Somehow, at 4AM on New Year's Eve 2002 (I guess that makes it NY Day 2003), I ended up here. They can really pack it in. It is pretty lounge-ish here, with lots of singles looking to meet. Typically not my kind of place, but it added a nice little story to the end of the evening.
Dress Code: A step above jeans.
This place is simply cool. Great for dates.
It has a Parisian decor, some elements reminiscent of a Metro stop, some of a tabac, others of a bistro. (Paris is my favorite city, I lived there 7 months).
Great to go for a glass of wine, or for brunch.
They also have beer and food for lunch/dinner - but I find the servings to be a bit on the small side.
Check out their web site below for menus.
Oh, their patio is heated for year-round use.
Dress Code: No real dress code, but people do trend to look a bit nice, yet relaxed.
This place has comfy couches, tropical aquari, and everything is bathed in a soothing red light. Very cool. Also has a pool table in a different room. Probably the closest you will get in Milwaukee to a 'lounge' feeling. Good electronic music from time to time.
Dress Code: People look nice, but there is less 'pressure' to do so.
Pure has Milwaukee's biggest techno acts on saturdays. The play other kinds of music the rest of the week, so check out their web site to find info on both and more. This club has excellent sound systems and decent lights. The decor is VERY basic as you might be able to determine from the picture.
Dress Code: The crowd on saturdays is mainly in their early twenties. Dress code is what you might expect to see at any techno club: t-shirts, sunglasses, etc.
Another of the top three places in Milwaukee.
Electronica and food downstairs, hip hop upstairs. Great Martinis, decor, and the best people-watching. Ages range from early twentys to some fifities (downstairs). Again, check out their own web site below for more details, such as special events, drink & food menu etc.
Dress Code: Dress to impress.
One of three coolest places in Milwaukee.
Good music in two separate sections, good drinks (even brunch), good people-watching.
I could tell you more, but not as much as their own website! Check it out for details on food, drink, more pictures, etc.
Dress Code: Trendy casual. A bit alternative, but in the kind that looks straight from the store.
An honest Milwaukee tavern - nothing fancy - it's where the locals go. You don't have to drink Blatz, either. The building is historic - it was constructed in the 1890s as an original Pabst Brewery tavern - the same architect designed the amazing Pabst Theater. Chatty bartenders.
Dress Code: Casual, of course
I was here on New Year's Eve for a few hours. The population is generally mid 20's to low 30's. They can pack it in here, so find a corner to hang out if you don't like mixing it up with people all around
Dress Code: Casual...jeans and whatever.
Trocadero is my personal favorite. It's a low-key wine with nice music, a great terrace and good decor and atmosphere. Usually pretty quiet - a great place to hang out with friends.
get the mojito - mmmmmmm
Dress Code: anything
Von Triers -
Right near by is Vitucci's, a little messy, but fun.
It is like a little beer hall. The picture I have here is from Zur Krones, a different bar that moved north of Milwaukee, so if in Milwaukee, Von Trier's is a good bet.
Dress Code: Casual