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Old 07-07-2010, 05:58 PM   #1
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Default Things to do in Milwaukee

Going to be in Milwaukee the end of this month for a wedding. We're looking for a few places to have a drink/eat. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Go to the Shotz Brewery!! (sorry, couldn't help myself )




Looks like there are a bunch of breweries/brewpubs to check out. Enjoy!

http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=milwaukee+breweries&fb=1&gl=us&hq=breweries&hnear=Milwaukee,+WI&ei=p8I0TK2AEML38Aad8tHICw&sa=X&oi=local_group&ct=image&resnum=1&ved=0CDMQtgMwAA

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Theres quite a few breweries..Lakefront, Water Street, Milwaukee Ale House. If you want a great burger for cheap check out Sobelmans.

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Lakefront brewery, Sprecher Brewery for brew tours.

Milwaukee Ale House has some great beers and good food. 2 hand pumps, usually have their porter on cask but sometimes have something interesting.

I would not miss Sugar Maple in bayview.

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One of my favorite things to do is to go to the Milwaukee Ale House. It'd be fine for the kids, too, if they're going along. Right next door is a pizza place with good beer on tap. Both have outside dining on the river, and good food and service (and beer).

Kitty corner from there is the Public Market, and it's always fun to walk through there. Downtown is very walkable, and walking the RiverWalk is usually fun and interesting.

For "good" food, there are two German restaurants. Mader's is on Old World Third Street, across from the famous sausage place.

Across from the Water Street Brewery is a bar I like called Bar Louie. It's got a long happy hour (like 4-9 PM) and lots of beer on tap. The food is better there than the Water Street Brewery, too. On the next block, if you turn left (I think it's Juneau), there is an Irish pub with three separate bars/buildings. It's pretty nice, but they don't have much good beer. On the next block, going east, is another Irish pub right on the river.

Of course, only 200 miles north from there is our house so you can always pop in here for a good beer and meal.

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I almost forgot! Down by the airport there is a great authentic Mexican restaurant with good prices. I think the name is Jalapenos, or something like that. It's right on the airport road and it's really good.

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never been to jalapenos, but if you want good mexican just go to the mexican district, ~5th and national.

la fuente's, bonitas...that also puts you near places like steny's and just north of cafe lulu and sugar maple.

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Cool, this post is perfect. I'll be in Milwaukee July 29 to Aug 4th so will be hitting up as many of these places as I can.

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also, for all things belgian, cafe hollander on Downer on the east side:

http://www.diablosrojos.us/admin/pdfs/cafehollander_beer.pdf

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Thanks for the responses!

Booked the hotel. We're staying at the Pfister Hotel. Forgot to add, we're traveling with another couple who are not very apt to walking.

Going to pass these suggestions along to the other couple.

Top o'my list is Maders and Bar Louie.

Any others?

thanks for the help. very much appreciated

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