The beating heart of southeastern Wisconsin, Downtown Milwaukee has reclaimed its place as the entertainment and dining hub of Milwaukee. More than just a place to work and play, Downtown has again become a place to live, too, with more than 15,000 residents.

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The 37th Annual Taste of Milwaukee

March 21, 2019 5:30 p.m. - March 21, 2019, 8:30 p.m.
Italian Community Center - 631 E. Chicago St.

Join us for the 37th Annual Taste of Milwaukee, the premier ...

Articles about Downtown


Designation aims to preserve historic newspaper buildings

March 7, 2019 1:01 p.m.

On Monday, the City's Historic Preservation Commission voted unanimously to give temporary historic designation, which remains in force for 180 days, to the Downtown home of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.


It's quirky. It's fun. It's Punch Bowl Social. Take a look.

March 7, 2019 11:34 a.m.

The clock is ticking. In fact, it's almost time for the grand opening of Punch Bowl Social. But before you go, we've got a peek at the food, the digs and the fun you can expect from the newest eatertainment venue on the block.


On the Burger Trail: The Pfister Burger

March 4, 2019 11:01 a.m.

The Pfister Cafe & Lobby Lounge isn't the first place Lori Fredrich would have thought to try a burger. But after a glowing recommendation from an OnMilwaukee reader, she had to check it out.


Night Market dates announced

March 4, 2019 9:45 a.m.

The annual NEWaukee's Night Market takes place four Wednesday evenings every summer with a blocks-long array of food, merchandise and other vendors. This year's dates have been announced. Mark your calendars!


A sneak peek at the Izakaya inspired pop-up at Oak + Oyster

March 2, 2019 11:01 a.m.

When we heard Oak + Oyster was hosting a new pop-up series, we knew we had to check it out. And check it out we did. We got a full preview of the cocktails and dishes it will serve for its inaugural Izakaya-themed Workshop pop-up.


Bucks go all-in with Bledsoe extension, Gasol signing

March 1, 2019 7:26 p.m.

The Bucks are back at it again, reportedly signing guard Eric Bledsoe to a four-year, $70 million extension mere minutes after rumors started swirling that the recently bought-out Pau Gasol was likely heading to Brew City for the stretch run.


5 cocktails guaranteed to wet your whistle at Punch Bowl Social

March 1, 2019 6:01 p.m.

Punch Bowl Social. It's known for three things: scratch food, socially engaging entertainment and crafty beverages. The latter is a huge component for the brand, which serves up refreshment in spades from its high-volume circular bar.