Residence Inn By Marriott Milwaukee Downtown

648 North Plankinton Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53203, United States
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Business visit

by joebarcas

Hi. I just found out that I will be making several trips to Milwaukee over the next few weeks for business. Any suggestions on how to keep busy during the evenings? Thanks, Joe

RE: Business visit

by apuleuis

The Milwaukee Art museum is very nice, even if you're not huge into art. There are also the Domes (not sure of their exact name) with tropical and desert biospheres, great for winter. And of course - Milwaukee is famous for it's beer. You will find many bars with their own micro-brews and live music. You could also catch a Buck's game this time of year. Thats all I can think of for now.

RE: RE: Business visit

by Tom_In_Madison

If you ice skate, there is not only Petit Center, but an outdoor rink right downtown..can't remember where but everyone(except me) knows the spot.

Miller & Sprecher have good Brewery tours, and last time I was at Miller,they gave you 2 free postcards that they'll send out for you from their-so bring addresses with you. Water Street Brewery on Water St is a good brewpub. Milw Ale House more near south is nice too, an old roommate works there. Nice area there too.

If you're there on a friday, fish fries are everywhere, all-u-can eat usually with fries and coleslaw...Serb Hall is allegedly the best, but it's debateable.

Mitchel Park Domes is what was mentioned above, also Boerner Botanical Gardens is similar but smaller.

I see you like a bit of beer.....try "Wolski's" off Brady St(?) [about 10 blocks north of downtown-great Italian bakeries there too] and 'Von Triers'. Walk along the river front for the few blocks they have made it nice.

Go to the 'Safehouse', a James Bond type bar....go. International Exports is on the sign outside, go into the lobby and go in. If you can't figure out how to get in, ask the woman sitting there. Or you'll hear how when you're there.

Travel Tips for Milwaukee

The Corner Bar

by sambarnett

On the far west side of town, in the shadow of Miller Park, we got to see a wonderful side of the city. The place looked as if it hadn't changed in 40 years. The jukebox, 3 songs for a quarter, featured well-worn 45s of Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline and Fats Domino. Schlitz beer, "the beer that made Milwaukee famous," cost a buck and came in cans. The clientle were the same regulars that probably had been frequenting the places since the 1960s. We got a great lesson on Milwaukee community and what they really think of that shiny new ballpark and Bud Selig.

   Upon leaving, our friend Amanda, who stayed in the car rather than take in the local color, commented we reaked of cigarette smoke. Funny, I don't seem to remember anyone smoking in there...

101 W. Wisconsin Ave. (Borders Books) (1902)

by yooperprof

This beautiful Beaux Arts structure once housed grand downtown department stores. The monumental facade looking out over the Milwaukee River was designed by Herman Esser. Each of the thirteen Ionic columns stands over 50 feet tall!

It was originally a Gimbels, later a Marshall Fields. Now Borders occupies the ground floor - I'm not sure what (if anything) is above.

The "Spite House" on N. Prospect (c. 1880)

by yooperprof

A "spite house" is a widely recognized architectural term for a residential structure which was built for the primary purpose of antagonizing someone. Generally, Property Owner A builds a "spite house" to "get back" at Property Owner B.

The peculiar building at 1223 N. Prospect is a prime example of a 19th century spite house. Jason Downer (1813-1883) was a prominent Milwaukee attorney who served for many years as a Justice on the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Justice Downer was the owner of a beautiful and impressive mansion on Prospect - still standing next door at 1201. But he seems to have taken an intense disliking to his neighbors, and around 1880 arranged for the construction of a large house right on his property line - a house which did a marvelous job of blocking his neighbor's view of Lake Michigan. Score one for the Judge!

Ironically, the "Spite House" is now used primarily for law offices!

Harley-Davidson's 100th

by Bwana_Brown

One of Milwaukee's claims to fame is that it is the home of the Harley-Davidson motorcycle company. This American icon was founded in 1903 by two young men just barely 20 years old - William Harley and Arthur Davidson. The company has had a very successful history and, after some recent bad times, is now fully recovered and sales are surging. The week that we were in town was the buildup to the coming weekend celebration of 100 years of production! Various HOGs (Harley Owners Group members) were streaming into the city in preparation for the spectacle. Grandstands were being erected down on the lakeshore and it was expected that 200,000 or more bikers would be in attendance. While we were there, we mostly saw many small groups of bikers riding the city streets with the throaty roar of the engines constantly in the background. Still, it was not as bad as I have seen it in Daytona Beach during March break! That could have changed with the weekend. The photo shows some of the machines at rest while dinner is served at a downtown restaurant.

Miller Park. Current home of JVW

by cjg1

Not sure I want to recommend this. Miller park was fabulous inside. But its in the middle of nowhere and the services around the park are nonexistant. Nothing to do until the park opens. No shops/bars/get out of the weather places.

But that said I saw it. So time to move on.


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Address: 648 North Plankinton Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53203, United States