IT’S THE SEASON OPENER for the Green Bay Packers’ and the NFL, and Milwaukee may not be Green Bay, but the city sure is celebrating. Here’s five area hotspots that are making an event out of tonight’s big game.
If you love live music, Cactus Club is the place to be. The bar is putting on its own halftime show during every game. Each week, Milwaukee Record Halftime Show will book bands to play abbreviated sets at the half as well as a DJ for entertainment before the game and during commercials. For the season opener, the venue booked Flaural to start at 7 p.m. and Surgeons In Heat for the halftime event.
2496 S Wentworth Ave.; Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
It’s a Packers patio party at Company Brewing. The brewery will have specials on food, pitchers and, of course, touchdown shots. Projectors will be set up on the patio so you can enjoy the outdoors while watching the game.
735 E Center St.
Stubby’s is kicking off the 2019 NFL season with new TVs on the patio. Buy a Central Waters Beer — on special for $4 — and you get a chance to win tickets to Lambeau Field. There will also be build your own brats and hot dogs.
2060 N Humboldt Ave.
Voted best sports bar in the reader’s choice poll for Best of Milwaukee 2019, Kelly’s Bleachers is the natural choice to watch the Packers game. The spot has more than 30 TVs, including multiple big screens. For the Packers face-off with the Bears, drink specials will include $1 taps and $5 pitchers of Miller Lite, Coors Light and Miller High Life as well as $5 tall mixers of “almost anything.”
D.I.X. will be providing free shots at every touchdown. The venue has two large projectors as well as extra TVs for gamewatching. Elizabeth Kujawa will be there for musical entertainment during commercials. Drink specials include a game-long beer bust and $5 crown royal cocktails.
739 S 1st St.