Haven't spent a day strolling through downtown Milwaukee before; well now's the time. Within minutes of the BMO Center where the Milwaukee Buck's play are plenty of dive bars, local specialty shops, river cruises, and restaurants which encapsulate the cities German roots.
For traditional cuisine, reserve a table at either Mader's or Karl Ratzsch's. For sliders, nacho appetizers and draft beers, then look to Who's on Third, Buck Bradley's, or the Old German Beer Hall.
You'll find everything on Old World 3rd Street for your next home cooked meal. Need meat, go to Usingers. Need salt and pepper, go to The Spice House. Need cheese, Wisconsin Cheese Mart.