Milwaukee small event spaces guide
Note: The contents of this guide were checked for accuracy when this article was updated on Jan. 24, 2018 at 8:01 p.m. We continually update the thousands of articles on OnMilwaukee.com, but it's possible some details, specials and offers may have changed. As always, we recommend you call first if you have specific questions for the businesses mentioned in the guide.
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It seems we're always searching for places to party. And why shouldn't we?
So, if the task of planning a gathering at a local bar or restaurant falls on you, where would you go to book that party for 20, 40 or even 80 to 100 of your closest friends?
Whether your event is a cocktail party, meeting, wedding rehearsal dinner, bridal shower, holiday dinner or reception, many places in greater Milwaukee can meet your needs – some for free, others with a rental fee.
This guide is not exhaustive, but we've targeted some of the area's favorite restaurants and bars that have great places to host your next party.
925 E. Wells St., (414) 765-1166
Bacchus takes your party and makes it a stylish, upper crust affair. Unique private dining rooms, an outdoor patio and a glass-enclosed conservatory are all fine party locales.
1114 N. Water St., (414) 847-1492
It's all about the patio at Bar Louie – but don't forget that there's a front room, too, that can be used/rented for larger groups. Call them and Bar Louie will meet your needs by arranging tables and areas for your group.
1101 S. 2nd St., (414) 212-8843
Braise offers a beautiful outdoor, rooftop patio overlooking the city attached to their second story event room that can accommodate up to 40 guests.
1019 N. Old World 3rd St., (414) 224-8500
The northern half of Buck Bradley's second floor features the sports bar and has two pool tables, numerous dartboards and large TVs to view your favorite Wisconsin team or event. This second floor also includes three parlor (banquet) rooms that can accommodate groups of 30-350.
7700 Harwood Ave., Wauwatosa, (414) 271-7700
Enjoy an authentic German-style space perfect for any get-together of 50 or fewer guests.
346 N. Broadway, (414) 501-2500
There's no surprise Cafe Benelux is in such high demand with its incredible rooftop view and delicious menu options.
4044 N. Oakland Ave., (414) 962-5182
Camp Bar brings the lure of the Northwoods to the Milwaukee area. Plan your intimate gathering for up to 60 guests by calling Camp Bar today.
The Chef's Table
500 S. 3rd St., (414) 277-7676
Work with a chefs to create the perfect menu and wine pairing for your event at The Chef's Table. This space can accommodate up to 60 guests and offers an outdoor patio to enjoy during the warmer Wisconsin months.
181 N. Broadway, (414) 225-9800
Cuvee, a new champagne celebration lounge, was built as a party destination. Contact them for rental rates.
Engine Company No. 3
217 W. National Ave., (414) 226-5695
The first floor can be rented for 40 seated guests featuring Cream City brick, hardwood floors, a full bar and incredible menu options.
708 N. Milwaukee St., (414) 390-9463
Focusing on a lush wine list and complimentary plates of food, Indulge opened with the precise intention of serving your party or special occasion. Whether you're looking to rent out the entire space or reserve any number of "tasting tables," the sommelier can help create custom menus.
The Iron Horse Hotel
500 W. Florida St., (414) 374-4766
The Iron Horse Hotel offers a traditional and historical Milwaukee experience. With many different spaces available to rent that accommodate 10 to 75 guests, you're sure to find just the right vibe for your event.
Karma Bar and Grill's Sutra Lounge
600 E. Ogden Ave., (414) 220-4118
The basement at Karma is a perfect place for a party. Sutra, the basement lounge, can be rented out with your own private bar, couches and huge TV screen. It's non-smoking, too.
The Kimpton Journeyman
310 E. Chicago St., Milwaukee, (888) 536-9008
Become a traveler in your own city at The Kimpton Journeyman. Rent an event space for 18-100 guests with in-house catering options.
Mason Street Grill
425 E. Mason St., (414) 298-3131
From intimate parties of eight to functions of up to 70, Mason Street Grill's three private dining rooms offer flexible space for groups of all sizes.
Milwaukee Ale House
233 N. Water St., (414) 226-2337
Fresh beer on the river and plenty of room make the Ale House a nice group gathering spot. There's a smaller dining room area and a cozy "cellar," too.
Milwaukee Chop House
633 N. 5th St., (414) 390-4562
The back room is private and perfect for up to 20. Stop at the Miller Time Pub next door, before or after.
Milwaukee Public Market
400 N. Water St., (414) 336-1111
A cool space, for sure. The Milwaukee Public Market can provide you or your organization with several customized options, from a hands-on cooking class allowing participants to chop along with the chef or a team-building event structured as a scavenger hunt. Or, just rent out its upstairs area or kitchen.
811 N. Jefferson St., (414) 273-5397
A dining room with full digital hook-up is available at this funky Cathedral Square Park bar and restaurant.
Mo's A Place for Steaks (upstairs)
720 N. Plankinton Ave., (414) 272-0720
Perfect for client meetings, larger gatherings and presentations, Mo's upstairs rooms are easily reserved.
Mo's Irish Pub (upstairs)
142 W. Wisconsin Ave., (414) 272-0721
Perched at Wisconsin and Plankinton, Mo's Irish Pub has a great spot to rent out upstairs. A nice library, bar and plenty of tables make the Guinness taste even better.
Oak Barrel Public House
1033 N. Old World 3rd St., (414) 897-8320
Oak Barrel Public House offers three event spaces for groups of varying sizes. An intimate mezzanine overlooking the first-floor hosts groups of up to 25 for dinner, small networking events or small parties. It's equipped with a television for presentations or entertainment use. Meanwhile, a two-room upstairs event space accommodates groups from 20-200; it features flexible seating and two bars.
The Ruby Tap
1341 N. Wauwatosa Ave., Wauwatosa, (414) 456-1300
Plan an event for up to 50 guests at Wauwatosa's neighborhood wine bar.
217 N. Broadway, (414) 431-7944
Share your dining experience at Swig with passed plates and an outdoor patio.
701 W. Glendale Ave., Glendale, (414) 964-7837
Treat your guests to a unique event, brewery tour included at Sprecher Brewery in Glendale.
Who's On Third
1007 N. Old World 3rd St., (414) 897-8373
Who's on Third offers space on select nights to large groups looking to enjoy its full-service bar and catering services. The space, which features six televisions for entertainment or presentations, and can be made semi-private or private, depending on the size of the group.
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