Bugsy’s Back Alley Speakeasy

Travel back in time with prohibition-themed craft cocktails and a light fare menu from Gouda’s Italian Deli. 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

17800 W. Bluemound Rd.

(262) 641-5600

Brookfield

5750 N. Port Washington Rd.

(Bayshore Town Centre)

(414) 312-7043

 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

 

 

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

Downtown