A Milwaukee food truck staple. Beyond American cheese on Wonder bread, they do a grilled mac and cheese, Wisconsin cheesesteak on a hoagie roll, turkey burger and, yes, Campbell’s tomato soup.
Thirty-foot ceilings and rustic red, blue and beige walls create a pretty amazing feel inside the bar, and the airy pub has room for plenty of beer drinkers. The beer list is solid. Pabst is on tap, of course, and is joined by 12 Wisconsin beers (New Glarus, Lakefront, etc.). The bottle list includes roughly 40 options, and if you feel like slumming it, you can order a can of Old Milwaukee.
An Old World 3rd Street Bar & Grill featuring their Ultimate Bloody Mary and chili. The Loaded Slate is great for watching Wisconsin sports.
The Pub Club — part pub, part club, as the name informs — opened with its eyes set on solving the (real or imagined) problem of the itinerant nightlifer: Milwaukeeans shouldn’t have to travel between restaurant and night club on a night out, the owner surmised… (Read More).
The Brass Alley has a great space, ample room on the patio, and an inviting atmosphere. Its N’awlins theme has you ready for a second line at any time of day. (Read more)
Carson’s has quite the Chicago reputation. Carson’s brings to Milwaukee a similar menu and what promises to be a swanky space. Here’s a look at the menu: BBQ baby-back ribs, chicken and pork chops; steaks from a 10 ounce filet to a black Angus NY strip. There’s also a Prime burger , shrimp Dejonghe , char-grilled salmon and more.
Whether you come for lunch or dinner, this casual saloon and eatery is always a fun and delicious stop. Start off with their homemade chili and giant pretzel then try a signature build like the steakhouse or one of their specialties, like the Wise Guy.
A classic Milwaukee sports pub known for their pub food and watching sport events. Who’s on Third offers weekly specials and a free Brewer’s shuttle bus.
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Grab a locally brewed pint and relax out on the patio of the Ale Asylum Riverhouse! Located directly on the waterfront, this updated tavern provides fantastic views of the Milwaukee riverfront. Sit outside on the patio on a warm summer night (or ask for a seat inside near the windows if its chillier) and take advantage of the spectacular river views. Before heading over to an event at the Bradley Center, head to Ale Asylum Riverhouse and hang out on the patio during happy hour Monday through Friday, 3-6 p.m. Be sure not to miss their Crab Rangoon Nachos.
Located inside the Hyatt Regency, this American restaurant has all the classics and then some. Start off with some Wisconsin cheese curds or avocado toast for an appetizer and then choose between scrumptious burgers, sandwiches or heartier meats for the main.
Lots of options for plant-based diners. Try the raw taco salad, creamy peanut stew and the UB poke bowl.
The Milwaukee choices for plant-based cuisine seem to be getting better and better. Consider Urban Beets (1401 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.), which opened in 2016 across the street from Manpower Group’s headquarters and near the new Bucks arena. Read more…
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Appetizers, two sandwiches, pastas and a smattering of entrées, like pork chops in a beurre blanc cream and eggplant alla parmigiana. Recipes for the meat lasagna – flavorful and rich, with a terrific beef sauce foundation – and other staples come from Fazzari’s cousin in Italy. My top pick: chicken in Marsala-mushroom cream sauce over penne.