Patios

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Outdoor drinking guide

Published Aug. 8, 2020

Cocktailing and beer drinking are year-round sports in Milwaukee, but the peak season generally coincides with our all-too-brief flirtations with warm weather. Here are some spots to enjoy a cold one and social distance.

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9 outdoor bars and patios to watch the Brewers

Published July 24, 2020

While we may not be able to watch from the seats at a game, much less at our usual tailgates or even just at a regular crowded bar, we can still cheer on the Crew while being safe and social distanced with the help of some local outdoor bar patios.

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Iron Horse Hotel hosts Bike Night

Published June 9, 2020

Last weekend, The Yard at The Iron Horse Hotel opened to the public and it will host its first event of the season Bike Night, on Thursday, June 11 and every Thursday night this summer.

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As the weather warms, patios are packed. But is that OK?

Published June 8, 2020

After bars and restaurants reopened last Friday afternoon, packed patios were a common sight throughout the city. We definitely noticed, and maybe you did too. And maybe you found yourself wondering (as we did): Is that really OK? Turns out it's not.

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Ready or not: 13 patios open this weekend

Published May 28, 2020

We are all feeling we deserve some fresh air, literally and figuratively, but let's be smart, careful and kind as we navigate back into this new wacky world.

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Milwaukee's best view/patio, 2019

Published Oct. 5, 2019

Harbor House not only has an incredible view of Lake Michigan and the Downtown skyline; thanks to the voters in our best of dining poll, it also has a view from the top of our best view/patio category.

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Leff's Lucky Town patio is a Wauwatosa destination

Published Sept. 27, 2019

The patio at Leff's Lucky Town, 7208 W. State St., needs no introduction to folks familiar with Wauwatosa. In fact, it's become so popular that it's hard to believe it has existed for only 10 years.

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The Harp's riverside patio was beautiful then and is still beautiful now

Published Sept. 13, 2019

On June 13, 1965, Milwaukee bar owner Josephine Dolan, joined by bagpipers and 200 customers, paraded through Downtown as a part of an Irish wake in honor of her pub, The Harp, and its demise from its original location at 933 N. Broadway. But nothing truly passed away that day.

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Al fresco dining at Parkside 23 might just be the late summer escape you need

Published Sept. 6, 2019

Located just 20 minutes west of Downtown Milwaukee, Parkside 23 sits just beyond a commercial corridor, tucked between an increasing number of suburban residences. And despite its location just off of North Avenue, it provides a remarkable respite from city life with its well appointed patio and local, seasonally driven menu.

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Fink's patio is the opposite of boring, and everyone knows it

Published Aug. 30, 2019

They say it's what's on the inside that counts - and Fink's is certainly no slouch in that department. But it's the outside that's been catching people's attention in recent years - most recently with the addition of a cozy outdoor patio.