Rooftop Dining

Heat rises, so it’s no surprise that rooftop bars and restaurants are often the hottest spots in town. After a long winter, Milwaukee restaurants are eager to throw the doors and windows open, set out the patio chairs and welcome back al fresco dining – and the only thing that beats a patio is a rooftop patio! Delicious food, cool drinks, warm summer breezes, and stunning city views: what could be better? These rooftops in Milwaukee will help you take patio dining to the next level (literally).

  1. Cafe Benelux


    Cafe Benelux

    Inspired by the grand cafes of Lowland Europe, Cafe Benelux serves up European favorites like frites, mussels and waffles. A whole book is required to list the extensive selection of biers, but don’t be intimidated – all Benelux staff take “bier classes” and are happy to make recommendations. As if the menu wasn’t enough to make Benelux a top brunch spot, the rooftop patio certainly seals the deal. It’s the ideal place to take in some summer sun and enjoy one of the inventive Bloody Marys Milwaukee is known for.

    346 N. Broadway
    Milwaukee, WI • 53202
    (414) 501-2500
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  2. The Outsider


    The Outsider

    Located on the roof of the Kimpton Journeyman Hotel in the stylish Historic Third Ward, The Outsider is a chic indoor/outdoor space with a one-of-a-kind view of the downtown skyline. Get cozy on cabana-style seating while you enjoy cleverly craft cocktails and bar bites, or order up wood-fired pizzas from Tre Rivali on the ground floor. On summer weekends, you just might find an afternoon barbecue or shuffleboard tournament in full swing, and fire pits will help keep the party going long after the sun goes down.

    The Kimpton Journeyman Hotel
    310 E. Chicago Street
    Milwaukee, WI • 53202
    (414) 291-3971
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  3. Central Standard Crafthouse & Kitchen

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    Central Standard Crafthouse & Kitchen

    The Aviary is located on the roof of the Central Standard Crafthouse & Kitchen. Grab a cocktail and enjoy the breathtaking views of downtown Milwaukee and the Lakefront.

    320 E. Clybourn St.
    Milwaukee, WI • 53202
    (414) 455-8870
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  4. Shaker's Cigar Bar

    Walker's Point Rooftop

    Shaker's Cigar Bar

    Enjoy food, libations, and maybe even a cigar on the rooftop of one of Milwaukee's most haunted establishments.

    422 S. 2nd St.
    Milwaukee, WI • 53204
    (414) 272-4222
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