Bugsy’s Back Alley Speakeasy

Travel back in time with prohibition-themed craft cocktails. 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.


Milwaukee Art Museum,

700 N. Art Museum Dr.

(414) 224-3831



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.

(Bayshore Town Centre)

(414) 312-7043




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




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.


1013 Old World 3rd St.

(414) 273-8709

Third Ward

4022 N. Oakland Ave.



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).


 2730 N. Humboldt Blvd.





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



Safe House

Visitors are challenged to find this internationally celebrated spy-theme restaurant. (Look for International Exports, Ltd. on the door.) safe-house.com

779 N. Front St.

(414) 271-2007