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Local Phone Number: 414-273-7222

Email: info@milwaukee.org

Located inside the Wisconsin Center
Inside main rotunda on First Floor
400 W. Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53203

 

MKE NEIGHBORHOODS

City of Neighborhoods

Known as a “big city of little neighborhoods,” Milwaukee’s unique neighborhoods are what make up the city’s one-of-a-kind culture. We like it local here, and you’ll find locally-owned restaurants, shops, and businesses throughout the city. Ready to start planning? Check out this sampling of some of the neighborhoods you might explore when you visit Milwaukee!

Avenues West and Marquette

The Avenues West neighborhood is home to the prestigious Marquette University and renowned attractions like the Pabst Mansion and Irish Cultural Center.

  • 15th Century Chapel
  • Party like a beer baron at the Pabst Mansion
  • Art Deco eats
Marquette University
Marquette University
Campus
Wisconsin Avenue
Wisconsin Avenue
Main thoroughfare in the Avenues West neighborhood
Pabst Mansion
Pabst Mansion
Former home to Captain Frederick Pabst, now a restored museum
Ambassador Hotel
Ambassador Hotel
Milwaukee's Landmark Art-Deco Hotel
Marquette University
Marquette University
Home to approximately 11,400 undergraduate students
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Bay View

Retro, independent, and energetic – discover the Bay View neighborhood in Milwaukee.

  • Double the beer gardens, double the fun
  • Home to 4 of Draft Magazine’s 100 Best Beer Bars
  • This hill was made for chillin’
Avalon Theatre
Avalon Theatre
Movie theater on Kinnickinnic Ave.
Colectivo Bay View
Colectivo Bay View
Outdoor patio at local coffee shop
Acme Records
Acme Records
Locally-owned record store in Bay View
Bay View Bash
Bay View Bash
Live outdoor music at the street festival
Kindred on KK
Kindred on KK
Community dining on the first floor of the Kinn Guesthouse
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Brewers Hill

History, beer, and riverfront views – discover the Brewers Hill neighborhood in Milwaukee.

  • Nationally-ranked brewery tour
  • Double-decker patios for farm-to-table food
  • Perfect place to park your kayak
Milwaukee River
Milwaukee River
The eastern border of Brewers Hill
Lakefront Brewery Tours
Lakefront Brewery Tours
Named the #4 Best Brewery Tour in the Nation
Lakefront Brewery Beer Hall
Lakefront Brewery Beer Hall
Friday Night Fish Fry & Live Polka Band
Riverfront Condos
Riverfront Condos
Beerline B
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Bronzeville

History, growth, and celebration – discover Milwaukee's Bronzeville neighborhood.

  • Arts on the rise
  • Welcomed jazz stars like Ella Fitzgerald & BB King
  • Award-winning cold brew
Gee's Clippers
Gee's Clippers
Basketball-Themed Barbershop
Juneteenth Day
Juneteenth Day
Festival Celebrating the Abolition of Slavery
Pilcrow Coffee
Pilcrow Coffee
Named "Best Cold Brew Coffee" In the Nation
Northern Chocolate Company
Northern Chocolate Company
Eclectic chocolatier with appointment-only store
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Clarke Square

Culture, community, and a vibrant atmosphere – discover Milwaukee's Clarke Square neighborhood.

  • The world’s only conoidal domes
  • Shut down the streets at Ciclovia MKE
  • Mexican meets Vietnamese
Mitchell Park Conservatory
Mitchell Park Conservatory
The Domes
Ciclovia
Ciclovia
Walk, Dance, Play, and Bike!
Handala Mural
Handala Mural
Artist: Jennifer Espenscheid
El Rey
El Rey
Family-owned, neighborhood, hispanic grocery store
El Cañaveral
El Cañaveral
Authentic Mexican Cusine
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East Side

Old school and new school, creative, and trend-setting – discover Milwaukee's East Side neighborhood.

  • Foodie Must: Ardent
  • Family-owned, locally-beloved Italian deli
  • First date favorites
Brady Street
Brady Street
Popular thoroughfare of shops, restaurants, and bars
Lafayette Hill
Lafayette Hill
Beautiful park overlooking Lake Michigan
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Campus
Bradford Beach
Bradford Beach
#3 Best Urban Beach in the Nation
Oriental Theatre
Oriental Theatre
Home of the Milwaukee Film Festival
Oak Leaf Trail
Oak Leaf Trail
This 120-mile long bike and foot trail cuts right through the East Side neighborhood
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East Town

Discover the lively East Town neighborhood in the heart of Milwaukee's downtown: shopping, dining, and entertainment in a walk-able and beautiful urban neighborhood.

  • The Fresh Coast
  • The world’s only flying art museum
  • Milwaukee's pint-sized Paris
Milwaukee Lakefront
Milwaukee Lakefront
Home to Discovery World and the Milwaukee Art Museum
Milwaukee Art Museum
Milwaukee Art Museum
Designed by Santiago Calatrava
Bastille Days
Bastille Days
Milwaukee's French Festival
Veterans Park
Veterans Park
Beautiful park along Lake Michigan
Milwaukee Repertory Theater
Milwaukee Repertory Theater
Nationally-Recognized Theater Company
The Bronze Fonz
The Bronze Fonz
Our Nod to "Happy Days" along the RiverWalk
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Harbor District

Industry, revitalization, and miles of waterfront – explore Milwaukee's Harbor District.

  • Worlds of Water
  • A neighborhood at work
  • Tapas Trailblazer
Milwaukee Kayak Company
Milwaukee Kayak Company
Kayak Milwaukee's Three Rivers
Lake Express
Lake Express
Express Ferry Between Milwaukee and Michigan
UWM School of Freshwater Sciences
UWM School of Freshwater Sciences
Largest Research Institution for the Great Lakes
Drink Wisconsinbly
Drink Wisconsinbly
For all your Wisconsin eating and drinking needs
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Historic Third Ward

A gem of Milwaukee's downtown, the Historic Third Ward is the city's thriving arts and fashion district. This neighborhood along the Milwaukee river is as unique as its boutique shops and restaurants.

  • The world’s largest music festival
  • Milwaukee Public Market: 20 vendors, endless options
  • Get artsy on Gallery Night & Day
Historic Third Ward
Historic Third Ward
Neighborhood
Milwaukee Public Market
Milwaukee Public Market
Named one of America's Best Public Markets
RiverWalk
RiverWalk
2 miles to explore
Summerfest
Summerfest
The World's Largest Music Festival
The Outsider
The Outsider
Swanky Rooftop Bar at the Kimpton Journeyman Hotel
Cafe Benelux
Cafe Benelux
Relaxing Rooftop Restaurant
Christmas in the Ward
Christmas in the Ward
Holiday Festival at Catalano Square
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Menomonee River Valley

The Menomonee River Valley is home to some of the biggest names in Milwaukee: Potawatomi, Harley-Davidson, and the Milwaukee Brewers.

  • Premier gaming
  • 2017 Great American Beer Festival Gold: Third Space Brewing
  • Titans of Tailgating
Menomonee River Valley
Menomonee River Valley
Path along the Menomonee River
Harley-Davidson Museum
Harley-Davidson Museum
The World's Only Museum Dedicated to Harley-Davidson Motorcycles
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino
Wisconsin's #1 Tourist Destination
Miller Park
Miller Park
Home of the Milwaukee Brewers
Third Space Brewing
Third Space Brewing
Award-Winning Brewery
City Lights Brewing Co.
City Lights Brewing Co.
Modern Brewery in a Historic Building
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Riverwest

Diverse, artsy and eclectic – explore Milwaukee's Riverwest neighborhood. This friendly and tight-knit community will make you feel like a local.

  • Home of the Riverwest 24
  • Top 10 Tiki Bars in the World
  • Fuel up at Fuel Cafe
Riverwest 24
Riverwest 24
A 24-hour bike race and community event
Skyline Music
Skyline Music
Free, outdoor music series in Kadish Park
Foundation Tiki Bar
Foundation Tiki Bar
Milwaukee's Original Tiki Bar
Riverwest Co-Op
Riverwest Co-Op
community-based, member-owned, and volunteer-run natural food store
Fuel Cafe
Fuel Cafe
Serving "Killer Coffee" since 1993
Center Street Daze
Center Street Daze
Local vendors sell their good at this annual street festival
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Walker's Point

Inclusive, hyper-local, and artistic – explore Milwaukee's Walker's Point neighborhood.

  • The creamiest curds
  • Wisconsin’s largest and oldest gay dance club
  • Crowd-sourced beer
88Nine Radio Milwaukee
88Nine Radio Milwaukee
Public Radio Station Featuring Local Milwaukee Music
Fuel Cafe
Fuel Cafe
Biker-Themed Restaurant, Bar, and Coffee Shop
Anodyne Coffee
Anodyne Coffee
Local Coffee Roasters
Purple Door Ice Cream
Purple Door Ice Cream
Local Creamery Featuring Unique Flavors
Braise
Braise
Farm-To-Table Restaurant and Culinary School
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Westown

The bustling neighborhood of Westown is home to Historic Old World Third Street, the Milwaukee RiverWalk, the Milwaukee Bucks Arena, and the Wisconsin Center District.

  • Fear the deer
  • Hammerschlagen: Old German Beer Hall
  • Cheese, cheese, and more cheese
Milwaukee Bucks
Milwaukee Bucks
Milwaukee's NBA Team
River Rhythms
River Rhythms
Summer music
Pabst Brewing Complex
Pabst Brewing Complex
Former Brewing Site of Pabst Beer
Milwaukee Public Museum
Milwaukee Public Museum
Natural and Human History Museum
Mader's
Mader's
Milwaukee's German Heritage Thrives on Old World Third Street
NEWaukee
NEWaukee
Night Market
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MKE NEIGHBORHOODS

City of Neighborhoods

Known as a “big city of little neighborhoods,” Milwaukee’s unique neighborhoods are what make up the city’s one-of-a-kind culture. We like it local here, and you’ll find locally-owned restaurants, shops, and businesses throughout the city. Ready to start planning? Check out this sampling of some of the neighborhoods you might explore when you visit Milwaukee!

Avenues West and Marquette

The Avenues West neighborhood is home to the prestigious Marquette University and renowned attractions like the Pabst Mansion and Irish Cultural Center.

  • 15th Century Chapel
  • Party like a beer baron at the Pabst Mansion
  • Art Deco eats
Learn More

Bay View

Retro, independent, and energetic – discover the Bay View neighborhood in Milwaukee.

  • Double the beer gardens, double the fun
  • Home to 4 of Draft Magazine’s 100 Best Beer Bars
  • This hill was made for chillin’
Learn More

Brewers Hill

History, beer, and riverfront views – discover the Brewers Hill neighborhood in Milwaukee.

  • Nationally-ranked brewery tour
  • Double-decker patios for farm-to-table food
  • Perfect place to park your kayak
Learn More

Bronzeville

History, growth, and celebration – discover Milwaukee's Bronzeville neighborhood.

  • Arts on the rise
  • Welcomed jazz stars like Ella Fitzgerald & BB King
  • Award-winning cold brew
Learn More

Clarke Square

Culture, community, and a vibrant atmosphere – discover Milwaukee's Clarke Square neighborhood.

  • The world’s only conoidal domes
  • Shut down the streets at Ciclovia MKE
  • Mexican meets Vietnamese
Learn More

East Side

Old school and new school, creative, and trend-setting – discover Milwaukee's East Side neighborhood.

  • Foodie Must: Ardent
  • Family-owned, locally-beloved Italian deli
  • First date favorites
Learn More

East Town

Discover the lively East Town neighborhood in the heart of Milwaukee's downtown: shopping, dining, and entertainment in a walk-able and beautiful urban neighborhood.

  • The Fresh Coast
  • The world’s only flying art museum
  • Milwaukee's pint-sized Paris
Learn More

Harbor District

Industry, revitalization, and miles of waterfront – explore Milwaukee's Harbor District.

  • Worlds of Water
  • A neighborhood at work
  • Tapas Trailblazer
Learn More

Historic Third Ward

A gem of Milwaukee's downtown, the Historic Third Ward is the city's thriving arts and fashion district. This neighborhood along the Milwaukee river is as unique as its boutique shops and restaurants.

  • The world’s largest music festival
  • Milwaukee Public Market: 20 vendors, endless options
  • Get artsy on Gallery Night & Day
Learn More

Menomonee River Valley

The Menomonee River Valley is home to some of the biggest names in Milwaukee: Potawatomi, Harley-Davidson, and the Milwaukee Brewers.

  • Premier gaming
  • 2017 Great American Beer Festival Gold: Third Space Brewing
  • Titans of Tailgating
Learn More

Riverwest

Diverse, artsy and eclectic – explore Milwaukee's Riverwest neighborhood. This friendly and tight-knit community will make you feel like a local.

  • Home of the Riverwest 24
  • Top 10 Tiki Bars in the World
  • Fuel up at Fuel Cafe
Learn More

Walker's Point

Inclusive, hyper-local, and artistic – explore Milwaukee's Walker's Point neighborhood.

  • The creamiest curds
  • Wisconsin’s largest and oldest gay dance club
  • Crowd-sourced beer
Learn More

Westown

The bustling neighborhood of Westown is home to Historic Old World Third Street, the Milwaukee RiverWalk, the Milwaukee Bucks Arena, and the Wisconsin Center District.

  • Fear the deer
  • Hammerschlagen: Old German Beer Hall
  • Cheese, cheese, and more cheese
Learn More

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