage showcases kid-friendly entertainment from 12-5 p.m. and children under 12 are free with an adult admission.

North Point Lighthouse 2650 N. Wahl Ave.  This restored 1855 lighthouse is now a museum to maritime history. Learn what it was like to be a lighthouse keeper and climb to the top of the tower. (Must be 5+ years old to climb.)

North Point Lighthouse

Milwaukee Public Museum 800 W. Wells St.  Step into the cobblestoned Streets of Old Milwaukee and explore a fully-realized lifesize diorama depicting life in turnof-the-century Milwaukee. Peek in shop windows, catch a movie in the nickelodeon and enjoy the sounds (and smells) of Milwaukee’s past.

Hamburger Mary’s 730 S. 5th St.  Enjoy classic diner food served with a side of sass (and drag queens for dessert). Monday is Family Fun Day, with specials and games for the kids. MKE LGBT Community Center 1110 N. Market St., 2nd Floor  Find resources for LGBT+ friendly establishments and community events, including Project Q, a safe space for LGBT+ teens ages 13-24.


Boswell Books 2559 N. Downer Ave.  Milwaukee’s premier independent bookstore boasts a wonderful children’s section. There’s no better souvenir for a young book lover! Milwaukee Public Library 814 W. Wisconsin Ave.  The historic Central Library branch is a favorite for locals and residents alike. Explore the past and present glory of this impressive block-long building on a free tour each Saturday morning.

Milwaukee Public Library

Yo Mama Story Time 1349 N. Wauwatosa Ave., Wauwatosa  If your bookworm is still a little wriggler, head to this frozen yogurt shop in nearby Wauwatosa for a story, craft and delicious treat. (Recommended for children 5 and under.)

Milwaukee Public Museum


TrainFest (November 11-12) trainfest.com  America’s largest operating model railroad show will thrill train-loving kids and parents! Watch the model trains zoom through nearly 70 intricate scenic railroads, and enjoy special kid-friendly activities like train rides, make n’ take projects and even a Junior Engineer program. East Troy Electric Railroad easttroyrr.org  Ride to your heart’s content – a day’s fare provides unlimited rides on this electric railroad operating on the last 7.5 mile stretch remaining of Wisconsin’s original interurban system. Special themed rides like the Pizza Train and Christmas Train bring extra fun to the rails.

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nightlife UNIQUE BARS What’s the password? Start your exploration of Milwaukee’s unique nightlife offerings with a secret mission at The SafeHouse (779 N. Front St.). This espionage-themed bar and restaurant is packed with surprises and memorabilia from both real and movie spies. If you’re more Don Draper than James Bond, try Bryant’s Cocktail Lounge (1579 S. 9th St.) for a retrocool experience. Open since 1938, this James Beard-nominated classic lounge doesn’t have a cocktail menu – instead, let an expert bartender guide you to the perfect drink based on your preferences. Stretch your creative muscles with a drink-and-paint night at Splash Studio (184 N. Broadway), or let your imagination come into 3D reality at Nine Below (1905 E. North Ave.), the world’s first maker’s golf tavern. You’ll start by designing your own mini golf hole, then play nine holes, including the hole your group designed. At Rivalry (223 N. Water St.), one floor is dedicated to all things Wisconsin sports. The other represents Illinois teams. Even the food is going head to head here, with Chicago Dogs facing off against Wisconsin Bratwurst and both thin crust and deep dish pizza on the menu. You’ll forget you aren’t in the South Seas when you step inside Foundation (2718 N. Bremen St.), a tiki bar regularly ranked among the best in the world. And Milwaukee's first hard cider bar, Lost Valley Cider Co. (408 W. Florida St.) will show you all cider has to offer with 20+ varieties on draft and even more available in bottles or cans.

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Live Music Venues

From national headliners to local bands, the Milwaukee music scene has something for everyone. Use this guide to find the venue that’s right for you.

Cactus Club 2496 S. Wentworth Ave. Corner bar and concert venue hosting local and national indie acts


Mad Planet 533 E. Center St. Eclectic nightclub and venue featuring local and national tours and weekend DJ dance parties

Turner Hall Ballroom 1034 N. 4th St. Historic club now hosts up-andcoming performers and local events

Club Garibaldi 2501 S. Superior St. Intimate pub and venue hosting from local to international level music

Company Brewing 735 E. Center St. Neighborhood brewery and music venue with upscale bar food

BMO Harris Bradley Center 1001 N. 4th St. Indoor arena home to pro sports teams and national music tours

Miramar Theatre 2844 N. Oakland Ave. Chill dance club and bar for local and national bands

Pabst Theater 144 E. Wells St. National headliners perform in an opulent historic theater

Anodyne Coffee 224 W. Bruce St. Café by day, intimate venue by night

The Jazz Estate 2423 N. Murray Ave. Cocktails and live jazz on Thursday and Saturday nights

Linneman’s Riverwest Inn 1001 E. Locust St. Poetry readings, acoustic open mics and local music

Riverside Theater 116 W. Wisconsin Ave. Concert hall hosting big name musical and comedy acts

Northern Lights Theater 1721 W. Canal St. Cabaret seating on the lower level brings musicians, comedians and more closer

Caroline’s 401 S. 2nd St. Live jazz and blues from local and national acts CHILL


Milwaukee Theatre 500 W. Kilbourn Ave. Wisconsin’s largest theater hosts traveling concerts, theater, comedy and more



Back Room at Colectivo 2211 N. Prospect Ave. Intimate performances from local and international acts brought in by Pabst Theater Group

The Rave/Eagles Club 2401 W. Wisconsin Ave. Local landmark and venue hosting major touring acts and combat sports.

Your Milwaukee Art Experience LGBT+ NIGHTLIFE The Walker’s Point neighborhood is the home of the majority of Milwaukee’s LGBT+ nightlife. Hit the floor at La Cage NiteClub (801 S. 2nd St.), the largest gay dance club in Wisconsin. Two dance floors, four bars, mega video screens, drag shows and theme nights keep the fun going all night long. D.I.X. (739 S. 1st St.) offers an upbeat, fun corner bar atmosphere and an allout party on the dance floor every weekend. The Harbor Room (117 E. Greenfield Ave.) is Milwaukee’s premier leather bar, but all are welcome to come play some pool and socialize. Fluid (819 S. 2nd St.) is a friendly neighborhood bar with a community feel, and Kruz (354 E. National Ave.) is a lively hotspot that boasts one of the city’s best patios. Primarily a lesbian bar, Walker’s Pint (818 S. 2nd St.) is known as the “Cheers” of women’s bars in Milwaukee. Woody’s (1579 S. 2nd St.) is a casual neighborhood spot that has been described as a “gay sports bar” – this is the place to be to catch a Packers game! If you venture beyond Walker’s Point, there’s more to explore. Open since 1968, This is It (418 E. Wells St.) is Wisconsin’s oldest continually operating gay bar. Marked with only a flag, it can be difficult to find, but once you do, you’ll be able to enjoy the lively atmosphere and famous drink specials. Hybrid Lounge (707 E. Brady St.) is an inclusive bar and restaurant started with a mission from its straight and gay cofounders: why not create a bar that’s equally welcoming to all customers?

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Craft Your Own Cocktail Visit Milwaukee's distilleries and mix up your own craft cocktail at home, MKE-style.

OLD FASHIONED Twisted Path Distillery crafts certified organic spirits in small batches; stop by the Dock 18 Cocktail Lab (2018 S. 1st St.) for a different menu of cocktail creations each week. Try this modern take on the Old Fashioned, a beloved Wisconsin cocktail. 1/4 oz 2 oz 2 1

Demerara (or Turbinado) Syrup Twisted Path Dark Rum Dashes of Bittercube Trinity Bitters Grapefruit or orange peel for garnish

Build cocktail in stirring glass, add ice, stir until ingredients are thoroughly chilled and incorporated, strain with a julep strainer into a rocks glass, add ice into glass, express citrus over cocktail and insert into drink.


Shake and strain over ice and top with a swirl of chocolate syrup.

MOSCOW MULE Wisconsin's first distillery since Prohibition, Great Lakes Distillery's (616 W. Virginia St.) award-winning spirits are crafted in small batches using old world methods. Take a tour or enjoy cocktails and food in the tasting room. You'll double your local flavor with this twist on the Moscow Mule with soda from local craft brewery Sprecher Brewing Co. (701 W. Glendale Ave.). 1 1/2 oz. Rehorst Vodka 12 oz. Sprecher Ginger Ale 1 Lime Combine vodka with a fresh squeeze of lime into copper mug. Add ice and ginger beer. Serve with lime wedge on mug for garnish.

Raise your standard with artisan spirits from Central Standard Craft Distillery (613 S. 2nd St.). Guided tastings, craft cocktails and even exclusive spirit experiments are available in the tasting room. This tempting variation on a White Russian serves as a cocktail and a dessert all in one. 2 oz 1 oz 1/2 oz 1 oz

Central Standard Anodyne Coffee Vodka Irish Cream Chocolate syrup Cream


Harley-Davidson Museum

Bike Night The wild and the mild both find fun in the home of Harley-Davidson. It’s no surprise that the home of HarleyDavidson knows how to have a good time. The biggest party of the year is the Milwaukee Rally (milwaukeerally. com), the largest free motorcycle rally in the Midwest, but there’s no containing

the fun to just one weekend. At the Harley-Davidson Museum (400 W. Canal St.), Thursday night is Bike Night (May through September). Grab your bike if you have one or just come to enjoy the sweet rides, music, fun and more. Take advantage of extended hours at the museum and food and drink specials available inside and outside at MOTOR Bar & Restaurant. Just up the road, The Iron Horse Hotel (500 W. Florida St.) also hosts a Bike Night, with specific nights dedicated to BMW, Ducati and other brands. The Harley-Davidson dealerships in the area also host a variety of bike nights, family events and more throughout the year.

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Feeling lucky? Whether you're playing poker or looking for a great meal, you're in luck at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino. Need a one-stop nightlife destination? Potawatomi Hotel & Casino (1721 W. Canal St.) brings entertainment, dining and, of course, gaming together under one roof. Try your luck on one of over 3,000 slot machines or nearly 100 table games including blackjack, craps, roulette, pai gow poker, baccarat and Ultimate Texas Hold ‘Em. In the 20-table Poker Room, play a few hands of Limit and No-limit Texas Hold ‘Em, Omaha or Seven Card Stud. The 1,440-seat Bingo Hall is not

your grandma’s bingo game! Live music helps keep the energy up, and bingo fiends can play up to 180 cards electronically. The Northern Lights Theater is an intimate venue that hosts national headliners and comedians. Get up close and personal with the performers in cabaret-style lower level seating, or sit in the traditional theater seats on the upper level. Up and coming musicians and comedians play free shows on the gaming floor at Bar 360 and the Fire Pit’s side bar.


Bella Italiana

Seven unique on-site dining options offer a place for every taste, whether you’re looking for a date night or just a quick bite between hands. At Dream Dance Steak, indulge in steak, seafood or bold entrees like kangaroo or ostrich. Bella Italiana offers comforting classic Italian food, and RuYi serves favorites from Japan, China, Korea and Thailand with a focus on noodle dishes and sushi flown in fresh twice weekly. The Fire Pit Sports Bar & Grill will keep you fueled up on bar favorites while cheering on your team on 34 HD screens. Located inside the hotel, Canal Street Café serves up homestyle American favorites, just like mom used to make. Carved meats, custom pizzas, tacos, Asian noodles and more are available for your enjoyment at The Buffet, and if you’re having too much fun for a sit-down meal, stop to grab some food at the Menomonee Valley Food Court.

OTHER ADVENTURES Escape Chambers MKE 275 W. Wisconsin Ave.  Gather your smartest friends and use your wits to solve puzzles, beat the clock and escape. Mad Planet 533 E. Center St.  This venue is famous for the Friday Night Retro Dance Party. Come dance to the best of the 80s and 90s. Bounce Milwaukee 2801 S. 5th Ct.  This all-ages activity land goes 21+ on Friday and Saturday nights. Laser tag, inflatables, rock climbing, vintage arcade games and yes, there’s a bar. MAM After Dark 700 N. Art Museum Dr.  On select Fridays, the Milwaukee Art Museum turns into a nighttime hotspot for live music, food and a dose of culture. Pedal Tavern  This bicycle-powered pub crawl hits 3-5 bars on a ride, with specials for riders at each stop. Gallery Night & Day  Go gallery hopping! This quarterly event opens the doors to over 50 venues throughout downtown on Friday night and Saturday morning featuring art, food, music and more. Milwaukee Ale House 233 N. Water St.  This local brewpub hosts live local groups and cover bands several nights a week so you can dance the night away. Braise Cooking School 1101 S. 2nd St.  Learn pasta-making, pastries, cocktails and more at classes taught by the chefs of this popular farm-to-table restaurant.

A glimpse of American history,


Boat Cruise  Hop on board the party boat with cocktail cruises and sunset sails from Milwaukee Boat Line, Edelweiss Boats and RiverWalk Boat Tours. Gothic Milwaukee gothicmilwaukee. com  Learn about Milwaukee’s haunted history with a spooky walking tour of notorious downtown haunts.

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dining CHEESE CURDS If you’ve never been to Milwaukee, you may not know what to expect when you see “cheese curds” on the menu. A cheese curd is a small, fresh, springy piece of cheese. During the cheesemaking process, the curds separate from the whey – these bits of cheese can be pressed into a nice block of cheddar or eaten as is. Cheese curds are mild and slightly salty, and you can tell they’re fresh when they squeak between your teeth! Though fresh curds are a thing of beauty, you’ll find cheese curds battered and deep fried at bars, festivals, fairs and pretty much anywhere else in Milwaukee. Ready to check out this quintessential Milwaukee snack? Visit Clock Shadow Creamery (138 W. Bruce St.) to see where it all begins. Wisconsin’s only urban creamery makes fresh curds (and a variety of other cheeses) right downtown. Check out that squeak! At Wisconsin Cheese Mart, you can order some fried curds to enjoy in the Uber Tap Room (1048 N. Old World 3rd St.) with some Wisconsin brews and pick up a package to bring home. In Lakefront Brewery’s (1872 N. Commerce St.) German-style beer hall, the cheese curds come fried in a batter made with Lakefront’s own Eastside Dark, a Bavarian dark lager. The Iron Horse Hotel (500 W. Florida St.) has a bold (and delicious) take on the classic with tempura-battered curds, and Dream Dance Steak at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino (1721 W. Canal St.) serves upscale “cheese curd fritters” topped with tomato jam.

Iron Horse Hotel’s Cheese Curds


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Scoop vs. Scoop

Ice cream and frozen custard: learn to distinguish between these two frosty treats.



Milk, cream and sugar


Milk, cream, sugar, egg yolks

Dense, very frozen


Rich, creamy


Stands per capita in Milwaukee

The most of anywhere in the world!

Where to get it

Northpoint Custard Stand 2272 N. Lincoln Memorial Dr. Kopp’s Frozen Custard kopps.com

Purple Door Ice Cream 205 S. 2nd St.

Purple Door Ice Cream



So much to taste, so little time! A food tour with Milwaukee Food & City Tours (milwaukeefoodtours. com) will help you try it all, and learn a little something on the way! Choose from tours exploring the various cuisines of local neighborhoods, or themed tours like the Pizza Bus Tour and the popular Christmas Around Milwaukee Bakery Bus Tour.

LATE NIGHT EATS Tips for after-dark dining from Lori Fredrich, food writer for OnMilwaukee.com and local foodie. Find yourself craving something delicious after a night on the town? Don’t miss the late night eats at these Milwaukee spots. Cozy in with a bottle of wine at Balzac (1716 N. Arlington Pl.), where you can find delights like lemon confit chicken, oxtail polenta and spinach borek. Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 4 to 11 p.m. and Fri.-Sat. 4 p.m. to midnight. If you love food, you’ll be delighted by the ever-changing selection of creative plates at Goodkind (2457 S. Wentworth Ave.), whose menu includes mainstays like spicy crab bucatini, fried calimari and lemons and marvelous rotisserie-cooked entrees. Hours: 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. daily. Late night tapas hit the spot at MOVIDA (524 S. 2nd St.). Fall in love with dishes like seasonal gazpacho, patatas bravas or empanadillas with duck confit. Hours: Tues.-Thurs. 4 to 10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 4 p.m. to midnight and Sun. 4 to 10 p.m. Fill your belly with something warm at Red Light Ramen (1749 N. Farwell Ave.) where you can find steaming bowls of ramen along with snacks like edamame, tinned seafood and chawanmushi with crab. Hours: Wed.-Sat. 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. Sure, you can categorize The Vanguard’s (2659 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.) collection of inventive sausages and sides as bar food. But, there are far worse things to crave during the midnight hour than house-made sausages with creative toppings. Hours: 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily.

Ethnic Eats Milwaukee’s diverse dining scene lets you taste your way around the world. Start your culinary adventure with these six dishes.

Cuban Guacamole with Plantain Chips  Start your meal at Cubanitas (728 N. Milwaukee St.), the city’s only Cuban restaurant, with plantain chips served with Cuban guacamole.

Beef Pho  Stop at Xankia (222 W. Wells St.) for this pho, made with beef, cilantro, green onions, onions and noodles. Served with bean sprouts, basil, lime, and jalapeños.

Korean BBQ Short Rib  The style of Korea and Japan combine in this Japanese-style Bento Box featuring Korean BBQ Short Ribs at Sake Tumi (714 N. Milwaukee St.).

Flounder Ceviche  This classic Peruvian-style ceviche at C-Viche (2165 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.) features fish marinated in a “leche de tigre” and served with sweet potatoes, red onions and choclo.

Encocao de Camaron  Shrimp are cooked in a mixture of coconut milk, peanuts, paprika, achiote, bell peppers and onions in this traditional dish from Ecuador, served at Antigua Latin (5823 W. Burnham St., West Allis).

Pork Alentejana  The menu at Amilinda (315 E. Wisconsin Ave.) captures the flavors of Spain and Portugal, like this pork with manila clams, broccoli rabe, cauliflower and leeks.


In Milwaukee, you’re as likely to see someone carrying a cup emblazoned with a sugar skull as one with that famous green mermaid. Local coffee is a big deal here, so try one of the city’s local roasters for your caffeine fix. Colectivo Coffee (colectivocoffee.com) offers hand-roasted coffees, Colectivo Keg Company beers, made-from-scratch food and artisan breads and baked goods at their many Milwaukee-area cafes. Stop by the Riverwest cafe to watch the roasters at work! In addition to a great cup of joe, Anodyne Coffee Roasting Company (anodynecoffee.com) features a wood-fired pizza oven at their Bay View location and often hosts live music at their café and certified organic roastery in Walker’s Point. Still craving a caffeine fix? Try other local roasters like Stone Creek Coffee (stonecreekcoffee.com), Valentine Coffee (5918 W. Vliet St.), Kickapoo Coffee (232 E. Erie St.), Hawthorne Coffee Roasters (4177 S. Howell Ave.) and more.


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supper club has been a special occasion destination for Milwaukeeans since 1946.

BRUNCH New: Story Hill BKC (5100 W. Bluemound Rd.) Try something new for brunch with international and creative dishes like the crep-urrito, shakshouka and baked French toast bread pudding. Classic: The Rouge (424 E. Wisconsin Ave.) A traditional brunch buffet served at the historic Pfister Hotel.

PIZZA New: Transfer Pizzeria Café (101 W. Mitchell St.) Skip the traditional tomato and get your pizza with garlic cream sauce instead. You won’t regret it. Classic: Calderone Club (842 N. Old World 3rd St.) Traditional Neapolitan pizzas using the original Caradaro Club recipe from 1945 – the oldest pizza recipe in Wisconsin!

Holey Moley Coffee + Doughnuts


New & Classic Old school favorites and innovative new options live side by side in Milwaukee’s dining scene.

BURGERS New: AJ Bombers (1247 N. Water St.) The winner of Travel Channel’s “Food Wars” is famous for peanuts delivered to your table by bomber and crazy toppings like (surprise) peanut butter. Classic: Kopp’s Frozen Custard (kopps.com) The diner-style “jumbo” burgers are almost as locally beloved as the creamy custard the restaurant was named for.

of a classic and has been visited by celebrities from JFK to Justin Bieber.

STEAK New: Carnevor (718 N. Milwaukee St.) Wet and dry-aged USDA prime beef as well as Kobe beef imported from Japan are on the menu at this upscale steakhouse. Classic: Five O’Clock Steakhouse (2416 W. State St.) This classic

GERMAN New: Karl Ratzsch (320 E. Mason St.) This local institution is new again! Chef Thomas Hauck purchased the restaurant and created a revitalized menu that pays homage to the classics. Classic: Mader’s (1041 N. Old World 3rd St.) In business since 1902, this is the very definition 46 | MILWAUKEE VISITORS GUIDE 2017


New: Double B’s BBQ (7420 W. Greenfield Ave., West Allis) Those who love smoke will find it here – make sure to try the smoked chicken wings! Classic: Speed Queen Bar-B-Q (1130 W. Walnut St.) This no-frills counter service spot is an icon for local barbeque and soul food fanatics.

FISH FRY New: The Big Eazy (2053 N. MLK Dr.) Every Friday, take your tastebuds to New Orleans with bottomless Cajun-style fish fry. Classic: The Packing House (900 E. Layton Ave.) This fish fry is so popular that it’s even offered by drive-through.

PASTRY New: Holey Moley

Coffee + Doughnuts (hospitalitydemocracy.com/ holey-moley) Craft doughnuts take a pastry often taken for granted to the next level. Classic: Le Rêve Patisserie & Café (7610 Harwood Ave., Wauwatosa) This traditional French bistro has a drool-worthy pastry case thanks to the hard work of classically-trained pastry chefs.

SEAFOOD New: Maxie’s (6372 W. Fairview) Fresh oysters, peel-and-eat shrimp and low country classics like frogmore stew are on the menu at this “Southern comfort” restaurant. Classic: Harbor House (550 N. Harbor Dr.) This upscale New England-style seafood restaurant specializing in oysters is also the city’s only restaurant with a lakeside view.

Café Benelux

Supper Clubs

ON THE ROOF Take patio dining to the next level…literally. The Outsider (310 E. Chicago St.) at The Kimpton Journeyman Hotel is Milwaukee’s newest rooftop bar, a chic indoor/outdoor space perfect for enjoying a few cleverly crafted cocktails and bites (or pizzas ordered from Tre Rivali downstairs). The green rooftop garden at Braise (1101 S. 2nd St.) serves as patio seating in warm months, and Café Benelux (346 N. Broadway) is the place for brunch on the roof. The Red Lion Pub (1850 N. Water St.) serves up a taste of the UK on its sunny patio alongside games of poolball (pool + soccerballs). Just looking for drinks? Ugly’s (1125 N. Old World 3rd St.) serves a full menu inside, or you can enjoy a beverage on the rooftop’s comfy cushioned patio couches.

SOUL FOOD  Mr. Perkins’ Family Restaurant (2001

W. Atkinson Ave.) is a local institution that has been recognized as the best soul food restaurant in America, but there's more to try! Check out Nino’s Southern Sides (4475 N. Oakland Ave.), a down-home cafe making “good old fashioned Southern cuisine” for dine in or take out, or Daddy’s Soul Food & Grille (754 N. 27th St.), a soul food buffet with a homey vibe that celebrates family and fatherhood.

The supper club is a Wisconsin institution that locals have loved since the 1930s. Ideal for a leisurely night out, these restaurants are known for their warm, “club”-like atmosphere and serving nostalgic favorites like relish trays, prime rib and ice cream cocktails. For a traditional supper club experience, try Five O’Clock Steakhouse (2416 W. State St.), open since 1946 and described by Travel & Leisure as “classic supper club setting with a Mad Men vibe,” or The Packing House, (900 E. Layton Ave.) a familyowned club delighting locals since 1974. Joey Gerard’s (joeygerards. com) is a new restaurant with a retro feel, paying homage to the Hollywoodstyle supper clubs of yesteryear. Try Supper (1962 N. Prospect Ave.) if you’re looking for a new twist on an old favorite. This new restaurant blends old school flair with a fresh, modern menu, offering entrees divided into a “Classic” and “Contemporary” section. VISITMILWAUKEE.ORG | 47

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THE HOT LIST James Beard Award Winners and Nominees Justin Aprahamian: Sanford (547 N. Jackson St.) Ever changing tasting menus in an intimate historic storefront space. Thomas Hauck: c. 1880 (1100 S. 1st St.) and Karl Ratzsch (320 E. Mason St.) An upscale yet warm New American spot and a local legend revived under one chef. David Swanson: Braise (1101 S. 2nd St.) Communitysupported, locally sourced. All food served is hand crafted. Dan Van Rite: DanDan (360 E. Erie St.) Chef-driven, modern American-Chinese cuisine.

Wolf Peach

Farm to table

Local food is bringing chefs “back to basics,” but the meals they create are anything but. to restaurants around the city through the Wisconsin has a strong heritage of family-owned Restaurant Supported Agriculture program. and small farms; today, the state has the most organic beef and dairy farms in the country and Bavette La Boucherie (330 E. Menomonee St.) is second in most organic farms overall. There sources whole animals from responsible local are more organic farmers in Wisconsin than farms and butchers on-site; the meat is available any other state, which is great news for foodies. for purchase or served dine-in on small plates Many Milwaukee chefs base their menus off and sandwiches. Morel Restaurant (430 S. 2nd of seasonal ingredients provided by suppliers St.) celebrates seasonal ingredients from local they have a personal relationship with, like farms, artisans and foragers, like the mushroom professional forager Mike Jozwik. Also known it’s named for. Wolf Peach (1818 N. Hubbard St.) as “Mushroom Mike,” Jozwik grows produce, garnish and more in provides not just mushrooms, but its on-site 1,000 square-foot garden more than 250 seasonal ingredients to supplement the fresh ingredients including raw honey, edible flowers from an off-site farm and other local Organic and wood sorrel to local chefs, purveyors. Located just a short drive Dairy Farms allowing them to create inventive from downtown, Parkside 23 (2300 dishes for their patrons. Pilgrim Square Dr., Brookfield) is Wisconsin’s only restaurant with an In addition to its own rooftop Organic on-site farm – you can’t get a much garden, Braise (1101 S. 2nd St.) Beef Farms more direct farm-to-table route also works to make local, seasonal than that. ingredients more accessible



Justin Carlisle: Ardent (751 N. Farwell Ave.) Intimate and upscale small plates, including a rotating tasting menu. Peggy Magister: Crazy Water (839 S. 2nd St.) Vintage bistro serving refined, seasonal American cuisine. Adam Siegel: Lake Park Bistro (3133 E. Newberry Blvd.) Authentic, rustic French cuisine in a historic pavilion with views of Lake Michigan. Jason Gorman: Café Calatrava (700 N. Art Museum Dr.) Milwaukee Art Museum's café featuring dishes inspired by the feature exhibit. Three Brothers (2414 S. St. Clair St.) Serbian cuisine and hospitality in a low-key, family-owned restaurant. Bryant’s Cocktail Lounge (1579 S. 9th St.) Stylish vintage lounge featuring creative retro and specialty cocktails.

Eat like a Milwaukeean Blend in with the local crowd when you’re out to eat by following these easy steps.

STEP ONE: Keep it local Of the 150 restaurants in downtown Milwaukee, 73% are locally owned. From fine dining to a morning cup of coffee, Milwaukeeans love to eat local.

STEP TWO: Brunch Brunch is serious business around here. The Bloody Mary is the unofficial official beverage of brunch in

Milwaukee – each bar has its own take on the classic, each one more over the top than the last. Try a Bloody topped with a mini-burger, a sushi roll or a lobster claw, and don’t forget the beer chaser to help wash it down.


In classic Wisconsin taverns, it’s not uncommon to see jars of pickled snacks behind the bar. Ask your bartender to try the pickled herring,

STEP FOUR: Milwaukee-style Pizza


pork hocks, eggs and Polish sausages for a true old-school Milwaukee experience.

Milwaukee Iron Seasoning

Stop at The Spice House (1031 N. Old World Third St.) to take home this smoky, spicy blend that was created to honor Harley-Davidson’s 95th anniversary.

You’ve probably heard of Chicago style pizza, but Milwaukee has a pizza all its own. You can expect a crackerthin crust, creating a light, airy slice filled with flavor. And about those slices…they’ll be square or “tavern cut.” Top it however you want, but the signature Milwaukee toppings are sausage, mushroom and onion.

STEP FIVE: Friday Fish Fry

Cheese Curds

Loved cheese curds while you were here? Pick up a fresh bag at Clock Shadow Creamery (138 W. Bruce St.) to enjoy on the way back.

Since the city was founded by predominantly Catholic European immigrants, it’s no surprise that fish on Friday became a citywide offering. It’s still a tradition many families keep today; expect your fish (probably cod or perch) to come with fries, coleslaw and rye bread. For an upgrade, try subbing in potato pancakes for fries.

STEP SIX: Sausages

Apple Pie in a Paper Bag

Drink Wisconsinbly’s Fish Fry

The Elegant Farmer’s (1545 Main St., Mukwonago) famous apple pie baked in a paper bag is a gourmet treat ready to heat and serve once you get home.

It’s true: we love our brats in Milwaukee. You can get great ones at places like Old German Beer Hall (1009 N. Old World 3rd St.) or Milwaukee Brat House (1013 N. Old World 3rd St.), but don’t let your sausage exploration stop there. Check out the gourmet Afro Fusion Cuisine Jerk Sausage at Irie Zulu (7237 W. North Ave.). VISITMILWAUKEE.ORG | 49

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r e e B m o o B  Milwaukee has

always been a beer town, but a boom of craft breweries is giving beer fans a whole new reason to visit Brew City.


You may not be familiar with Richard Owens, the founder of Owens’ Brewery, commonly accepted to be the first commercial brewery in Milwaukee. But we’d bet you recognize a few of the names that were close on his heels: Pabst, Blatz, Schlitz, Miller. When the Great Chicago Fire destroyed many of the city’s breweries, Schlitz sent its brew down to Milwaukee’s neighbor to the south, earning it the nickname “the beer that made Milwaukee famous.” It’s no surprise that a place called “Brew City” has a rich history and culture of beer and brewing. As Russ Klisch (founder of Lakefront Brewery) put it, “London has its pubs, Paris has its cafes, but Milwaukee has the corner bar.” Many corner bars and taverns started off as “tied houses,” bars that opened with help from local breweries in exchange for a contract to serve that brewery’s beer exclusively. The connection these bars had to the breweries changed during Prohibition, but many are in operation today and still bearing the mark of the brewery they were once “tied” to. Milwaukee’s historic bar scene was recognized in Saveur’s inaugural Good Taste Awards as one of the world’s best “Destination-Worthy Old School Bar Scenes.” See how the beer barons lived with a tour of the Pabst Mansion (2000 W. Wisconsin Ave.), the home of Captain Frederick Pabst and his family. After nearly 40 years

of restoration work, this jewel of Gilded Age architecture is one of the premier house museums in the nation. Then travel back in time at Best

Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery (901 W. Juneau Ave.).

These historic Pabst buildings have been lovingly restored, and your tour includes a cold PBR, Schlitz or Sprecher root beer. Don’t forget to pick up some beer memorabilia at the Vintage Gift Shop! Pay your respects to the beer barons at Forest Home Cemetery (2405 W. Forest Home Ave.). Forest Home is the final resting place of Frederick Pabst, Joseph Schlitz, Valentin

Blatz and Jacob Best (the founder of what became Pabst Brewing Company), among other Milwaukee notables. Take a self-guided tour through the serene garden-like grounds, and stop in the Halls of History, an indoor mausoleum with a unique museum level honoring the people who shaped Milwaukee and are now laid to rest at Forest Home. Experience how Brew City got its start firsthand with a historic brewing demonstration at Old World Wisconsin (W372 S9727 Wisconsin 67, Eagle), a living history museum where reenactors chronicle the settlement of Wisconsin through homesteads and farms grouped by ethnicity. In partnership with the Museum of Beer & Brewing, brewmasters at the German settlement are making beer the old-fashioned way. From growing the ingredients to 19th century fermentation practices, see how a beer would go from start to finish when Milwaukee’s brewing legacy was just beginning.

DID YOU KNOW?  Schlitz was the first beer to be served in a brown bottle (which helps keep beer fresh)  Schlitz also invented the tall boy  Cenosillicaphobia is the fear of an empty glass  The world’s oldest known recorded recipes (5,000 years!) are for making beer  The average American drinks 23 gallons of beer a year  Wisconsin is home to 121 craft breweries  Brewing in Wisconsin started a year before it even became a territory  Founded in 1985, Sprecher Brewing Co. was Milwaukee’s first modern craft brewery

Pabst Mansion

 Milwaukee’s first commercial brewery opened in 1840



Ale Asylum

Lakefront Brewery 1872 N. Commerce St.

PAIR UP Take your beer experience to the next level. Try these beer & cheese pairings, courtesy of Wisconsin Cheese Mart (215 W. Highland Ave.).

Come for the hilarious, nationally-ranked tour, stay for innovative beers like the first certified organic beer and first federally recognized glutenfree beer. The huge on-site beer hall provides a Friday Fish Fry experience like no other, complete with a live polka band and dancing!

Milwaukee Brewing Company / Milwaukee Ale House 613 S. 2nd St./233 N. Water St.

TRIPEL & GORGONZOLA Sprecher Abbey Tripel with Black River Gorgonzola

Grown from a brewpub to one of the city’s favorite craft breweries. Non-conforming brews including the legendarily delicious (and dangerous) O-Gii, a wheat beer infused with local Rishi Tea that’s deceptively drinkable despite its 9.2% ABV.

historic caves where Frederick Miller once cooled his beer to today’s high-speed production lines, complete with samples in the Bavarian-style Miller Inn.

featuring experimental returns to some of Pabst’s original, preProhibition recipes.

MillerCoors 4251 W. State St.

Pabst Brewery 901 W. Juneau Ave.

The true original. Take a free tour through 155 years of brewing history, from the

Pabst returns to its historic brewery with a microbrewery and tasting room this year,

Milwaukee’s original microbrewery. European-style brews and unlimited tasting of craft sodas make a fun stop for the whole family.

Sprecher Brewery 701 W. Glendale Ave.

IPA & 5 YEAR CHEDDAR Lakefront’s IPA with Hooks 5 Year Cheddar

Lakefront Brewery

PILSNER & BUTTERKASE Good City Pilsner with Decatur Butterkase

MillerCoors Caves


FRUIT BEER & BRIE New Glarus Serendipity with Saint Rocco Triple Creme Brie


Like Minds 823 E. Hamilton St.

Ale Asylum Riverhouse 1110 N. Old World 3rd St.

A Chicago-Milwaukee fusion, the Milwaukee brewery and brewpub is where the founders experiment and develop new recipes for their unique kitchen-focused beers. Fans of unique flavors will appreciate tasting cucumber and rhubarb beers.

An upscale riverfront taproom serving nano-brewed guest beers as well as ales from its Madison brewery. Try Bedlam, a Belgian-style IPA that quickly became the brewery’s bestselling seasonal beer.

Black Husky Brewing 909 E. Locust St. Recently relocated from northern Wisconsin bringing along their flagship pine-tastic Sproose IPA. As the name implies, well-behaved, friendly dogs are welcome in the taproom.

MobCraft 505 S. 5th St. This crowd-sourced brewery brought their quirky brews from Madison to their new Milwaukee brewery and taproom. Anyone can submit an idea for a beer online, and public demand determines which one actually gets brewed.

Bavarian Bierhaus

BREWPUBS The Bavarian Bierhaus 700 W. Lexington Blvd., Glendale Craft brewery, beer hall, brewpub and beer garden: this is your one stop shop for bier and Spaß! Get into the German spirit, and don’t be afraid to get up and dance on the benches – they’re specially reinforced!

Company Brewing 735 E. Center St. Classy eats like fried pig’s ear and grilled octopus pair well with brilliant house brews and live music. MobCraft

 Go to visitmilwaukee.org/beer-brewing to start planning your brewcation.

Delafield Brewhaus 3832 Hillside Dr., Delafield An extensive collection of breweriana and popular yearround taps and seasonal beers keep beer fans coming back for more.

Good City Brewing 2108 N. Farwell Ave. Live the Good Life with bold brews and innovative entrées that are far from your average pub food.

Riverside Brewery & Restaurant 255 S. Main St., West Bend Black Husky Brewing

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bend in the Milwaukee River that gives the town its name.

Rock Bottom Brewery 740 N. Plankinton Ave. Located right on the downtown Milwaukee RiverWalk, the patio is the perfect spot for watching boats on the river and enjoying handcrafted brews.

BEER GARDENS Beer gardens are all about Gemütlichkeit, the spirit of good cheer and conviviality, and this German tradition is back in a big way in Milwaukee! Estabrook Park Beer Garden (4600 Estabrook Pkwy.) was the first public beer garden in the country since Prohibition, and now there are beer gardens popping up throughout local parks like Humboldt Park (3000 S. Howell Ave.) and South Shore Park (2900 S. Shore Dr.). Sprecher Brewing teamed up with the Milwaukee County Parks to create a traveling beer garden

that moves to a different park every few weeks, bringing fun (and beer) wherever they go. The warm, community atmosphere of the beer garden makes it a popular spot for visitors and locals alike. While kids play in the park and snack on brats, giant pretzels and other Bavarian favorites, adults enjoy steins of beer and live music (and probably some pretzels too!). Most Milwaukee beer gardens open in May and continue through Oktoberfest celebrations into early October, weather permitting.

St. Francis Brewery & Restaurant 3825 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., Saint Francis It’s not wrong to enjoy the Seven Deadly Sins-themed brews, but if you’re worried, try a house-brewed soda instead.

 Non-beer drinkers won’t go thirsty! Despite the name, most beer gardens also serve sodas, ciders and wine.

ESTABLISHED Big Head Brewing 6204 W. State St., Wauwatosa It’s always a party at the tasting room with weekly live music, food trucks and games.

Biloba Brewing Co 2970 N. Brookfield Rd., Brookfield This homey family microbrewery is a hidden gem. Recently expanded into new, bigger digs – so maybe not-sohidden for long.

Brenner Brewing 706 S. 5th St. Estabrook Beer Garden


 Milwaukee’s breweries, bars and restaurants celebrate beer year-round with tap takeovers, beer dinners and more. Each July, Milwaukee Firkin Fest (milwaukeefirkin.com) takes over Cathedral Square Park with 50 caskconditioned ales and ciders and Milwaukee Brewfest (milwaukeebrewfest. com) brings more than 100 local and national breweries serving ciders, beers and meads to the lakefront. See what’s brewing while you’re in town at milwaukee365.com/categories/beer.


Fans of local art and unique beers should check out this tasting room/art gallery. Try the infamous Bacon Bomb Rauchbier. (Insider tip: this “bacon” beer is vegan!)

District 14 Brewery 2273 S. Howell Ave. There’s always something new on tap at this laid-back local hangout. Join the regulars for karaoke, trivia, open mic night and more, and you can always

Enlightened Brewing Co 2018 S. 1st St. #170 Stop by the warehouse taproom for handcrafted, small scale beers.

The Explorium Brewpub 5300 S. 76th St., Greendale Coming early 2017. Beer invades the full menu at this pub, sneaking into salad dressings, pizza dough and more.

The Fermentorium 7481 Hwy. 60, Cedarburg

Brenner Brewing

Urban Harvest

Café-style tasting room. Be bold and try a beer from the Pilot Series, limited releases dreamed up by brewery employees.

Raised Grain Brewing 2244 W. Bluemound Rd., Waukesha help yourself to some free popcorn while you try the brews.

Public Craft Brewing Co. 716 58th St., Kenosha Enjoy your beer like you would in your own living room – comfy chairs, books and board games are all available.

Rustic Road Brewing Company 510 56th St., Kenosha Highly seasonal nano-brewery making new styles week to week.

Silver Creek Brewing Co N57 W6172 Portland Rd., Cedarburg Originally formed as a homebrewer’s club and tucked inside a historic grist mill. Don’t miss the (non-alcoholic) Blonde Root Beer.

Sweet Mullets Brewery N58 W39800 Industrial Rd., Oconomowoc Tucked away in an industrial park, it’s worth hunting down this hidden gem. Known for

creative brews, like jalapenoflavored Jorge.

BRAND NEW & COMING SOON 1840 Brewing 342 E. Ward St. Coming spring 2017. This urban farmhouse brewery focuses on creative barrel-aged beers, making the barrel an ingredient instead of just a vessel.

Broken Bat Brewing Company 231 E. Buffalo St. Coming spring 2017. Two baseball fans are behind this nano-brewery creating “tailgate beers.”

City Lights Brewing Co. 2210 W. Mt. Vernon Ave. Must-visit based on location alone. The raw beauty of this turn of the century building is a great backdrop for the brewery’s own beers and guest brews from other local breweries.

BEER TOURS  If checking out one brewery’s not enough for you (and let’s face it…one brewery is never enough!), try a beer tour to get a sampling of Milwaukee’s beer scene. Hop Head Tours (hopheadtours. com) focuses on Milwaukee’s brewing heritage with bus and bike tours that stop at today’s breweries, while Fun Beer Tours (funbeertoursmke. com) brings the party on bus and walking tours with plenty of samples and a splash of history (history fans can check out their “Beer Capitol of the World Tour”). Milwaukee Food & City Tours (milwaukeefoodtours. com) also offers several beerrelated tours. Looking for the most unique pub crawl? Try Riverwalk Boat Tours’ (riverwalkboats.com) pub crawl by boat or the Pedal Tavern (pedaltavern.com) – Milwaukee’s only pedaling pub crawl!

Boldly brewed beer born out of a debate between a Scottish and Belgian homebrewer. Conflict never tasted so good – the Paradocs Red Imperial IPA won gold at the 2016 North American Beer Awards.

Third Space Brewing 1505 W. St. Paul Ave. Drinkable West Coast-meetsMidwest beer meets positive vibes, bringing a splash of fun (and bright green!) to the mostly industrial St. Paul Avenue.

Urban Harvest 1024 S. 5th St. There’s no begging for choice with 12-16 handcrafted brews on tap made by a father-son duo of former homebrewers.

Westallion Brewing Company 1825 S. 72nd St., West Allis Coming 2017. West Allis’ first brewery will feature brews inspired by notable locals like Olympian Dan Jansen and General William “Billy” Mitchell. VISITMILWAUKEE.ORG | 55

Wauwatosa  Known to locals as

“Tosa,” Wauwatosa is Milwaukee’s charming neighboring city. Take a detour from the bustle of downtown to explore Tosa’s shops, green spaces and familyfriendly attractions.


Spend an afternoon exploring the Village, a charming European-style village center lined with boutique shops and restaurants. Dine al fresco on the bridge outside Café Hollander (7677 W. State St.).


Stop inside a historic bank building to try tempting pastries and traditional French bistro food at Le Rêve

Patisserie & Café (7610 Harwood Ave.).


The only place you can find several major national and designer brands in Wisconsin is at Mayfair (2500 N. Mayfair Rd.), an indoor mall home


to Wisconsin’s only Nordstrom, among others, and nearby outdoor galleria

The Mayfair Collection (11500 W. Burleigh St.) – go shop!


Make a splash at the TOSA Pool at Hoyt Park (1800 N. Swan Blvd.)! All ages can have fun thanks to zero-depth entry, competitive lap lanes and even a giant slide. (Open May-August, as weather permits.)


Next to the pool, The Landing (1800 N. Swan Blvd.) beer garden is the place to find food, beer and live music May through October. You can even order a pizza right to your table.


Café Hollander


Celebrity chef Alton Brown gave his seal of approval to Cranky Al’s (6901 W. North Ave.) doughnuts when his tour came through town – try them yourself! Tip: try the cruller.


Get a taste of Tuscany at Ristorante Bartolotta (7616 W. State St.), a local “special occasion” favorite known for handmade pasta and traditional Northern Italian cuisine.

Tosa Tonight


Enjoy the outdoors and local parks, whether it’s trying tricks at the Tosa Skate Park (7300 W. Chestnut St.) or riding bikes along the Oak Leaf Trail.


Locals love the weekly Tosa

Farmers Market

(tosafarmersmarket. com) that brings vendors, music and fun every Saturday morning (June-early October).

10 Ruby Tap

Stop for wine and cheese at Ruby Tap (1341 N. Wauwatosa Ave.), a chic wine bar offering over 40

wines available on tap, by the bottle and in self-service wine machines.


Jam out at free

Tosa Tonight

(tosatonight.com) concerts in Hart Park on select Wednesdays throughout summer while enjoying delicious food and treats from local vendors.


Beer lovers can’t miss the rare and exclusive beers at Ray’s Growler Gallery (8930 W. North Ave.). Fill up a growler to take with you or try a glass, pint or flight during select times and special events.




Milwaukee Kayak Company on the Milwaukee River


 You don’t need to head into the wilderness

for outdoor adventure. You just need one of the world’s largest freshwater lakes, Wisconsin’s only urban state park and year-round outdoor recreation facilities – it’s all right here in Milwaukee.

BY WATER Set on the coast of Lake Michigan and located at the confluence of three rivers, Milwaukee is truly a water city – even the United Nations has recognized us as an international hub for fresh water research and technology!

But more importantly for you, all that water – sometimes known as the “Third Coast” – is the stage for unbeatable outdoor fun. Ready to set sail? Get out on the lake with Captain Bob of Sea Dog Sailing (seadogsailingmilwaukee. com) for public day and sunset

sails. Maritime history buffs can sail in period style aboard the S/V Denis Sullivan, the world’s only recreation of a 19th-century three-masted Great Lakes schooner and the official tallship of Wisconsin; sit back and enjoy the ride, or become part of the crew and take a turn at the helm! Lake Michigan is also home to some record-breaking fish, including the state’s largest known hookand-line caught Coho Salmon and Atlantic Salmon – head out with Blue Max Charters (1933 S. 1st St.) to see what you might catch. Maybe you’d rather jump on a jet ski? McKinley Jet Ski and Motor Scooter Rentals (1750 N.

The view from a Sea Dog Sailing adventure

S/V Denis Sullivan

Sea Dog photo courtesy of Justin Plus Lauren (justinpluslauren.com)

Lincoln Memorial Dr.) can get you ready to ride the waves on a Sea-Doo Jet Ski (or the streets on a scooter!). Just off the Lake in Veterans Park Lagoon, check out the pedal boats, kayaks and stand-up paddleboards (SUP) from Wheel Fun Rentals (wheelfunrentals.com). Plus, the city’s six sandy swimming beaches are perfect for wading, beach volleyball or just enjoying the sun and sand. Plan a beach day at Bradford Beach (2400 N. Lincoln

BOATS The clanging bells that announce the raising and lowering of Milwaukee’s bridges mean one thing to locals: the boats are back on the river, and summer is here! Don’t get left on the shore – a river cruise is one of the best ways to check out the city. Milwaukee Boat Line (mkeboat.com) offers narrated sightseeing cruises, concert cruises, the totally-MKE “Brews & Brats” cruise and more. If dining is more your style, try a sumptuous dinner or brunch cruise with Edelweiss Boat Cruises (edelweissboats.com) – they also have a piratethemed boat trip kids will love! Riverwalk Boat Cruises (riverwalkboats. com) is home to a party cruise for every day of the week, including a Saturday pub crawl by boat and a Sunday Bloody Mary cruise. If you prefer to captain your own ship, both Edelweiss Boat Cruises and Riverwalk Boat Cruises rent pontoon boats, perfect for docking at the many waterfront restaurants and pubs that line the Milwaukee River.

Memorial Dr.), recognized as one of the nation’s top 10 urban beaches (2016). Aquatic adventure doesn’t stop at the lake. Explore Milwaukee’s rivers in a kayak, canoe or SUP from Milwaukee Kayak Company (318 S. Water St.); no experience is necessary – they’ll get you ready to go and offer up a map of recommended routes. You can also join in on guided treks, including the popular sunset paddle! VISITMILWAUKEE.ORG | 59

BY LAND Exploring the great urban outdoors means you don’t have to leave the city to get your dose of fresh air and exercise. Milwaukee’s awardwinning county parks cover nearly 15,000 acres, and right downtown is Lakeshore State Park (friendslsp.org), Wisconsin’s only urban state park. The popular Lakefront

Trail is a paved, six-mile loop perfect for a scenic jog or leisurely family outing. The trail takes you past Gift of Wings (1300 N. Lincoln Memorial Dr.) kite store, where you can purchase kites to fly on the breezes off of Lake Michigan, and popular stands like Wheel Fun Rentals (wheelfunrentals.com) and

Milwaukee Bike & Skate Rental (1750 N. Lincoln Memorial Dr.)

Lakeshore State Park

Wilmot Mountain

Adventure Rock



RIVERWEST BEER RUN/WALK June 1.8 miles, 4 mandatory beer stops




Bublr Bikes


that rent bicycles, rollerblades, surrey bikes and more! If you’re looking for more of a workout, the Oak Leaf Trail stretches from the lakefront through beautiful wooded areas along the Milwaukee River and loops throughout the county for more than 100 miles. The Hank Aaron State Trail (hankaaronstatetrail.org) is another trail especially popular with cyclists that takes you west to Wauwatosa through the reclaimed green spaces in the formerly industrial Menomonee River Valley. The 185-acre Schlitz Audubon Nature Center (1111 E. Brown Deer Rd.) located just north of the city is home to popular raptor educational events, six miles of trails and an unmissable panoramic view of Milwaukee from atop the 60foot observation tower.

At Wehr Nature Center (9701 W. College Ave., Franklin), five miles of trails connect the center’s natural communities: Woodlands, Wetland, Prairie, Oak Savanna and Lake. Each of the three locations of the Urban Ecology Center (urbanecologycenter.org) has unique surprises for young explorers to discover. Don’t miss the climbing wall, habitatthemed playground and secret slide entrance at the Riverside Park branch! When the temperatures go down, the fun is just beginning. Snowboarders, skiers and tubers of all skill levels will have a blast sliding down frosty hills at The Rock (7900 Crystal Ridge Rd., Franklin),

Sunburst Winter Sports Park

(8355 Prospect Dr., Kewaskum) and Wilmot Mountain (11931 Fox River Rd., Wilmot). Try sledding, snowshoeing, crosscountry skiing and more at local parks, and lace up your skates under the twinkling holiday lights downtown at the outdoor Slice of Ice (920 N. Water St.) rink in Red Arrow Park. Surf’s up! It’s true – winter is prime surfing season on Lake Michigan. Novices should stick to the comparatively mild water and weather in September, but advanced surfers will get a thrill riding the swells amongst the ice floes. Plus, Adventure Rock (adventurerock.com) is open all year for rock climbing with over 210 possible routes on 42-foot climbing walls.

Visit visitmilwaukee.org/sports-recreation to start planning your adventure.

Let’s ride! Cycling enthusiasts and newbies alike can explore the city on two wheels thanks to miles of paved and offroad trails and a thriving bike culture. Wisconsin has regularly been ranked as one of the top states for cyclists, and Milwaukee shows visitors why. Super Fun Time Bike Tours & Rentals (superfuntimebikes. com) will take you on a sightseeing tour of the city or deliver a rental bike right to your hotel! Learn about downtown neighborhoods on a unique circular bike with Seven-Seat Bike Tours (sevenseat. bike). Looking for some beer to go with the bikes? Hop Head Tours (hopheadtours.com) hosts a bike tour of Milwaukee’s breweries and beer history, and party people can hop on the Pedal Tavern (pedaltavern.com) for a pedaling pub crawl. Need a bike fast? The Bublr Bikes (bublrbikes. com) bike share system connects downtown Milwaukee neighborhoods and neighboring Wauwatosa. Bublr Bikes started the year with 56 active stations and another 30 to be installed throughout the year.


Milwaukee from

A Z to


Dedication to preserving and revitalizing historic buildings gives the city a unique character that blends European architecture with renovated warehouses and striking modern buildings.


Beer: Centuries of

brewing history, pioneering breweries and innovative new nano and microbreweries: there’s a reason why they call it “Brew City.”


the city is all about.

grocery with flavors from Central and South America and the Caribbean — grab lunch from on-site cafe, Taco Loco.

Milwaukee Public Library


 Get a taste of what

Creamery or as a deepfried bar snack.


Domes: A locally beloved trio of unique conoidal domes that are home to the Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory.


El Rey Foods: Milwaukee’s premier Hispanic

Mitchell Park Conservatory

Cheese curds: The

iconic Milwaukee snack. Try them fresh (and squeaky!) at Clock Shadow



Festivals: The



summer pastime of choice. Huge festivals fill the permanent lakefront festival grounds almost every weekend in the summer, celebrating Pride, ethnic cultures, music and more, giving MKE the nickname “City of Festivals.”

The German spirit of good cheer and friendship is never in short supply in local beer gardens, beer halls and pubs throughout the city.




An international icon, still headquartered here in the city where it was founded. The HarleyDavidson Museum thrills both serious fans and those who have never sat astride a hog.



We like it local here; Milwaukee residents love to support local businesses, so chains

are rare. From coffee roasters to blacksmith shops, discover what makes Milwaukee oneof-a-kind.


Jazz in the Park:

A free outdoor concert held every Thursday night of the summer in Cathedral Square Park. You’ll find free outdoor music throughout the city almost every night of the week in the summer.


Old Fashioned:

The unofficial official drink of Milwaukee, a classic cocktail that blends bitters, sugar and a citrus twist with the spirit and mixer of your choice. Try it Wisconsinstyle with brandy.

P Schlitz Audubon Nature Center


Kayaking: Rent

a kayak from Milwaukee Kayak Company to see the city from a whole new perspective.


Lake Michigan:

Having a Great Lake in our backyard means there’s no end to lakefront adventures. Check out beaches, sailing, pedal boats or just great views.

Harley-Davidson Museum


Miller Park:

The home of the Milwaukee Brewers, you’ll smell the grills going every game day as the parking lot fills with tailgaters!


Nature: Explore

the great urban outdoors. Parks, trails and nature centers mean green space is never far away, even in the heart of downtown.

Public Market:

This downtown hub is the perfect spot for lunch. Around 20 vendors offer up cuisine of all kinds, local products, groceries, sweets, gifts and more.

gallery of outdoor sculptures, including the famous Bronze Fonz (a must-visit photo opp!).



The world’s largest music festival! 11 days of music and fun on the coast of Lake Michigan every summer, celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.



Milwaukee’s highly compact downtown makes it easy to get around on your own two feet. It’s less than a 30-minute walk from the heart of the city to popular attractions like the Milwaukee Art Museum, Brady Street or the BMO Harris Bradley Center.


Quack: In 1945, Milwaukee was home to a duck that became a worldwide sensation. Find the statue of Gertie the Duck on the Wisconsin Avenue bridge and learn her story.


RiverWalk: This

3-mile path along the Milwaukee River offers great views, riverfront dining and nightlife and a rotating

Lake Michigan


Tied house: Early

breweries formed exclusive contracts with bar owners, “tying” the tavern to a certain brew. Though the connections no longer exist, many of these corner bars are still in operation.




Vibe: Laidback,

This nationallyrecognized maker of fine sausages is still using the original family recipes from 1880 to make their delicious wursts.

casual, friendly. The rumors are true; people in Milwaukee really are as nice as they say.




Yolks: The


Zoo: A must-visit

This delicious Vietnamese restaurant is one of more than 150 restaurants located in downtown Milwaukee.

ingredient that distinguishes frozen custard from ice cream. Milwaukee is the frozen custard capital of the world – try some while you’re in town!

attraction that’s fun for all ages. Visit more than 2,500 animals, check out the ropes course and ride the Zoo Train.


■ RESOURCES The Plaza Hotel

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott - Milwaukee Downtown Westown 103 rooms. Just steps from major attractions. Each room features a refrigerator. 710 N. Old World Third St., (414) 224-8400, marriott.com/ mkefd.        

Hampton Inn & Suites Milwaukee Downtown

Westown 138 rooms. Prized centralized location: RiverWalk, Third Ward, entertainment & dining. 176 W. Wisconsin Ave (414) 271-4656, (800) HAM-PTON, hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/ hotels/wisconsin/hamptoninn-and-suites-milwaukeedowntown-MKEDWHX/ index.html.       

& much more. 1840 N. 6th St., (414) 265-5629, hotelofthearts.com.    

Hyatt Regency Milwaukee

Westown 481 rooms. A contemporary hotel located in the heart of downtown MKE. 333 W. Kilbourn Ave., (414) 276-1234, (800) 2231234, milwaukee.hyatt.com.  

InterContinental Milwaukee

East Town 221 rooms. The most desired destination for accommodations and meetings. 139 E. Kilbourn Ave., (414) 2768686, (866) 717-9623, intercontinentalmilwaukee. com.         

Hilton Garden Inn Milwaukee Downtown

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Accommodations Aloft Hotel Downtown Milwaukee

Westown 160 rooms. Hotel features a bright, airy environment. Located on the MKE River. 1230 N. Old World Third St., (414) 226-0122, aloftmilwaukeedowntown. com.         

Ambassador Hotel


Marquette University/ Avenues West 132 rooms. A historic Art Deco jewel offering modern amenities & impeccable service. 2308 W. Wisconsin Ave.,

(414) 345-5000, (888) 3223326, ambassador milwaukee.com.     

Ambassador Inn

Marquette University/ Avenues West 40 rooms. Offers guests numerous amenities, quality service & exceptional value. 2301 W. Wisconsin Ave., (414) 342-0000, ambassadorinnmilwaukee. com.         

The Astor Hotel

East Town 85 rooms. Vintage beauty situated moments away from downtown attractions. 924 E. Juneau Ave.,

 Airport Transportation  Baggage Handling  Banquet Facilities  Business Services

(414) 271-4220, (800) 5580200, theastorhotel.com. 

The Brewhouse Inn & Suites

Westown 90 rooms. History with a modern twist, we are the Future of MKE’s Past. 1215 N. 10th St., (414) 810-3350, brewhousesuites. com.        

County Clare Guesthouse & Pub

East Town 29 rooms. Inn brings authentic Irish lodging, cuisine & service to downtown MKE. 1234 N. Astor St., (414) 27-CLARE (272-5273), countyclare-inn. com.       

 Cable/Satellite  Complimentary Policy  Continental Breakfast  Fitness Center


Courtyard by Marriott Milwaukee Downtown

Westown 169 rooms. Enjoy upscale accommodations, touchscreen GoBoard & individual Media Pods. 300 W. Michigan St., (414) 291-4122, (800) 321-2211, marriott.com/hotels/ travel/mkedt-courtyardmilwaukee-downtown.   

DoubleTree by Hilton Milwaukee Downtown

Westown 243 rooms. Seasonal outdoor sundeck & valet parking. Group rates available. 611 W. Wisconsin Ave., (414) 273-2950, (800) 222-TREE, doubletreemilwaukee.com.  

 Group Seating  Handicap Accessible  Lounge  Motorcoach/Bus Parking

 Pay Movies  Pet Friendly  Pool - Indoor  Pool - Outdoor

The Iron Horse Hotel


Walker’s Point/Fifth Ward 100 rooms. Luxury boutique business hotel with special motorcycle accommodations. 500 W. Florida St., (414) 3744766, (888) 543-IRON, theironhorsehotel.com.

Hilton Milwaukee

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East Town 127 rooms. Just blocks from the scenic Lakefront & Historic Third Ward neighborhoods. 611 N. Broadway, (414) 271-6611, (888) 370-0984, hgimilwaukee.com.   

Westown 729 rooms. AAA 4 Diamond Award winning historic hotel, connected to the WI center. 509 W. Wisconsin Ave., (414) 271-7250, (800) HIL-TONS, hiltonmilwaukee.com.  

Homewood Suites by Hilton

East Town 93 rooms. Indoor whirlpool, hot breakfast, fitness room, free WIFI. 500 N. Water St.     

Hotel Metro

East Town 63 rooms. Historic boutique hotel, with Pastiche, a full service French restaurant. 411 E. Mason St., (414) 272-1937, (877) 638-7620, hotelmetro. com.         

Hotel of the Arts Downtown Milwaukee Days Inn Westown 81 rooms. The only hotel of the arts in the Midwest! Culture, comfort

 Reservations  Restaurant  Welcome Reception  Wireless Internet

The Kimpton Journeyman Hotel

Historic Third Ward 158 rooms. Located in the historic Third Ward. We are fresh, enduring & warm. 310 E. Chicago St., (414) 291-3970, (800) 546-7866, journeymanhotel.com.  

Knickerbocker on the Lake

East Town 70 rooms. Charming, uniquely decorated guest rooms w/kitchens, coffee maker & more. 1028 E. Juneau Ave., (414) 276-8500, knickerbockeronthelake. com.        

The Milwaukee Athletic Club

East Town 56 rooms. Complete business, athletic & social facilities for men & women. 758 N. Broadway, (414) 273-5080, macwi.org. 

$ Under $10 $$ $11-30 $$$ $31-60 $$$$ $61+

Milwaukee Marriott Downtown

Schuster Mansion Bed & Breakfast



Park East Hotel Downtown Lakeshore

SpringHill Suites Milwaukee Downtown

East Town 205 rooms. Discover a premier hotel with incomparable service & unprecedented style. 323 E. Wisconsin Ave., (414) 278-5999, (877) 224-1990, marriott.com/ mkedn.       

Marquette University/ Avenues West 6 rooms. Stay at a beautiful 1891 mansion. 4 Suites & 2 rooms to choose from. 3209 W. Wells St., (414) 342-3210, schustermansion.com.

East Town 159 rooms. We offer Continental Breakfast, Wi-Fi, Restaurant, Fitness center, Rooftop. 916 E. State St., (414) 276-8800, (800) 3287275, parkeasthotel.com.


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The Westin Milwaukee

The Pfister Hotel

East Town 307 rooms. Historic hotel. AAA Four Diamond rated. Travel Green Certification. 424 E. Wisconsin Ave., (414) 2738222, (800) 558-8222, thepfisterhotel.com.   

The Plaza Hotel

East Town 81 rooms. Boutique European-style hotel located on MKE’s Lower East Side. 1007 N. Cass St., (414) 2762101, (800) 340-9590, plazahotelmilwaukee.com. 

Potawatomi Hotel & Casino

Menomonee River Valley 381 rooms. A 19-story hotel, which serves as an icon in the Menomonee River Valley. 1721 W. Canal St., (414) 847-7400, (800) PAY-SBIG, paysbig.com.  

Ramada Milwaukee Downtown

Westown 155 rooms. Full-service hotel 1 block from the Wisconsin Center. Free parking, Wi-Fi. 633 W. Michigan St., (414) 2728410, ramadacitycentre. com.         

Residence Inn by Marriott - Milwaukee Downtown

Westown 131 rooms. All suite property, social hour Mon.-Thu., 3 blocks from the WI Center. 648 N. Plankinton Ave., (414) 224-7890, (800) 331-3131, marriott.com/mkeri.   

Westown 155 rooms. Allsuite hotel. From business to leisure, we’re a breath of fresh air. 744 N. 4th St., (414) 273-9811, marriott. com/mkesh.     

Stunning guesT rooMs. DraMaTIc two - Story lobby. HigH - energy bar anD DInIng. MeMorable meetingS and eventS.

East Town 220 rooms. Our hotel makes it easy to be your best self. Near shops, dining & nightlife. 550 N. Van Buren St., (414) 224-5224, starwoodhotels.com/ westin/property/overview/ index.html?language=en_ US&propertyID=4166.  

The Iron horse hoTel, a True MIlwaukee bouTIque hoTel experIence.

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Eating & Drinking AJ Bombers

East Town | American P-Nuts, Burgers & Beer! That sums up this fun restaurant & bar. 1247 N. Water St., (414) 221-9999, ajbombers.com.  $-$$

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Ale Asylum Riverhouse Westown | American Offering riverfront dining, cocktails & the finest in WI craft brewed beer. 1110 N. Old World Third St., (414) 269-8700, riverhousemke. com.    $-$$


East Town | Spanish Marrying the flavors of Spain & Portugal in Downtown MKE. 315 E. Wisconsin Ave., (414) 369-3683, amilinda.com. $-$$


East Side | American Intimate space blending earthy with contemporary. 1751 N. Farwell Ave., (414) 897-7022, ardentmke.com.  $$$$

Avenue Bar & Grill

Westown | American Casual bistro atmosphere featuring American cuisine. DoubleTree by Hilton Milwaukee Downtown,

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■ RESOURCES 611 W. Wisconsin Ave., (414) 273-2950, doubletreemilwaukee. com.     $-$$

Bacchus -A Bartolotta Restaurant East Town | American Sleek & stylish, Bacchus is MKE’s best upscale dining experience. 925 E. Wells St., (414) 765-1166, bacchusmke.com. 

Balzac Wine Bar

Brady Street | Small Plate Dining Features small plate dining & an approachable, dynamic wine list. 1716 N. Arlington Pl., (414) 7550099, balzacwinebar.com.

Bella Italiana

Menomonee River Valley | Italian Inviting Italian menu & friendly, hospitable service. Must be 18 to dine. Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, 1721 W. Canal St., (414) 847-7626, (800) PAY-SBIG, paysbig.com/ bellaitaliana. $$

Benihana Japanese Steakhouse Sushi Bar Westown | Asian The longest running dining show in the world, with your own personal chef. 850 N. Plankinton Ave., (414) 270-0890, benihana. com.   Lunch $-$$;

 $-$$$

Dinner $$-$$$

Bar 333

The Big Eazy Dinner & Entertainment

Westown | Clubs & Pubs Cozy up & enjoy one of our many freshly prepared cocktails. Hyatt Regency Milwaukee, 333 W. Kilbourn Ave., (414) 270-6052, hyatt.com.    $-$$

Bar 360

Menomonee River Valley | Clubs & Pubs Located in the heart of the gaming floor & slightly elevated. Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, 1721 W. Canal St., (414) 847-7883, (800) PAYSBIG, paysbig.com/dining/ bar360.   $-$$

Bartolotta’s Lake Park Bistro

East Side | French Authentic French country cuisine. MKE’s most romantic restaurant. 3133 E. Newberry Blvd., (414) 962-6300, lakeparkbistro.com.   Lunch $-$$; Dinner $$-$$$

BB’s (Build-a-Breakfast / Build-a-Burger)

Westown | American Delivery, reservations, dine-in featuring a full bar & a game room. 633 W. Wisconsin Ave., (414) 270-1070, bbmilwaukee.com.  $-$$

Bel-Air Cantina

East Side | Latin American Best margaritas! Enjoy tasty tacos, fresh salsas & nearly 100 tequilas. 1935 N. Water St., (414) 2262245 and 2625 N. Downer Ave., (414) 964-1190, belaircantina.com.  $-$$

Brewers Hill | Cajun New Orleans in the heart of MKE with signature dishes, full bar & more. 2053 N. Martin Luther King Dr., (414) 795-2773, bigeazymke.com.

The Bistro

Westown | American A variety of grab-and-go snacks, or sit & enjoy a freshly prepared meal. Courtyard by Marriott Milwaukee Downtown, 300 W. Michigan Ave., (414) 291-4122, (800) 321-2211, courtyard milwaukeedowntown. com. $-$$

Bistro 333

Westown | American Full service restaurant located at the base of the 18-story indoor atrium. Hyatt Regency Milwaukee, 333 W. Kilbourn Ave., (414) 270-6052, bistro333milwaukee.com.   $-$$

Black Sheep

Walker’s Point/Fifth Ward | Wine Bar Full-service upscale establishment featuring a unique winetapping system. 216 S. 2nd St., (414) 530-6067, blacksheepmke.com.  $-$$


East Town | Clubs & Pubs Lavish libations, precious views all atop The Pfister Hotel. The Pfister Hotel, 424 E. Wisconsin Ave., (414) 905-1204, blumilwaukee.com. $-$$



Walker’s Point/Fifth Ward | Latin American The best moles in MKE. A special variety of dishes. Outdoor patio. Parking. 816 S. 5th St., (414) 672-3755, botanasrestaurant.com.

Braise Restaurant & Culinary School

Walker’s Point/Fifth Ward | American MKE’s first community supported restaurant-ingredients from 40 WI farms. 1101 S. 2nd St., (414) 212-8843, braiselocalfood.com.   $-$$

Branded in The Iron Horse Hotel

Walker’s Point/Fifth Ward | Clubs & Pubs A mix of MKE locals & world travelers. Vintage modern decor & cocktail list. 500 W. Florida St., (414) 374-4766, theironhorsehotel.com.     $-$$

The Brass Alley

Westown | Cajun Downtown MKE’s destination for a taste of New Orleans. 1023 N. Old World Third St., (414) 800-6240, thebrassalley.com.  

Brenner Brewing Co.

Walker's Point/Fifth Ward | Tasting/Tap Rooms Tasting room-tours. Seven microbrews-featured local art-private event space. 706 S. 5th St., (414) 4658469, brennerbrewing. com.   $

The Brown Bottle

Westown | American Soak up history & pub classics in modern, flavorful ways. 221 W. Galena St., (414) 226-6978, brownbottlemke.com. $-$$

Buck Bradley’s Saloon & Eatery

Westown | American Our restaurant features a diverse menu & The Longest Bar in WI. 1019 N. Old World Third St., (414) 224-8500, buckbradleys. com.     $-$$

Buckley’s Restaurant and Bar

East Town | American The intimate, casual atmosphere makes your experience here unforgettable. 801 N. Cass St., (414) 277-1111, buckleys milwaukee.com. $-$$

The Buffet

Menomonee River Valley | Buffets Unlimited quantities of ethnic & American cuisine. Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, 1721 W. Canal St., (414) 847-7882, (800) PAYSBIG, paysbig.com/dining/ the-buffet/.   $-$$

Bugsy’s Back Alley Speakeasy - SURG Restaurant Group

Historic Third Ward | Clubs & Pubs 1920’s style speakeasy with prohibition themed cocktails & live music. 218 N. Water St., (414) 221-6565, bugsysmke.com. $-$$

The Cafe

Westown | American Traditional American breakfast & extensive weekend brunch. Hilton Milwaukee, 509 W. Wisconsin Ave., (414) 2717250, hiltonmilwaukee. com.    $-$$

Cafe at the Pfister

East Town | American Casual dining in a bistro setting. Proudly serving Starbucks coffee. The Pfister Hotel, 424 E. Wisconsin Ave., (414) 905-1204, thepfisterhotel. com.  $-$$

Cafe at the Plaza

East Town | American Breakfast & lunch served Mon. thru Fri. Brunch Sat. & Sun. Outdoor dining. The Plaza Hotel, 1007 N. Cass St. (414) 276-2101, plazahotelmilwaukee. com. $

Cafe Benelux

Historic Third Ward | European Known for its extensive bier selection, brunch & amazing rooftop view. 346 N. Broadway, (414) 501-2500, cafebenelux.com.  

  $-$$

Cafe Centraal

Bay View | European Amazing bier selection & a menu inspired by European travel. 2306 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., (414) 755-0378, cafecentraal. com.     $-$$

Cafe El Sol

Walker’s Point/Fifth Ward | Latin American Specializes in Mexican & Puerto Rican cuisine, with Friday fish buffet. 1028 S. 9th St., (414) 384-3100, unitedcc.org/ cafeelsol.htm.    $-$$

Cafe Hollander

East Side | European MKE’s original “grand cafe,” famous for its Belgian bier & weekend brunch. 2608 N. Downer Ave., (262) 573-4722, cafehollander.com.  

  $-$$

Caffe Deco

Marquette University/ Avenues West | Coffee & Tea Shop Cafe serving Starbucks coffee, fresh bakery & made to order breakfast. Ambassador Hotel, 2308 W. Wisconsin Ave., (414) 345-5010, (888) 322-3326, ambassadormilwaukee. com.   $

Calderone Club

Westown | Italian Handmade pasta, pizza, steaks, seafood & daily specials. 842 N. Old World Third St., (414) 273-3236, calderoneclub.net.    $-$$$

The Capital Grille Milwaukee

Westown | Steak Sophisticated, traditional steak house specializing in Dry-Aged steaks. 310 W. Wisconsin Ave., Ste. 100, (414) 223-0600, thecapitalgrille.com.  

Carnevor - SURG Restaurant Group

Colectivo Coffee

East Side | Coffee & Tea Shop Located in the historic MKE River Flushing Station built in 1888. 1701 N. Lincoln Memorial Dr., (414) 273-3747, colectivo coffee.com. 

Colour Palate

East Town | American Feeding your day with inspiration. Hand-crafted salads, soups & breads. 789 N. Water St., (414) 3953164, colourpalate.com.

Comet Cafe

East Side | American A cozy neighborhood cafe/ bar on MKE’s East Side. 1947 N. Farwell Ave., (414) 273-7677, thecometcafe.com. $-$$

Coquette Cafe

Historic Third Ward | French French Bistro fare, Provincial Wines & Specialty Cocktails. 316 N. Milwaukee St., (414) 2912655, coquettecafe.com.   $-$$

County Clare Pub & Restaurant

East Town | Irish Pub brings authentic Irish cuisine & service to downtown MKE. 1234 N. Astor St., (414) 27C-LARE, countyclare-inn.com/Pub& Music.html.    $-$$


East Town | Steak Premier steakhouse, one of WI’s most acclaimed fine dining destinations. 718 N. Milwaukee St., (414) 2232200, carnevor.com.

East Town | Cuban Cubanitas is MKE’s first Cuban restaurant & bar serving authentic food. 728 N. Milwaukee St., (414) 225-1760, getbianchini. com/cubanitas. $-$$


Distil - SURG Restaurant Group

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Brady Street | Middle Eastern Unique dining/ nightlife experience. Private event space. Catering. 728 E. Brady St., (414) 271-6000, casablancaonbrady.com.

East Town | Clubs & Pubs Featuring a menu of fine cheeses, wine, cured & dry-aged meats & more. 722 N. Milwaukee St., (414) 220-9411, distilmke.com.

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The Chef’s Table

Downtown Kitchen

Walker’s Point/Fifth Ward | Private Dining Upscale private dining experience, luxurious customized menu, wine pairings 500 S. 3rd St., (414) 277-7676, chefs-tablemke.com.


East Town | Clubs & Pubs The “in the know” spot for guests & locals alike. InterContinental Milwaukee, 139 E. Kilbourn Ave., (414) 276-8686. $-$$

East Town | American Your go-to gathering place for breakfast, lunch, meetings & more. US Bank Building Galleria Level, 777 E. Wisconsin Ave., (414) 287-0303, downtownkitchenmke. com.  $-$$

Dream Dance Steak

Menomonee River Valley | Steak Experience the finest of dining in an atmosphere of pure

elegance. Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, 1721 W. Canal St., (414) 847-7883, (800) PAY-SBIG, paysbig. com/dreamdancesteak.   $$-$$$

Drink Wisconsinbly Pub

Walker’s Point/Fifth Ward | American Unofficial lifestyle brand bar restaurant, a cozy, goodspirited fun place. 135 E. National Ave., (414) 930-0929, drinkwi. pub.   $-$$

Dunkin Donuts

Westown | Bakery 52 varieties of donuts, 13 types of bagels & a variety of baked goods. 622 W. Wisconsin Ave., (414) 3471599, dunkindonuts.com.

DURBAR Restaurant and Lounge East Town | Middle Eastern Eclectic fusion of gourmet Indian cuisine in an elegant dining atmosphere. Park East Hotel Downtown Lakeshore, 1011 N. Astor St., (414) 272-1011, durbarmke.com.     $$-$$$

Edelweiss Boats Milwaukee River Cruise Line

Westown | Cruise Dining MKE’s premier boat company featuring complete tours of downtown. 205 W. Highland Ave., Ste. 204, (414) 276-7447, edelweissboats.com.    $$-$$$$

Elsa’s on the Park

East Town | American We attract an eclectic mix for our top-shelf spirits & casual dining. 833 N. Jefferson St., (414) 7650615, elsas.com.  $-$$

Envoy Restaurant & Lounge

Marquette University/ Avenues West | American Serving American cuisine with global influences & impeccable service. Ambassador Hotel, 2308 W. Wisconsin Ave., (414) 345-5015, (888) 322-3326, envoymilwaukee.com.     $-$$

Evolution Milwaukee

Westown | Sports Bar A high energy bar & restaurant with a table tennis theme. 1023 N. Old World Third St., (414) 8317746, evolutionmke.com.    $-$$


East Side | Clubs & Pubs Offering craft beer, craft cocktails & esoteric spirits. 1875 N. Humboldt Ave., (414) 226-5882, finksmke.com.  $-$$

Fire Pit Sports Bar & Grill

Menomonee River Valley | Clubs & Pubs Appetizers, sandwiches & drinks in a casual, high-energy atmosphere. Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, 1721 W. Canal St., (414) 847-7992, (800) PAY-SBIG, paysbig. com/dining/the-fire-pit/.   $-$$

Five O’Clock Steakhouse Formerly Coerper’s Five O’Cock Club

Marquette University/ Avenues West | Steak Steaks, chops, ribs & seafood. Wine & classic cocktails. 2416 W. State St., (414) 342-3553, fiveoclocksteakhouse. com.      $$-$$$

Fuel Cafe

Riverwest | Coffee & Tea Shop Offering killer coffee & espresso drinks, great sandwiches & snacks. 818 E. Center St., (414) 3743835, fuelcafe.com.


Westown | Italian MKE’s Premier Italian Restaurant. 1033 N. Old World Third St., (414) 291-5600, giovannismilwaukee.com.

Water St., (414) 221-6565, goudasitaliandeli.com.


Harbor House

East Town | Seafood Lakefront dining. Fresh seafood. Weekday Happy Hour. Sunday Brunch. 550 N. Harbor Dr., (414) 3954900, harborhousemke. com.   $$-$$$$

The High Note Karaoke Lounge

Westown | Clubs & Pubs DJs have 1000s of songs to bring out your inner rock star. 645 N. James Lovell St., (414) 226-5852. $

HiHat Garage

Brady Street | Bar & Grill Great spirits & menu to satisfy your thirst & hunger! Killer patio! 1709 N. Arlington Pl., (414) 225-9330, hihat lounge.com/garage.  $-$$

HiHat Lounge

Brady Street | Clubs & Pubs MKE’s original craft cocktail destination on Historic Brady Street. 1701 N. Arlington Pl., (414) 225-9330, hihatlounge.com.  $-$$

Hinterland Erie Street Gastropub

Historic Third Ward | American Sip a beer, share snacks, house meats, WI cheeses, small plates or entrees. 222 E. Erie St., Ste. 100, (414) 727-9300, hinterlandbeer.com.

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Glorioso’s Italian Market

Holey Moley Coffee + Doughnuts

East Side | Cafe/Deli/ Market Deli, pasta, pizza, fresh sausage, cheese, wine, bakery, gelato & espresso. 1011 E. Brady St., (414) 272-0540, gloriosos.com. 

Good City Brewing

East Side | Tasting/Tap Rooms Brewery/urban tap room-fresh, bold, full kitchen, delicious, familyfriendly. 2108 N. Farwell Ave., (414) 539-4343, goodcitybrewing.com.

Gouda’s Italian Deli -SURG Restaurant Group

Historic Third Ward | Clubs & Pubs Serving handcrafted charcuterie, paninis, signature sandwiches & more. 218 N.

Historic Third Ward | Doughnuts Scratch made from whole, quality ingredients & offering a range of styles. 316 N. Milwaukee St., (414) 3081616, holeymoley doughnuts.com. $

Ian’s Pizza

East Side | Pizza Known for unusual toppings, quality local ingredients & late night crowds. 2035 E. North Ave., (414) 727-9200, (866) 291-7455, ianspizza. com. $-$$

Ian’s Pizza

East Town | Pizza Known for unusual toppings, quality local ingredients & late night crowds. 146 E. Juneau Ave., (414) 727-9200, (866) 291-7455, ianspizza.com. $-$$

Indulge Wine Bar

East Town | Wine Bar A sleek & stylish urban wine room. Over 300 different wines & more. 708 N. Milwaukee St., (414) 390-WINE (9463), getindulge.com.   $-$$


Jacks American Pub

Brady Street | Bar & Grill Professional drinking establishment for beer barons, bootleggers & patriots. 1323 E. Brady St., (414) 763-2830, jacksamericanpub.com.

Jimmy John’s

East Town | Cafe/Deli/ Market Offering excellent lunch & dinner options. Catering & delivery service. 767 N. Water St., (414) 227-1166, jimmyjohns.com. $

Karl Ratzsch Restaurant

East Town | German Offering traditional favorites w/a modern flair by owner/Chef Thomas Hauck. 320 E. Mason St., (414) 276-2720, karlratzsch.com.     Lunch $-$$; Dinner $$-$$$

Mother of all Sports Bars Named a Top 10 sports bar in America by Sports Illustrated and FoxNews.com. Over 55 HDTV’s to catch all the action while enjoying great pub food and drinks. Enjoy weekday lunch specials and ticket holders post game BOGO deals. Special offers for downtown neighbors and conventioneers. Across from the Hyatt, Arena, Convention and BMO Harris Bradley centers.

340 W Kilbourn Avenue Milwaukee, WI 53203

414-271-3414 majorgoolsbys.com


East Town | American Experience an electrifying creative, yet familiar menu. InterContinental Milwaukee, 139 E. Kilbourn Ave., (414) 291-4793, kilawatcuisine.com.  $$-$$$


La Fuente

Walker’s Point/Fifth Ward | Mexican Enjoy the most authentic, traditional fare & tastiest Margaritas & beers. 625 S. 5th St., (414) 271-8595, ilovelafuente.com. $-$$

Lakefront Brewery Beer Hall

Brewers Hill | Brew Pub Open daily serving WI favorites, also Sunday brunch & Friday fish fry. 1872 N. Commerce St., (414) 372-8800, lakefrontbrewery.com.    $-$$

Lobby Lounge

East Town | Clubs & Pubs The place in MKE to meet & be seen. Features cocktails & a light fare menu. The Pfister Hotel, 424 E. Wisconsin Ave., (414) 273-8222, thepfisterhotel.com.  $-$$

THIRD WARD MILWAUKEE 159 N. Broadway · 414-273-4534 HISTORIC CEDARBURG W63 N672 Washington Ave. · 262-376-4534



■ RESOURCES Lost Valley Cider Company

Walker’s Point/Fifth Ward | Cider Bar 20+ ciders on tap, bottle shop w/100+ ciders, beer, wine cocktails & snacks 408 W. Florida St., Suite 102, (414) 885-LOST (5678), lostvalley.com.

LUCID Light Lounge - SURG Restaurant Group

East Town | Clubs & Pubs An upbeat lounge in the heart of Downtown MKE. 729 N. Milwaukee St., (414) 727-9333, lucidmke.com.

Mader’s Restaurant

Westown | German Serving world famous German cuisine, steak & seafood dishes. 1037 N. Old World Third St., (414) 271-3377, madersrestaurant.com.     $-$$

Goolsby’s, Inc.

Westown | Clubs & Pubs 55 HDTVs. Conveniently located. Daily food & Drink Specials Event Giveaways 340 W. Kilbourn Ave., (414) 271-3414, majorgoolsbys. com.   $

Mason Street Grill

East Town | Steak A classic American grill featuring wood fired steak, seafood & chicken. The Pfister Hotel, 425 E. Wisconsin Ave., (414) 298-3131, (800) 558-8222, masonstreetgrill.com.     $-$$$

McGillycuddy’s Bar & Grill

East Town | Clubs & Pubs Great food, comfortable atmosphere that makes it “Where MKE Meets”. 1135 N. Water St., (414) 431-0467, mcgillycuddysmilwaukee. com.    $-$$

Menomonee Valley Food Court

Menomonee River Valley | American A variety of delicious options & features four unique stations. Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, 1721 W. Canal St., (414) 847-7400, (800) PAY-SBIG, paysbig.com/ dining/menomonee-valleyfood-court/.   $

Michigan Bar & Grill

Westown | American Savor our tasty appetizers & wash them down with a daily drink special! Ramada City Centre, 633

W. Michigan St., (414) 2728410, ramadacitycentre. com.      $-$$

Mi-key’s Milwaukee - SURG Restaurant Group

East Town | Barbecue Offers in-house smoked BBQ, sandwiches & comfort food with a twist. 811 N. Jefferson St., (414) 273-5397, mikeysmke. com.    $-$$

Miller Time Pub & Grill

Westown | Bar & Grill Craft burgers & beers. Sophisticated pub & grill menu for lunch & dinner. Hilton Milwaukee, 509 W. Wisconsin Ave., (414) 271-BEER, millertime pubandgrill.com.   $-$$

Millioke – Meat.Cheese.Beer.

East Town | American Urban tavern & dining room highlighting the hallmarks of Midwestern cuisine. Milwaukee Marriott Downtown, 323 E. Wisconsin Ave., (414) 847-3162, milliokerestaurant.com. 

Milwaukee Ale House

Historic Third Ward | Brew Pub Features river views, live music & fresh beer brewed on premise. 233 N. Water St., (414) 276-2336, ale-house.com.  $-$$

Milwaukee Brat House

Westown | Clubs & Pubs Professional drinking establishment for Beer Barons, Bootleggers & Patriots. 1013 N. Old World Third St., (414) 2738709, milwaukeebrat house.com.  $

Milwaukee ChopHouse Westown | Steak Steaks. Seafood. Chops. Happy Hour specials. Private dining room available. Hilton Milwaukee, 633 N. 5th St., (414) 2262467, chophouse411.com.    $$-$$$$

Monarch Lounge

Westown | Clubs & Pubs Featuring jazz piano weekly with live, local entertainment each weekend. Hilton Milwaukee, 509 W. Wisconsin Ave., (414) 271-7250, hiltonmilwaukee.com.


Mo’s... A Place for Steaks

Westown | Steak Steakswine-drinks-classic. 720 N. Plankinton Ave., (414) 272-0720, mosaplaceforsteaks.com/ mke.     $$$-$$$$

Mo’s Irish Pub

Westown | Irish Featuring traditional pub fare & a perfect pint. 20 plus big screen TV’s. 142 W. Wisconsin Ave., (414) 2720721, mosirishpub.com. 

  $-$$

MOTOR Bar & Restaurant

Menomonee River Valley | American Bold American classics that celebrate the taste of life on the road. Harley-Davidson Museum, 401 W. Canal St., (414) 2872778, motorrestaurant. com.     $-$$

Newsroom Pub

East Town | American Bar & banquet room showcase nonpareil collection of famous autographs. 137 E. Wells St., (414) 273-4900, safe-house.com.  

Nomad World Pub

Brady Street | Clubs & Pubs Home for televised soccer. Travel the world, never leave your bar stool. 1401 E. Brady St., (414) 224-8111, nomadworldpub.com. 

Northpoint Custard

East Side | Custard/Ice Cream Located on the lakefront, this seasonal custard stand can’t be beat! 2400 N. Lincoln Memorial Dr., (414) 2587885, northpoint custard.com. $


Westown | Clubs & Pubs Three story venue offering unique, trendy, fun experiences. 1131 N. Water St., (414) 763-3852, novomke.com. $

Old German Beer Hall

Westown | Clubs & Pubs Representing the spirit of the Hofbräuhaus München. German festival foods. 1009 N. Old World Third St., (414) 226-2728, oldgermanbeerhall.com.   $-$$


Historic Third Ward | Italian A modern twist on Italian fare. Fresh, handmade, flavorful cuisine. 221 N.

Broadway, (414) 308-1600, onestomke.com.   $-$$

The Outsider

Historic Third Ward | Clubs & Pubs Expansive rooftop bar & lounge on the 9th floor of The Kimpton Journeyman. The Kimpton Journeyman Hotel, 310 E. Chicago St., (414) 291-3971, outsiderrooftop.com.

The Original Pancake House

East Side | Breakfast Homemade goodness. Signature dishes: Apple Pancakes & Cherry Kijafa Crepes. 2621 N. Downer Ave., (414) 431-5055, originalpancakehouse. com.    $-$$

Palermo’s Pizza & Pizzeria 3301

Menomonee River Valley | Pizza Sign up for MKE’s Only Pizza Factory Tour or come eat at our restaurant! 3301 W. Canal St., (414) 455-0383, palermospizza.com. $

Pier 106 Seafood Tavern

Westown | Seafood Market fresh seafood & a 1,600 sq. ft. patio in downtown MKE. 106 W. Wells St., (414) 273-7678, pier106.com.   $-$$$

Pizza Man

East Town | Pizza A MKE legend since the 70’s. Serving the best thin crust pizza in the city. 2597 N. Downer Ave., (414) 2721745, pizzamanmke.com.  $-$$

Potbelly Sandwich Works

Westown | Cafe/Deli/ Market Toasty sandwiches, hand-dipped milkshakes & malts! Local charm, live music. 135 W. Wisconsin Ave., (414) 226-0014, potbelly.com.  $

The Pub Club

Westown | American Hybrid dining & entertainment concept; American pub with dancing at night. 1103 N. Old World Third St., (414) 988-5000 thepubclubmke. com.  $-$$

Purple Door Ice Cream Walker’s Point/Fifth Ward | Custard/Ice Cream Super-premium, MKE made small-batched, natural ice cream. 205 S.

2nd. St., (414) 988-2521, purpledooricecream. com.  $

Rare Steakhouse

East Town | Steak One-of-a-kind steakhouse created by WI natives for WI diners. US Bank Center, 833 E. Michigan St., (414) 273-7273, milwaukee.raresteak andseafood.com.   

Real Chili, Inc.

East Town | Chili Serving the Best Chili in town since 1931. Lunch, dinner & late-night. 419 E. Wells St., (414) 271-4042, realchilimilwaukee.com. $-$$

Red Light Ramen

Rodizio Grill

East Town | Brazilian Brazilian Steakhouse with unlimited sides, salads & grilled meats. 777 N. Water St., (414) 431-3106, rodiziogrill.com.  $$-$$$

The Rouge

East Town | Buffets Magnificent Sunday champagne brunch. Traditional breakfast or full brunch. The Pfister Hotel, 424 E. Wisconsin Ave., (414) 273-8222 Ext. 2501, thepfisterhotel.com.   $$-$$$

The Rumpus Room A Bartolotta Gastropub

East Side | Asian The zenith of Ramen in MKE-Rich broth & noodles. Slushies & beverages. 1749 N. Farwell Ave., (414) 837-5107, redlightramen.com. $-$$

East Town | Brew Pub Delicious pub fare, extensive craft beer menu & hand-crafted cocktails. 1030 N. Water St., (414) 292-0100, rumpusroommke.com.

Red Lion Pub on Tannery Row


East Town | Clubs & Pubs British fare, spirits & a one of a kind soccer viewing experience. 1850 N. Water St., (414) 431-9009, redlionpubmke.com.    $-$$

Red Rock Saloon

East Town | Clubs & Pubs Country/Rock ‘N Roll bar. Delicious food, mechanical bull & live music. 1227 N. Water St., (414) 431-0467, redrockmilwaukee.com. $-$$

Red, White & Blue

Westown | Clubs & Pubs Catering to those loving a little Nashville & Top 40's dance music. 1044 N. Old World Third St., (414) 226-6044, redwhitebluebar.com.


Historic Third Ward | Bar & Grill Sports bar serving pizza, burgers, brunch, more, riverfront patio 3rd Ward. 223 N. Water St., rivalrymke.com.  

Rock Bottom Restaurant

Westown | Brew Pub Fresh hand-crafted brews & outdoor patio. Happy Hour, dinner & late night. 740 N. Plankinton Ave., (414) 276-3030, rockbottom. com/locations/milwaukee.     $-$$

 $-$$$

Menomonee River Valley | Asian Chinese, Japanese, Thai & Hmong cuisine, with an emphasis on noodle dishes. Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, 1721 W. Canal St., (414) 847-7335, (800) PAYSBIG, paysbig.com/dining/ ruyi.  $-$$$


East Town | American Expect intrigue! Seen on History Channel, Extreme Restaurants, Food Network 779 N. Front St., (414) 271-2007, safe-house. com.     $-$$

Sake Tumi

East Town | Asian Traditional Asian, Korean BBQ & Fusion cuisine with a full Sushi bar. 714 N. Milwaukee St., (414) 224-SAKE (7253), sakemilwaukee.com.    Lunch $-$$; Dinner $$

Sanford Restaurant

East Town | European European-style storefront dining. Changing menu & personalized wine list. 1547 N. Jackson St., (414) 276-9608, sanfordrestaurant.com.  $$$-$$$$

Screaming Tuna Sushi & Asian Bistro Walker’s Point/Fifth Ward | Sushi Sustainable Sushi With A View. Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch Partner. 106 W.

Seeboth St., (414) 763-1637, screamingtuna.com. 

Smoke Shack

Historic Third Ward | Barbecue Certified humanely raised meats dry rubbed, slow smoked & sauced by you. 332 N. Milwaukee St., (414) 4311119, smoke-shack.com.  $-$$

Smyth at The Iron Horse Hotel

Walker’s Point/Fifth Ward | American Offering a regional based menu of Rustic American cuisine. The Iron Horse Hotel, 500 W. Florida St., (414) 8314615, theironhorse hotel.com.    $-$$

Sobelman’s Pub & Grill

Menomonee River Valley | Clubs & Pubs Home of MKE’s Best Burgers. 1900 W. St. Paul Ave., (414) 9311919, milwaukeesbest burgers.com. $

Speed Queen Bar-B-Q, Inc.

Westown | Barbecue Family recipes, trademarked secret sauces, tasty sides. Cash only. Corner of 12th & Walnut St., (414) 265-2900, speedqueenbbq.com. $-$$

Splash Studio: A painting bar

Historic Third Ward | Painting Bar Paint & Drink! Make reservations or plan your event at splashmilwaukee.com. 184 N. Broadway, (414) 8827621, splashmilwaukee. com.   $-$$$

STACK’D Burger Bar

Historic Third Ward | Clubs & Pubs Gourmet burgers. Local produce, grass-fed beef, fresh proteins, full bar. 170 S. First St., (414) 273-7800, stackedbar.com.   $-$$


Historic Third Ward | Small Plate Dining Dine next to the fireplace, on our patio or enjoy a martini at the bar. 217 N. Broadway, (414) 431-7944, swigmilwaukee. com.   $-$$

Third Space Brewing Company

Menomonee River Valley | Tasting/Tap Rooms Enjoy hand-crafted beers, tours & events in your new “third space.” 1505 W. St. Paul Ave., (414) 909-BEER (2337), thirdspacebrewing. com.

Three Brothers Restaurant

Bay View | Serbian Family-owned, authentic European atmosphere & home-cooked Serbian food. 2414 S. St. Clair St., (414) 481-7530. $$

Transfer Pizzeria Cafe

Walker’s Point/Fifth Ward | Pizza Pizzas including GF options. Historic features, stained glass & woodwork. 101 W. Mitchell St., (414) 763-0438, transfermke. com.   $-$$

Third St., (414) 897-8373, whosonthirdmke.com. 

renovated building. 231 S. 2nd St., (414) 271-5555, zakscafewi.com.  


Breweries, Distilleries & Wineries

  $-$$

Westown | Asian Serving the best Banh Mi in MKE. Sandwiches, egg rolls, Pho, noodle dishes. 222 W. Wells St., (414) 817-0241, xankia.com.  $

Zak’s Cafe

Walker’s Point/Fifth Ward | American Fresh delicious American fare in a trendy

Central Standard Craft Distillery

Walker’s Point/Fifth Ward Distillery & Tasting Room in MKE, creating craft spirits & cocktails. 613 S. 2nd St., (414) 455-8870, thecentralstandard.com.

Great Lakes Distillery, LLC

Walker’s Point/Fifth Ward Spirits of MKE-Awardwinning distilled spirits handcrafted in small batches. 616 W. Virginia St., (414) 431-8683, greatlakesdistillery.com. 

Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

Brewers Hill Voted MKE’s best brewery tour. Beer, Food, Store, Quirky relics, all here. 1872 N. Commerce St., (414) 372-8800, lakefrontbrewery.com. 

Miller Brewery Visitor Center & Girl in the Moon Brewery Shop Menomonee River Valley Experience the brewing process first-hand on our 1 hr, guided walking tour. 4251 W. State St., (414) 931-2467, millerbrewing.com.

Milwaukee Brewing Co. Walker’s Point/Fifth Ward A beer in hand is a great way to get to know us. Private tours

Tre Rivali

Historic Third Ward | Mediterranean Offering Mediterranean-inspired Modern American Cuisine. The Kimpton Journeyman Hotel, 200 N. Broadway, (414) 291-3971, trerivalirestaurant.com. $$-$$$

Trocadero Gastrobar

East Side | French Gourmet appetizers, sandwiches, entrees & desserts in a European setting. 1758 N. Water St., (414) 272-0205, trocaderogastrobar.com.    $-$$

Ugly’s Bar & Grill

East Town | American Bar & club serving American food. Rooftop patio & late-night live music. 1125 N. Old World Third St., (414) 763-3852, uglysmke. com. $-$$

The 2017 Wisconsin State Fair, presented by U.S. Cellular, will take place Aug. 3 - 13. This affordable, family-friendly event is the state’s largest agricultural showcase, and also features endless food, fun and entertainment. Additionally, Wisconsin State Fair Park hosts hundreds of events annually, including Harvest Fair the final weekend in September.

Union Sports Annex

Marquette University/ Avenues West | Clubs & Pubs Bowling center, restaurant & multi-purpose court. Adjacent parking. 16th St. at Wells St., (414) 288-7202, marquette.edu/ amu/annex.

Upper 90 Sports Pub

Westown | Clubs & Pubs Built in 1889. Original beer cooler, stained glass/wood back bar & 7 TVs. 322 W. State St., (414) 988-9372, upper90sportspub.com.   $-$$

Water Buffalo

Historic Third Ward | American Varied casual menu priced for everyday dining. Outdoor riverfront seating. 249 N. Water St., (414) 431-1133, waterbuffalo milwaukee.com. $-$$

Who’s on Third

Westown | Bar & Grill Classic American pub focusing on local & domestic craft beers & food. 1007 N. Old World

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Attractions, Galleries & Museums Adventure Rock

Brewers Hill Programs, classes & day passes available. Socialize, stay fit & have fun. 2220 N. Commerce St., (262) 7906800, adventurerock.com.

Ayzha Fine Arts Gallery & Boutique

Westown Multicultural artwork, portraits by appointment & gallery space available. 275 W. Wisconsin Ave., (414) 2204355, ayzhafinearts.com.

Betty Brinn Children’s Museum

East Town Designed specifically for kids ages 10 & younger. 929 E. Wisconsin Ave., (414) 3905437, bbcmkids.org. 

Black Cat Alley MKE

East Side A public alleyway filled with over 30,000 sq. ft. of artists’ murals. Between Kenilworth & Ivanhoe, in the alley between the Oriental Theatre & Colectivo, (414) 477-7282, blackcatmke.com.

Bounce Milwaukee

Bay View Laser tag, rock climbing, giant inflatables, a bar+restaurant for all ages! 2801 S. 5th Ct., (414) 312-4357, bouncemilwaukee.com. 

Charles Allis Art Museum

East Side Former home of Charles Allis, one of MKE’s most elegant historical mansions 1801 N. Prospect Ave., (414) 278-8295, charlesallis.org. 

City of Milwaukee City Hall

East Town Landmark of Flemish Renaissance design completed in 1895. 200 E. Wells St., (414) 286-3285. 

David Barnett Gallery


East Town WI’s oldest & largest gallery with

6,000+ artworks in the Button mansion. 1024 E. State St. at Prospect Ave., (414) 271-5058, davidbarnettgallery.com.

& community through exhibits. 1360 N. Prospect Ave., (414) 390-5730, jewishmuseum milwaukee.org. 

Discovery World

Milwaukee Air & Water Show

East Town Includes interactive exhibits, educational programs & more! 500 N. Harbor Dr., (414) 765-9966, discoveryworld.org. 

Escape Chambers MKE

Westown MKE’s premier live escape room experience. Escape before time runs out! 275 W. Wisconsin Ave., Ste. 2040, (414) 273-1091, escapechambers.com.

Explore Milwaukee Hop On/Hop Off Sightseeing Tours

Various Locations Narrated sightseeing tour; 11 hop on/hop off stops; photo opportunities., (414) 255-0534, milwaukeecitytours.com.

Grohmann Museum - Man at Work Art Collection

East Town World’s most comprehensive collection of the evolution of organized work. Milwaukee School of Engineering, 1000 N. Broadway, (414) 277-2300, msoe.edu/museum. 

Haggerty Museum of Art

Marquette University/ Avenues West Special exhibitions from old masters to contemporary works. Free admission. Marquette University, 13th & Clybourn St., (414) 288-5515, marquette. edu/haggerty. 

Harley-Davidson Museum

Menomonee River Valley A glimpse of American history, design & culture as you’ve never seen before 400 W. Canal St., (414) 287-2789, (877) 436-8738, h-dmuseum.com. 

Jewish Museum Milwaukee

East Side Explore stories of immigration, survival

 Airport Transportation  Baggage Handling  Banquet Facilities  Business Services

Eastown The Grand return of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels is July 15-16, 2017. (414) 469-3947, milwaukeeairshow.com.

Milwaukee Art Museum

East Town Discover world-class art & dramatic architecture along Lake Michigan. 700 N. Art Museum Dr., (414) 2243200, mam.org. 

Milwaukee County Historical Society

Westown Extensive research library. Tour by appointment. 910 N. Old World Third St., (414) 2738288, milwaukee history.net. 

Milwaukee Food & City Tours

Various Locations Walking & bus tours; generous food tastings; use code VISITMKE for $3 off. (800) 979-3370, milwaukeefoodtours.com.

Milwaukee Preservation Alliance / Milwaukee Soldiers Home

Menomonee River Valley Free walking tour of MKE’s Soldiers Home, a National Historic Landmark. 5000 W. National Ave., (414) 939-4743, savethesoldiershome.com.

Milwaukee Public Library

Westown Visit beautiful Central Library for unique collections, programs & tours. 814 W. Wisconsin Ave., (414) 286-3032, mpl.org. 

Milwaukee Public Market

Historic Third Ward Year-round indoor market featuring the freshest & most delicious products. 400 N. Water St., (414) 3361111, milwaukeepublic market.org. 

 Cable/Satellite  Complimentary Policy  Continental Breakfast  Fitness Center


Milwaukee Public Museum

Westown Explore natural science & human history on 3 floors of immersive exhibits. 800 W. Wells St., (414) 278-2702, (888) 7009069, mpm.edu. 

Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory The Domes

Menomonee River Valley Open daily, the Domes hosts special events, ethnic festivals & celebrations 524 S. Layton Blvd., (414) 2575600, countyparks.com/ horticulture. 

Morning Glory Gallery East Town Featuring original, fine crafts by more than 50 WI artists. Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 N. Water St., (414) 765-7227, marcuscenter.org. 

Nine Below

East Side The world’s first Maker’s Mini-Golf Tavern. #beerandputtputt 1905 E. North Ave., (414) 210-4470, ninebelowmke.com.   $-$$

North Point Lighthouse & Museum

East Side Lighthouse & keeper’s quarters restored as a museum of maritime artifacts. 2650 N. Wahl Ave., (414) 332-6754, northpointlight house.org. 

Pabst Mansion

Marquette University/ Avenues West Mansion of beer baron Capt. Pabst, a testament to Victorian Era elegance. 2000 W. Wisconsin Ave., (414) 931-0808, pabstmansion.com. 

Sea Dog Sailing

East Town View MKE’s cityscape from Lake Michigan aboard a sailing yacht. Located in McKinley Marina (Slip G-62), enter at Lagoon Dr. off N. Lincoln Memorial Dr., (414) 6873203, seadogsailing milwaukee.com.

 Group Seating  Handicap Accessible  Lounge  Motorcoach/Bus Parking

 Pay Movies  Pet Friendly  Pool - Indoor  Pool - Outdoor

Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum

East Side Renaissance villa & gardens. Decorative arts & Cyril Colnik wrought iron. 2220 N. Terrace Ave., (414) 271-3656, villaterracemuseum.org. 

War Memorial Center

East Town Stunning memorial to those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. 750 N. Lincoln Memorial Dr., (414) 273-5533, warmemorialcenter.org. 

Casinos Potawatomi Hotel & Casino

Menomonee River Valley The best in bingo, blackjack, craps, roulette, slot gaming & poker. 1721 W. Canal St., (414) 847-7400, (800) PAY-SBIG, paysbig.com. 

Religious Institutions Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist

East Town The seat of the Catholic Archdiocese of MKE dedicated in 1853. 812 N. Jackson St., (414) 276-9814, stjohn cathedral.org. 

Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church (WELS)

East Town A MKE landmark for 167 years; gorgeous stained glass, ornate woodwork. 1209 N. Broadway, (414) 271-3006, gracedowntown.org. 

St. Joan of Arc Chapel

Marquette University/ Avenues West This 15thcentury chapel sits on Marquette’s campus. Free tours available. Marquette University, (414) 288-6873, marquette.edu/stjoan. 

Higher Education Marquette University

Marquette University/Avenues West A Catholic, Jesuit university located near the heart of downtown MKE. 1250 W.

 Reservations  Restaurant  Welcome Reception  Wireless Internet

Wisconsin Ave., (414) 288-7250, marquette.edu. 

Milwaukee Area Technical College

Westown Leader & innovator in technical education, serves more than 47,000 annually. 700 W. State St., (414) 2978396, matc.edu. 

Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design

Historic Third Ward Our graduates share a lifelong passion to inspire, problem solve & innovate. 273 E. Erie St., (414) 847-3200, (888) 749-MIAD (6423), miad.edu.

Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE)

East Town Offers BS & MS degrees in the fields of engineering, business & nursing. 1025 N. Broadway, (414) 277-7135, (800) 332-6763, msoe. edu.

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

East Side UWM is recognized as one of the nation’s 115 top research universities. Admissions and Recruitment, Vogel Hall, 3253 N. Downer Ave., (414) 229-2222, uwm.edu.

Convention Centers Wisconsin Center

Westown Downtown convention center. Skywalks to hotels & over $1M in public art. 400 W. Wisconsin Ave., (414) 908-6000, wisconsincenter.org. 

Entertainment Venues BMO Harris Bradley Center

Westown Concerts, special events, MKE Bucks & Marquette men’s basketball! 1001 N. Fourth St., (414) 227-0400, bmoharrisbradley center.com. 

The Marcus Amphitheater

Historic Third Ward State-of-the-art venue

$ Under $10 $$ $11-30 $$$ $31-60 $$$$ $61+

allows 23,000 fans to view exciting entertainment. Henry Meier Festival Grounds, 200 N. Harbor Dr., (414) 273-2680, summerfest.com. 

UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena

First Stage

East Town One of the nation’s leading theaters for families & young audiences. Milwaukee Youth Arts Center, 325 W. Walnut St., (414) 267-2929, firststage.org. 

Westown Home to Admirals hockey, Wave soccer & Panthers basketball. 400 W. Kilbourn Ave., (414) 908-6001, uwmilwaukeepanther arena.com. 

Florentine Opera Company

Performing Arts & Theaters

Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Milwaukee

Avalon Atmospheric Theater & Lounge

Bay View MKE’s only historic Atmospheric movie theater - completely renovated. 2473 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., (414) 539-6678, ntg-wi.com/ avalon-theater.html. 

Bel Canto Chorus

Historic Third Ward Enriching lives through superb presentation of choral music & outreach. 158 N. Broadway, (414) 4818801, belcanto.org. 

Comedy Cafe

Westown Serving laughs to MKE since 1988. 1033 N. Old World Third St., (414) 271-5653, milwaukeescomedy cafe.com. 

Danceworks, Inc.

East Town Provides professional dance performance, dance & fitness classes for all. 1661 N. Water St., (414) 277-8480 Ext. 6014, danceworksmke.org. 

Dinner Detective Milwaukee

East Town Productions reflect the highest musical & theatrical standards. 930 E. Burleigh St., (414) 291-5700, (800) 326-7372, florentineopera.org. 

Historic Third Ward Ballroom & Latin dance lessons for adults & children available. 323 N. Milwaukee St., Suite 100, (414) 291-9999, fredastaire.com/ milwaukee.

In Tandem Theatre, Inc.

East Town Experience world-class theater comedy, drama, classics, musicals & more. 108 E. Wells St., (414) 224-9490, milwaukeerep.com. 

Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

East Town Performing concerts annually, including classical & family entertainment. 1101 N. Market St., Ste. 100, (414) 291-7605, (800) 291-7605, milwaukeesymphony. org. 

Milwaukee Theatre

Westown Concerts, Broadway shows, comedians & more. Fantastic for large assemblies. 500 W. Kilbourn Ave., (414) 9086001, milwaukee theatre.org. 

Westown Live performances that inspire, enlighten, provoke & entertain. Tenth Street Theatre, 628 N. Tenth St., (414) 271-1371, intandemtheatre.org.

Next Act Theatre

Latino Arts, Inc.

Northern Lights Theater

Walker’s Point/Fifth Ward Displaying MKE’s Hispanic Heritage with visual & performing arts. Located in the United Community Center, 1028 S. 9th St., (414) 384-3100, latinoartsinc.org. 

Marcus Center for the Performing Arts

East Town WI’s entertainment showcase, offering a variety of year-round events. 929 N. Water St., (414) 273-7121, (888) 612-3500, marcuscenter.org. 

Westown Solve a murder case while enjoying a fantastic four-course plated dinner. 611 W. Wisconsin Ave., (866) 496-0535, (866) 4960535, thedinner detective.com/mil.

Milwaukee Ballet

Festival City Symphony

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre

East Town Free & low-cost concerts at the historic Pabst Theater & Marcus Center. Pabst Theater, 144 E. Wells St., (414) 3658861, festivalcity symphony.org. 

Milwaukee Repertory Theater

Walker’s Point/Fifth Ward 25 professional dancers, 20 trainees & features its own symphony orchestra. 504 W. National Ave., (414) 643-7677, (877) 643-7677, milwaukeeballet.org. 

Historic Third Ward Our talented local artists tell literary stories through theatrical work. Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway, (414) 276-8842, milwaukeechamber theatre.com. 

Walker’s Point/Fifth Ward Touching upon human struggles, challenges & triumphs in today’s world. 255 S. Water St., (414) 2780765, nextact.org. 

Menomonee River Valley Intimate venue. Cabaret-style lower level & theater seating in balcony. Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, 1721 W. Canal St., (414) 847-7992, (800) PAY-SBIG, paysbig.com/ entertainment. 

Optimist TheatreShakespeare in the Park

Riverwest Free, professional, outdoor theatre of the highest caliber. #ShakeThePark Kadish Park, 909 E. North Ave., (262) 498-5777, freeshakespeareinthe park.org.

Pabst Theater

East Town A MKE Landmark & National Historic Landmark hosting music, comedy & more. 144 E. Wells St., (414) 2863663, pabsttheater.org. 


East Side Internationally renowned North American Competition & music festival. (414) 962-3055, pianoarts.org.

Present Music

Historic Third Ward MKE’s internationally acclaimed new music ensemble. 158 N. Broadway, (414) 2710711, presentmusic.org. 

The Riverside Theater Westown Downtown theater hosting the most popular touring musicians & comedians. 116 W. Wisconsin Ave., (414) 286-3663, riversidetheater.org. 

Skylight Music Theatre at the Broadway Theatre Center Historic Third Ward Performing Broadway musicals, operas & more in the exquisite Cabot Theatre. 158 N. Broadway, (414) 291-7811, skylightmusic theatre.org. 

Stackner Cabaret

East Town MKE’s only authentic cabaret with theater, bar & casual dining. Milwaukee Repertory Theater, 108 W. Wells St., (414) 224-1761, milwaukeerep.com. 

Turner Hall Ballroom

Westown Historic venue hosts popular up-andcoming musicians, comedians & events. 1034 N. 4th St., (414) 286-3663, turnerhallballroom.org.

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Peck School of the Arts

East Side 350+ art shows, film screenings, dance, music & theatre productions yearly. 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd., (414) 2296771, arts.uwm.edu. 

Shopping Access Boutique

Historic Third Ward | Specialty Shopping Destination for women in pursuit of affordable fashion forward accessories. 159 N. Broadway, (414) 273-4534, shopaccessboutique.com.

Antiques on Pierce

Walker’s Point/Fifth Ward | Antiques SW WI’s largest antique mall, minutes from downtown. 1512 W. Pierce St., (414) 645-9640, antiquesonpierce.com.

Boston Store

Westown | Department Stores Offering a great

selection of styles for the entire family. 331 W. Wisconsin Ave., (414) 3474141, bostonstore.com. 

Broadway, (414) 273-1720, mainstreamboutique.com.

Boswell Book Company

East Side | Specialty Shopping One of America’s great independent bookstores. 2559 N. Downer Ave., (414) 3321181, boswellbooks.com.

Historic Third Ward | Specialty Shopping Year-round indoor market featuring the freshest & most delicious products. 400 N. Water St., (414) 3361111, milwaukeepublic market.org. 

Brew City Beer Gear


Westown | Specialty Shopping Cheers! Founded in 1986, Brew City has defined local clothing. The Shops of Grand Avenue, 275 W. Wisconsin Ave., (414) 2262244, brewcityonline.com.

Cheesehead™ Factory & Retail Outlet by Foamation

Walker’s Point/Fifth Ward | Specialty Shopping Home of the Original Cheesehead® Hat & Cheesehead merchandise. 1120 S. Barclay St., (414) 481-3337, cheesehead.com.

Clock Shadow Creamery

Walker’s Point/Fifth Ward | Specialty Foods MKE’s first cheese factory! Fresh curds on Wednesdays & Fridays! 138 W. Bruce St., (414) 273-9711, clockshadow creamery.com. 

Fein Brothers

King Drive | Specialty Shopping Premier foodservice equipment & supply dealer in WI since 1929. 2007 N. 3rd St., (414) 562-0220, feinbrothers.com.

Indulgence Chocolatiers

Walker’s Point/Fifth Ward | Specialty Foods Purveyors of handcrafted truffles, bars & other confections. 211 S. 2nd St., (414) 2230123, indulgence chocolatiers.com.

Lela Boutique

Historic Third Ward | Fashion Offering both new & consignment fashions for men & women. 321 N. Broadway, (414) 727-4855, lelaboutique.com.

Mainstream Boutique

Historic Third Ward | Specialty Shopping Boutique that sells some of the fashion world’s most unique clothing. 159 N.

Milwaukee Public Market

East Town | Specialty Shopping Built by the community to show the love & pride for the city we call home. 159 N. Jackson St., Ste. 101, (414) 731-5339, mkehome.com.

MOD GEN - A Modern General Store Historic Third Ward | Specialty Shopping A contemporary twist on the classic general store. 211 N. Broadway, (414) 9631657, modgenmke.com.

Outpost Natural Foods Cooperative

Bay View | Specialty Foods Grocery featuring the best local, organic & natural foods. In-store cafe. 2826 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., (414) 755-3202, outpost.coop.

Red Elephant Chocolate

Historic Third Ward | Specialty Foods Premium handcrafted chocolates, unique beverages & specialty gifts. 333 N. Broadway, (414) 431-5509, (855) RED-ELPH (7333574), redelephant chocolate.com.


Historic Third Ward | Specialty Shopping Distinctive, gently used men’s & women’s fashions & accessories. 190 N. Broadway, (414) 273-1797, amazinggoodwill.com. 

The Shop

Menomonee River Valley | Specialty Shopping Art, collectibles, clothing & accessories for fanatical Harley enthusiasts. HarleyDavidson Museum, 400 W. Canal St. (414) 287-2770, h-dmuseum.com/shop.

The Shops of Grand Avenue

Westown | Shopping Centers Downtown retail center with stately architecture &


■ RESOURCES contemporary additions. 275 W. Wisconsin Ave., (414) 2240384, grandavenue shops.com. 

& 950 lbs. of Epsom Salt. 211 W. Freshwater Way, (414) 273-7258, floatmilwaukee.com.

Dock Address: 1933 S. 1st St., Elkhorn, (414) 828-1094, bluemaxcharters.com.

The Spice House

Neroli Salon & Spa

Historic Third Ward MKE’s premiere salon & spa providing a full service Aveda experience. 327 E. St. Paul Ave., (414) 2272888, nerolispa.com.

Various Locations MKE’s bike share program! $3/30 min, 30-day Pass, unlimited 60-minute trips, (414) 931-1121, bublrbikes.com.

Historic Third Ward and Westown | Specialty Foods Internationally acclaimed, locally produced, artisanal spices & seasonings. Milwaukee Public Market, 400 N. Water St. and 1031 N. Old World Third St., (414) 272-0977, (888) 488-0977, thespicehouse.com. 

Sweet Grass Gift Shop

Menomonee River Valley | Specialty Shopping Handcrafted Native American-themed items such as dream-catchers & jewelry. Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, 1721 W. Canal St., (414) 847-7400, (800) PAYSBIG, paysbig.com/retail.

Thief Wine Shop & Bar Historic Third Ward | Specialty Shopping Distinctive & eclectic fine wines by the glass, taste, flight or retail. Milwaukee Public Market, 400 N. Water St., (414) 277-7707, thiefwine.com. 

Tree-Ripe Citrus Co.

Westown | Specialty Foods Bringing the finest FL citrus, MI blueberries & GA peaches & pecans to WI. (888) 873-3747, tree-ripe.com.

Usinger’s Famous Sausage

Westown | Specialty Foods America’s finest sausage, 75+ varieties! Brats, old-world ham & gift boxes. 1030 N. Old World Third St., (414) 276-9100, usinger.com.

Wisconsin Cheese Mart

Westown | Specialty Foods World’s Largest Selection of WI Cheese! Try pairings in our new cheese bar. 1048 N. Old World Third St., (414) 272-3544, thecheesemart.com. 

Salons & Spas Float Milwaukee


Walker’s Point/Fifth Ward Escape gravity floating in 10 inches of warm water

WELL Spa + Salon

East Town Customized massage, facial, hair & nail services in suite setting. The Pfister Hotel, 424 E. Wisconsin Ave., (414) 2279207, (800) 558-8222, pfisterwellspa.com.

Sports Teams Brewcity Bruisers

Westown MKE’s all-female, skater-owned & operated flat track roller derby league. brewcity bruisers.com.

Milwaukee Admirals Hockey Club

Westown Featuring some of the best hockey talent, tickets starting at just $15. 1001 N. 4th St., (414) 2270550, milwaukee admirals.com. 

Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club

Menomonee River Valley Experience the tradition of a WI tailgate at one of our 81 home games. Miller Park, One Brewers Way, (414) 902-4400, brewers.com. 

Milwaukee Bucks

Westown See the Bucks play the world’s best NBA opponents. Groups welcome. 1001 N. Fourth St., (414) 227-0539, bucks.com. 

MKE Wave

Westown Founded in 1984 offering non-stop action & family fun entertainment. 510 W. Kilbourn Ave., Ste. B, milwaukeewave.com. 

Sports & Recreation Blue Max Charters

Walker’s Point/Fifth Ward Charter fishing for Salmon.

 Airport Transportation  Baggage Handling  Banquet Facilities  Business Services


Bublr Bikes

Evolution Milwaukee Westown A high energy bar & restaurant with a table tennis theme. 1023 N. Old World Third St., (414) 831-7746, evolutionmke.com. 

Friends of Lakeshore State Park

Historic Third Ward WI’s only urban state park, open year-round. Closing daily at 10 p.m. DNR Office at Discovery World at Pier Wisconsin, 500 N. Harbor Dr., (414) 588-0617, friendslsp.org. 

Gift of Wings, Inc. Kite Store

East Town MKE’s only full-service kite store. Kites, windsocks & accessories. Veterans Park, Lincoln Memorial Dr., On Milwaukee’s Lakefront, (414) 425-8002, giftofwings.com.

Humboldt Park

Bay View Check out our website for all the things this park has to offer. 3000 S. Howell Ave., (414) 257-PARK (7275), countyparks.com.

Lake Park

East Side Check out our website for all the things this park has to offer. 3233 E. Kenwood Blvd., (414) 257-PARK (7275), countyparks.com.

McKinley Jet Ski and Motor Scooter Rentals East Town Rent Jet Skis & Motor Scooters. Lakefront near Bradford Beach April-Oct. 2000 N. Lincoln Memorial Dr., (414) 803-3515.

Milwaukee Kayak Company

Walker’s Point/Fifth Ward Locally-owned &

 Cable/Satellite  Complimentary Policy  Continental Breakfast  Fitness Center

dedicated to the sport of paddling on the MKE River. Launch Site: 318 S. Water St., (414) 301-2240, milwaukeekayak.com.

MSOE Kern Center / Viets Field

East Town Facilities available for rental for meetings, banquets & athletic events. Milwaukee School of Engineering, 1245 N. Broadway, (414) 277-2672, msoe.edu. 

Tour of America’s Dairyland

Various Locations 11 day competitive pro/am bicycle racing event! (414) 534-4501, tourofamericas dairyland.com.

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Athletics East Side NCAA Div I Horizon League Panthers compete against top teams in 15 sports. 3409 N. Downer Ave., Athletics Pavilion, (414) 229-2958, (877) 661-GOUWM (4689), uwmpanthers.com. 

Urban Ecology Center

East Side Climb the tower, ride the slide, hike the trails along the MKE River. Free! 1500 E. Park Pl., (414) 964-8505, urbanecologycenter.org. 

Veterans Park

East Town Check out our website for all the things this park has to offer. 1010 N. Lincoln Memorial Dr., (414) 257-PARK (7275).

Wheel Fun Bike Rentals

East Town Large selection of beach gear & watercraft for fun in sun & sand. 2400 N. Lincoln Memorial Dr., (414) 273-1314, wheelfunrentals.com/ Locations/Milwaukee-3.

Wheel Fun Rentals

East Side Rent pedal boats, kayaks & stand up paddle boards in Veterans Park lagoon. Veterans Park Lagoon, 1400 N. Lincoln Memorial Dr., (414) 232-5027, wheelfunrentals.com.

 Group Seating  Handicap Accessible  Lounge  Motorcoach/Bus Parking

 Pay Movies  Pet Friendly  Pool - Indoor  Pool - Outdoor

Tours Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery Westown Beer History Tours, Tavern, Gift Shop & ornate Banquet Halls. 901 W. Juneau Ave., (414) 630-1609, bestplace milwaukee.com. 

Explore Milwaukee Hop On/Hop Off Sightseeing Tours

Various Locations Narrated sightseeing tour; 11 hop on/hop off stops; photo opportunities. (414) 2550534, milwaukeecity tours.com.

Fun Beer Tours Milwaukee

Various Locations The city’s premier craft beer & historical brewery tour company. (414) 202-3611, funbeertoursmke.com.

Gothic Milwaukee

Various Locations Lurking in the shadows of history, live tales of ghosts & haunted buildings. (414) 301-2266, gothicmilwaukee.com.

Harley-Davidson Behind-the-Scenes Tour Menomonee River Valley In-depth explanations of exhibits & access into H-D Archives. 400 W. Canal St., (414) 287-2789, (877) 436-8738, h-dmuseum.com. 

Historic Milwaukee

Various Locations We offer tours featuring MKE’s historic neighborhoods & architecture. (414) 2777795, historic milwaukee.org.

Hop Head Tours

Various Locations Local beer history, contemporary craft brewery & distillery bus tours. 1872 Commerce St., (608) 467-5707, hopheadtours.com.

KBC Tour Company LLC

Various Locations Tour planning assistance, sightseeing tours, step-on guide service. (414) 550-5458, kbctourcompany.com.

 Reservations  Restaurant  Welcome Reception  Wireless Internet

Lamers Tour & Travel

Various Locations Providing public & customized escorted tours, receptive & other services. (414) 281-2002 Ext. 10413, (800) 236-8687 Ext. 10413, lamerstour.com.

Milwaukee Boat Line - Sightseeing Tours & Private Charters Westown Sightseeing & cocktail cruises of rivers & lake on VISTA KING & VOYAGEUR. 101 W Michigan St., (414) 2949450, mkeboat.com. 

Milwaukee Food & City Tours

Various Locations Walking & bus tours; generous food tastings; use code VISITMKE for $3 off. (800) 979-3370, milwaukeefoodtours.com.

Milwaukee Pedal Tavern

Various Locations MKE’s only pedaling pub crawl. It’s always happy hour on our patio. (414) 405-6682, pedaltavern.com.

Milwaukee Public Library

Westown Free tours of Central Library call 286-TOUR. Green Roof tour call 286-2797. 814 W. Wisconsin Ave., (414) 286TOUR, mpl.org. 

Milwaukee Seven Seat Bike Tours

Various Locations Explore MKE on a round, seven seat bike! Food & history tours. (414) 628-5103, sevenseat.bike.

My Kind of Town Tours & Events

Various Locations Narrated group tours: MKE & Chicago. Ethnic. Cultural. Historic. Food. (847) 432-7003, mykindoftowntours.org.

Palermo’s Pizza & Pizzeria 3301

Menomonee River Valley Sign up for MKE’s Only Pizza Factory Tour or come eat at our restaurant! 3301 W. Canal St., (414) 455-0383, palermospizza.com.

$ Under $10 $$ $11-30 $$$ $31-60 $$$$ $61+

Riverwalk Boat Tours & Rentals

Westown Sunset themed cruises, weekend brewery tours, Sunday Bloody Mary Cruise. Docks Located at Pere Marquette Park, (414) 283-9999, riverwalkboats.com. 

Sea Dog Sailing

East Town View MKE’s cityscape from Lake Michigan aboard a sailing yacht. Located in McKinley Marina (Slip G-62), enter at Lagoon Dr. off N. Lincoln Memorial Dr., (414) 6873203, seadogsailing milwaukee.com.

Super Fun Time Bike Tours & Rentals

Various Locations Sightseeing tours on bikes. Rentals for tourists & business travelers. (414) 553-1512, superfuntimebikes.com.

Tripoli Shrine Center

Marquette University/ Avenues West Completed in 1928. Ornate interior, trappings & fixtures. Tours for 10+. 3000 W. Wisconsin Ave., (414) 933-4700, tripolishrinecenter.com. 

Untapped Tours

Various Locations 3 hour bus tour of MKE that includes cheese & beer samples, (414) 698-8058, untappedtours.com.


Accommodations Best Western Milwaukee West

West 61 rooms. Quaint hotel located just outside of downtown. 5501 W. National Ave., (414) 6716400, (800) WES-TERN, bwmilwaukeewest.com.  

Clarion Hotel & Conference Center

South (Airport) 180 rooms. Across from airport, indoor pool, secured parking & shuttle available. 5311 S. Howell Ave., (414) 4812400, clarionmilwaukee. com.         

Comfort Suites Milwaukee Airport

South (Airport) 138 rooms. 2 miles from the airport. Free airport shuttle.

Special in Duffy’s Pub. 6362 S. 13th St., Oak Creek, (414) 570-1111, wiscohotels.com/ wiscocsmilwaukee/index. php.         

Comfort Suites Park Place

North 120 rooms. All-suite guest rooms, Extended Stay Suites & daily hot breakfast! 10831 W. Park Pl., (414) 979-0250, choicehotels.com/wi152.

Four Points by Sheraton Milwaukee North Shore

North 149 rooms. Located in the North Shore area. 15 minutes from downtown MKE. 8900 N. Kildeer Ct., Brown Deer (414) 355-8585, (800) 368-7764, fourpointsmilwaukee.com.  

Hampton Inn & Suites Milwaukee West West 101 rooms. Across

from WI State Fair Park, minutes from downtown & the airport. 8201 W. Greenfield Ave., West Allis, (414) 436-2300, hamptoninnmilwaukee west.com.       

Hampton Inn & Suites Milwaukee/Franklin

South (Airport) 100 rooms. Located 13 miles from downtown & 7 miles from the airport. 6901 S. 76th St.,

Franklin, (414) 427-4800, (800) 426-7866, facebook. com/hamptoninnfranklin. 

Hampton Inn Milwaukee - Airport

South (Airport) 102 rooms. On-the-house hot breakfast, in-room coffee & more. 1200 W. College Ave., (414) 762-4240, (800) HAMPTON, milwaukeeairport. hamptoninn.com.    

Hampton Inn Milwaukee - Northwest

North 107 rooms. Recently renovated. Weekly managers reception & more. 5601 N. Lovers Lane Rd., (414) 466-8881, hamptonmke.com.    

Hilton Garden Inn Milwaukee Airport

South (Airport) 143 rooms. Premier airport hotel! Full Service restaurant/ bar & 4,000 sq ft of mtg


Courtyard by Marriott Milwaukee Airport

South (Airport) 120 rooms. Close to airport. Featuring high tech lobby & outdoor patio with fire pit. 4620 S. 5th St., (414) 747-4405, marriott.com/mkecy.  

Courtyard by Marriott Milwaukee North/ Brown Deer

North 122 rooms. Choice for business & leisure guests. Spacious rooms, sitting area & more. 5200 W. Brown Deer Rd., Brown Deer (414) 355-7500, marriott.com/mkebd.

Pedaling Pub Crawls are how we roll. Rent out the entire bike or if you have a smaller group join one of our public tours. Pedal Tavern | Milwaukee, WI Call/Text 414-409-8022 | www.PedalTavern.com


Crowne Plaza Milwaukee Airport

South (Airport) 194 rooms. Upscale full-service hotel at MKE Airport w/24,000 sq ft of meeting space. 6401 S. 13th St., (414) 764-5300, crowneplaza. com/milwaukeearpt.    

Days Inn & Suites Milwaukee Airport

South (Airport) 163 rooms. Sleep Number Beds, Whirlpool suites & free 24-hour airport shuttle. 6331 S. 13th St., (414) 7641500, daysinn.com/hotels/ wisconsin/milwaukee/ days-inn-milwaukeeairport-milwaukee/hoteloverview.       

Fairfield Inn & Suites Milwaukee Airport

South (Airport) 119 rooms. Complimentary airport shuttle service, parking & Internet. 6460 S. 13th St., Oak Creek, (414) 570-8888, (800) 2282800, wiscohotels.com/ wiscoffsmilwaukee/index. php.         


■ RESOURCES spc. 5890 S. Howell Ave., (414) 481-8280, milwaukeeairport.hgi.com.

1716 W. Layton Ave., (414) 282-7000.     

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Quality Suites Milwaukee Airport

Holiday Inn & Suites Milwaukee Airport

South (Airport) 130 rooms. MKE’s Renovated Full Service Holiday Inn! On-site restaurant & bar! 545 W. Layton Ave., (414) 482-4444, (800) HOL-IDAY, holidayinn.com/ milwaukeeaprt.     

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Milwaukee Airport

South (Airport) 115 rooms. Designed for business & pleasure, with free airport shuttle. 1400 W. Zellman Ct., (414) 563-4000, (888) 522-9472, wiscohotels. com.         

Holiday Inn Milwaukee Riverfront

North 160 rooms. Completely renovated & overlooking the banks of the scenic MKE River. 4700 N. Port Washington Rd., Glendale, (414) 962-6040, himilwaukee.com.    

Home2 Suites by Hilton Milwaukee Airport

South (Airport) 110 rooms. Our suites allow you to personalize your space & really feel at home. 5880 S. Howell Ave., (414) 481-2900, (877) 646-6302, home2suites.com.    

La Quinta Inn & Suites Milwaukee Glendale/ Bayshore North 109 rooms. Suites with coffee maker, refrigerator, microwave, hair dryer & VCR. 5423 N. Port Washington Rd., Glendale, (414) 962-6767, (800) 531-5900, lq.com.  

Milwaukee Airport Inn


South (Airport) 64 rooms. Affordable, clean & conveniently located close to airport & downtown.


South (Airport) 81 rooms. Innovative theme rooms, minutes away from downtown MKE & the airport. 4488 S. 27th St., (414) 282-8800, choicehotels.com/ wisconsin/milwaukee/ quality-inn-hotels/wi209.  

Sheridan’s Boutique Hotel

South (Airport) 12 rooms. High end amenities, near downtown, airport, parks, lake. Restaurant, patio. 5133 S. Lake Dr., (414) 747-9800, sheridanhouseandcafe. com.        

Staybridge Suites Milwaukee Airport South

South (Airport) 118 rooms. Upscale all-suite extended stay hotel offering a true Home Away From Home. 9575 S. 27th St., Franklin, (414) 761-3800, stayfranklin.com.    

Eating & Drinking 8900 Bar & Bistro

North | American A great place to gather with family, friends or colleagues. Four Points by Sheraton Milwaukee North Shore, 8900 N. Kildeer Ct., (414) 355-8585, (800) 368-7764, fourpointsmilwaukee.com. $-$$$

Altitude Restaurant and Lounge

South (Airport) | American A gem of a restaurant located 2 miles from MKE Airport with fresh cuisine. Crowne Plaza Milwaukee Airport, 6401 S. 13th St., (414) 563-4065, altitudemilwaukee.com.

The Bavarian Bierhaus

North | German Enjoy German & American cuisine & entertainment. Brewery, dining & park. 700 W. Lexington Blvd., Glendale, (414) 236-7000, thebavarianbierhaus.com.     $-$$

 Airport Transportation  Baggage Handling  Banquet Facilities  Business Services


Beer Belly’s

South (Airport) | American Friday fish fry. Also home to the “Original Brat Patty” & “Belly Burger”. 512 W. Layton Ave., (414) 481-5520, foodspot.com/ beerbellys.  $-$$

Bel-Air Cantina

South (Airport) | Latin American Best margaritas! Enjoy tasty tacos, fresh salsas & nearly 100 tequilas. 400 W. Town Square Way, Oak Creek, (414) 215-7995, belaircantina.com. $-$$

The Bistro

South (Airport) | American A variety of grab-and-go snacks, or sit & enjoy a freshly prepared meal. Courtyard by Marriott Milwaukee Airport, 4620 S. 5th St., (414) 747-4405, marriott.com/mkecy. $-$$

City Lounge

South (Airport) | Beer Garden 6 minutes from Downtown lies MKE’s largest beer garden. 3455 E. Layton Ave., Cudahy, (414) 747-8408, ourcitylounge.com.

Cork ‘N Cleaver

South (Airport) | American Casual dining, full service, Friday night fish fry, Sunday brunch. Clarion Hotel & Conference Center, 5311 S. Howell Ave., (414) 481-2400, clarionmilwaukee.com.   $-$$

Culver’s of Milwaukee

South (Airport) | Custard/ Ice Cream “America’s favorites made fresh” & of course frozen custard. 575 W. Layton Ave., (414) 4897777, culvers.com.  


South (Airport) | Latin American Ibero-American small plates with a Peruvian influence. 2165 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., (414) 800-7329, c-viche.com. $$

Devon Seafood + Steak North | Seafood Enjoy our superior quality seafood & service in a classic atmosphere. Bayshore Town Center, 5715 N.

 Cable/Satellite  Complimentary Policy  Continental Breakfast  Fitness Center

Dinner $$

Breakfast, lunch, dinner. American & Italian recipes. 1650 S. 84th St., West Allis, (414) 771-9660, johnnyvsclassiccafe.com.

Estabrook Beer Garden

Jose’s Blue Sombrero

Bayshore Dr., #0-113, Glendale, (414) 967-9790, devonseafood.com.      Lunch $-$$;

North | Beer Garden Where you can enjoy great beer, food, people & weather. 4600 N. Estabrook Dr., (414) 231-9404, estabrookbeer garden.com. $-$$

The Explorium Brewpub

South (Airport) | Brew Pub It’s great beer, a moment in time, spent among those whose company you love. 5300 S. 76th St., Ste. 1450A, Greendale, (813) 240-9455, exploriumbrew. com.     $-$$$

The Farmer’s Wife

West | American Lobster rolls, quahogs, pot roast, meatloaf, chicken, sweets, specials. 6533 W. Mitchell St., West Allis, (414) 3883213, thefarmers wife66.com. $-$$

Garfield’s 502

North | Clubs & Pubs Mature adult atmosphere. Great place to network, socialize & relax. 502 W. Garfield Ave., (414) 3744502. 

Hōm Wood Fired Grill SURG Restaurant Group North | American Celebrates simple farm-to-table cuisine with a passion for dramatic flavors. Bayshore Town Center, 5750 N. Port Washington Rd., L-125, Glendale, (414) 312-7043, homwoodfiredgrill.com.

Joey Gerard’s A Bartolotta Supper Club

South (Airport) | Steak Comfort food & classic cocktails in a Hollywoodstyle supper club. 5601 Broad St., Greendale, (414) 858-1900, joey gerards.com. $$-$$$

Johnny V’s Classic Cafe

West | American Family owned & Operated.

 Group Seating  Handicap Accessible  Lounge  Motorcoach/Bus Parking

 Pay Movies  Pet Friendly  Pool - Indoor  Pool - Outdoor

  $-$$

North | Latin American An unexpected cantina/ bar featuring stupidly awesome guacamole. 8617 N. Port Washington Rd., Fox Point (414) 3519280, josesblue sombrero.com. $-$$

Kopp’s Frozen Custard North and South (Airport) | Custard/Ice Cream Landmark famous for delicious frozen custard & equally tasty jumbo burgers. 5373 N. Port Washington Rd., Glendale, (414) 961-3288 and 7631 W. Layton Ave., Greenfield (414) 2824312, kopps.com.  $

Miss Beverly’s Deluxe BBQ

South (Airport) | Barbecue Serving up ribs, chicken & brisket with all the traditional fixins! 5601 Broad St., Ste. B, Greendale, (414) 858-1911, missbeverlysbbq.com. $-$$$

Pizza Man

South (Airport) | Pizza A MKE legend since the 70’s. Serving the best thin crust pizza in the city. 7978 S. Main St., Oak Creek, pizzamanoakcreek.com.  $-$$

Sheridan’s American Bistro

South (Airport) | American Art nouveau styled American bistro serving gourmet casual cuisine. Sheridan’s Boutique Hotel, 5133 S. Lake Dr., (414) 7479800, sheridanhouseand cafe.com.    $-$$

Sprecher’s Restaurant & Pub

North | Brew Pub Family brew pub. Scratch made food, world class beer & gourmet soda. Bayshore Town Center, 5689 N. Bayshore Dr., (414) 2920600, sprecherspub.com.  $-$$

 Reservations  Restaurant  Welcome Reception  Wireless Internet

St. Francis Brewery & Restaurant

South (Airport) | Brew Pub Brewery & restaurant serving up heavenly food & sinfully good beer. 3825 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., St. Francis, (414) 744-4448, stfrancisbrewery.com.   $$-$$$

Three Lions Pub

North | Soccer Pub Authentic British fare, spirits & atmosphere. Award-winning fish n’ chips. 4515 N. Oakland Ave., Shorewood (414) 763-6992, threelionspub. com.    $-$$

Umbrella Bar at The Rock

South (Airport) | Bar & Grill A 360° outdoor bar with a large brick patio, fireplace & ample seating. 7900 Crystal Ridge Dr., Franklin, (414) 529-7676, mke. theumbrellabar.com.  

Breweries, Distilleries & Wineries Sprecher Brewery

North MKE’s original microbrewery. Awardwinning beers, sodas & Hard Root Beer. 701 W. Glendale Ave., Glendale, (414) 964-2739, sprecherbrewery.com. 

Attractions, Galleries & Museums Boerner Botanical Gardens

South (Airport) Intimate collection of garden spaces which host a variety of plants. 9400 Boerner Dr., Hales Corners (414) 525-5600, boernerbotanical gardens.org. 

Caterpillar Global Mining Visitor Center

South (Airport) Explore the history of mining equipment & the company that built them. Heritage Building, 1970 10th Ave., South Milwaukee, (414) 768-4001. 

Central Greens, LLC. West We produce 100% organic greens & herbs.

$ Under $10 $$ $11-30 $$$ $31-60 $$$$ $61+

Tours available on request. 470 N. Storyhill Pl., (414) 622-8515, centralgreensmke.com.

Frank Lloyd Wright® Wisconsin

South (Airport) Guided tours of this restored American System-Built Home, Model B-1. 2714 W. Burnham St., (608) 287-0339, wrightinwisconsin.org.

The Hill Has Eyes

South (Airport) MKE’s #1 outdoor haunted attraction. Five haunts, bonfires, music & more. 7900 Crystal Ridge Dr., Franklin, mke.hillhas eyes.com.

House of Harley-Davidson

South (Airport) MKE’s premiere Harley-Davidson dealership. Just 10 minutes from downtown! 6221 W. Layton Ave., (414) 282-2211, houseofharley.com. 

Jeremiah Curtin House

South (Airport) The first stone house in MKE County. Built in 1846. Typical Irish cottage. 8881 W. Grange Ave., Greendale, (414) 273-8288, milwaukeehistory.net. 

Kilbourntown House

North Built in 1844. Originally located in the area known as Kilbourntown. Estabrook Park, 4400 Estabrook Pkwy., Shorewood (414) 273-8288, milwaukeehistory.net.

Lynden Sculpture Garden

North Experience 50 sculptures sited across 40 acres. 2145 W. Brown Deer Rd., (414) 446-8794, lyndensculpture garden.org. 

Milwaukee County Zoo West Separated by hidden moats, predators/prey live in natural environments. 10001 W. Bluemound Rd., (414) 771-3040, milwaukeezoo.org. 

Mitchell Gallery of Flight

South (Airport) Home of WI Aviation history, Billy Mitchell, Lawson Airliner & more. 5300 S. Howell Ave., (414) 747-4503, mitchellgallery.org. 

Oceans of Fun

West Located within the Zoo. Meet seals & sea lions up close & personal. 10001 W. Bluemound Rd., (414) 453-5527, oceansoffun.org.

Schlitz Audubon Nature Center

North 185-acre nature center offering exploration & environmental education. 1111 E. Brown Deer Rd., (414) 352-2880, schlitzaudubon.org. 

Trimborn Farm Park

South (Airport) Unique example of a mid-19th century industrial & farming complex. 8881 W. Grange Ave., Greendale, (414) 529-7744, milwaukeehistory.net. 

Wehr Nature Center

South (Airport) “Living laboratory” designed to foster environmental awareness. 9701 W. College Ave., Franklin, (414) 425-8550, countyparks. com/horticulture. 

Religious Institutions

photo by Mike Nepper 4573H10

Basilica of St. Josaphat Foundation

South (Airport) Designed after St. Peter’s in Rome. One of over 35 basilicas in the U.S. 620 W. Lincoln Ave., (414) 902-3524, thebasilica foundation.org. 

School Sisters of St. Francis

South (Airport) Visit St. Joseph Chapel, a sacred landmark of Romanesque Revival design. 1501 S. Layton Blvd., (414) 3855326, sssf.org.

Higher Education Medical College of Wisconsin

West WI’s only private medical school & health sciences graduate school. 8701 Watertown Plank Rd., (414) 955-8296, mcw.edu.

Entertainment Venues The Bavarian Bierhaus

North Enjoy German & American cuisine & entertainment. Brewery, dining & park. 700 W. Lexington Blvd., Glendale, (414) 236-7000, thebavarianbier haus.com. 

STAY. PLAY. MEET. CELEBRATE. • 187 Guest Rooms • 40,000 sq. ft. Banquet & Meeting Space • 45,000 sq. ft. Indoor Water Park • 20 Miles West of Milwaukee • 50 Miles East of Madison • 90 Miles North of Chicago

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■ RESOURCES The Rock Sports Complex

South (Airport) Baseball, downhill biking, BMX, skiing, snowboarding & snow tubing. 7900 W. Crystal Ridge Dr., Franklin, (414) 529-7676, rockcomplex.com.

Performing Arts & Theaters Times Cinema

West One screen theater featuring first-run Hollywood films & fully stocked bar. 5906 W. Vliet St., (414) 763-1763, ntg-wi. com/times-cinema.html. 

Shopping American Science & Surplus

grocery store. Familyowned/operated since 1978. 5200 W. Oklahoma Ave., (414) 541-5200, elreyfoods.com.

House of Harley-Davidson

South (Airport) | Specialty Shopping MKE’s premiere Harley-Davidson dealership. Just 10 minutes from downtown! 6221 W. Layton Ave., (414) 282-2211, houseofharley.com. 

Kohl’s Department Stores

Various Locations | Department Stores A family focused, value-oriented specialty department store. (262) 703-7000, kohls.com.

South (Airport) | Specialty Shopping We supply a wide range of unusual & hard to find items. 6901 W. Oklahoma Ave., (414) 541-7777, sciplus.com.

Open Productions

Bayshore Town Center

Outpost Natural Foods Cooperative

North | Shopping Centers Over 100 stores & restaurants. Familiar destination, different every time. 5800 N. Bayshore Dr., Glendale, (414) 9638780, bayshoretown center.com. 

The Beef Jerky Outlet

South (Airport) | Specialty Foods A jerky experience you will never forget! -Release Your Inner Carnivore- 6971 S. 27th St., Franklin, (414) 304-5992, beefjerkyoutletstore.com.

Boelter SuperStore

North | Specialty Shopping Restaurant quality food service utensils, glassware, china, & much more. 4200 N. Port Washington Rd., (414) 967-2200, boeltersuperstore.com.

Buddy Squirrel, LLC

South (Airport) | Specialty Foods WI’s largest retail nut, healthy snack mix & popcorn operation. 1801 E. Bolivar Ave., St. Francis (414) 483-4500 Ext. 244, (800) 972-2658, buddysquirrel.com. 

El Rey Family Market


North | Specialty Foods MKE’s authentic Hispanic

South (Airport) | Flea Markets A MKE-based event productions company. (414) 375-2024, weopenshows.com.

North | Specialty Foods Grocery featuring the best local, organic & natural foods. In-store cafe. 100 E. Capitol Dr., (414) 961-2597, outpost.coop.

Superior Equipment & Supply: Chefs Marketplace

South (Airport) | Specialty Shopping Wholesale Pricing; Cook like a Chef Classes; Shop where Chefs Shop. 4550 S. Burst Ave., St. Francis (414) 671-1200, (800) 960-4300, superiorequipment supply.com.

Sports & Recreation Brown Deer Golf Course

Deer (414) 257-PARK (7275), countyparks.com.

(414) 257-PARK (7275), countyparks.com.

CMP Tactical Lazer Tag Milwaukee

Pettit National Ice Center, U.S. Olympic Training Site

South (Airport) Realistic tactical laser tag featuring high tech metal weaponry. 4905 S. Howell Ave., (414) 483-2222, milwaukee. cmptactical.com.

Dretzka Park

North Check out our website for all the things this park has to offer. 12020 W. Bradley Rd., (414) 257-PARK (7275), countyparks.com.

Estabrook Park

North Check out our website for all the things this park has to offer. 4400 N. Estabrook Dr., Glendale, (414) 257-PARK (7275), countyparks.com.

Grant Park

Sheridan Park

South (Airport) Check out our website for all the things this park has to offer. 4800 S. Lake Dr., Cudahy, (414) 257-PARK (7275), countyparks.com.

Greenfield Park

Warnimont Park

West Check out our website for all the things this park has to offer. 2028 S. 124 St., West Allis, (414) 257-PARK (7275), countyparks.com.

Jackson Park

West Check out our website for all the things this park has to offer. 3500 W. Forest Home Ave., (414) 257-PARK (7275), countyparks.com.

JB’s on 41

South (Airport) Family fun with 35 lanes, game room, full service restaurant/bar & more. 4040 S. 27th St., (414) 281-8200, jbson41.com. 

Brown Deer Park

Lincoln Park


South (Airport) WI’s only 100% terrain park for skiing & snowboarding. All ages tubing. 7900 Crystal Ridge Dr., Franklin, (414) 529-7676, rocksnowpark.com.

Uihlein Soccer Park

Kletzsch Park

 Airport Transportation  Baggage Handling  Banquet Facilities  Business Services

The Rock Snow Park

South (Airport) Check out our website for all the things this park has to offer. 100 E. Hawthorne Ave., South Milwaukee, (414) 257-PARK (7275), countyparks.com.

North A PGA Tour tested course that offers a challenging layout. 7625 N. Range Line Rd., (414) 352-3353, milwaukeecountygolfcourses.com/ brown_details/. North Check out our website for all the things this park has to offer. 7625 N. Range Line Rd., Brown

West Official U.S. Olympic Training Site. Daily/Weekly public skating sessions. 500 S. 84th St., (414) 2660100, thepettit.com. 

North Check out our website for all the things this park has to offer. 6560 N. Milwaukee River Pkwy., Glendale, (414) 257-PARK (7275), countyparks.com. North Check out our website for all the things this park has to offer. 1301 W. Hampton Ave.,

 Cable/Satellite  Complimentary Policy  Continental Breakfast  Fitness Center

North Features 13 outdoor fields & 3 indoor fields surfaced in AstroPlay turf. 7101 W. Good Hope Rd., (414) 375-1154, mksc.org.  South (Airport) Check out our website for all the things this park has to offer. 5400 S. Lake Dr., Cudahy, (414) 257-PARK (7275), countyparks.com.

Washington Park

West Check out our website for all the things this park has to offer. 1859 N. 40th Str., (414) 257-PARK (7275), countyparks.com.

Whitnall Park

South (Airport) Check out our website for all the things this park has to offer. 5879 S. 92 St., Hales Corners (414) 257-PARK (7275), countyparks.com.

Wilson Park

South (Airport) Check out our website for all the things this park has to offer. 1601 W Howard Ave., (414) 257-PARK (7275), countyparks.com.

Tours Forest Home Cemetery South (Airport) An arboretum, sculpture garden & keeper of MKE’s

 Group Seating  Handicap Accessible  Lounge  Motorcoach/Bus Parking

 Pay Movies  Pet Friendly  Pool - Indoor  Pool - Outdoor

History! Free Tours. 2405 W. Forest Home Ave., (414) 645-2632, foresthome cemetery.com. 

Timmerman Airport

North Guided by a certified flight instructor, spread your wings & fly! 9305 W. Appleton Ave., (414) 4613222, timmerman airport.com.


Accommodations Crowne Plaza Milwaukee West

198 rooms. Full-service hotel that offers you an ideal location with deluxe amenities. 10499 Innovation Dr., (414) 4759500, (877) 2CR-OWNE, crowneplazamilwaukee. com.         

Holiday Inn Express Milwaukee - West Medical Center

121 rooms. Shuttle service, deluxe continental breakfast & high-speed wifi. 11111 W. North Ave., (414) 778-0333, hiexpress.com/ mke-medctr.      

Radisson Hotel Milwaukee West

150 rooms. Contemporary rooms, complimentary internet & parking, fitness center. 2303 N. Mayfair Rd., (414) 257-3400, (800) 333-3333, radisson.com/ milwaukeewi_west.  

Residence Inn by Marriott Milwaukee West

127 rooms. We will fit all of your travel needs. 1300 Discovery Pkwy., (414) 258-2575, (888) 236-2427, marriott.com/mkewe.  

Eating & Drinking ABV Social

American Beer. Food. Sports. That’s what we’re all about at ABV Social. Join us! 11200 W. Burleigh St., (414) 837-6290, abvsocial.com. $-$$

 Reservations  Restaurant  Welcome Reception  Wireless Internet

AJ Bombers

American P-Nuts, Burgers & Beer! That sums up this fun restaurant & bar. 11340 W. Burleigh St., (414) 2219999, ajbombers.com.      $-$$

Bel-Air Cantina

Latin American Best margaritas! Enjoy tasty tacos, fresh salsas & nearly 100 tequilas. 6817 W. North Ave., (414) 988-8533, belaircantina.com.  $-$$

Blue’s Egg

American MKE’s Best brunch. Browns, Benedicts, made-fromscratch everything. 317 N. 76th St., (414) 299-3180, bluesegg.com.   $-$$

Cafe Bavaria

German Gastropub with an extensive bier list, cozy fireplace & patio. 7700 Harwood Ave., (414) 2717700, cafebavaria.com.    $-$$

Cafe Grace

French Modern, upscale French cafe featuring traditional cuisine & raw bar. 11200 W. Burleigh St., (414) 837-6310, cafegracemke.com. $-$$$

Cafe Hollander

European Unique Belgian cafe with an extensive bier list & bridge patio. 7677 W. State St., (414) 475-6771, cafehollander.com.     $-$$

Dave and Buster’s

American Eat. Drink. Play. Watch Sports. Best Happy Hour. 2201 N. Mayfair Rd., (414) 454-0100, (877) 6932632, daveandbusters. com.     $-$$

Holey Moley Coffee + Doughnuts

Doughnuts Scratch made from whole, quality ingredients & offering a range of styles. 11340 W. Burleigh St., (414) 2219999, holeymoley doughnuts.com. $

IL MITO Trattoria & Enoteca/Chef Michael Feker’s School of Culinary Magic

Italian Offering lunch & Sunday brunch plus dinner, lunch delivery & more. 6913 W. North Ave., (414)

$ Under $10 $$ $11-30 $$$ $31-60 $$$$ $61+

443-1414, ilmito.com.      Lunch $;

Dinner $$-$$$

Innovations Restaurant

American Where people come together to welcome friends, dine & celebrate. Crowne Plaza Milwaukee West, 10499 W. Innovation Dr., (414) 259-0793, innovationrestaurant.com.

Irie Zulu by Afro Fusion Cuisine

African/Caribbean Gourmet African/ Jamaican cuisine-Farm to table-Organic sustainable produce. 7237 W. North Ave., (414) 509-6014, iriezulu.com.

Jimmy’s Island Grill & Iguana Bar

Clubs & Pubs Offering a little bit of Key West in MKE. Radisson Hotel Milwaukee West, 2303 N. Mayfair Rd., (414) 837-2121, jimmysislandgrill.com.     $$-$$$

The Landing at Hoyt Park Beer Garden

Beer Garden Beer garden featuring local craft & imported beer, wine & live music. 1800 N. Swan Blvd., (414) 302-9160, friendsofhoyt park.org. $-$$

Leff’s Lucky Town

Bar & Grill In the heart of Wauwatosa’s Village. Award-winning bar food & great patio. 7208 W. State St., (414) 258-9886, leffs.com.

Maggiano’s Little Italy Italian Specializing in Italian-American cuisine from our made-fromscratch kitchen. 2500 N. Mayfair Rd., (414) 9781000, maggianos.com.  $-$$$


Cajun Southern food & drink of all kinds. Oysters, BBQ, Fresh Fish. 6732 W. Fairview Ave., (414) 292-3969, maxies.com/ milwaukee.    Apps: $; Entrees: $$

Mo’s Irish Pub

Irish Irish pub fare, Guinness. 10842 W. Bluemound Rd., (414) 774-9782, mosirishpub. com. $-$$


Burgers So good. So fresh. So come in! Enjoy burgers, hot dogs, custard & more! 11530 W. Burleigh St.,

(414) 988-6044, osgoodsmke.com. $-$$

Pizza Man

Pizza A MKE legend since the 70’s. Serving the best thin crust pizza in the city. 11501 W. Burleigh St., Ste. 101, (414) 249-2000, pizzamantosa.com.   $-$$

Pizzeria Piccola

Pizza Personal thin-crust wood-fired pizzas too good to share. 7606 W. State St., (414) 443-0800, pizzeriapiccola.com. $

Ristorante Bartolotta

Italian Rustic Italian cuisine. Consistently voted best Italian in MKE. 7616 W. State St., (414) 771-7910, ristorantebartolotta.com.   Dinner $$-$$$

Saz’s State House Restaurant

American Casual atmosphere, BBQ Baby Back Ribs, BBQ Pork, Sandwiches, Sunday Brunch. 5539 W. State St., (414) 453-2410, sazs.com.     $-$$$

Smoke Shack

Barbeque Certified humanely raised meats dry rubbed, slow smoked & sauced by you. 11340 W. Burleigh St., (414) 2219999, smoke-shack.com.      $-$$

Story Hill BKC

American Wine Shop with Upper Midwestinspired brunch, lunch, sharing-style dinner. 5100 W. Bluemound Rd., (414) 539-4424, storyhillbkc. com.  $-$$$

Taqueria El Jefe

Latin American Casual, colorful, modern “world beat taqueria” featuring chef-inspired tacos. 11200 W. Burleigh St., (414) 837-6295, taqueriaeljefe.com. $

Attractions, Galleries & Museums Lowell Damon House

Built 1844-47. Tosa’s oldest home. Classic example of colonial architecture. 2107 Wauwatosa Ave., (414) 273-8288, milwaukeehistory.net.

Performing Arts & Theaters Rosebud Cinema

Local cinema features first-run movies. Love-seat

seating, full menu, bar. 6823 W. North Ave., (414) 763-7975, rosebudcinema.com/ rosebud-cinema.html. 

Shopping Mayfair

Shopping Centers Offering over 140 retailers for shopping, dining & entertainment. 2500 N. Mayfair Rd., (414) 771-1300, mayfairmall.com. 

The Mayfair Collection

Shopping Centers The hottest in new retail & dining. Nordstrom Rack, J. Crew Mercantile. 11500 W. Burleigh St., (414) 357-6800, mayfaircollection.net.


Fashion Leading fashion specialty retailer. Clothing, shoes & accessories. 2424 N. Mayfair Rd., Ste 282, (414) 203-6900, nordstrom.com.

Outpost Natural Foods Cooperative

Specialty Foods Grocery featuring the best local, organic & natural foods. In-store cafe. 7000 W. State St., (414) 778-2012, outpost.coop.

Sports & Recreation Milwaukee County Parks System

Check out our website for all the things our park system has to offer. 9480 Watertown Plank Rd., (414) 257-PARK (7275), countyparks.com.

TOSA Pool at Hoyt Park

Heated water, zero depth entry, water play set, giant slide, sand play area. 1800 N. Swan Blvd., (414) 3029160, friendsofhoytpark. org. 


Accommodations Baymont Inn & Suites Mequon Milwaukee Ozaukee County 54 rooms. Large rooms with living room area, microwave, refrigerator & unique decor. 10330 N. Port Washington Rd., Mequon, (262) 241-3677, baymontmequon.com. 

The Chalet Motel of Mequon

Ozaukee County 53 rooms. Free highspeed Internet, coffee, refrigerator, microwave & satellite TV. 10401 N. Port Washington Rd., Mequon, (262) 241-4510, (800) 3434510, chaletmotelmequon. com.       

Country Springs Hotel, Water Park and Conference Center Waukesha County 187 rooms. Located 20 minutes west of MKE. 40,000 sq. ft. of mtg. space. 2810 Golf Rd., Waukesha, (262) 5470201, (800) 247-6640, countryspringshotel.com.

 

Country View Campground

Waukesha County Wooded & open sites with hookups. Open: mid-April through mid-October. S110 W26400 Craig Ave., Mukwonago (262) 6623654, countryview camp.com. 

Courtyard by Marriott Milwaukee Brookfield

Waukesha County 148 rooms. The perfect location for families & business travelers. 16865 W. Bluemound Rd., Brookfield, (262) 821-1800, marriott.com/mkebc.

Embassy Suites by Hilton Milwaukee Brookfield

Waukesha County 203 rooms. All-suites full service hotel-meeting space. Easy access to I-94 & downtown. 1200 S. Moorland Rd., Brookfield, (262) 796-9114, milwaukeebrookfield. embassysuitesbyhilton. com.                

Grand Geneva Resort & Spa

Walworth County 355 rooms. All-seasons resort & conference center, just 60 minutes from MKE. 7036 Grand Geneva Way, Lake Geneva, (262) 248-8811, (800) 558-3417, grandgeneva.com.    

Jellystone Park in Caledonia

Racine County Offering the perfect variety of campsites for tents &

Westphal Mansion Inn Bed & Breakfast, LLC

motor homes. 8425 Hwy. 38, Caledonia (262) 835-2565, jellystonecaledonia.com.  

Lazy Days Campgrounds

Washington County 300 sites Northwoods camping only 40 minutes north of downtown. Open Apr.-Nov. 1475 Lakeview Rd., West Bend, (262) 675-6511, wisvacations.com/ LazyDays. 

Milwaukee Marriott West

Waukesha County 281 rooms. Exquisitely renovated property boasts outstanding amenities & much more. W231 N1600 Corporate Ct., Waukesha, (262) 574-0888, (800) 228-9290, marriott.com/ mkemw.      

Radisson Milwaukee Northwest

Waukesha County 136 rooms. Urban style & modern amenities. An exceptional choice for your travel. N88 W14750 Main St., Menomonee Falls, (262) 251-5153, (800) 967-9033, radisson.com/ menomoneefallswi.   

Waukesha County 104 rooms. All suites on a golf course. Minutes from MKE, off I-94 & Moorland. 950 S. Pinehurst Ct., Brookfield, (262) 782-5990, (800) 331-3131, marriott.com/ mkebr.        

Super 8 Motel Milwaukee/ Germantown

Washington County 98 rooms. Award-winning motel. Whirlpool, Super Start breakfast, free wireless & HBO. N96 W17490 County Line Rd., Germantown, (262) 2550880, (800) 800-8000, super8germantown.com. 

Washington House Inn

Ozaukee County 34 rooms. Antiques, fireplaces, whirlpool & steam baths. Social hour, free breakfast. W62 N573 Washington Ave., Cedarburg, (262) 375-3550, (800) 554-4717, washingtonhouseinn.com. 


Eating & Drinking Anvil Pub & Grille

Ozaukee County | American Casual dining in a rustic atmosphere. American flair. Full bar. N70 W6340 Bridge Rd., Cedarburg, (262) 376-2163, anvilpubandgrille.com. 

Blackfinn Ameripub


Residence Inn by Marriott Milwaukee Brookfield

Washington County 8 rooms. Restored 1913 mansion offers elegant suites. 6 minutes to Erin Hills Golf. 90 S. Main St., Hartford, (262) 673-7938, westphalmansioninn.com.

Waukesha County | American A lively restaurant & bar offering the affordable, crave-able food. 95 N. Moorland Rd., Brookfield, (262) 6417602, blackfinnameripub. com/brookfield.   $-$$

BLVD kitchen & bar

Waukesha County | American A new American bistro with a twist to traditional bar & grill fare. Milwaukee Marriott West, W231 N1600 Corporate Ct., Waukesha, (262) 574-0888, (800) 228-9290, marriott.com/ hotel-restaurants/mkemwmilwaukee-marriott-west/ blvd-kitchen-andbar/64337/home-page.mi.

Chancery Pub and Restaurant

Kenosha, Ozaukee and Waukesha County | American About family, hospitality & fresh food created from local ingredients. 11900 108th St., Kenosha, (262) 857-3540, 11046 N. Port Washington Rd., Mequon, (262) 241-3450 and 2100 E. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha, (262) 5491720, thechancery.com.   $-$$

Clausing Barn Cafe

Waukesha County | American Enjoy a light meal or snack at OWW’s circa 1897 octagonal barn. At Old World Wisconsin, W372 S9727 Hwy. 67, Eagle (262) 594-2798, oldworldwisconsin.org.     $-$$

Coppers Pub & Grill

Waukesha County | Bar & Grill Features sandwiches, salads, an extensive wine list & more. Country


■ RESOURCES Springs Hotel, 2810 Golf Rd., Pewaukee, (262) 547-0201, (800) 247-6640, countryspringshotel.com. Drinks: $; Food: $-$$

Cream & Crepe Cafe

Ozaukee County | French Featuring entree crepes, dessert crepes, soups, salads & sandwiches. N70 W6340 Bridge Rd., Cedarburg, (262) 3770900, creamand crepecafe.com.  $

Geneva ChopHouse

Walworth County | American Thick, hand-cut steaks & chops. Fresh seafood from the coasts. Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, 7036 Grand Geneva Way, Lake Geneva, (262) 249-4788, (800) 558-3417, grandgeneva.com.  

Grand Cafe

Walworth County | American Offering cuisine from contemporary American to farm-to-table. Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, 7036 Grand Geneva Way, Lake Geneva, (262) 249-4788, (800) 558-3417, grandgeneva.com.  

Joey Gerard’s A Bartolotta Supper Club

Ozaukee County | Steak Comfort food & classic cocktails in a Hollywoodstyle supper club. 11120 N. Cedarburg Rd., Mequon, (262) 518-5500, joeygerards.com. $$-$$$

Jose’s Blue Sombrero

Racine County and Waukesha County | Latin American An unexpected cantina/ bar featuring stupidly awesome guacamole. 6430 Washington Ave., Racine, (262) 886-5600 and 20371 W. Bluemound Rd., Brookfield, (262) 4326667, josesbluesombrero. com.  $-$$

Kopp’s Frozen Custard


Waukesha County | Custard/Ice Cream Landmark famous for delicious frozen custard & equally tasty jumbo burgers. 18880 W. Bluemound Rd.,

Brookfield, (262) 7899490, kopps.com.  $

Mr. B’s - A Bartolotta Steakhouse

Waukesha County | Steak Classic steakhouse featuring prime beef roasted in a wood-burning oven. 18380 W. Capitol Dr., Brookfield, (262) 7907005, mrbssteakhouse. com. $$-$$$

The Original Pancake House

Waukesha County | Breakfast Homemade goodness. Signature dishes: Apple Pancakes & Cherry Kijafa Crepes. 16460 W. Bluemound Rd., Brookfield, (414) 771-3100, originalpancakehouse. com. $-$$

Parkside 23

Waukesha County | American Kitchen, patio, bar & farm embracing a slower, more traditional lifestyle. 2300 Pilgrim Square Dr., Brookfield, (262) 784-7275, parkside23.com.   $-$$

RBG Bar and Grill

Waukesha County | American American & European cuisine. Modern, energetic & casual dining. Radisson Hotel Milwaukee Northwest, N88 W14750 Main St., Menomonee Falls, (262) 251-4840, radisson. com/menomoneefallswi.

Ristorante Brissago

Walworth County | Italian Authentic Italian cuisine, the freshest ingredients. Exceptional wine list. Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, 7036 Grand Geneva Way, Lake Geneva, (262) 249-4799, (800) 558-3417, grandgeneva.com. 

Sobelman’s North Shore

Ozaukee County | Burgers Home of MKE’s best burgers. 10352 N. Port Washington Rd., Mequon, (262) 236-9899, sobelmanspuband grill.com. $

Wildflowers Restaurant

Waukesha County | American Features traditional favorites, chef

 Airport Transportation  Baggage Handling  Banquet Facilities  Business Services


specialties & Friday Fish Fry. Country Springs Hotel, 2810 Golf Rd., Pewaukee, (262) 547-0201, (800) 2476640, countryspringshotel. com.  $-$$

Breweries, Distilleries & Wineries Cedar Creek Winery

Ozaukee County Enjoy our historic setting, award-winning wines, daily tastings & tours. N70 W6340 Bridge Rd., Cedarburg, (262) 3778020, (800) 827-8020, cedarcreekwinery.com.

Attractions, Galleries & Museums Bast Bell Museum/ Dheinsville Settlement - Germantown Historical Society

Washington County 6-point crossroads Hamlet has 22 original buildings restored by the society. N128 W18780 Holy Hill Rd., Germantown, (262) 628-3170, bastbellmuseum.com. 

Cave of the Mounds National Natural Landmark

Dane County Tours daily, year-round. Gemstone mine & NEW fossil dig. 90 min. W of MKE. 2975 Cave of the Mounds Rd., Blue Mounds (608) 437-3038, caveofthemounds.com.

Cedar Creek Settlement

Ozaukee County Quaint village of unique shops nestled in restored 1864 woolen mill. N70 W6340 Bridge Rd., Cedarburg, (262) 3774763, (866) 626-7005, cedarcreeks ettlement.com.

EAA AirVenture Museum

Winnebago County Internationally renowned museum with more than 100 airplanes on display. 3000 Poberezny Rd., Box 3086, Oshkosh (920) 426-4818, airventuremuseum.org. 

 Cable/Satellite  Complimentary Policy  Continental Breakfast  Fitness Center

East Troy Railroad Museum

Walworth County 15-mile train rides, historic trolleys - 40 min from MKE. Weekends May-Nov. 2002 Church St., East Troy (262) 642-3263, easttroyrr.org.

The Elegant Farmer

Waukesha County Best apple pie in the US! Farm Kitchen, Bakery & Market, family fun events. Highways ES & J, Mukwonago (262) 3636770, elegant farmer.com. 

John Michael Kohler Arts Center

Sheboygan County Acclaimed arts center: unique exhibitions, performances, cafe, museum shop. 608 New York Ave., Sheboygan (920) 458-6144, jmkac.org. 

Museum of Wisconsin Art

Washington County One of the top regional art museums in the country. 12 exhibitions annually. 205 Veterans Ave., West Bend, (262) 334-9638, wisconsinart.org. 

Old World Wisconsin

Waukesha County Fun for all ages at one of the US Top 10 Living History Destinations. W372 S9727 Hwy. 67, Eagle (262) 594-6301, oldworld wisconsin.org. 

Plymouth Arts Center

Sheboygan County Fine art exhibits, music & theatre performances, art classes-all ages. 520 E. Mill St., Plymouth, (920) 892-8409, plymouth arts.org. 

Racine Art Museum

Racine County America’s home for contemporary craft; offers a unique museum store. 441 Main St., Racine (262) 6388300, ramart.org. 

The SC Johnson Gallery: At Home with Frank Lloyd Wright

Racine County Gallery showcases rarely-seen Frank Lloyd Wright designs & artifacts. SC Johnson, 1525 Howe St.,

 Group Seating  Handicap Accessible  Lounge  Motorcoach/Bus Parking

 Pay Movies  Pet Friendly  Pool - Indoor  Pool - Outdoor

Racine, (262) 260-2154, scjohnson.com. 

The Tempel Lipizzans

Lake County, IL Rare, white Lipizzan stallions perform elegant dances & breathtaking leaps. 17000 Wadsworth Rd., Old Mill Creek, (847) 244-5330, tempelfarms.com. 

Ten Chimneys Foundation, Inc.

Waukesha County The estate of theatre legends Alfred Lunt & Lynn Fontanne. S43 W31575 Depot Rd., Genesee Depot, (262) 968-4110, tenchimneys.org. 

Wade House Historic Site

Sheboygan County Explore the era of stagecoaches, where Yankee refinement met WI wilderness. W7965 Hwy. 23, Greenbush, (920) 5263271, wadehouse.org. 

Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts

Ozaukee County Quilts, traditional & contemporary fiber arts on an 1850s farm site. N50 W5050 Portland Rd., Cedarburg, (262) 5460300, wiquilt museum.com. 

Religious Institutions The Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Help of Christians at Holy Hill

Washington County Church with sky-piercing spires, stained glass windows & stunning views. 1525 Carmel Rd., Hubertus (262) 628-5287, holyhill.com.

Higher Education Carroll University

Waukesha County Meeting/banquet/athletics facilities, catering, event staff, accommodations. 100 N. East Ave., Waukesha, (262) 547-1211, carrollu.edu.

Concordia University Wisconsin

Ozaukee County Founded in 1881, we offer

 Reservations  Restaurant  Welcome Reception  Wireless Internet

undergraduate, graduate, online & adult learning. 12800 N. Lake Shore Dr., Mequon, (262) 243-4380, (888) 628-9472, cuw.edu. 

Convention Centers Washington County Fair Park & Conference Center Washington County Home of the Washington County Fair, 7/22-27! Events, concerts, expos. 3000 Hwy. PV, West Bend, (262) 677-5060, (877) 677-5060, wcfairpark.com. 

Waukesha County Expo Center

Waukesha County Home to events year round, 15 minutes west of MKE. Visit our website. 1000 Northview Rd., Waukesha, (262) 548-7200, waukeshacounty expo.com.

Performing Arts & Theaters The Fireside Dinner Theatre

Jefferson County Enjoy memorable dining, fun gift shops & professional Broadway musicals. 1131 Janesville Ave., Fort Atkinson, (800) 4779505, (800) 477-9505, firesidetheatre.com. 


Ozaukee County Stunning 1930s ballroom re-purposed for topnotch dinner theater. 1077 Lake Dr., Port Washington, (262) 284-6850, memoriesballroom.com.

Schauer Center

Washington County Hosting professional touring performances & art classes for all ages. 147 N. Rural St., Hartford, (262) 670-0560, schauercenter.org. 

Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts

Waukesha County A nonprofit multidisciplinary cultural arts center. 19805 W. Capitol Dr., Brookfield, (262) 781-9520, wilson-center.com. 

$ Under $10 $$ $11-30 $$$ $31-60 $$$$ $61+

Shopping Access Boutique

Ozaukee County | Specialty Shopping Destination for women in pursuit of affordable fashion forward accessories. W63 N672 Washington Ave., Cedarburg, (262) 376-4534, shopaccessboutique.com.

Amy’s Candy Kitchen

Ozaukee County | Specialty Shopping Award-winning gourmet caramel apples & hand-paddled fudge. W62 N579 Washington Ave., Cedarburg, (262) 376-0884, amysgourmetapples.com.

Cedar Creek Settlement

Ozaukee County | Specialty Shopping Quaint village of unique shops nestled in restored 1864 woolen mill. N70 W6340 Bridge Rd., Cedarburg, (262) 377-4763, (866) 626-7005, cedarcreek settlement.com.

Cedar Creek Winery

Ozaukee County | Specialty Shopping Enjoy our historic setting, award-winning wines, daily tastings & tours. N70 W6340 Bridge Rd., Cedarburg, (262) 3778020, (800) 827-8020, cedarcreekwinery.com.

The Chocolate Chisel Ozaukee County | Specialty Foods Artisan chocolate shop. Ice cream parlor. Hot chocolate, coffee & Espresso. 125 W. Grand Ave., Port Washington, (262) 261-0200, chocolatechisel.com. 

Hal’s HarleyDavidson/Buell, Inc.

Waukesha County | Specialty Shopping Offering Harley rentals, full Service Department, MotorClothes & much more. 1925 S. Moorland Rd., New Berlin, (262) 8602060, (800) 966-4443, halshd.com.

Johnson Creek Premium Outlets

Jefferson County | Outlet Shopping Save 25-65% every day at 60 outlet stores. Group incentives. 575 W. Linmar Ln., Ste. 500, Johnson Creek (920) 699-4112, premiumoutlets. com/johnsoncreek.

Monches Farm, LLC

Washington County | Specialty Shopping Over 2,000 varieties of hardy perennials & unusual annuals. 5890 Monches Rd., Colgate (262) 9662787, monchesfarm.com.

Outpost Natural Foods Cooperative

Ozaukee County | Specialty Foods Grocery featuring the best local, organic & natural foods. In-store cafe. 7590 W. Mequon Rd., Mequon, (262) 242-0426, outpost.coop.

Milwaukee’s #1 Family Entertainment Destination

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Pleasant Prairie Premium Outlets

Kenosha County | Outlet Shopping Save 25-65% every day at 90+ legendary designer & name-brand stores. 11211 - 120th Ave., Pleasant Prairie, (262) 857-3061 Ext. 11, premiumoutlets. com/pleasantprairie.

Ten Chimneys Foundation, Inc.

Waukesha County | Specialty Shopping Offering charming items that reflect the style of theatre’s beloved couple. S43 W31575 Depot Rd., Genesee Depot, (262) 9684110, tenchimneys.org. 

Wisconsin Harley-Davidson

Milwaukee’s finest collection of men’s and women’s boutiques, specialty shops, art galleries, theaters and restaurants all in a historic warehouse setting. Located just blocks south of downtown

414.273.1173 | HistoricThirdWard.org Painting by Third Ward Plein Air Winner Les Leffingwell

More than 20 picturesque ports of call along 1,100 miles of Great Lakes Shoreline.

Waukesha County | Specialty Shopping Award winning dealership in Oconomowoc. New & Preowned. 1280 Blue Ribbon Dr., Oconomowoc, (262) 569-8500, wishd.com.

Video Train Tours

Sports Teams

9am–4pm Daily

FREE Candy Samples

Lakeshore Chinooks

Ozaukee County Chinooks baseball, great food & affordable family fun for all who attend! 983 Badger Cir., Grafton, (262) 618-4659, lakeshorechinooks.com. 

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Sports & Recreation Badger Region Volleyball

Waukesha County WI chapter of USA Volleyball for all-ages coaching, playing & officiating! 2831 N. Grandview Blvd., Ste. 221, Pewaukee, (262) 349-9785, badgervolleyball.org.


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Ozaukee County Stunning 18-hole daily fee facility designed & built by Arnold Palmer. 3121 County Rd. I, Saukville (262) 2920740, (800) 4TH-EBOG, golfthebog.com. 

The Brute at Grand Geneva

The Springs Water Park

Waukesha County Over 45,000 sq. ft. of thrilling indoor water park adventures. Country Springs Hotel, 2810 Golf Rd., Pewaukee, (262) 5470201, countrysprings hotel.com.

Walworth County Par-72 course with over 7,000 yards, perfectly manicured & maintained. Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, 7036 Grand Geneva Way, Lake Geneva, (262) 248-2556, (800) 558-3417, grandgenevagolf.com.

Sunburst/Winter Sports Park

The Bull at Pinehurst Farms

Wilmot Mountain

Sheboygan County Only Jack Nicklaus signature course in WI. “Top 100 Public Golf Courses in America.” One Long Dr., Sheboygan Falls, (920) 467-1500, 800-5THEBULL, golfthebull.com. 

Erin Hills Golf Course

Washington County Public golf course located 35 miles from MKE. Site of the 2017 U.S. Open. 7169 County Rd. O, Erin, (262) 646-3331, erinhills.com. 

The Highlands at Grand Geneva

Walworth County Scottish-style course, an original Pete Dye & Jack Nicklaus creation. Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, 7036 Grand Geneva Way, Lake Geneva, (262) 248-2556, (800) 558-3417, grandgenevagolf.com.

The Mountain Top Ski Hill

Walworth County 18 runs, 3 chair & 2 carpet lifts, terrain park; snowshoe & x-country ski. Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, 7036 Grand Geneva Way, Lake Geneva, (262) 249-4726, (800) 558-3417, grandgenevaski.com.

Road America


Sheboygan County World’s fastest permanent road racing circuit. Racing Apr-Oct. N7390 Hwy. 67, Elkhart Lake, ( 800) 3657223, roadamerica.com.

Washington County Winter fun! Skiing, snowboarding & tubing on hugely expanded tubing park. 8355 Prospect Dr., Kewaskum (262) 6268404, skisunburst.com. Kenosha County Now part of Vail Resorts’ Epic Family$13M renovation. Ski-snowboard-tube. 11931 Fox River Rd., Wilmot, (262) 862-2301, wilmotmountain.com.

Tours Cedar Creek Winery

Ozaukee County Enjoy our historic setting, award-winning wines, daily tastings & tours. N70 W6340 Bridge Rd., Cedarburg, (262) 3778020, (800) 827-8020, cedarcreekwinery.com.

Harley-Davidson Powertrain Operations

Waukesha County H-D’s facility in Menomonee Falls, is home of the “Big Twin.” W156 N9000 Pilgrim Rd., Menomonee Falls, (877) 883-1450, h-d.com/factorytours.

Harley-Davidson Powertrain Operations - Pilgrim Rd. Factory Tours

Waukesha County Factory tours offer a view of the assembly line & machining areas. W156 N9000 Pilgrim Rd., Menomonee Falls, (877) 883-1450, (877) 883-1450, h-d.com/ factorytours. 

 Airport Transportation  Baggage Handling  Banquet Facilities  Business Services

Jelly Belly Visitor Center

Kenosha County Video Tours & Visitor Center open daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tours 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 10100 Jelly Belly Ln., Pleasant Prairie, (262) 947-3800, (866) 8687522, jellybelly.com. 

Ten Chimneys Foundation, Inc.

Waukesha County The estate of theatre legends Alfred Lunt & Lynn Fontanne. S43 W31575 Depot Rd., Genesee Depot, (262) 968-4110, tenchimneys.org. 

WindDancer Balloon Promotions

Waukesha County Panoramic hot air ballooning adventure - a memorable & exciting experience! (262) 522-6675, winddancerballoons.com.

RESOURCES & SERVICES Proud Corporate Partners American Society for Quality

The world’s leading membership organization devoted to quality. 600 N. Plankinton Ave., (414) 298-8789 Ext. 7296, (800) 248-1946, asq.org.

Aurora Health Care

Aurora Health Care is a not-for-profit WI health care provider. 950 N. 12th St., (414) 219-2000, aurorahealthcare.org.

Beer Capitol Distributing Company, Inc.

A distributor of fine domestic, imported & specialty beers since 1981. W222 N5700 Miller Way, Sussex, (262) 932-2337.

BMO Harris Bank

Providing a broad range of banking products & solutions. 770 N. Water St., (888) 340-2265, bmoharris.com.

 Cable/Satellite  Complimentary Policy  Continental Breakfast  Fitness Center


Carma Laboratories,

Inc. Family owned/

operated, proudly crafting Carmex in WI since 1937. 5801 W. Airways Ave., Franklin, (414) 421-7707, mycarmex.com

Delta Air Lines

Delta & Delta Connection carriers offer service to 368 destinations. (800) 328-2216, delta.com.

Harley-Davidson, Inc.

Produces the most enduring & recognizable motorcycles in the world. 3700 W. Juneau Ave., (414) 343-8479, harley-davidson.com.

Inlanta Mortgage, Inc.

Committed to customer care & building long-lasting relationships. W239 N3490 Pewaukee Rd., Ste. 200, Pewaukee, (262) 797-7111, (877) 326-5626, inlanta.com.

Johnson Controls, Inc.

Creating a more comfortable & sustainable world where people live & work. 5757 N. Green Bay Ave., (414) 524-2924, johnsoncontrols.com.

Kohl’s Department Stores

A family focused, value-oriented specialty department store. (262) 703-7000, kohls.com.

Levy Restaurants at the HarleyDavidson Museum

Let us shape your menu into a chop-licking, let-the-good-times-roll feast. 401 W. Canal St., hdmuseum.com.

Levy Restaurants at the Wisconsin Center District

As passionate restaurateurs, we provide exclusive food & beverage services. Wisconsin Center,

 Group Seating  Handicap Accessible  Lounge  Motorcoach/Bus Parking

 Pay Movies  Pet Friendly  Pool - Indoor  Pool - Outdoor

400 W. Wisconsin Ave., (414) 908-6161, levyrestaurants.com.  ®

Marcus Hotels & Resorts

Manages over 3,600 rooms, including three MKE hotels. 100 E. Wisconsin Ave., Ste. 1950, (414) 390-4618, marcushotels.com.

Marquette University

A Catholic, Jesuit university located near the heart of downtown MKE. 1250 W. Wisconsin Ave., (414) 288-7250, marquette.edu. 

Medical College of Wisconsin

WI’s only private medical school & health sciences graduate school. 8701 Watertown Plank Rd., (414) 955-8296, mcw.edu.


Beer people passionate & committed to building our great beer brands. 3939 W. Highland Blvd., (414) 931-3845, millercoors.com.

Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club

Experience the tradition of a WI tailgate at one of our 81 home games. Miller Park, One Brewers Way, (414) 902-4400, brewers.com. 

Milwaukee Bucks

See the Bucks play the world’s best NBA opponents. Groups welcome. 1001 N. Fourth St., (414) 227-0539, bucks.com. 

Northwestern Mutual

NM & its subsidiaries offer an array of high quality financial products. 720 E. Wisconsin Ave., (414) 665-1959, northwestern mutual.com. 

Palermo’s Pizza & Pizzeria 3301

Sign up for MKE’s Only Pizza Factory Tour or come eat at our restaurant! 3301 W. Canal St., (414) 455-0383, palermospizza.com.

Potawatomi Hotel & Casino

Distinctive meeting spaces, world-class dining & the thrill of the Casino. 1721 W. Canal St., (414) 847-7891, (800) PAY-SBIG, paysbig.com. 

Rockwell Automation

Develops technologies & services for leading manufacturers worldwide. 1201 S. 2nd St., (414) 382-3015, rockwellautomation.com.


Star-studded celebration of summer & music. World’s Largest Music Festival! 639 E. Summerfest Pl., (414) 273-2680, (800) 273-FEST, summerfest.com.

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

UWM is recognized as one of the nation’s 115 top research universities. Admissions and Recruitment, Vogel Hall, 3253 N. Downer Ave., (414) 229-2222, uwm.edu.

We Energies

MKE Sports & Entertainment

Owners/operators of sports teams, complexes & other entertainment entities. 510 W. Kilbourn Ave, Ste. B, (414) 224-9283, mkesports.com.

 Reservations  Restaurant  Welcome Reception  Wireless Internet

Serves more than 1.1M electric & 1M natural gas customers in WI & MI. 231 W. Michigan St., (414) 221-2555, (800) 242-9137, we-energies.com.

$ Under $10 $$ $11-30 $$$ $31-60 $$$$ $61+

Transportation American United Taxicab Service, Inc.

Taxi Cabs Taxi service 24/7/365. Order Fast via Free APP: TAXIMKE. No surge pricing. 646 S. 2nd St., (414) 220-5000, taximke.com. 

Amtrak National Railroad Passenger Corporation

Trains Serving MKE with 14 daily departures between Chicago & MKE. 433 W. St. Paul Ave., amtrak.com. 

Badger Coaches, Inc.

Bus/Charter Services/ Motorcoach Providing the MKE area with the best quality transportation since 1920. 635 N. James Lovell St., (414) 727-5500, badgerbus.com. 

Blackline Limousines

connections to 160 international cities. 5300 S. Howell Ave., (414) 747-5300, mitchellairport.com. 

GORiteway Transportation Group

Airport Transportation • Bus/Charter Services/ Motorcoach Offering doorto-door service to airports safely, quickly & stress free. 6970 S. 6th St., (414) 570-5200, goriteway.com. 

Lake Express High Speed Ferry

Car Ferry Experience fast, fun & stress-free travel aboard a high-speed ferry. 2330 S. Lincoln Memorial Dr., (414) 727-7792, (866) 914-1010, lake-express.com. 

Lamers Bus Lines, Inc.

Limousine Services Your premiere transportation service company. We welcome all group sizes. 6925 S. 6th St., Ste. 200, Oak Creek, (414) 481-2599, blacklinelimos.com.

Bus/Charter Services/ Motorcoach • Limousine Services We offer value, quality & safety for groups of any size. 1122 W. Boden Ct., (414) 282-3566, (800) 822-3550, golamers.com. 

Coach USA Milwaukee/Wisconsin Coach Lines

Milwaukee County Transit System

Airport Transportation • Bus/Charter Services/ Motorcoach Celebrating 75 years of delivering quality transportation solutions! 1520 Arcadian Ave., Waukesha (262) 542-8861, wisconsincoach.com. 

Delta Air Lines

Air Travel Delta & Delta Connection carriers offer service to 368 destinations. (800) 328-2216, delta.com.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car Transportation Rentals Prompt pick up & delivery anywhere in town. We’ll pick you up. General Mitchell International Airport, 5300 S. Howell Ave., (414) 294-5880, 800-RENTACAR (7368222), enterprise.com.

First Student

Bus/Charter Services/ Motorcoach Proud to serve the MKE community with safe & reliable transportation. 1505 Arcadian Ave., Waukesha, (414) 353-6027, (866) 5148747, firstgroup.com.

General Mitchell International Airport Air Travel 39 nonstop destinations & one-stop

Bus/Charter Services/ Motorcoach We connect community to jobs, schools, shopping, healthcare & recreation. 1942 N. 17th St., (414) 3446711, ridemcts.com. 

Transit Express

Bus/Charter Services/ Motorcoach Full service ground transportation company serving individuals or groups. 424 W. Cherry St., (414) 264-7433 Ext. 201, transitexpress.com. 

UBER Milwaukee

Taxi Cabs Request a reliable & convenient ride with the tap of a button. uber.com/cities/ milwaukee.

Yellow Cab Co-Op

Taxi Cabs Serving MKE since 1979. All cabs GPS dispatched; $10 min. on credit cards. 1747 N. 6th St., (414) 271-1800, yellowcabmilwaukee.com.

Visitor Information & Chambers of Commerce African American Chamber of Commerce Mission: Foster growth in the African-American business community.

633 W. Wisconsin Ave., Ste. 1001, (414) 462-9450, aaccmke.org.

American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin Networking with Indian businesses throughout the state. 10809 W. Lincoln Ave., Ste. 102, West Allis, (414) 604-2044, (877) 6032044, aiccw.org.

Cedarburg Visitors Center

Cedarburg offers unique shopping & great restaurants in historic buildings. W61 N480 Washington Ave., Cedarburg, (262) 3775856, (800) 237-2874, cedarburg.org. 

City of Wauwatosa

Not far from MKE, home to a charming historic shopping village & more. 7725 W. North Ave., Wauwatosa, (414) 4798915, wauwatosa.net.

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin Creates, expands & diversifies small & Hispanic owned businesses in WI. 1021 W. National Ave., (414) 643-6963, hccw.org. 

Historic Greendale Welcome Center

An ideal day trip-charming shops, scenic greenery & a very unique history! 5680 Broad St., Greendale, (414) 409-2556, greendale.org.

Hmong Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce

A statewide economic development organization. 6815 W. Capitol Dr., Ste. 204, (414) 645-8828, hmongchamber.org.

Kenosha Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

A gem along Lake Michigan just 30 minutes south of MKE. 812 56th St., Kenosha, (262) 6547307, (800) 654-7309, visitkenosha.com.

KEY Milwaukee Magazine

Locally owned monthly visitor guide with two websites. 5725 N. Sunny Point Rd., Glendale, (414) 759-9245, keymilwaukee.com.

South Suburban Chamber of Commerce

Promoting growth in Oak Creek, Franklin & surrounding communities.

8580 S. Howell Ave., Oak Creek, (414) 7685845, southsuburban chamber.com.

Village in Wauwatosa

Dining, shopping & a beautiful park await in a walkable urban community. 7603 W. State St., Wauwatosa, (414) 2979285, wauwatosa village.org.

VISIT Lake Geneva

Local information & assistance for both meeting planners & visitors. 201 Wrigley Dr., Lake Geneva, (262) 248-1000, visitlakegeneva.com.

Washington County Convention & Visitors Bureau

renowned attractions. 624 N. 24th St., (414) 933-0640, avenueswest.com.

Brady Street Business Improvement District

Cream City Foundation Philanthropic resourcescollaborations-education efforts for SE WI’s LGBT. 759 N. Milwaukee St., Ste. 522, (414) 225-0244, creamcityfoundation.org.

Cudahy Tourism Commission

Supports business & residents through networking, marketing & education. 7447 W. Greenfield Ave., West Allis, (414) 302-9901, wawmchamber.com.

Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce

Promotes opportunities among LGBT-owned & allied businesses, professionals. 5027 W. North Ave., (414) 678-9275, wislgbtchamber.com.

Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce Resources to support veteran-owned & veteranfriendly businesses across WI. 5027 W. North Ave., (920) 288-2646, wiveteranschamber.org.

Community Resources Avenues West Association/BID #10 Home to historic neighborhoods &

The Gateway to Milwaukee

Your resource for planning that ideal tour to WI. (414) 545-1100, (800) 223-0652, circlewisconsin.com.

Wauwatosa Chamber of Commerce

West Allis/West Milwaukee Chamber of Commerce

A nonprofit formed to nurture & sustain WI’s film & media industry. Waunakee (414) 333-2366, filmwisconsin.net.

Circle Wisconsin

Creative Alliance Milwaukee

Wauwatosa is a vibrant community with unique dining & shopping offerings. 10437 Innovation Dr., Ste. 130, Wauwatosa, (414) 453-2330, tosachamber.org.

Film Wisconsin, Inc.

If what you want isn’t on Brady St, you probably don’t need it-Oscar Wilde. 1224 (LR) E. Brady St., (414) 272-3978, bradystreet.org.

Hiking trails & parks, quaint towns, nationallyknown golf courses & more. 3000 Hwy. PV, West Bend, (262) 6775069, (888) 974-8687, visitwashington county.com. 

Located in the heart of Ozaukee County on State Hwy. 60 & I-43. 1624 Wisconsin Ave., Grafton, (262) 377-1650, grafton-wi.org.

Granville Economic Development Corporation/Granville BID #48 A diversity of businesses & annual car shows. 7817 W. Brown Deer Rd., (414) 736-2891, granvillebusiness.org.

Parks, neighborhoods, schools, airport, ideal for living, working, visiting. 5050 S. Lake Dr., Cudahy, cudahy-wi.gov.

Greater Lake Geneva Area, Walworth County Free itinerary planning services, request your visitors guide today! 2375 E. Geneva St., Delavan, (262) 7286000, (800) 395-8687, visitwalworthcounty.com.

Delafield Promotional & Tourism Council

Tours-lodging-restaurantswinery-shops-galleriestrails-parks-golf-day spas. (262) 646-8100, (888) 2941082, visitdelafield.org.

Greater Milwaukee Committee

A popular district know for dining, shopping & movies. P. O. Box 511794, (414) 202-5754, downeravenue.com.

East Side Business Improvement District MKE’s hippest entertainment & nightlife district. We’ve got it all! 2122 N. Prospect Ave., (414) 272-5823, theeastside.org.

East Town Association, Inc.

Bastille Days, Jazz In The Park, East Town Market & Beer Festival. 825 N. Jefferson St., Ste. 150, (414) 271-1416, easttown.com.

Eastbrook Church Exists to proclaim & embody the love of

Business association to revitalize the Mitchell Airport district. 4121 S. 6th St., (414) 455-3323, gateway tomilwaukee.com.

Grafton Area Chamber of Commerce

Drive economic prosperitycreativity-innovative education-commerceculture. 207 E. Buffalo St., Ste. 600, (414) 988-3226, creativealliancemke.org.

Downer Avenue BID #41

Jesus Christ in the city & world. 5385 N. Green Bay Rd., (414) 228-5220, eastbrookchurch.org.

Aims to contribute to the cultural & economic base of the MKE area. 301 W. Wisconsin Ave., Suite 300, (414) 272-0588, gmconline.org.

Greater Milwaukee Hotel & Lodging Association

Represents approximately 30 lodging properties in the Greater MKE area. 1025 S. Moorland Rd., Suite 200, Brookfield, (262) 7822851, gmhla.com.

Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee, Inc. Assist in recruiting & retaining Hispanic professionals in the MKE area. 759 N. Milwaukee St., Ste. 322, (414) 2234615, hpgm.org.


■ RESOURCES Historic Highway 41

Dedicated to the enhancement & growth of the S. 27th St. Business Corridor. 4647 S. 27th St., Greenfield (414) 349-6591, historichwy41.com.

Historic King Drive Business Improvement District

Established in ‘92 to empower a clean, safe & vibrant King Drive. 2745 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Ste. 206, kingdriveis.com.

Historic Third Ward Association

MKE’s Arts & Fashion district - all in a historic warehouse setting. 219 N. Milwaukee St., 3rd Floor, (414) 273-1173, historicthirdward.org.

Hunger Task Force

MKE’s Free & Local food bank. Free delivery for programs in our network. 201 S. Hawley Ct., (414) 777-0483, hungertaskforce.org.

Kinnickinnic Business Improvement District

Home to some of MKE’s hottest restaurants, boutiques, bars & salons. Morgan Kenwood, 5130 W. Loomis Rd., Greendale, (414) 423-4020, bayviewwi.com.

Layton Boulevard West Neighbors

Unique dining spanning four continents, outdoor activities & local parks. 1545 S. Layton Blvd., (414) 383-9038, lbwn.org/ neighborhoods.

Local First Milwaukee

Supports metro-MKE’s independent businesses & educates the public. 205 W. Highland Ave., Ste. 501, localfirstmilwaukee.com.

Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce

Sweep Ambassador programs & more. 600 E. Wells St., (414) 220-4700, milwaukee downtown.com.

Education Festival-REED STREET YARDS. S. 3rd St. & Freshwater Way, rockthegreen.com.

Milwaukee Film

Outreach for the hungry, elderly, homeless & underprivileged children. 11315 W. Watertown Plank Rd., Wauwatosa, (414) 302-4300, samilwaukee.org. 

A nonprofit which puts on an annual film festival. 229 E. Wisconsin Ave., Ste. 200, (414) 755-1965, mkefilm.org.

Milwaukee LGBT Community Center

We exist to help improve the quality of life for LGBT people Metro MKE. 1110 N. Market St., 2nd Fl., (414) 292-3065, mkelgbt.org. 


Dedicated to empowering the community through arts programming & events. 161 W. Wisconsin Ave., Ste. 2260, (920) 2862123, newaukee.com.

Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee

Strengthening capacity, encouraging collaboration & expanding volunteerism. 2819 W. Highland Blvd., (414) 273-7887, npcmilwaukee.org.

Ozaukee County Tourism Council, Inc.

America’s LARGEST operating model railroad show. Nov. 11-12, 2017. Wisconsin Exposition Center at State Fair Park, 8200 W. Greenfield Ave., West Allis, trainfest.com. 

United Performing Arts Fund, Inc.

Raises funds for 15 Member Groups & numerous Affiliates in SE WI. 301 W. Wisconsin Ave., Ste. 600, (414) 273-8723, upaf.org.

Walker’s Point Association

Residents, building & business owners dedicated to improving neighborhood. (414) 299-0426, walkerspoint. ning.com.

The Water Council

Port Washington Tourism Council

Westown Association

Like a seaside getaway. Historic tours, lighthouses, charter fishing. 126 E. Grand Ave., Port Washington, (262) 2840900, (800) 719-4881, visitportwashington.com.

Real Racine Visitors Center

Improve MKE as a place to create jobs, invest capital & grow business. 756 N. Milwaukee St., Ste. 400, (414) 287-4100, mmac.org.

Milwaukee Downtown, BID #21

Rock the Green Sustainability Festival



Enjoy the Countryside, Lakeside & Historic Places in Ozaukee County! P. O. Box 143, Port Washington, (262) 2849288, (800) 403-9898, ozaukeetourism.com.

Wind Point Lighthouse, art museum, Kringle, Frank Lloyd Wright buildings. 14015 Washington Ave., Sturtevant (262) 8846400, (800) 272-2463, realracine.com.

Manage Public Service Ambassadors, Clean

The Salvation Army

A Zero Waste World Class Music & Eco

 Airport Transportation  Baggage Handling  Banquet Facilities  Business Services

Aligns research & industry to establish the region as the World Water Hub. 247 Freshwater Way, Ste. 500, (414) 988-8750, thewatercouncil.com. Promotes Downtown revitalization west of the MKE River. 633 W. Wisconsin Ave., Ste. 409, (414) 276-6696, westown. org.

Wisconsin Restaurant Association

Supports food service industry through advocacy, education & communication. 2801 Fish Hatchery Rd., Madison (608) 270-9950, (800) 5893211, wirestaurant.org.

Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival

Visit our website for more details on our September festival. Jefferson Fair Park, 503 N. Jackson Ave.,

 Cable/Satellite  Complimentary Policy  Continental Breakfast  Fitness Center


Jefferson (920) 623-3536, wisconsinsheep andwoolfestival.com.

great beer brands. 3939 W. Highland Blvd., (414) 931-3845, millercoors.com.

Zoological Society of Milwaukee

Sazama’s Fine Catering

Caterers & Beverage Services

Saz’s Catering & Special Events

Our mission is to conserve, educate & support the MKE County Zoo. 10005 W. Blue Mound Rd., (414) 258-2333, zoosociety.org.

Bartolotta Catering & Events at Discovery World

We offer high quality food & service with gorgeous views of MKE. 500 N. Harbor Dr., (414) 765-8610, bartolottacatering.com.

Bartolotta Catering & Events at the Grain Exchange Book your next event or gala in this beautiful historic space. 225 E. Michigan St., (414) 7276980, bartolotta catering.com.

Beer Capitol Distributing Company, Inc.

A distributor of fine domestic, imported & specialty beers since 1981. W222 N5700 Miller Way, Sussex, (262) 932-2337.

Levy Restaurants at the Harley-Davidson Museum Let us shape your menu into a chop-licking, let-the-good-times-roll feast. 401 W. Canal St., hdmuseum.com.

Levy Restaurants at the Wisconsin Center District

As passionate restaurateurs, we provides exclusive food & beverage services. Wisconsin Center, 400 W. Wisconsin Ave., (414) 908-6161, levyrestaurants.com. 


Beer people passionate & committed to building our

 Group Seating  Handicap Accessible  Lounge  Motorcoach/Bus Parking

 Pay Movies  Pet Friendly  Pool - Indoor  Pool - Outdoor

The full service caterer at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 N. Water St., (414) 276-2030, sazamas. com. 

Custom menus for groups of 20 to 20k. The finest in full-service catering. 201 W. Walker St., (414) 2568765, sazs.com.

South Second: A Saz’s Hospitality Group Property

Industrial-chic & fully customizable event facility in a prime location. 838 S. 2nd St., (414)256-8765, southsecondmke.com. 

Zilli’s Hospitality Group

Elegant sit-down dinners, gourmet buffets & versatile cocktail receptions. 613 N. Grandview Blvd., Waukesha, (262) 547-9447, zillihospitalitygroup.com.

Resources & Services 88Nine Radio Milwaukee

Media Playing a distinctive blend of rock & urban music. 220 E. Pittsburgh Ave., (414) 892-7956, radiomilwaukee.org.

Attention Era Media

Photographers Video, commercials, brand films, live online broadcasts & photography. 1305 N. 19th St. Ste. 2000, (414) 3799511, attentionera.com.

The Business Journal Serving Greater Milwaukee

Media Weekly paper dedicated to independent, in-depth reporting of business news. 825 N. Jefferson St., Ste. 200, (414) 278-7788, milwaukee.biz journals.com.

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage & Relocation Services

Real Estate & Relocation Services Committed to providing truly remarkable service to home sellers & buyers. 11303 N. Port Washington Rd., Mequon, (262) 240-2683, coldwellbanker homes.com.


Printers/Copiers Fast, friendly service with the job done right. Open Early, late, weekends. 1681 N. Van Buren St., (414) 2832679, dcopy.net.

FlipKey Vacation Rentals

Real Estate & Relocation Services Vacation rental marketplace with 300+ vacation homes in the WI & MKE area. (857) 366-6061, flipkey.com/wisconsincabin-rentals/g28972/.

Funjet Vacations

Travel Agencies MKE’s hometown vacation company creating memorable vacation experiences. 8907 N. Port Washington Rd., (414) 9341163, funjet.com.

Inlanta Mortgage, Inc.

Financial Services Committed to customer care & building long-lasting relationships. W239 N3490 Pewaukee Rd., Ste. 200, Pewaukee, (262) 797-7111, (877) 326-5626, inlanta.com.

Interstate Parking Company LLC

Parking Services Visit our website to find over 20 convenient downtown parking locations. 710 N. Plankinton Ave., (414) 431-6555, interstateparking.com. 

Isaacs Parking Service Parking Services 800 space, public parking bldg., open 24/7. Near Hyatt & WI Center Complex. 330 W. Wells St., (414) 271-3858, isaacsparking.com. 

John O’Hara Photography

Photographers An awardwinning photographer

 Reservations  Restaurant  Welcome Reception  Wireless Internet

$ Under $10 $$ $11-30 $$$ $31-60 $$$$ $61+

based in MKE., (414) 628-6633, johnohara. zenfolio.com.

Ave., (414) 228-7100, onthegomobility.net. 

Kalmbach Publishing Co.

Media MKE’s only online daily magazine & city guide. 735 N. Water St., Ste. 250, (414) 272-0557, onmilwaukee.com.

Media Books, events, 15 magazines, television partnership & web sites. 21027 Crossroads Cir., Waukesha, (262) 7986591, (800) 558-1544, kalmbach.com.

Litho-Craft Co., Inc.

Printers/Copiers Printing, copying & mail services. Banners, signs & promotional items. W225 N6368 Village Dr., Sussex, (262) 372-4999, lithocraftco.com.

M Magazine: Milwaukee’s Lifestyle Magazine

Media Discover the latest in home decor, fashion, health, dining & much more. W61 N306 Washington Ave., Ste. L1, Cedarburg, (414) 6408154, mmagazine milwaukee.com.

The Marek Group

Printers/Copiers Full service commercial printer, provides top quality production & service. W228 N821 Westmound Dr., Waukesha, (262) 5498900, marekgroup.com.

Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC

Insurance Specializing in business insurance, employee benefits & more. 2725 S. Moorland Rd., New Berlin, (262) 785-9490, (800) 242-7001, marshmma.com.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Media Publishing the state’s largest newspaper & most-viewed Web site. 333 W. State St., (414) 2242460, (800) 759-NEWS, jsonline.com. 

Nei-Turner Media Group

Media Specializes in publishing high-quality materials, including visitor guides. 400 Broad St., Unit D, Lake Geneva, (262) 2451000, ntmediagroup.com.

On The Go Mobility

Accessibility/Human Services Rentals of scooters, MWC & Lift Chairs for your mobility needs. 7289 N. Teutonia


RE/MAX Realty 100

Real Estate & Relocation Services 4 offices serving the 5 county area & in-house closing & title company. 11303 W. Oklahoma Ave., (414) 604-1322, moving milwaukee.com. 

Rishi Tea

Manufacturing Direct importer of organic teas & botanicals. Training lab for classes. 185 S. 33rd Ct., (414) 747-4001, (866) 7474483, rishi-tea.com.

JOURNEY OUT. Begin your journey in Delafield, where Lake Country comes to life with unique places to shop, dine, and stay for the night. Then, venture out and discover a brilliant world of scenic natural beauty.

Technology Express, Inc.

Computer Services Where quality & service is never less than the very best. (636) 978-1005, (800) 7043655, techexprss.com.

Ticket King, Inc.

Ticket Sales Ticket sales, Packers, Brewers, Bucks, concerts, theater. 751 N. Broadway, (414) 2736007, (800) 334-5434, theticketking.com.

IT’S IN OUR NATURE (888) 294 - 1082 // VisitDelafield.org

Tim Hoelter | Keynote Speaker

Speakers Iconic Harley insider shows how to build a brand & beat the competition. (414) 6882234, timhoelter.com.

Towne Investments A Division of Towne Realty, Inc.

Real Estate & Relocation Services Owns & manages over 6M sq. ft. of office, warehouse & retail space in WI. 710 N. Plankinton Ave., (414) 274-2637, towneinvestments.com.

Wisconsin Gazette

Media The state’s fastest growing & most honored alternative publication. 3956 N. Murray Ave., (414) 961-3240, wisconsingazette.com.

Wolf’s Cleaners

Dry Cleaners/Laundry/ Alterations No more trips to the cleaners! Free pick up, drycleaning returned next-day. 1354 N. 7th St., (414) 223-4078, wolfscleaners.com.


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■ GETTING AROUND Milwaukee Intermodal Station

General Mitchell International Airport

Getting Here Ready to plan your trip to Milwaukee? These resources will help you find the best way to get from there to here! It’s easy to get to Milwaukee. The city is located just 90 minutes north of Chicago and within a day’s drive of third of the U.S. population, with a highly-ranked airport just eight miles from downtown. Fly to Milwaukee’s General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) non-stop from nearly 40 cities and from 160 cities with just one stop.

VISITOR INFORMATION CENTER Located inside the Wisconsin Center’s main rotunda on the first floor at 400 W. Wisconsin Ave.

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DISTANCE TO MILWAUKEE (miles) Madison, WI 80 Chicago, IL 90 Green Bay, WI 120 Grand Rapids, MI 280 Indianapolis, IN 280 Minneapolis, MN 335 Des Moines, IA 375 Cincinnati, OH 390 Detroit, MI 375 St. Louis, MO 375 Louisville, KY 390 Columbus, OH 450 Omaha, NE 510

Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Memorial Day - Labor Day: Saturday 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Sunday 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Additional hours based on events, call 1-800-554-1448 for more information. Sign up for VISIT Milwaukee’s newsletter at: visitmilwaukee.org/newsletter

Around Town

TROLLEY LOOP During the summer months, visitors can ride on an old fashioned trolley with Milwaukee’s “Hop ‘n Shop, Wine ‘n Dine” route featuring stops at downtown’s major points of interest for just $1 per ride. The trolley runs Thursday-Sunday, June-September.

Public transportation options make exploring the city a snap. Getting around the Milwaukee area is just as easy as getting to it. Many of the city’s most popular attractions and a wide variety of restaurants are within easy walking distance of each other downtown, and local transportation options abound.

If you didn’t bring a bike, take advantage of Milwaukee’s bike share program, Bublr Bikes (bublr.com). Stations are located throughout downtown and in neighboring Wauwatosa (a 40 minute ride). Milwaukee is a BCycle city, so use your home pass to check out a bike and start riding.

TAXI Taxi service is available from Yellow Cab Co-Op and American United Taxicab Service. Taxi fare from the airport to downtown hotels is approximately $25 each way.


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RIDESHARE Uber and Lyft both operate in Milwaukee.

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■ last look

Milwaukee Top 10 There’s so much to do and see in Milwaukee, but if you can check off these ten classics, you’ve made a pretty good start. the best way to get to know the city is to celebrate with us.

Milwaukee Art Museum

 Try your luck at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, where gaming, dining and entertainment come together under one roof.

 Snap a selfie with the Bronze Fonz. This life-size statue of Henry Winkler’s Happy Days character is located on the Milwaukee RiverWalk just off of Wells Street.

 Take a brewery tour. Whether it’s at brewing giant MillerCoors or one of the city’s newest craft breweries, don’t leave Brew City without seeing how the product that “made us famous” gets made.

to more frozen custard stands per capita than anywhere else in the world, earning the title of unofficial world capital of frozen custard. Creamier and richer than ice cream, this is the summer dessert of choice for locals.

 Visit the Milwaukee Art Museum. Designed by Santiago Calatrava, this striking modern building features a “wing-like” sunscreen with the span of a Boeing 747. Watch the “wings” flap daily (weather-permitting).

 Get out on the water. From boat cruises to beaches, there’s plenty of ways to take advantage of Lake Michigan and the Milwaukee, Menomonee and Kinnickinnic Rivers.  Get a scoop of frozen custard. Milwaukee is home 88 | MILWAUKEE VISITORS GUIDE 2017

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 Snack on some cheese curds. Deep fried or fresh and squeaky, this a must-have appetizer while you’re in town.

 Go to a festival.

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Milwaukee’s known as the City of Festivals for a reason, and

 Learn about one of America’s greatest companies at the Harley-Davidson Museum. Harley-Davidson is part of the fabric of Milwaukee, and at the museum you can follow its history from the very first Harley to the most creative custom bikes.

 Explore the local foods and products at the Milwaukee Public Market. Located in the Historic Third Ward neighborhood, you’ll find 20 vendors in the market selling artisan foods, chocolates, seafood and more.


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Wisconsin’s most honored restaurant: Trip Advisor Award of Excellence. #1 Ethnic Restaurant in Milwaukee #6 Milwaukee Restaurant (out of 1,270) Voted Best Ethnic restaurant by readers of Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Wisconsin Trails, Shepherd Express and Exclusively Yours.

“Mader’s is the best place to dine when visiting Milwaukee.” -The Washington Post Milwaukee’s Best Sunday Brunch & Best German Food and Drink — American Online Featured on the Food Network, The Travel Channel’s Delicious Destinations and Esquire Magazine’s “Best Bars in America”.

John F. Kennedy Ronald Reagan Gerald Ford Frank Sinatra John Wayne Bob Hope William Shatner Will Ferrell Katy Perry Vince Lombardi Audry Hepburn Alfred Hitchcock Cary Grant Clark Gable Britney Spears Carrie Underwood Keith Urban Steven Tyler & Aerosmith John Belushi Ron Howard Kid Rock Eric Clapton Nat King Cole Paul Newman Peter Gabriel Entire Dodgers Team Tim McGraw Def Leppard Lynyrd Skynyrd Usher Santana Steve Winwood Iron Maiden Lady Antebellum Sting & Trudie Styler Robert Wagner John Cleese (Monty Python) ZZ Top Rush Roger Daltrey Warren Spahn Mickey Rooney Paul Molitor The Three Stooges and many more!

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2017 Official Milwaukee Visitors Guide  

Are you looking for more information to help plan your next visit to Milwaukee? Our Official Visitors Guide gives you everything you’ll need...

2017 Official Milwaukee Visitors Guide  

Are you looking for more information to help plan your next visit to Milwaukee? Our Official Visitors Guide gives you everything you’ll need...