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
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.