100 Things to Do in Milwaukee Before You Die, 2nd Edition

100 Things to Do in Milwaukee Before You Die, 2nd Edition

by Jenna Kashou

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Milwaukee, with its beautiful four seasons, lives up to its nickname: "A great city on a Great Lake." And with enough cultural and sports attractions to rival cities twice its size, it's hard to know just which activities to explore! 100 Things to Do in Milwaukee Before You Die is your companion to discover—or re-disocver—this Midwestern gem. Tour a few (or all!) of the many craft breweries throughout the city. The Fiserv Forum, home of the Milwaukee Bucks, also serves as a sprawling entertainment complex that has reinvigorated the west side of downtown. Don't miss the Milwaukee Art Museum and a chance to take a photo in front of its expansive white "wings." Looking for live entertainment? The opulent Pabst and Riverside Theaters bring in top-notch comedy and musical acts. Whether you're in the mood for fine dining or a more casual meal, recommendations like Lake Park Bistro and the Milwaukee Public Market will not disappoint. A Brew City native, author Jenna Kashou loves exploring and writing about the people and places in her ever-evolving hometown. With her insider's perspective, this indispensable guidebook will help you navigate Milwaukee's nooks and crannies, new hot spots, and iconic sites—don't leave home without it!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781681061795
Publisher: Reedy press, LLC.
Publication date: 05/01/2019
Series: 100 Things to Do Before You Die
Edition description: 2nd ed.
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 485,900
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Milwaukee native, author Jenna Kashou is a frequent Milwaukee Magazine contributor and freelance writer. She's always exploring and writing about the people and places in her ever-evolving hometown. This guidebook will help you navigate Milwaukee's nooks and crannies, new hot spots, and iconic sites, with an insider's perspective. So don't leave home without it!

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments v

Preface xiii

Food and Drink

1 Check Out Menomonee Valley's New Craft Breweries: City Lights and Third Space 2

2 Belly Up at German Beer Gardens: Estabrook and Hubbard Park 4

3 Take a Tour at Great Lakes Distillery 6

4 Sip Some Cider at Lost Valley Cider Co 7

5 Eat a St. Paul's Lobster Roll at the Milwaukee Public Market 8

6 See How Cheese Curds Are Made at the Clock Shadow Creamery 10

7 Share a Creative Cocktail at Vermutería 600 11

8 Unleash Your Inner Carnivore at Bavette la Boucherie 12

9 Try the Tasting Menu at Ardent 13

10 Check Out Local Coffee Roasters in Walker's Point at Stone Creek and Anodyne 14

11 Have a Boozy Ice Cream Drink at Bryant's 16

12 Dive into the Fish Fry at Kegel's Inn 17

13 Enjoy the Views and a Cocktail at Blu Bar & Lounge 18

14 Dine at a True Supper Club at Jackson Grill 20

15 Experience a Chocolate and Wine Tasting at Indulgence 21

16 Score Some Italian Specialties at Glorioso's Market 22

17 Sip a Sprecher Root Beer Float 23

18 Have a Lick of Custard at Leon's 24

19 Throw Back a Cold One at the Roman Coin, Brady Street's Best Dive Bar 26

20 Dine at Lake Park Bistro 27

21 Fuel Up al Fuel Café 28

22 Have an Old-Fashioned from a Bubbler at Drink Wisconsinibly 29

23 Eat and Drink Well in Lindsey Heights at the Juice Kitchen and the Tandem 30

24 Conquer a Sobelman's Bloody Mary 31

25 Make Mazorca and Taco Moto Your Favorite Taco Trucks 32

26 Check out Milwaukee's Newest Patio Bar, Fernweh 33

Music and Entertainment

27 Improvise at the Jazz Estate 36

28 Rock Out at the Cactus Club 37

29 Catch a Show at the Pabst or Riverside Theater 38

30 Get Silly at ComedySportz 40

31 Enjoy Dinner and a Show at the Milwaukee Rep's Stackner Cabaret 41

32 Go Wild at the Milwaukee County Zoo 42

33 See Some Live Music at Shank Hall 43

34 Tune In to the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra 44

35 Be a Hip Cat at Caroline's Jazz Club 46

36 Get Down at the Mad Planet Retro Dance Party 47

37 Take In a Movie at the Avalon Atmospheric Theater or the Historic Oriental 48

38 Enjoy a Free Show Alfresco 50

39 Revel in a Musical Show at Skylight Music Theatre 51

40 Get En Pointe with the Milwaukee Ballet 52

41 See a Local Performer at Linneman's Riverwest Inn. 53

42 Check Out One of Milwaukee's Ethnic Festivals 54

43 Get Lucky at Potawatomi Casino 55

44 Stop at the Brady Street Festival or Bay View Bash 56

45 Experience the Big Gig: Summerfest 58

Sports and Recreation

46 Get Your Ping-Pong On at Evolution 62

47 Go to a Brewcity Bruisers Roller Derby Bout 63

48 Discover the Domes 64

49 Multitask with the Milwaukee Pedal Tavern 65

50 Take a Guided City Tour with Milwaukee Kayak Company 66

51 Have a Ball at Landmark Lanes 68

52 Climb to the Top at Adventure Rock 69

53 Stay Cool at the Pettit National Ice Center 70

54 Cheer On the Bucks at the New Fiserv Forum 71

55 Be a Beach Bum at Bradford or Atwater Beach 72

56 Cruise Around on a Bublr Bicycle 74

57 Hop on the New "Hop" Streetcar 75

58 Cheer on the Brew Crew at Miller Park 76

59 Watch the Milwaukee Admirals Dominate on Ice 77

60 Set Sail on the Denis Sullivan 78

61 Geek Out on Video Games at 1983 Arcade Bar 79

62 Get Amped Up at Bounce Milwaukee 80

63 Get in Touch with Nature at the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center 81

64 Find Some Fun at Art Smart's Dart Mart & Juggling Emporium 82

65 Learn How to Fly a Kite in Veterans Park 83

66 Hike the Seven Bridges Trail in Grant Park 84

67 Play Some Oversized Games at the Outsider Bar 85

68 Explore the Urban Ecology Center 86

69 Crack the Code at the SafeHouse 88

Culture and History

70 Say "Ayyy" and Take a Selfie with the Bronze Fonz 92

71 Tour the Iconic Pabst Mansion 93

72 See What's Brewing at the Brewery Complex 94

73 Get Spooked with Gothic Milwaukee's Haunted Historical Walking Tour 96

74 Learn the History of Two-Wheeled Freedom at the Harley-Davidson Museum 97

75 Find Fancy Objets d'Art at Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum 98

76 Check Out the Haggerty Museum of Art 100

77 Uncover the Past at the Milwaukee County Historical Society 101

78 Explore the Milwaukee Central Library 102

79 Take the Mondo Milwaukee Boat Tour to Learn the City's Scandalous Past 104

80 Spark Your Spirituality at the Basilica of St. Josaphat 105

81 Go Gallery Hopping during Gallery Night and Day in the Third Ward 106

82 Spend the Day at the Milwaukee Public Museum 107

83 Marvel at the Milwaukee Art Museum: Inside and Out 108

84 Stroll through the East Side's Black Cat Alley 110

Shopping and Fashion

85 Outfit Everyone at the Mayfair Collection 114

86 Find a Hat at the Brass Rooster or the Hen House 115

87 Shop Local in the Third Ward at Milworks, Lela, and SoHo Boutique 116

88 Buy Adorable Kids' Toys and Clothing at Little Monsters 118

89 Hunt for Vintage Goods at Alive and Fine 119

90 Visit the South Shore or the Winter Farmers Market 120

91 Spruce Up Your Space with Goodies from MOD GEN 121

92 Get a Good Book at Boswell Book Company 122

93 Score Some Sweet Records in Bay View at Rush Mor and Acme 124

94 Go Antiquing in Walker's Point at Clinton St/Annex, Alt's, and Farm Girl 126

95 Support Local Artisans at NEWaukee Night Market 128

96 Acquire Mid-Century Modern Gems at Cream City Restoration 129

97 Shop Silver Spring: Pure Barre, Yellow Wood, and Winkle's 130

98 Find Women's Fashion at Faye's 132

99 Create a Custom Piece at Atrio Jewelry 133

100 Find a Locally Made Gift at the Waxwing 134

Suggested Itineraries 136

Events by Season 139

Index 141

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