December 2019

Buy the December issue of Milwaukee Magazine online here.


Down the Hatch

The MilMag guide to drinking in Milwaukee, complete with our favorite bars, an update on the beer scene, where to get your happy hour on and much more.
By MilMag Staff and Contributors

Designing Equity

As the city’s creative industry embarks on an effort to make itself more representative, we invited six local creatives of color to share the stories of their careers.
By Zach Brooke 

The Giving Season

Thinking about contributing time or money to a nonprofit during the holidays? Here are 10 worthy causes to consider.
By Carolyn Kott Washburne

YOUR 414


Hitch up your one-horse sleigh and head to one of these holly-jolly Wisconsin towns.
By Jenna Kashou


An ode to a family card game that’s uniquely Wisconsin
By Chris Drosner


We ask a local ballerina how she stays in shape, and what she does to prepare for big performances.
By Steven Potter

Culture Cosmos

Meet the owner of Mechanical Organ and Clock Works, plus a band of brothers, a couple of comedians and the artists whose works are on view at Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum right now.
By MilMag Staff and Contributors


We’ve got 10 excellent reasons to bundle up and head out of the house this month.
By Lindsey Anderson

Holiday Shopping

Where to buy gifts for the culture vulture in your life
By Lindsey Anderson


Fashion blogger Pamela Kieck tells us which designers she’s crushing on right now, and where she likes to hang out around town.
By Lindsey Anderson


The MilMag Interview

Marty Brooks talks about Milwaukee’s national appeal, the event business and working with Donald Trump.
By Larry Sandler

The Commons

A unique approach to cultivating and retaining star students
By Adam Rogan

Year in Review

Recapping the highlights and lowlights of 2019 in news, food and the arts
By Chris Drosner, Lindsey Anderson and Ann Christenson



After a brief renovation, Bacchus returns with a bit more casual approach to fine dining.
By Ann Christenson

Chefs’ Wish List

What these restaurant kitchen heads would most like to receive this holiday season
By Ann Christenson


Interval, a cafe-cocktail bar hybrid. Plus, a Q&A with its caffeine-savvy owner and a java trend
By Ann Christenson


Breaking down the city’s lively coffee scene with a bookworm pastor
As told to Adam Rogan

Be the first to get every new issue. Subscribe.


2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013