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


LISTEN: Michelle Obama's convo with Conan O'Brien

March 19, 2019 3:11 p.m.

For anyone who missed the extraordinary evening at the Miller High Life Theatre with Michelle Obama on March 14, here's a chance to hear a version of the discussion she had with moderator-for-the-evening Conan O'Brien.


Artists sought for new Gateway Mural in Westown

March 19, 2019 2:15 p.m.

A new mural is in the works at 7th and Wisconsin in Westown and the organizers - Milwaukee Downtown, BID #21, in partnership with the Downtown Placemaking Task Force - are seeking submissions.


Milwaukee's best hotel bar, 2019

March 18, 2019 12:01 p.m.

Last year, The Outsider ousted longtime winners Blu at The Pfister and County Clare in this category in the OnMilwaukee Best of Bars readers' poll. Could it do it again?


A first look inside No Studios' new rooftop lounge level

March 16, 2019 9:56 a.m.

Barely more than a year after Oscar-winning screenwriter John Ridley first introduced the idea to Milwaukee, No Studios has brought life and art to the once-defunct space - now topped with a brand new rooftop area, opening today.


5 things you can do now at Punch Bowl Social

March 15, 2019 9:01 a.m.

It's almost spring, and if you're tired of sitting at home holed up on the couch with a healthy serving of Netflix on your plate, it might be time for a trip to Punch Bowl Social.


The Black Keys will play Fiserv Forum in October

March 14, 2019 9:56 a.m.

After half a decade away from the spotlight, the Black Keys will make its return to Milwaukee, coming to Fiserv Forum on Friday, Oct. 4 with special guest Modest Mouse.