150 Fun Things To Do In Milwaukee

Looking for fun things to do in Milwaukee? You've come to the right place. Being the largest city in Wisconsin and located near Lake Michigan, the city known for its beer and sausage provides plenty of attractions, restaurants, and bars to keep you busy. Whether you live here or are just visiting for the weekend, check out our top 150 recommendations!

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Miller Park

Tailgate beforehand and cheer on the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park

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Harley-Davidson Museum

Explore the Harley-Davidson Museum

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La Belle Legacy

Browse unique home decor pieces at La Belle Legacy

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Basilica of St. Josaphat

Admire the architecture of the Basilica of St. Josaphat

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Pabst Mansion

Take a tour of the historic Pabst Mansion

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Milwaukee County Zoo

Take a ride on the safari train at Milwaukee County Zoo

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Milwaukee Public Museum

View different species of butterflies at the Milwaukee Public Museum

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Historic Third Ward

Take a walk around the Historic Third Ward

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Oriental Theater

Watch the latest flicks at the Oriental Theater

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Milwaukee RiverWalk

Stroll along Milwaukee RiverWalk and explore the city

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Bronze Fonz

Take a selfie with the Bronze Fonz

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The Pabst

Get tickets to see a show at the Pabst

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Milwaukee Public Market

Satisfy your cravings at Milwaukee Public Market

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Henry Maier Festival Park

Attend Irish Fest at Henry Maier Festival Park

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Summerfest

Have a blast at Summerfest, the world’s largest music festival

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Discovery World

Be an explorer at Discovery World

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Lake Park

Have a relaxing day in Lake Park

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Eight Stone Lions

Find the Eight Stone Lions

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Central Library

Browse the shelves of the Central Library

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Lakefront Brewery Tour

Bring home a pint glass from the Lakefront Brewery Tour

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Miller Brewery Tour

Enter the historic caves at the Miller Brewery Tour

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Veteran’s Park

Fly a kite at Veteran’s Park

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Betty Brinn Children’s Museum

Let your little ones play at Betty Brinn Children’s Museum

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St. Joan of Arc Chapel

Take a spiritual tour of St. Joan of Arc Chapel

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Domes in Mitchell Park

Admire the beauty of the Domes in Mitchell Park

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Lakefront Trail

Ride a bike and follow the Lakefront Trail

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Grohmann Museum

See the evolution of human work at Grohmann Museum

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Old World Third Street

Crawl the bars around Old World Third Street

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Estabrook Beer Garden

Have some German beer at Estabrook Beer Garden

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North Point Lighthouse

Climb the tower of North Point Lighthouse

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Historic Pabst Brewery

Take a beer history tour at the “Best Place” at the Historic Pabst Brewery

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Pfister Hotel Lobby Lounge

Have some drinks at the Pfister Hotel Lobby Lounge

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Splash Studio

Create your own masterpiece at the Splash Studio

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Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery

Catch a late night dinner at Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery

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Palomino Bar

Order the Farmers Breakfast with extra sauce at Palomino Bar

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The Rave

Rock out while watching your favorite band perform at the Rave

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Trocadero

Have some Sunday brunch at Trocadero

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Frank Lloyd Wright

Admire annunciation church designed by Frank Lloyd Wright

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Lakeshore State Park

Go jogging at Lakeshore State Park

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City Hall

Check out the City Hall in downtown Milwaukee

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Mitchell Gallery of Flight

Learn more about aviation history at Mitchell Gallery of Flight

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Marcus Center

Enjoy an evening show at the Marcus Center

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Jewish Museum Milwaukee

Learn more about the history of the Jewish community at the Jewish Museum Milwaukee

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Marquette Spirit Shop

Get your souvenirs from the Marquette Spirit Shop

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Red Arrow Park’s Slice of Ice

Bring your own skates and glide around at Red Arrow Park’s Slice of Ice

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Great Lakes Distillery Tour

Receive a flight of six spirits at the Great Lakes Distillery Tour

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Lake Express

Take the Lake Michigan shortcut via the Lake Express

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Growing Power

Polish your green thumb at Growing Power

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Humboldt Park

Have a picnic at Humboldt Park

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BMO Harris Bradley Center

Show your support for the Bucks at BMO Harris Bradley Center

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Pedal Tavern

Take a fun tour of the city aboard the Pedal Tavern

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Brady Street

Browse the local shops on Brady Street

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American Science and Surplus

Unleash your inner geek at the American Science and Surplus

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Wisconsin Cheese Mart

Say cheese at the Wisconsin Cheese Mart

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Downtown Books

Go book hunting at Downtown Books

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Villa Terrace Museum

Travel back in time at Villa Terrace museum

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Historic Turner Hall

Attend a yoga class at the Historic Turner Hall

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Allen-Bradley Clock Tower

See all four sides of the Allen-Bradley Clock Tower

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Milwaukee Repertory Theater

Watch a great show at the Milwaukee Repertory Theater

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Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

Catch a world-class performance from the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

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Riverside Theater

Get tickets to see an amazing show at Riverside Theater

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Bradford Beach

Play beach volleyball on Bradford Beach

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Milwaukee Boat Line

Take a cruise via the Milwaukee Boat Line

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Taj Mahal

Visit Tripoli Shrine and have a glimpse of Taj Mahal

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Bartolotta’s

Experience fine dining at Bartolotta’s

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Milwaukee River Cruise

Cruise down the Milwaukee River and into Lake Michigan

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S/V Denis Sullivan

Watch the S/V Denis Sullivan sail into sunset

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Indoor MTB Park

Chill at Ray’s Indoor MTB Park

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St. John’s Cathedral

Attend a concert at St. John’s Cathedral on Wednesdays

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Oak Leaf Trail

Follow the Oak Leaf Trail on your bike and discover the city

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Milwaukee River

Go kayaking down the Milwaukee River

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Lynden Sculpture Garden

See amazing artwork at Lynden Sculpture Garden

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War Memorial Center

Have an inspiring visit to the War Memorial Center

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Northern Lights Theater

Find out who’s headlining the Northern Lights Theater

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Milwaukee Theatre

Watch a live show at the Milwaukee Theatre

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Koz’s Mini Bowl

Get a strike at Koz’s Mini Bowl

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Potawatomi Hotel and Casino

Roll the dice at Potawatomi Hotel and Casino

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Milwaukee River Bike Trail

Ride along the Milwaukee River Bike Trail and get great views of the city

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Milwaukee Lakefront Segway Tour

Take the Milwaukee Lakefront Segway Tour and have fun exploring

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Comedy Cafe

Laugh your heart out at Comedy Cafe

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Forest Home Cemetery

View the old headstones at Forest Home Cemetery

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Milwaukee County Historical Society

Learn more about the city’s rich history at the Milwaukee County Historical Society

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Hank Aaron State Trail

See beautiful views while riding your bike on the Hank Aaron State Trail

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Miramar Theatre

Catch your favorite act live at Miramar Theatre

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Cass Street Park

Spot the colorful sculptures at Cass Street Park

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Safe House Bar

Infiltrate the Safe House, a spy-themed bar

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Barnacle Bud’s

Have great food while listening to great music at Barnacle Bud’s

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Organ Piper Pizza

Come for the pizza and stay for the tunes at Organ Piper Pizza

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Grant Park

Take a hike at Grant Park

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I Closed Wolski’s

Stay at the tavern till closing time and earn an “I Closed Wolski’s” bumper sticker

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Usinger’s

Get the best German sausage from Usinger’s

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Sprecher Brewing Co

Take a fun tour of Sprecher Brewing Co and sample their beer

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Bayshore Town Center

Find all your shopping needs at Bayshore Town Center

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Boerner Botanical Gardens

Smell the pretty flowers at Boerner Botanical Gardens

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State Fair

Have a blast at the Wisconsin State Fair

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Tiki Love Bowl

Share a Tiki Love Bowl with your date “At Random”

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Iron Horse Hotel

Have late night drinks at the Iron Horse Hotel

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Palermo’s

Take a tour of Palermo’s and have a bite of their mouth-watering pizza

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Schlitz Park

Check out an event going on in Schlitz Park

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Holler House

Go bowling with friends at the nation’s oldest bowling alley in Holler House

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South Shore Beach

Build a sandcastle at South Shore Beach

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Brown Deer Pond

Do some pan fishing at Brown Deer Pond

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Mars Cheese Castle

Have cheese, cheese and more cheese at Mars Cheese Castle

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Milwaukee Admirals

Catch the Milwaukee Admirals play some hockey

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North Avenue Hill

Find the best places to sled like North Avenue Hill

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Kopp’s

Enjoy a frozen custard at Kopp’s

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Doctors Park

Be one with nature at Doctors Park

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Gertie the Duck

Take a snap of Gertie the Duck

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Museum of Wisconsin Art

Appreciate modern and contemporary art at Museum of Wisconsin Art

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Outpost Natural Foods

Get a healthy snack at Outpost Natural Foods

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Sanford Restaurant

Make a dinner reservation at Sanford Restaurant

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Blue’s egg

Order a bloody mary at Blue’s egg

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St. Paul Fish Company

Have the freshest seafood at St. Paul Fish Company

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Brew City Bruisers

Catch the Brew City Bruisers in heart pounding roller action

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Sobelmans

Try a loaded bloody mary at Sobelmans

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Mader’s

Have a taste of old school German cuisine at Mader’s

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Karl Ratzsch’s

Experience authentic German food at Karl Ratzsch’s

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Kilawat

Start the day right with a hearty breakfast at Kilawat

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Wolf Peach

Experience Throwback Thursday drinks at Wolf Peach

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Buck Bradley’S

Unwind after a long day at Buck Bradley’s

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Aj Bombers

Get great tasting burgers at AJ Bombers

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Leif the Discoverer

Discover Leif the Discoverer

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Old Abe’s Statue

Find Old Abe’s statue

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Red Arrow Park

Sit on a bench and relax at Red Arrow Park

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Polar Bear Plunge

Brace yourself for the cold and do the Polar Bear Plunge in Lake Michigan

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Stone Creek Coffee

Perk up in the morning at Stone Creek Coffee

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Cafe Bavaria

Start pouring at Cafe Bavaria

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Envoy

Enjoy all you can eat Friday fish fry at Envoy

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Tip Top Atomic Shop

Buy vintage clothes at Tip Top Atomic Shop

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Fireside Theatre

Have a fabulous dinner and see the show at Fireside Theatre

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Jelly Belly Warehouse

Take a train ride from downtown out to tour the Jelly Belly warehouse

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Ten Chimneys

Sign up for the historic tour of Ten Chimneys

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Oktoberfest

Join in the festivities at Oktoberfest

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Coquette Cafe

Step into a French bistro at Coquette Cafe

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Milwaukee Public Market

Attend a cooking class at Milwaukee Public Market

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Solomon Juneau

Find the statue of Solomon Juneau

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Milwaukee Ballet

Get tickets to see the Milwaukee Ballet on stage

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Trainfest

See awesome model train displays at Trainfest

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Milwaukee Wave

Show your support for the Milwaukee Wave

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Milwaukee City Exploration

Hop on the Milwaukee Bus and explore the city

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Peter Sciortino Bakery

Buy fresh baked bread and rolls from Peter Sciortino Bakery

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Dogg Haus

Build your own hotdog at the Dogg Haus

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Ward’s House of Prime

Attempt to finish the 160oz Prime Rib at Ward’s House of Prime

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Bryant’s Cocktail Lounge

Try a Brandy Old Fashioned at Bryant’s Cocktail Lounge

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The Comet Cafe

Go for Bacon Night on Sundays at The Comet Cafe

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Oakland Gyros

Grab a Gyro for lunch at Oakland Gyros

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Pizza Man

Have a Pizza at the beloved Pizza Man

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Camp Bar

Experience the North Woods at Camp Bar

With all of the things to do in Milwaukee, you’ll definitely be staying busy. However if you’re an in towner and feel like we missed something that needs to be on this list, please let us know! Don’t forget to check out all of the places to see in Madison while you’re nearby!