Guidebook for Milwaukee

James

Guidebook for Milwaukee

Food Scene
Munich-style Hofbräuhaus. Now known as the Bavarian Bierhaus. Delicious German food and micro-brews! Fun for the whole family! Oktoberfest takes place at the adjacent Heidelberg Park every weekend in September.
Bavarian Bierhaus
700 West Lexington Boulevard
Munich-style Hofbräuhaus. Now known as the Bavarian Bierhaus. Delicious German food and micro-brews! Fun for the whole family! Oktoberfest takes place at the adjacent Heidelberg Park every weekend in September.
Outdoor beer garden just like in Germany, right next to the Milwaukee River. Beautiful sunsets and live German beer hall music weekends.
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Estabrook Beer Garden
4600 Estabrook Parkway
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Outdoor beer garden just like in Germany, right next to the Milwaukee River. Beautiful sunsets and live German beer hall music weekends.
Located on Silver Spring Drive in Whitefish Bay. I prefer Colectivo, located in Bayshore Town Center and also in neighboring Shorewood. Colectivo is a Milwaukee based coffee purveyor.
Starbucks
302 East Silver Spring Drive
Located on Silver Spring Drive in Whitefish Bay. I prefer Colectivo, located in Bayshore Town Center and also in neighboring Shorewood. Colectivo is a Milwaukee based coffee purveyor.
If you've never experienced a Friday night fish fry in Wisconsin, I recommend this one. It is excellent and the beer is good too! Brewery tours are also available.
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Lakefront Brewery
1872 North Commerce Street
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If you've never experienced a Friday night fish fry in Wisconsin, I recommend this one. It is excellent and the beer is good too! Brewery tours are also available.
Great little Italian restaurant in neighboring Riverwest, a bohemian, eclectic neighborhood of Milwaukee.
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Nessun Dorma
2778 North Weil Street
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Great little Italian restaurant in neighboring Riverwest, a bohemian, eclectic neighborhood of Milwaukee.
If you've never had frozen custard before, you need to try this at least once! Different flavors made everyday. The burgers are great, but my favorite sandwich is the buffalo chicken.
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Kopp's Frozen Custard
5373 North Port Washington Road
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If you've never had frozen custard before, you need to try this at least once! Different flavors made everyday. The burgers are great, but my favorite sandwich is the buffalo chicken.
City Market in Whitefish Bay is a great place for a delicious breakfast. It's right across the street from Sendik's Food Market too!
The City Market Café & Bakehouse
527 East Silver Spring Drive
City Market in Whitefish Bay is a great place for a delicious breakfast. It's right across the street from Sendik's Food Market too!
Trendy Historic Third Ward. Features internationally inspired cuisine using organic and as-local-as-possible ingredients, and signature specialty drinks with Latin influence. I recommend the tapas.
KASANA
241 North Broadway
Trendy Historic Third Ward. Features internationally inspired cuisine using organic and as-local-as-possible ingredients, and signature specialty drinks with Latin influence. I recommend the tapas.
Trendy Eastside neighborhood health food store and restaurant. Dinner here and a movie at the historic Oriental Theatre just around the corner.
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Beans & Barley
1901 East North Avenue
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Trendy Eastside neighborhood health food store and restaurant. Dinner here and a movie at the historic Oriental Theatre just around the corner.
Great little "hole-in-the-wall" Mexican restaurant in eclectic Riverwest neighborhood.
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Café Corazón
3129 N Bremen St
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Great little "hole-in-the-wall" Mexican restaurant in eclectic Riverwest neighborhood.
Great local coffee purveyor right next to Bruegger's Bagels in Whitefish Bay.
Stone Creek Coffee - Whitefish Bay
601 East Silver Spring Drive
Great local coffee purveyor right next to Bruegger's Bagels in Whitefish Bay.
Yes, it looks like a shack from the outside, so that is what you'll find if you go there, BUT don't let the appearance of the building put you off. Go try the BBQ inside! It's delicious!
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Smoke Shack
332 North Milwaukee Street
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Yes, it looks like a shack from the outside, so that is what you'll find if you go there, BUT don't let the appearance of the building put you off. Go try the BBQ inside! It's delicious!
Hungry for an authentic German schnitzel? Then Jack Pandl's is the place. Cozy covered outdoor patio awaits. A 15 minute walk from my house.
Jack Pandl's Whitefish Bay Inn
1319 East Henry Clay Street
Hungry for an authentic German schnitzel? Then Jack Pandl's is the place. Cozy covered outdoor patio awaits. A 15 minute walk from my house.
Great diner-type breakfast menu. Recommended by my recent British guests.
Solly's Grille
4629 North Port Washington Road
Great diner-type breakfast menu. Recommended by my recent British guests.
Shopping
Shopping, restaurants, cineplex, bars (Bar Louie's outdoor roof patio is cool), Sprecher Brewery restaurant, outdoor concerts in the summer.
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Bayshore
5800 North Bayshore Drive
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Shopping, restaurants, cineplex, bars (Bar Louie's outdoor roof patio is cool), Sprecher Brewery restaurant, outdoor concerts in the summer.
Everything Else
Great to walk to in the morning to see the sunrise! There is also a small beach. This is also a good spot to watch the Air and Water Show.
Big Bay Park
5000 North Lake Drive
Great to walk to in the morning to see the sunrise! There is also a small beach. This is also a good spot to watch the Air and Water Show.
The beach here is bigger than at Big Bay Park and more crowded, but nice.
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Atwater Park
North Lake Drive
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The beach here is bigger than at Big Bay Park and more crowded, but nice.
This is the biggest public beach in Milwaukee. I like the cabanas that serve food and drinks. Tons of UWM students frequent this popular beach and so do a lot of families.
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브래드포드 비치
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This is the biggest public beach in Milwaukee. I like the cabanas that serve food and drinks. Tons of UWM students frequent this popular beach and so do a lot of families.
If you like sailboats, you will see them here. There is a sailing center where you can take sailing lessons if you want also!
McKinley Marina Roundhouse
1750 North Lincoln Memorial Drive
If you like sailboats, you will see them here. There is a sailing center where you can take sailing lessons if you want also!
There are several daily trains that take you to Union Station in downtown Chicago. Make it a day trip!
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Milwaukee Intermodal Station
433 W St. Paul Avenue
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There are several daily trains that take you to Union Station in downtown Chicago. Make it a day trip!
About 20 miles from my house. 20 - 25 minute, $45 cab fare. Much less expensive Greenline Bus will bring you within 3 blocks of my house, but will take about an hour. Bus fare is $2.25.
제네랄 미첼 국제공항
5300 South Howell Avenue
About 20 miles from my house. 20 - 25 minute, $45 cab fare. Much less expensive Greenline Bus will bring you within 3 blocks of my house, but will take about an hour. Bus fare is $2.25.
Arts & Culture
With a history dating back to 1888, the Milwaukee Art Museum’s Collection includes nearly 25,000 works from antiquity to the present, encompassing painting, drawing, sculpture, decorative arts, etc...
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밀워키 아트 뮤지엄
700 North Art Museum Drive
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With a history dating back to 1888, the Milwaukee Art Museum’s Collection includes nearly 25,000 works from antiquity to the present, encompassing painting, drawing, sculpture, decorative arts, etc...
Great place to learn about the Great Lakes! Tickets are sold here for a 2 hour day sailing trip on the Denis Sullivan Tall Ship! Don't forget to see the amazing aquatic life at Reiman Aquarium!
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Discovery World
500 North Harbor Drive
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Great place to learn about the Great Lakes! Tickets are sold here for a 2 hour day sailing trip on the Denis Sullivan Tall Ship! Don't forget to see the amazing aquatic life at Reiman Aquarium!
This is where the Summerfest music festival and the ethnic festivals take place. Festa Italiana in July is one of my favorites, followed by German Fest, also in July. Eins, Zwei, Drei, Suffa!
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Henry Maier Festival Park
200 East Polk Street
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This is where the Summerfest music festival and the ethnic festivals take place. Festa Italiana in July is one of my favorites, followed by German Fest, also in July. Eins, Zwei, Drei, Suffa!
Drinks & Nightlife
Great second floor roof patio. Located in Bayshore Town Center across from Colectivo Coffee.
Bar Louie - Bayshore Town Center
5750 North Bayshore Drive
Great second floor roof patio. Located in Bayshore Town Center across from Colectivo Coffee.
Sports bar and restaurant with adjacent Upper Crust pizza joint. A 5 minute walk from my house.
Aliota's Pub & Grill
261 East Hampton Road
Sports bar and restaurant with adjacent Upper Crust pizza joint. A 5 minute walk from my house.
This spy themed bar is famous and a fun place for locals as well as out-of-town visitors. Password required upon entering.
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SafeHouse
779 North Front Street
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This spy themed bar is famous and a fun place for locals as well as out-of-town visitors. Password required upon entering.
Essentials
You can walk here in 15 minutes from my house. This is a great grocery store with lots of fresh produce, most of which is organic.
Sendik's Food Market
500 East Silver Spring Drive
You can walk here in 15 minutes from my house. This is a great grocery store with lots of fresh produce, most of which is organic.
It's Trader Joe's, what more can be said! Located in Bayshore Town Center.
Trader Joe's
5600 North Port Washington Road
It's Trader Joe's, what more can be said! Located in Bayshore Town Center.
Locally-owned cooperative. Organic, GMO-free, Fair Trade, Local.
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Outpost Natural Foods - Milwaukee
100 East Capitol Drive
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Locally-owned cooperative. Organic, GMO-free, Fair Trade, Local.
Sightseeing
Kayaking on the Milwaukee River is a fun way to see the city from the water!
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Milwaukee Kayak Company
318 South Water Street
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Kayaking on the Milwaukee River is a fun way to see the city from the water!
Learn about Milwaukee's German beer barons by taking the history tour (no brewery tour - Pabst is closed) A statue of Captain Frederick Pabst is in the courtyard. Beer sampling in the great room.
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Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery
901 West Juneau Avenue
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Learn about Milwaukee's German beer barons by taking the history tour (no brewery tour - Pabst is closed) A statue of Captain Frederick Pabst is in the courtyard. Beer sampling in the great room.
This is where you'll find the 3 Mitchell Domes. Transport yourself to a tropical, desert and themed dome getaway.
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Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory
524 South Layton Boulevard
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This is where you'll find the 3 Mitchell Domes. Transport yourself to a tropical, desert and themed dome getaway.
This is one of the few remaining mansions that lined both sides of Wisconsin Ave (all of the others were torn down). Special Christmas decorated interior during the holidays.
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The Pabst Mansion
2000 West Wisconsin Avenue
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This is one of the few remaining mansions that lined both sides of Wisconsin Ave (all of the others were torn down). Special Christmas decorated interior during the holidays.
The Basilica of St. Josaphat, 620 W. Lincoln Ave., is one of Milwaukee’s most visible landmarks and its story dates back to 1800s. Started by Father Wilhelm Grutza in 1896. Basilica status: 1929.
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Basilica of Saint Josaphat
2333 South 6th Street
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The Basilica of St. Josaphat, 620 W. Lincoln Ave., is one of Milwaukee’s most visible landmarks and its story dates back to 1800s. Started by Father Wilhelm Grutza in 1896. Basilica status: 1929.
More than 450 motorcycles and artifacts, dating back to Serial Number One, the oldest known Harley-Davidson® motorcycle is on display. Iconic and worth a visit while in Milwaukee.
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Harley-Davidson Museum
400 West Canal Street
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More than 450 motorcycles and artifacts, dating back to Serial Number One, the oldest known Harley-Davidson® motorcycle is on display. Iconic and worth a visit while in Milwaukee.