Entertainment, Late Night Dining, Open for Breakfast, Reservations Taken.
Nostalgia has defined the 5 O’Clock Club since it opened, as just a bar (under the name Coerper’s 5 O’Clock Club), in 1945. The ownership has changed but part of the reason the popularity of this joint hasn’t waned is it’s kept the trademarks intact: Diners belly up to the bar, where they order a drink and place their dinner order.
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.
Mentioned in: The Only Milwaukee Happy Hour Guide You Need
Open for lunch, dinner and now Sunday brunch, this Italian dining restaurant offers all the classics from mouthwatering pizza to pasta and lots in between. You can even practice your bocce ball skills with their year-round tournaments and teams.
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.
Entrées (meat or veg-based) are served on a wafer-thin, spongy pancake made of teff. Here, diners are encouraged to eat with their hands. Utensils are optional. The beef and lamb stews are especially good.
In an inconspicuous- looking storefronton Wisconsin Avenue, people are doing the unthinkable – eating without utensils.
A Milwaukee tradition since 1923, Alioto’s serves all the classics to make it a great evening out. We recommend heading over on a Friday to sample one of their delicious fish fry options: broiled cod, perch fry and the walleye are just three options to get you started. Reservations are recommended.
From scrumptious salads to mouthwatering mac and cheese to tender steak options and plenty more, there’s something for everyone at Allgauer’s. Did we mention weekly specials and specialty cocktails? Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and located in the Hilton Garden Inn.
This little bake shop has earned a diverse, devoted following for its cookies (triple-chocolate ginger), pastries (croissant) and rustic whole grain breads. Lunchtime options – a savory tart with potatoes and onions was a recent standout – are complemented, sweetly, by flaky creations, and there’s nary a wrong choice. But the kouign-amann (say “queen ah-mahn”) takes the (butter) cake.