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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Thank Cod It's Fryday: Brewtown Eatery

Feb. 7, 2020 11:25 a.m.

In this series, we're on the hunt for some of the area's best fish fries. You'll find commentary, pro tips and ratings of the three staples of a classic Wisconsin fry: namely the fish, the potato pancakes, and the classic Wisconsin style brandy old fashioned.


On this day in 1953, the railroad finally arrived on Jones Island

Feb. 5, 2020 9:29 a.m.

On this Feb. 5, 1953, a Milwaukee Road locomotive pulled a short train across Chicago & Northwestern tracks and onto Jones Island. For the city of Milwaukee, this concluded a 26-year struggle "to open the harbor to all shippers and carriers on equal terms."


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.