| Wednesday, September 17, 2014
By Jennifer Posh
Content & Copywriting Specialist
The news comes in through text, email and Facebook message: my college girlfriends are all coming to town for a weekend. Once upon a time, I would have been frazzled at the prospect, but these days I’m cool as a cucumber. Why, you ask? Because I know that Milwaukee is absolutely rife with great spots to take my favorite ladies – it’s just a question of deciding what kind of weekend you want to have!
Feeling like a classy weekend of pampering and glamour? Spas and shopping are in order. Start in the Historic Third Ward for boutiques, then head just west of the city for more shopping and lunch in the charming historic village of Wauwatosa. Come back to downtown in time for afternoon tea (the height of fancy!) and spend an evening enjoying stylish wine bars.
But maybe you don’t feel so fancy this weekend. Maybe you want to relive your glory days and get a little wild. Never fear – with options like painting & drinking at Splash Studio, margarita pitchers at Botanas, the raucous dueling pianos at Lucille’s Piano Bar and big-city club action at Oak Lounge, your night (and afternoon – I won’t judge you!) is sure to be packed.
My favorite thing to do when I have girlfriends in town, regardless of the night’s plans, is go out for small plates. When everyone orders what catches their eye, you end up trying some dishes you might not have considered before. My life was changed when a friend ordered the steak tartare at Wolf Peach one fine night – and I probably never would have been bold enough to choose it on my own! (Seriously – order it. Even the mostly-vegetarian liked it!)
Check out our Girlfriends Getaway itinerary for more ideas for an awesome weekend with your friends in Milwaukee!