Downtown

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


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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.