While You Are Here
Even though your stay may be short, we would like to recommend a few handpicked spots in the Milwaukee area. Business or pleasure, we hope you enjoy your stay!
Known for some of the most historical restaurant venues, Milwaukee has a variety of places that you will enjoy!
Cuisine: Coffee Shop
Alterra offers a range of specialty coffee drinks as well as sandwiches, snacks, and smoothies. A great place to relax, Alterra has a variety of patrons from the Milwaukee area.
Rock Bottom is a nationally recognized chain that is located along Milwaukee’s River Walk. Serving a number of their own brewed lager, Rock Bottom can be a great place for some drinks and appetizers after a long day. Their menu has an assortment of classic American food with a city-life style.
The Milwaukee Ale House is known in Milwaukee for it’s selection of micro-brews. Whether you are looking for a place to wind down or end the night right, the Ale House is your place to enjoy.
Milwaukee is rich in German culture and it is all centered around the atmosphere at Mader’s. Like a visit to old Germany, Mader’s has a variety of true German cuisine. From chicken and duck to sauerbraten and schnitzel, Mader’s will give you a taste of the past.
If you are looking for a different ethnic experience in Milwaukee, try Izumi’s. Well-known for their sushi and Japanese food, Izumi’s will bring a modern atmosphere to your dining experience. You may also want to try one of their many brands of sake after a meal of sushi and fresh fish.
Summerfest is the world’s largest music festival. 11 days of non-stop music fill the lakefront of Milwaukee with a variety of music ranging from Rock to R&B and Country to Ethnic. Everyday has a number of headline bands at the Marcus Theater to cap off the night. Close out your day with a visit to Summerfest to listen to some of the best music in the world. Note: Summerfest is generally 11 days falling over the 4th of July.
The Wisconsin State Fair is a classic blending of the city and rural life in Wisconsin. Between the family orientated farm exhibits and the many stages of music, the State Fair is a great place for families as well as entertainment for a night out. Note: The State Fair is generally early to mid August.
Located on the same grounds as Summerfest, the festival park has a variety of ethnic festivals during the summer months. From German and Festa Italiana, to Indian Summer and Pride Fest, the park has something for everyone. Between the music, food, and attractions: the festival park has a little something for everyone.
If sports are more of your kind of entertainment, stop by Miller Park for a baseball game or dinner venue. Miller Park is open year round for tours of the stadium and TGI Friday’s Front Row dining. During the baseball season, take in a game for $8 and sit in the famous Uecker Terrace Reserve. This newly constructed stadium has an old baseball feeling with a modern design look.
When you are looking for a basketball game, hockey game or a concert, the Bradley Center offers a range of entertainment for all ages. The Bradley Center seat up to 20,000 people and has a range of large name acts. The Bradley Center is also host to traveling acts such as the Harlem Globetrotters and Sesame Street Live.
The US Cellular Arena has been recently renovated to accommodate all types of venues. From concerts to conventions to sporting events, the arena is a great place for some live activity.
Water Street is located right in the heart of Milwaukee’s night life district. There are an assortment of places ranging from bars, taverns, and night clubs. With many places running the sides of Water Street, everyone will be able to find a great place to relax or dance the night away.
If you are up for a mission, check out Milwaukee’s Safe House. When finding the Safe House, look for a red door marked “International Exports, Ltd.” Once inside the door, prepare to be de-briefed as you enter into the experience only known as the Safe House. From espionage and James Bond like martini’s to sinking barstools and secret passageways, this is one of the most unique nightclubs you will find.
Places to Visit
The Pabst Mansion was once the center of Milwaukee’s high society. Still much a part of the Milwaukee atmosphere, the Pabst Mansion still has the air of the vintage feel. Tours are given daily and the mansion is still used for conventions, weddings and holiday concerts.
Voted as one of the country’s best interactive museums, Discovery World takes learning and makes it fun again. The museum along with various daily live shows will keep you busy as well as entertain a tired mind.
Along with Discovery World, Milwaukee has the Public Museum. Enjoy three floors of exhibits with interactive learning. Experience everything from bugs and reptiles to Costa Rica History and ancient civilizations. Along with the museum, check out the IMAX Dome Theater and take a trip underwater and through the streets of Milwaukee. A whale can be seen life-size on this 6-story screen!
Explore the Milwaukee Art Museum and find yourself among some of the most famous exhibits in the world. There are always new and exciting exhibits coming to Milwaukee, join in the fun and let your mind wander though the greatness.
The Milwaukee County Zoo features a range of habitats from forests and prairies to deserts and water. The Zoo is focused around natural habitat and animals found in Wisconsin. Take in a sea lion show or sit beneath winged friends as they pass over you during a special feature. The Milwaukee County Zoo is a great place to take family, friends, and people of all ages.
The Mitchell Park Domes have been a part of the Milwaukee Lakefront for years. The three domes create a modern look as you scan the horizon of the Milwaukee skyline. Each dome houses a different climate and personality that surrounds its inhabitants. There are a range of different plants and animals that create this wonderful environment of each dome.
Miller Brewery is a staple of the Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Established in 1855, Miller distinguished Milwaukee as the beer capital of the United States. The brewery tour consists of a 15-minute theater presentation, the brew house, staging, the historic cave museum and of course a few first hand taste-tests. This tour is free and worth a stop while in the heart of the Midwest.
The Sprecher Brewery takes pride is promoting bringing old-world brewing to the beer capital of the United States. Not only a beer brewer, they have their own line of cola’s and root beer as well. Take the Miller tour first and then across town to get the full circle of Milwaukee.
Grand Avenue Mall
The Grand Avenue Mall has a variety of shops for all people. From the food court to the Wisconsin Store, you are able to find some very special and unique items. You are able to get the big feel of Milwaukee in a suburban mall.