I recently returned from a long Labor Day weekend in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and had a blast! After my afternoon flight and checking in to my downtown hotel, my first stop was the Fish Fry at Lakefront Brewery. It’s a Milwaukee tradition! Of course I had to order some beer and cheese curds too. Afterwards, I enjoyed great tiki drinks and met an awesome couple at Foundation.
My second day began with a Cinnamon Toast Crunch cocktail and spicy Chilaquiles at The Original followed by a couple great breweries, Hacienda Beer Co. and Good City Brewing.
Then it was time to drive around Milwaukee in a cool cruiser with City Tours MKE.
My guide dropped me off at the Harley-Davidson Museum where there were a ton of bikers for Rally Week. It was really cool and definitely a must-see since the iconic motorcycle manufacturer started out in a small shed in Milwaukee.
Time for more beer! I walked over to Mob Craft where they experiment with unique flavors and combinations. Later that night, I had charbroiled oysters and a decadent Lobster Pot Pie at Third Coast Provisions.
Day 3 began with a delicious Sunday brunch at Buckley’s Restaurant & Bar. The Brunch Punch, house made pop tarts, and steak and eggs were all wonderful! Then I went to the Milwaukee Art Museum for a bit. The building was an impressive sculpture.
Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery offers historic beer tours worth checking out. The current owner was our guide that day. Don’t forget to raise a glass with King Gambrinus!
I had to stop by the Public Market for some local cheese, beer, and a few raw oysters.
Dinner was at DanDan where I enjoyed the Schmaltz Fried Rice and Happy Chicken.
Later that evening I enjoyed custom cocktails and tried a Milwaukee-style Old Fashioned with the lovely couple I met the first night at Bryant’s Cocktail Lounge.
The next morning I took a stroll along the River Walk and said hi to the Bronze Fonz. Milwaukee was the setting for Happy Days and Laverne & Shirley.
It was game day, so I pregamed at the Milwaukee Brat House where they offer double fisters and a free shuttle to Brewers games. Perfect!
Off to Miller Park to watch the Milwaukee Brewers and Houston Astros!
After the game, I stopped by AJ Bombers where they have peanuts bombs, a peanut butter burger, and yummy frozen custard.
I wanted to see the historic Pfister Hotel, so I decided to have drinks at Blu on the 23rd floor. I met a couple super cool guys and ended up meeting them at the Milwaukee Brewing Company the following afternoon after my incredible Bloody Mary at The Original Soblemans on St. Paul. Cheers!
I booked an 8pm flight and had time for one last meal before heading to the airport. I absolutely loved the wine and Neapolitan pizza at San Giorgio. I sat at the pizza oven counter and ordered one of the pizza specials.
Cool bars, tasty food, Miller Park, and lots and lots of beer. Milwaukee was so much fun and I met some wonderful people! Thank you and cheers!