Charlie Sprinkman is the founder and creator of Everywhere is Queer, a public resource (and searchable map) for the LGBTQIA2S+ and the ally community. Growing up in the Milwaukee area, Charlie has visited 41 states throughout the country, mapping queer businesses and safe places for members of the LBGTQIA2S+ community throughout his travels. Check out some of the places Charlie visited during their stay in Milwaukee then head over to Instagram and watch Charlie explore Cream City!
Sabrosa Cafe and Gallery
Located in Bay View, Sabrosa serves breakfast and lunch in an inspired setting, with rotating gallery exhibitions from a series of local artists. The Chilaquiles Classico is a must-try. Or add a Bloody Mary for a quintessentially Milwaukee meal.
Gwenn and Juliet, owners of Sprocket Café and friends for over 20 years, opened the shop together. A great spot to relax, meet up with friends or catch up on email, in theme with the cycling ambiance and bike-inspired menu, the space also features a full-service bike shop in the basement.
Good Land Antiques
After your morning brew, head next door to Good Land Antiques to uncover the perfect antiques for you. Peruse the vintage selection of curated goods, furniture, artwork, decor and so much more at one of the city's antiquing havens.
North Avenue Market
For lunch, visit this small, community-oriented, family-owned business catering to local residents and Milwaukee-area tourists. The market features several vendors offering pupusas, cocktails, sandwiches and plant-based dishes. Enjoy patio seating in the summer or the warmth of a cozy fireplace on chilly days.
This all-volunteer art gallery space has been creating exhibition opportunities for artists for 32 years. Located in the Historic Third Ward, enjoy rotating exhibits throughout the year. Quarterly, Gallery Night MKE includes this stop and features live jazz, food and drinks.
Flour Girl & Flame
This woman-owned, LGBTQ+-owned business in West Allis serves wood-fired pizzas using fresh, local ingredients. Many ingredients used in Flour Girl & Flame's pies are sourced in-house. Flour Girl & Flame's honey comes from their rooftop apiary. Meanwhile, the herbs, veggies and flowers are grown using a hydroponic grow system, keeping the restaurant stocked with fresh produce year-round.
New Barons Brewing Cooperative
The state's first co-op brewery specializes in crafting the highest quality lagers inspired by their community and member-owners. This dog and family-friendly taproom is located in the Walker's Point neighborhood, the brewery's taps hold a series of cleverly titled brews ranging from cinematically inspired, musically inspired and downright whimsical.