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Genuine Milwaukee

Bugsy’s Back Alley Speakeasy

Travel back in time with prohibition-themed craft cocktails and a light fare menu. The atmosphere is cozy and alluring, complete with Bugsy’s staff of “Showstopper dancers.” bugsysbackalleysaloon.com

218 North Water Street, (414) 221-6565

Third Ward

 

Cafe Calatrava

Under the museum’s Calatrava addition is a great spot for lunch. Menu regularly updated with entrees inspired by the featured exhibition. Kids’ menu.

mam.org/visit/cafe.php Milwaukee Art Museum

700 N. Art Museum Dr., (414) 224-3831

Downtown

 

Distil

Milwaukee’s premier bourbon lounge offers craft cocktail service at the bar, an intimate dinner for two in a cozy booth, and can facilitate any type of cocktail soiree in distil’s “secret” private dining space: The Vault. distilmilwaukee.com

722 N Milwaukee St., (414) 220-9411

Downtown

 

Hōm Wood Fired Grill

Celebrates simple farm-to-table cuisine and a passion for pairing locally farmed ingredients with dramatic flavors. homwoodfiredgrill.com

5750 N. Port Washington Rd.,  (414) 312-7043

(Bayshore Town Centre)

Glendale

 

Jack’s American Pub

Half-pound burgers, wraps and sandwiches, often featuring a creative take on classic bar food – best with a cold brew. jacksamericanpub.com

1323 E. Brady St., (414) 763-2830

Eastside

Milwaukee Brat House

Serving a Milwaukee’s favorite, the bratwurst, all day as well as a menu full of sausages and other entrees, full bar service and specialty beers. milwaukeebrathouse.com

1013 Old World 3rd St., (414) 273-8709

Third Ward

 

Milwaukee Beer Bistro

The best in casual beer-infused cooking for lunch and dinner (small plates). Brunch 10 am- 4 p.m Sat. & Sun (Sprecher root beer pancakes & more). milwaukeebeerbistro.com

 2730 N. Humboldt Blvd.,  (414) 562.5540

Eastside

 

Rumpus Room

Great flavor and a twist on the conventional  bar snacks, soups, salads, appetizers and entrees. House-made charcuterie items, pork belly and perfectly made Scotch egg with a beer or cocktail  for a great evening. rumpusroommke.com

1030 N. Water St.

Downtown

 

The Packing House

Family-owned restaurant for over 40 years. Try Garlic Stuffed Filet, Steak au Poivre, Barbecued Ribs, lobster and seafood. Open 365 days a year, known for Friday fish fry. Live music Wed.-Sat. PackinghouseMKE.com

900 E. Layton Ave., (414) 483-5054

Airport Area

 

SafeHouse

You'll find espionage everywhere-- and Burt Reynolds in the bathroom. MKE's #1 Spy-themed refuge, featuring good food, fun drinks and adventure! Hidden on Front Street, marked only by a placard for International Exports, Ltd. safe-house.com

779 N. Front St., (414) 271-2007

Downtown