Food, Fun and Festivals in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Collected by Jessie Festa, AFAR Local Expert
520 E Wells St, Milwaukee, WI 53202, USA
Milwaukee is a city of festivals. One of its most entertaining and delicious is Bastille Days. Commemorating French culture, it takes place for a long weekend around July 14. From the scale model Eiffel Tower to the champagne tastings, all things...
Historic Third Ward, Milwaukee, WI 53202, USA
I grew up 30 minutes from downtown Milwaukee but never went there or thought to check it out. After being away from the area for 14 years and exploring some interesting places I felt I needed to check it out just like I would if I were a traveler....
550 N Harbor Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53202, USA
The Harbor House is the best place to eat if you want a good view of the Milwaukee Art Museum. Rely on the valet parking as public parking is quite limited. Try eating in the bar area as the tables are more available than the dining room.
500 N Harbor Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53202, USA
Discover World is a great destination for the whole family. Not only are the exhibits fun but they're educational. Take lying on a bed of nails as an example. What kid or even some adults would pass that up. And before you lie down, they'll tell...
5373 N Port Washington Rd, Glendale, WI 53217, USA
This is just about as exotic as some parts of Wisconsin get! But it is still the best custard around! Kopps will be packed every night with their delicious burgers, onion rings and of course their grilled cheese (this is Wisconsin we are talking...
215 W Highland Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203, USA
During a food tour with Milwaukee Food Tours (http://www.milwaukeefoodtours.com/), I had the chance to visit the Wisconsin Cheese Mart, a shop with an expansive cheese selection sourced 95% from Wisconsin. Connected to the shop is the Uber Tap...
1579 S 9th St, Milwaukee, WI 53204, USA
Milwaukee's oldest cocktail lounge, Bryant's has been serving handcrafted, quality cocktails since 1938. The bar has a 1940s-era theme, and offers a menu of over 400 cocktails. When I say "menu," don't expect an actual paper book, as all drink...
616 W Virginia St, Milwaukee, WI 53204, USA
Touring the Great Lakes Distillery in Milwaukee is a fun and worthwhile experience. The distillery specializes in small-batch premium spirits, often incorporating local ingredients. You can tour the distillery, enjoy a structured sampling in the...
1721 W Canal St, Milwaukee, WI 53233, USA
Dream Dance Steak, located in the Potawatomi Casino, focuses on bold flavors, quality meats, regional ingredients and wine. Along with offering an impressive menu of award-winning steaks -- including choices like a 9 oz kangaroo, 30 oz Porterhouse...
500 W Florida St #102, Milwaukee, WI 53204, USA
Smyth at the Iron Horse Hotel is a must-experience dining venue in Milwaukee. The rustic yet sleek venue is reminiscent of a chic biker bar with vintage Americana flare. The interior features decorations like a worn-looking American Flag crafted...
400 W Canal St, Milwaukee, WI 53201, USA
In Milwaukee, you'll find the world's only Harley-Davidson Museum. A visit to this impressive museum will immerse you in a world of historic displays, a virtual riding experience, gripping stories of specific bikes and their past owners, special...
200 N Harbor Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53202, USA
Summerfest is Milwaukee's largest music festival (confirmed by the Guinness Book of World Records), showcasing over 1,000 performances across 11 stages and 11 days. It attracts a number of big name acts. For example, this year's 2013 festival...
1872 N Commerce St, Milwaukee, WI 53212, USA
Rated #4 in the nation by TripAdvisor, Lakefront Brewery has a truly exceptional brewery to match its outstanding, title-holding beers. The locally-owned brewery specializes in handmade beers in the tradition of early Milwaukee brewers. Tours are...
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