South Side

Many diverse neighborhoods reside on the south side of Milwaukee, ranging from Bayview to Clark Square to Holler Park to Walker’s Point; each offering its own set of unique shops, restaurants, cafes, and nightlife staples.

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Baby Theo inspires Hops for Hearts & fight against congenital heart defects

Jan. 17, 2020 11:01 a.m.

One out of every 100 children born in the U.S. suffers from congenital heart disease, a condition which takes the lives of more children each year than all forms of childhood cancer combined. Theo James Schlict was one of those children. But his short life inspired his mother to help others like him.


Damascus Gate serves up the flavors of Syria with a dash of hope

Dec. 30, 2019 5:01 p.m.

The walls at Damascus Gate are covered with beautiful photographs of Syria, among them is one of the Umayyad Mosque. It's a beautiful historic site, and it's a reminder of the hope and unity found among the Syrian people. But it's also an apt symbol for Damascus Gate, a Syrian restaurant born of hope, generosity and resilience.


How two women created a platform for Milwaukee's Muslim creatives

Dec. 22, 2019 11:01 a.m.

Fanana Banana, a forum to showcase the works of Muslim creatives in their community, held its first art show in April at Dream Lab in Walker's Point, where 16 artists showcased their work, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.


MPS' Garland School makes the most of its expanded South Side home

Dec. 10, 2019 9:02 a.m.

It's true that the long, low, single-story Hamlin Garland School on Milwaukee's far South Side isn't the style of building that typically grabs my attention. Call it a Midcentury Modern ranch house of a school building. But I try to never turn down an invitation to visit a public school, and stopping in at Garland recently reminded me why.


Simonson's "The Martini Cocktail" explores lore of world's greatest drink

Dec. 5, 2019 3:01 p.m.

With a history that dates back to the late 1800s, the martini is one of the classics. But is there a right way to build it? James Beard nominated author Robert Simonson tackles this question in his new book, "The Martini: A Meditation on the World's Greatest Drink with Recipes," a tome that will call into question everything you know about the staple cocktail.


The Tom & Jerry Room at Bryant's Cocktail Lounge launches Dec. 6

Nov. 27, 2019 12:01 p.m.

There are few holiday traditions more classic than the enjoyment of a Tom & Jerry, eggnog's sexy, spicy, warming cousin. And there are few places better to enjoy one (or two) than at Bryant's Cocktail Lounge, which has been serving up the cocktail regularly for the past five years around the holidays.