Unique Bars

Have you ever played table tennis at a bar? Painted a masterpiece? Whispered a password to gain entry? You’ll do all this and more when you explore Milwaukee’s unique bars. The lively nightlife scene is full of local gems unlike anywhere you’ve visited before – what are you waiting for?

  1. You’ll feel transported to a different time in this cocktail lounge that opened in 1938. This local gem was a semifinalist for the James Beard Awards’ “Best Bar Program” in 2013, due to Bryant’s repertoire of over 450 specialty and vintage cocktails. However, you won’t see a menu here. Instead, let the knowledgeable bartenders guide you to the perfect cocktail for your tastes.

    1579 S. 9th Street
    Milwaukee, WI • 53204
    (414) 383-2620
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  2. Foundation

    Tiki Bar


    Looking for a little slice of the tropics without leaving the Midwest? Milwaukee's original tiki bar takes you straight to the south seas with an unbeatable collection of Polynesian decor and classic tropical cocktails (and yes - several of them come in collectible tiki mugs!)

    2718 N Bremen St
    Milwaukee, WI • 53212
    (414) 374-2587
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  3. The High Note

    Karaoke Bar

    The High Note

    Milwaukee's only karaoke bar, this is the place to be if you’ve just got to sing it out. Open Wed-Sat, featuring a wide selection of songs and a friendly audience!

    645 N James Lovell St
    Milwaukee, WI • 53233
    (414) 226-5852
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  4. Koz's Mini Bowl

    Mini-Bowl Bar

    Koz's Mini Bowl

    Mini-bowling is one of the quintessential “when in Milwaukee” activities, and Koz’s is the place to go. This four-lane mini-bowling alley and bar will transport your back to the 1970s with an old-school jukebox and fun, lively atmosphere.

    2078 S 7th St
    Milwaukee, WI • 53204
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  5. Old German Beer Hall

    Hammerschlagen Bar

    Old German Beer Hall

    Get in touch with Milwaukee’s rich German heritage at this bar modeled after Munich’s Hofbräuhaus. Grab a stein of Dunkleweizen and challenge your friends to a game of Hammerschlagen. Just watch your fingers!

    1009 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
    Milwaukee, WI • 53203
    (414) 226-2728
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  6. SafeHouse

    Spy Bar


    Your martini is shaken (not stirred) by whizzing through pneumatic tubes at Milwaukee's most secret bar. You’ll need to know the password to get into this unique institution, but don't worry - Control never turned away an agent in need! They'll find some other way of testing your loyalty...

    779 N Front St
    Milwaukee, WI • 53202
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