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Emily’s guidebook

Emily

Emily’s guidebook

Sightseeing
The Milwaukee Art Museum is a must-see, even if you only explore the grounds outside. You'll discover an incredible view of the city and lakefront. Pro Tip: Check out Cafe Calatrava (open 11am-4pm daily)while you're there. Extra Pro Tip: Want an experience that's even more special and luxurious? Make reservations for Sunday brunch by calling (414) 224-3831.
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Milwaukee Art Museum
700 North Art Museum Drive
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The Milwaukee Art Museum is a must-see, even if you only explore the grounds outside. You'll discover an incredible view of the city and lakefront. Pro Tip: Check out Cafe Calatrava (open 11am-4pm daily)while you're there. Extra Pro Tip: Want an experience that's even more special and luxurious? Make reservations for Sunday brunch by calling (414) 224-3831.
Floor after floor of incredible exhibits. Spend a couple hours, or a full day!
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Milwaukee Public Museum
800 West Wells Street
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Floor after floor of incredible exhibits. Spend a couple hours, or a full day!
Enjoy a walk through the zoo! In the wintertime, explore indoor exhibits. The Milwaukee County Zoo also features a carousel and special exhibits. Pro Tip: Take a ride on the train that meanders through the zoo grounds!
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Milwaukee County Zoo
10001 West Bluemound Road
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Enjoy a walk through the zoo! In the wintertime, explore indoor exhibits. The Milwaukee County Zoo also features a carousel and special exhibits. Pro Tip: Take a ride on the train that meanders through the zoo grounds!
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Miller Park
1 Brewers Way
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Book a dinner cruise or cocktail cruise! You'll see the city from a unique vantage point.
Edelweiss Cruises and Boat Tours
205 West Highland Avenue
Book a dinner cruise or cocktail cruise! You'll see the city from a unique vantage point.
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Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory
524 South Layton Boulevard
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Summertime is FUN at Bradford Beach! Grab a towel and a good book, and get ready to watch some beach volleyball!
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Bradford Beach
2400 North Lincoln Memorial Drive
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Summertime is FUN at Bradford Beach! Grab a towel and a good book, and get ready to watch some beach volleyball!
For bike-lovers and non-bike-lovers alike. If you're not up for an entire museum walk-through, you can grab a bite onsite at Motor Restaurant.
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Musée Harley-Davidson
400 West Canal Street
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For bike-lovers and non-bike-lovers alike. If you're not up for an entire museum walk-through, you can grab a bite onsite at Motor Restaurant.
A must-do for families with kiddos!
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Discovery World
500 North Harbor Drive
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A must-do for families with kiddos!
A fun and REALLY interactive museum. A must-do for families with younger kids (ages 1-10).
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Betty Brinn Children's Museum
929 East Wisconsin Avenue
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A fun and REALLY interactive museum. A must-do for families with younger kids (ages 1-10).
If you love to hike and you're up for a 30-40 minute drive, check out Lapham Peak. It's glorious!
Lapham Peak
If you love to hike and you're up for a 30-40 minute drive, check out Lapham Peak. It's glorious!
For a hike (walk) close to home, check out the Hank Aaron State trail!
Hank Aaron State Trail
For a hike (walk) close to home, check out the Hank Aaron State trail!
So Milwaukee's not ALL about the cheese and beer. Find a spot to hop onto the Oak Leaf Trail and enjoy some nature and great river views!
Oak Leaf Trail
So Milwaukee's not ALL about the cheese and beer. Find a spot to hop onto the Oak Leaf Trail and enjoy some nature and great river views!
Favorite Breweries
The historic mansion!
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Pabst Mansion
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The historic mansion!
You MUST take a tour here, and pee before you start or you might wet your pants laughing. I recommend signing up online for a tour. Plan time to eat in the beer hall after your tour and use up your free beer tokens. Pro Tip: Order the cheese curds!
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Lakefront Brewery
1872 North Commerce Street
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You MUST take a tour here, and pee before you start or you might wet your pants laughing. I recommend signing up online for a tour. Plan time to eat in the beer hall after your tour and use up your free beer tokens. Pro Tip: Order the cheese curds!
One of our favorites. Sit outside on the patio in summer, or play games inside during the colder weather months. MobCraft has some food offerings, too, in case you get hungry.
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MobCraft Beer Brewery and Taproom
505 S 5th St
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One of our favorites. Sit outside on the patio in summer, or play games inside during the colder weather months. MobCraft has some food offerings, too, in case you get hungry.
Hacienda Beer Co North Ave Taproom
2018 E North Ave
One of my personal favorites! Cool location in a historical building!
City Lights Brewing Co.
2210 W Mt Vernon Ave
One of my personal favorites! Cool location in a historical building!
Here's a Wauwatosa brewery hidden gem. This casual brewery is in a large warehouse. Grab a drink, and head into the main room to play outdoor games like bags, hammerschlagen, darts, giant jenga, and more!
Big Head Brewing Co.
6204 W State St
Here's a Wauwatosa brewery hidden gem. This casual brewery is in a large warehouse. Grab a drink, and head into the main room to play outdoor games like bags, hammerschlagen, darts, giant jenga, and more!
Ok, so this one counts as a coffee shop AND brewery. Two cups, one stone! Vennture is my favorite coffee shop/brewery to visit when I want to get some work done. Family friendly!
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Vennture Brew Co
5519 W North Ave
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Ok, so this one counts as a coffee shop AND brewery. Two cups, one stone! Vennture is my favorite coffee shop/brewery to visit when I want to get some work done. Family friendly!
A super small and cozy brewery that's close to home. Take a walk to Stock House in the summer time!
Stock House Brewing Co.
7208 W North Ave
A super small and cozy brewery that's close to home. Take a walk to Stock House in the summer time!
Another brewery that's close to home. The Fermentorium has a ton of great options to please all palates. Pro Tip: If you're going to BelAir in Wauwatosa for $2 tacos on a Tuesday or Thursday, check in inside the restaurant and walk the two blocks to the Fermentorium for a beer while you wait for the text that your table is ready!
The Fermentorium Barrel House
6933 West North Avenue
Another brewery that's close to home. The Fermentorium has a ton of great options to please all palates. Pro Tip: If you're going to BelAir in Wauwatosa for $2 tacos on a Tuesday or Thursday, check in inside the restaurant and walk the two blocks to the Fermentorium for a beer while you wait for the text that your table is ready!
Check out Eagle Park if you're on Milwaukee's east side!
Eagle Park Brewing
823 E Hamilton St
Check out Eagle Park if you're on Milwaukee's east side!
Coffee Shops - all great work spots!
Close to home!
Anodyne Coffee Bar
7471 Harwood Ave
Close to home!
One of my favorite near-by work spots.
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Valentine Coffee Co.
5918 W Vliet St
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One of my favorite near-by work spots.
If you're up for a little bit of a drive (10-15 minutes), this is my favorite Anodyne location. So. Inspired.
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Anodyne Coffee Roasting Co.
224 W Bruce St
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If you're up for a little bit of a drive (10-15 minutes), this is my favorite Anodyne location. So. Inspired.
Check out any of the Colectivo locations in Milwaukee, but this one is nice and close to home. Colectivo is great for coffee, but it's also a casual spot for a low-key and affordable breakfast or lunch.
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Colectivo Coffee - Wauwatosa (68th St)
6745 W Wells St
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Check out any of the Colectivo locations in Milwaukee, but this one is nice and close to home. Colectivo is great for coffee, but it's also a casual spot for a low-key and affordable breakfast or lunch.
I'll put this here, too. Grab a coffee and get some work done, then order a beer to celebrate all the work you did!
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Vennture Brew Co
5519 W North Ave
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I'll put this here, too. Grab a coffee and get some work done, then order a beer to celebrate all the work you did!
Grab a coffee (and an ice cream!) and pick up a few used books all in one place. This AWESOME coffee shop is neighborhood-focused. All profits go to individuals and organizations in the community! *Check hours online before you go.
Sharehouse Goods
5509 West North Avenue
Grab a coffee (and an ice cream!) and pick up a few used books all in one place. This AWESOME coffee shop is neighborhood-focused. All profits go to individuals and organizations in the community! *Check hours online before you go.
Favorite Brunch Spots. (Because I LOVE Brunch).
Check out the Blue's Egg in Wauwatosa or on Milwaukee's East Side. A local favorite with a big, delicious menu.
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Blue's Egg
317 North 76th Street
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Check out the Blue's Egg in Wauwatosa or on Milwaukee's East Side. A local favorite with a big, delicious menu.
A lux-y spot for brunch. Plus, you can check out Milwaukee's Third Ward and walk off some of those brunch calories. Pro Tip: If you're a fan of Bloody Mary's, order "the lux bloody mary". You're welcome.
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Café Benelux
346 North Broadway
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A lux-y spot for brunch. Plus, you can check out Milwaukee's Third Ward and walk off some of those brunch calories. Pro Tip: If you're a fan of Bloody Mary's, order "the lux bloody mary". You're welcome.
This will FOREVER be my absolute favorite brunch spot. Plus, who wouldn't want to eat brunch in an old fire station? Pro Tip: Literally everything on the menu is delicious.
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Engine Company No. 3
217 West National Avenue
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This will FOREVER be my absolute favorite brunch spot. Plus, who wouldn't want to eat brunch in an old fire station? Pro Tip: Literally everything on the menu is delicious.
Close to home casual brunch spot. Grab a table outside in the summer, and walk up and down Vliet Street and check out all the cool shops while you're there.
Highlands Cafe
1413 N 60th St
Close to home casual brunch spot. Grab a table outside in the summer, and walk up and down Vliet Street and check out all the cool shops while you're there.
Although this is a hotel, check out their old diner and formal dining room for brunch. I recommend requesting a seat in the old diner for a fun experience! Pro Tip: Eggs benedict. All day.
Café At The Plaza
1007 North Cass Street
Although this is a hotel, check out their old diner and formal dining room for brunch. I recommend requesting a seat in the old diner for a fun experience! Pro Tip: Eggs benedict. All day.
Food scene
Good every day, but even better for $2 tacos on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Walk here in the summer time! Pro Tip: Also $2 Dos Equis and Modelo on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Score!
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BelAir Cantina Wauwatosa
6817 West North Avenue
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Good every day, but even better for $2 tacos on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Walk here in the summer time! Pro Tip: Also $2 Dos Equis and Modelo on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Score!
If you love Poke, you've hit the jackpot. Our favorite Poke restaurant is right here in Wauwatosa! Pro Tip: Check out ValPak.com for coupons. Search R & R Poke (with a space between the R's and the & like I typed it here- otherwise you won't find it!).
R & R Poke
1460 Underwood Avenue
If you love Poke, you've hit the jackpot. Our favorite Poke restaurant is right here in Wauwatosa! Pro Tip: Check out ValPak.com for coupons. Search R & R Poke (with a space between the R's and the & like I typed it here- otherwise you won't find it!).
Unfortunately, R & R Poke is closed on Sundays (sad!). If you're craving Poke on a Sunday, or if you're on Milwaukee's East Side and you find yourself craving a bowl, check out FreshFin. *Coming to North Avenue in Wauwatosa soon.
FreshFin Poké
316 N Milwaukee St
Unfortunately, R & R Poke is closed on Sundays (sad!). If you're craving Poke on a Sunday, or if you're on Milwaukee's East Side and you find yourself craving a bowl, check out FreshFin. *Coming to North Avenue in Wauwatosa soon.
Don't let the name fool you. Beerline Cafe has AMAZING vegetarian and vegan fare (and non-vegetarian and vegan fare) that will please everyone. One of my favorite spots for breakfast and lunch!
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Beerline Cafe
2076 N Commerce St
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Don't let the name fool you. Beerline Cafe has AMAZING vegetarian and vegan fare (and non-vegetarian and vegan fare) that will please everyone. One of my favorite spots for breakfast and lunch!
Award winning restaurant! The chef has curated the COOLEST menu that includes Thai, Vietnamese, and Loation fare. Eat in, or order for delivery. Pro Tip: One of my FAVORITE restaurants in the whole city.
Mekong Cafe
5930 W North Ave
Award winning restaurant! The chef has curated the COOLEST menu that includes Thai, Vietnamese, and Loation fare. Eat in, or order for delivery. Pro Tip: One of my FAVORITE restaurants in the whole city.
Greek food that's close to home.
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Cosmos Cafe
7203 West North Avenue
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Greek food that's close to home.
Feeling fancy? Check out Le Reve for some french food and incredible sweets.
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Le Reve Pâtisserie & Café
7610 Harwood Avenue
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Feeling fancy? Check out Le Reve for some french food and incredible sweets.
A tiki bar in Wauwatosa? Yes. You heard me.
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Wauwatiki Bar & Grill
6502 W North Ave
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A tiki bar in Wauwatosa? Yes. You heard me.
A new and modern restaurant for fun American fare.
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Firefly Tosa
7754 Harwood Avenue
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A new and modern restaurant for fun American fare.
Wanna put on your fancy pants? Make a reservation at Eddie Martini's. This probably won't be your most affordable meal, but it WILL be delicious.
Eddie Martini's
8612 W Watertown Plank Rd
Wanna put on your fancy pants? Make a reservation at Eddie Martini's. This probably won't be your most affordable meal, but it WILL be delicious.
A local favorite in Tosa and on Milwaukee's East Side. The perfect mix of casual and laid back with some hip-ness sprinkled on top.
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Café Hollander - Tosa
7677 West State Street
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A local favorite in Tosa and on Milwaukee's East Side. The perfect mix of casual and laid back with some hip-ness sprinkled on top.
So, to be completely honest I've never actually eaten IN the restaurant, but this is the best place for some thin-crust delivery.
Caradaro Club Pizza
5010 W Vliet St
So, to be completely honest I've never actually eaten IN the restaurant, but this is the best place for some thin-crust delivery.
Craving some fancy pizza? Wy'east is a must. Eat in and check out the space, or order to go.
Wy'east Pizza
5601 W Vliet St
Craving some fancy pizza? Wy'east is a must. Eat in and check out the space, or order to go.
Bars and Nightlife
One of Milwaukee's most eclectic, up-northy, camp-y bars. So fun. So cool. Check out any location in the Milwaukee area for a fun time. Pro Tip: Enjoy ALL of the decor.
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Camp Bar Tosa
6600 West North Avenue
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One of Milwaukee's most eclectic, up-northy, camp-y bars. So fun. So cool. Check out any location in the Milwaukee area for a fun time. Pro Tip: Enjoy ALL of the decor.
Kinda cool, cozy, and hip all in one. My favorite local low-key but also classy bar. Lots of great cocktails!
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Lucky Joe's Tosa
1425 Underwood Ave
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Kinda cool, cozy, and hip all in one. My favorite local low-key but also classy bar. Lots of great cocktails!
The ultimate Milwaukee dive bar. Pro Tip: If you close the bar, you can get a sticker to memorialize the evening.
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Wolski's Tavern
1836 North Pulaski Street
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The ultimate Milwaukee dive bar. Pro Tip: If you close the bar, you can get a sticker to memorialize the evening.
Super slinky, dimly lit, and weirdly romantic.
Tin Widow
703 S 2nd St
Super slinky, dimly lit, and weirdly romantic.
A Milwaukee bar that the locals love. Fun, funky, and original.
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Nomad World Pub
1401 East Brady Street
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A Milwaukee bar that the locals love. Fun, funky, and original.
Did you wake up this morning with a strong desire to go to a funky dance club? Craving an 80's music dance party? Mad Planet is for YOU.
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Mad Planet
533 E Center St
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Did you wake up this morning with a strong desire to go to a funky dance club? Craving an 80's music dance party? Mad Planet is for YOU.
Milwaukee's coolest gay bar. SO. MUCH. FUN. ALWAYS.
DIX Milwaukee
739 South 1st Street
Milwaukee's coolest gay bar. SO. MUCH. FUN. ALWAYS.
Amazing cocktails. SUPER cool space. Great for a semi-casual, semi-classy date night. Pro Tip: Also a great place to take yourself on a solo-date.
Twisted Path Distillery
2018 S 1st St
Amazing cocktails. SUPER cool space. Great for a semi-casual, semi-classy date night. Pro Tip: Also a great place to take yourself on a solo-date.
Drinking AND games? Yes, please.
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Up-Down MKE
615 E Brady St
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Drinking AND games? Yes, please.
Drinks. Mini bowling. Also one of Milwaukee's best dive bars.
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Koz's Mini Bowl
2078 South 7th Street
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Drinks. Mini bowling. Also one of Milwaukee's best dive bars.
If ya'll are feelin' a little country, Red Rock is the place to go. Ride the bull and do some good ol' two-steppin'.
Red Rock Saloon
1227 N Water St
If ya'll are feelin' a little country, Red Rock is the place to go. Ride the bull and do some good ol' two-steppin'.
Like hanging out with a rambunctious and fun college crowd? If so, head to Jack's on a Friday or Saturday night. Also fun during football season. (Most fun during Packer games). Pro Tip: Let's be honest. ALL Milwaukee bars are fun for Packer games.
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Jack's American Pub
1323 East Brady Street
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Like hanging out with a rambunctious and fun college crowd? If so, head to Jack's on a Friday or Saturday night. Also fun during football season. (Most fun during Packer games). Pro Tip: Let's be honest. ALL Milwaukee bars are fun for Packer games.