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Top Choice Museum in Milwaukee

Harley-Davidson Museum

Hundreds of motorcycles show the styles through the decades, including the flashy rides of Elvis and Evel Knievel. You can sit in the saddle of various bikes (on the bottom floor, in the Experience Gallery) and take…
Top Choice American in Madison

The Old Fashioned

With its dark, woodsy decor, the Old Fashioned evokes a supper club, a type of retro eatery common in Wisconsin. The menu is all local specialties, including walleye, cheese soup and sausages. It's hard to choose am…
Top Choice American in Milwaukee

Comet Cafe

Students, young families, older couples and bearded, tattooed types pile in to the rock-and-roll Comet for gravy-smothered meatloaf, mac and cheese, vegan gyros and hangover brunch dishes. It's a craft beer–pouring …
French in Milwaukee


A glorious wine list, cheese plates, crepes, baguettes with jam, mussels and frites – we’re in Paris, oui? Nope, we’re near Brady St at Trocadero, a romantic coffee house–restaurant-bar with a year-round patio (it’s…
Bar in Milwaukee

Palm Tavern

Located in the fresh south-side neighborhood of Bay View, this warm, jazzy little bar has a mammoth selection of beer (heavy on the Belgians) and single-malt Scotches.
Brewery in Milwaukee

Miller Brewing Company

Pabst and Schlitz have moved on, but Miller preserves Milwaukee's beer legacy. Join the legions lined up for the free tours. Though the mass-produced beer may not be your favorite, the factory impresses with its she…
Baseball in Milwaukee

Miller Park

The Brewers play baseball at fab Miller Park, which has a retractable roof, real grass and racing sausages. It's located near S 46th St.
Brewery in Milwaukee

Lakefront Brewery

Well-loved Lakefront Brewery, across the river from Brady St, has afternoon tours, but the swellest time to visit is on Friday nights when there's a fish fry, 16 beers to try and a polka band letting loose. Tour tim…
Museum in Milwaukee

Milwaukee Art Museum

You have to see this lakeside institution, which features a stunning winglike addition by Santiago Calatrava. It soars open and closed every day at 10am, noon and 5pm (8pm on Thursday), which is wild to watch (head …
Museum in Milwaukee

Discovery World at Pier Wisconsin

The city's lakefront science and technology museum is primarily a kid-pleaser, with freshwater and saltwater aquariums (where you can touch sharks and sturgeon) and a dockside, triple-masted Great Lakes schooner to …