Jeeves says "EEEEHHHH"--Milwaukee

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Jeeves says "EEEEHHHH"--Milwaukee

Post by wlu_lax6 » Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:19 am

Got a business trip to Milwaukee. Likely will have a chance to get a drink after a work dinner and a big window between a meeting ending at noon and my flight at 6. So lunch spot? Thing to see?

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Re: Jeeves says "EEEEHHHH"--Milwaukee

Post by BSF21 » Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:26 am

Downtown?
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Post by Sabo » Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:35 am

The Foundation is one of the best tiki bars in the country. If you go, get the Pulau Punch.

Barnacle Bud's is a neat little bar/marina in an industrial part of town. They have really good bar food, too.

Milwaukee Public Market is very cool, and there are several restaurants inside and nearby. We went to Cafe Benelux a few years ago and had a great brunch.

I've never been, but I've heard great things about Carnevor. Supposedly if you're a member, you get your own engraved steak knife. A friend of mine went there with a member, and he got Aaron Rodgers knife assigned to him. Elsa's on the Park is very good, too.
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Post by BSF21 » Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:39 am

If you are downtown/in that area:

3rd Ward is very cool to walk around. Lots of bars and shops and old historical buildings. There's a neat market right under the interstate you can putz around in.

Brady street has tons of bars. Hi-Hat Lounge is a favorite of mine. Lots of live music, big patio, good beer selection and prices.

Lakefront Brewing had my favorite tour I've ever been on. They guy who did ours was nothing short of a stand up comic, and it made for a very fun hour. Got lots of free beers for taking it too. Right on the river and a nice patio out back for when you're finished.

Everyone tells me to go to Spy Bar, but I've never been and can't attest to how worth your while it is.

There's some great disc golf courses just outside town :)
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Post by wlu_lax6 » Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:48 am

I am staying at the Phister. Looks like that is a few blocks from Riverwalk and Cafe Benelux

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Post by Sabo » Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:54 am

BSF21 wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:39 am
3rd Ward is very cool to walk around. Lots of bars and shops and old historical buildings. There's a neat market right under the interstate you can putz around in.
Yeah, that's the Milwaukee Public Market. Very cool place. And if you go to the Riverwalk, find the Bronze Fonz and get your picture taken with him. The statue is allegedly life size, and if so, Henry Winkler is very, very short.
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Everyone tells me to go to Spy Bar, but I've never been and can't attest to how worth your while it is.
I went to it, and it's OK. The most fun part was trying to get in. If you don't know the password, they make you do something to earn entry. We had to dance and sing. When you make it inside, there are TVs that show you the entry room so you can see other people making fools of themselves. Inside, there are lots of small rooms, and it's very easy to lose your bearings. I remember it took me a while to find the bathroom.

ETA: The Mason Street Grill inside the Pfister has a very good breakfast. When I go to our office in MKE, I stay at The Hotel Metro, which is adjacent to the Pfister, but I always went to Mason Street Grill for breakfast.
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Re: Jeeves says "EEEEHHHH"--Milwaukee

Post by rass » Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:59 am

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Re: Jeeves says "EEEEHHHH"--Milwaukee

Post by Rex » Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:19 am

The Harley-Davidson museum, while the company still exists.

Milwaukee Art Museum. Even if you don't go in to the exhibit area, it's pretty striking.

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Post by sancarlos » Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:03 am

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Re: Jeeves says "EEEEHHHH"--Milwaukee

Post by wlu_lax6 » Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:14 am

sancarlos wrote:
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so when I searched the swamp to see if we have a visit Milwaukee thread, I did find a thread with this posted in it.

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Post by DaveInSeattle » Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:23 pm

wlu_lax6 wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:48 am
I am staying at the Phister. Looks like that is a few blocks from Riverwalk and Cafe Benelux
The Phister is a very cool old school 'Grand' hotel. My ex-brother-in-law's wedding was there. And its where the out-of-town sports teams stay.

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Re: Jeeves says "EEEEHHHH"--Milwaukee

Post by wlu_lax6 » Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:35 pm

DaveInSeattle wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:23 pm
wlu_lax6 wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:48 am
I am staying at the Phister. Looks like that is a few blocks from Riverwalk and Cafe Benelux
The Phister is a very cool old school 'Grand' hotel. My ex-brother-in-law's wedding was there. And its where the out-of-town sports teams stay.
No game on Monday when I am there. Was hoping to use my Matt Albers connection for tickets. But Padres are in town Tuesday so may see a few ball players.

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Re: Jeeves says "EEEEHHHH"--Milwaukee

Post by wlu_lax6 » Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:16 pm

well could have gone to the game tonight...f'ing southworst canceled flights back to B-more. Only good news is had a GREAT dive mexican dive joint right by the airport and the not so super 8 where I am holed up.

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Re: Jeeves says "EEEEHHHH"--Milwaukee

Post by HaulCitgo » Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:35 pm

Giordanos deep dish chain pizza pretty solid. Get fat like the locals and do not use a blacklight.

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