Contrary to its name, Vagabond’s warm and modern atmosphere will encourage you to stay and mingle longer than expected. A 1970’s Airstream sits smack dab in the middle of the restaurant – now transformed into a bar – lending the restaurant a sepia-toned sheen of nostalgia. American and Mexican street food mingle with memory-lane music at this Downtown eatery.
Aficionados of craft beer and spirits are the people seated at the bar, yapping with the tenders.? Culinarily, this across-from-the-Marcus-Center venue straddles the culinary line, with pub food and just homey, delicious goes-with-any drink food. Examples: Scotch egg, rumaki, Rumpus burger and pork schnitzel.
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.
A country & rock bar serving BBQ, wings and homemade BBQ sauces. Every Friday night has live local and national music acts. It is also home to Red Rock, the mechanical bull.
A corner bar where the peanuts and beer flow liberally. Order the Milwaukee Burger, which won the Travel Channel’s Food Wars contest against Sobelman’s in 2010. Make it a meal with a side of “frickles” and cheddar cheese curds.
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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.