Water Street

Running straight through the heart of downtown, Water Street is one of Milwaukee’s prime thoroughfares for nightlife.

  1. AJ Bombers


    AJ Bombers

    At this popular restaurant you’ll find burgers, beer, and peanuts - slathered on the burgers, mixed into custard malts, and delivered to your table via bomber. A casual place to have a good time, whatever your age.

    1247 N. Water Street
    Milwaukee, WI • 53202
    (414) 221-9999
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  2. See the top national Broadway and Off-Broadway tours, as well as performances from local performing arts organizations like the Milwaukee Ballet, the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, and more.

    929 N. Water Street
    Milwaukee, WI • 53202
    (414) 273-7121
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  3. Serving up Irish and American pub fare favorites, you can enjoy unbeatable happy hour specials, join the Whiskey Club and, of course, catch the game at this watering hole. And, this is one of Milwaukee’s official Blackhawks bars!

    1135 N Water Street
    Milwaukee, WI • 53202
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  4. Pabst Theater


    Pabst Theater

    Built in 1895, this elegant opera house now hosts over 200 acts a year, ranging from music to comedy. The marble staircases and intricate designs still amaze many concert goers today, and this local landmark is the oldest theater in Milwaukee’s theater district.

    144 E. Wells Street
    Milwaukee, WI • 53202
    (414) 242-8200
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  5. Red Rock Saloon

    Country Bar

    Red Rock Saloon

    Ride a mechanical bull at downtown’s only Country and Rock fusion venue. Red Rock features national, regional, and local live music every week and has a reputation for monster burgers, signature wings, and the best Texas Red Chili North of Amarillo.

    1227 N Water St
    Milwaukee, WI • 53202
    (414) 431-0467
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  6. Rumpus Room


    Rumpus Room

    A gastropub focused on local flavors, with a little experimentation. Looking for a drink? Craft beer and cocktails are readily available, as well as an exhaustive "brown liquor" list including more than 75 bourbons, 75 scotches, 50 whiskeys, 50 rums, and 25 tequilas.

    1052 N Water Street
    Milwaukee, WI • 53202
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  7. This brewpub is famous for its extensive collection of beer memorabilia. Take some time to check out the one-of-a-kind artifacts on display when you stop in for a beer.

    1101 N Water Street
    Milwaukee, WI • 53202
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