My favorite places in Milwaukee – a lively city packed with summer festivals, stunning views, and diverse cultures.
After working in Third Ward for two years, I have come to know the ins and outs of the area. Here are a few of my favorite places and things to do in this vivacious city.
The Outsider – this is hands down my favorite place in Milwaukee. The views are absolutely stunning and the food is delicious!!
Cafe Corazon – rated best Mexican restaurant several years in a row
Sweet Diner – a favorited brunch destination
Café Benelux – if you are visiting in the summertime, I highly recommend sitting on their rooftop for a beautiful view
Rare Steakhouse – if you are looking for a more upscale restaurant, this is the place! The food was delicious and the service was great
Harbor House – enjoy some seafood with a stunning view of downtown Milwaukee
Blue Bat Kitchen & Tequilaria – be sure to get the fried brussels sprouts!
Amilinda – a cute restaurant with flavorful dishes
Ardent – serves some pretty spectacular dishes
Odd Duck – choose from a variety of internationally inspired dishes
Pizza Man – can’t go wrong with a slice of pizza and a cold glass of beer
Miller Brewery Tour – one of our favorite brewery tours we have done!
Lakefront Brewery – enjoy a beer with a stunning view of the Milwaukee River
Twisted Path Distillery – organic and gluten free distillery
City Lights Brewing – enjoy a variety of IPAs and lagers on their outdoor patio
MKE Brewing Co – have you tried Outboard?! Hands down one of my top five favorite beers
Dead Bird Brewing – an eclectic space with good beer and good food
Good City Brewing – highly, highly encourage you to watch a Bucks game here if you can’t make it to the game!
Watch the Brewers play at American Family Field
Historic Third Ward – I worked in Third Ward for two years and I cannot recommend this area enough! There are so many cute shops, restaurants and bars to explore
Milwaukee Public Market – checkout all the different vendors and grab a bite to eat!
The Milwaukee Riverwalk – enjoy the stunning views of Milwaukee with lots of shops and restaurants to stop at along the way
Milwaukee Art Museum – attend a yoga class at the Milwaukee Art Museum!
Glorioso’s Italian Market – experience an Italian culinary cooking class in the heart of Milwaukee
Purple Door – enjoy some ice cream at the famous Purple Door Ice Cream!
If you are looking to go out for the night, Brady Street is the place to be
Go to an event at the Pabst Theater
Kayak down the Milwaukee River
Go to the Safe House for a drink – good luck getting in 😉
Attend a festival in the City of Festivals!
The Pfister Hotel – an elegant hotel located in downtown
The Journeyman Hotel – located in Third Ward – The Outsider is the rooftop restaurant
Aloft Hotel – located in downtown
Iron Horse – a boutique hotel located in downtown
Potawatomi – casino & hotel