If there’s one thing Milwaukeeans love during summer, it’s finding a good party. Here in the City of Festivals, we’ll find just about any excuse to gather friends and celebrate life over a refreshing beer.
Whether we’re cheering on the Milwaukee Brewers, lounging in the grass at Jazz in the Park, taking in the sights and sounds of Summerfest, or simply kicking back on an outdoor patio, you can bet your bottom dollar we’re squeezing out every ounce of the summer season.
There’s no better place to experience the energy and excitement of Milwaukee’s summer than a stroll down to Brady Street. Located on the city’s East Side, this entertainment district is truly at the center of the action. Featuring nine colorful, eclectic blocks lined with shops, cafes, restaurants, and tattoo parlors, Brady Street features Old World architecture and was once considered the vanguard of sidewalk seating in the city before dining al fresco resurged in popularity across other parts of town.
Today, the best of Brady Street can be found at WürstBar, at 1239 E. Brady Street.
Opened in fall 2021, the multi-level bar and eatery aims to put a “Milwaukee-style spin on the taste of Berlin,” with a concept that embraces traditional Old World German flavors while introducing guests to contemporary cuisine from the streets of modern-day Berlin.
The result is a tasty spread that includes everything from döner kebabs and currywurst to spaetzle and a whole line-up of meats made by Milwaukee’s famous sausage maker, Usinger’s. And just like any good Milwaukee brew haus, WürstBar’s hearty fare is accompanied by a beverage menu boasting a combination of German brews, rotating drafts, wine, and craft cocktails.
Order a beer and cool off inside at one of WürstBar’s long communal tables, step out to the balcony or head out to the sidewalk to enjoy a meal in an authentic Biergarten, complete with wrought-iron cutouts of the Berlin bear. Stop by on the weekend to enjoy a live DJ or try your hand at a game of Hammerschlagen. A competition among participants to drive nails into a wooden beam.
If Hammerschlagen isn’t your sport of choice, maybe baseball is more your speed. This summer, WürstBar is offering up a fleet of shuttles to provide free transportation to all Brewers home baseball games. The shuttles run two hours before the first pitch and bring guests back to the bar starting around the 7th Inning.
Even better? The bar recently announced shuttle service has expanded to provide guests with rides to Summerfest and the Wisconsin State Fair. If that’s not worth celebrating with another round of brewskis, we don’t know what is.
During WürstBar’s inaugural summer, the bar and eatery is open Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to bar close, and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to bar close.