While we may be running out of summer, there's no shortage of outstanding patios in Milwaukee for one to waste those days and nights away. Here are just a few that shine in the summer sunlight and deserve a moment in the spotlight.
When Rebecca Goldberger and Lis Duggan opened Cloud Red at 4488 N. Oakland Ave., in Shorewood, in 2016, Goldberger said, "What we're most passionate about is making Cloud Red feel like an extension of people's homes; somewhere customers can simply be with friends and family." The bar and restaurant's new patio is the perfect embodiment of this passion.
Lori Fredrich has eaten her share of great food in 2018, but there are a number dishes that she simply can't get out of my head. And here they are.
Although it's primarily a bar, Cloud Red's small scratch-made menu is definitely a highlight, with options that run the gamut from healthful to comforting, and vegetarian to meat-loving. Among those options is a burger.
As we narrow in on the end of what always feels like Milwaukee's shortest season, it seems like a good time to think about ways to take advantage of everything the beautiful summertide has to offer. One of those things is definitely spending quality time on one of the area's many patios.
Ever wish you could enjoy a venue's beautiful patio while eating food you made yourself? Or carryout from another nearby venue? Well, you can at at least one area bar.
Shorewood residents have reason to be excited about Cloud Red, which offers up a modern homey look and feel, giving the casual bar and counter-service eatery a unique feel with plenty of charm.
Next month, Rebecca Goldberger and Lis Duggan plan to open Cloud Red in the former Village Pub space, 4488 N. Oakland Ave. in Shorewood.