Thursday, July 30, 2015

A Thursday night in Milwaukee is anything but boring.
(Photo: iStock)When I tell people from New York that my fiance is from
Milwaukee they get a certain look on their face.
I can tell they’re trying to place what state the city is in.
They’re running through cultural references in their
heads—"Laverne & Shirley," "Happy Days," "Wayne’s
World.
" Then they think of beer.
Milwaukee is famous for its breweries.
They quickly move along to brats and often ask about the cheese.
After spending time there visiting my future in-laws I can promise you that
all of these things are delicious, but Milwaukee is a much more multi-faceted
city than people think, one filled with culture, culinary destinations and
cocktails that will delight you.
Related: The Strangest Tourist Attraction in the World is in
WisconsinHere’s how to spend the perfect Thursday night in Milwaukee:4
pm - Bike the Oak Leaf Trail, visit the Urban Ecology Center and have a
Bavarian beer Kick things off at America’s oldest post-Prohibition
beer garden.
(Photo: Estabrook Beer Garden)Grab a bike and ride a few miles up the Oak
Leaf Trail, a 108-mile paved recreational trail that encircles most of
Milwaukee.
You’ll want to make two stops here.
Pop into the Urban Ecology Center.
Even adults will delight in their exhibits describing the flora and fauna of
Milwaukee and Wisconsin.
Continue on the trail and grab a quickie beer at the Estabrook Beer Garden,
which bills itself as the first public beer garden in America
post-Prohibition.
 All beer is served ½ Liter or full liter heavy glass mugs.
A $5 refundable deposit is required for the use of a mug.
 Related: How to Spend the Perfect Thursday Night in Savannah6 pm - Visit
the Milwaukee Art Museum With its stunning architecture, the Milwaukee Art
Museum is as much a work of art as the pieces hung on its walls.
(Photo: Thomas Hawk/Flickr)
The Santiago Calatrava designed
Milwaukee Art Museum is open until 8 pm on Thursday nights.
Marvel at the museum’s simply spectacular architecture.
 The building appears as though it could lift off and fly over Lake
Michigan at any moment due to its gigantic movable, brise soleil (sun
shades) with a wingspan of 217 feet.
After you’ve taken your photos head inside to visit the more than forty
galleries filled with art from antiquity to today.
A little known fact is that the museum contains one of the largest
collections from Georgia O’Keefe—a Wisconsin native.
 8 pm - Dine at La Merenda Nosh on some tasty tapas at La Merenda.
(Photo: La Merenda/Facebook)Almost every story about Milwaukee recommends
dining at Safe House, the spy-themed restaurant and nightclub.
It’s a hoot to be sure, but for fine food head over to La Merenda, the
city’s popular global tapas bar.
Travel the world through their menu with small plates of Spanish patatas
bravas, Wisconsin truffled potato skins, French pork belly confit crepes or
Argentinean braised goat.
Related: Spend a Cheesey Sunday Morning at the Mars Cheese Factory9:30 - See a
Movie at the Oriental Theatre The ornate interiors of the Oriental provide
plenty of eye candy before showtime.
(Photo: Oriental Theatre/Facebook)Take in the late show at one of the most
ornate movie theatres you will ever visit.
Originally built in 1927, the Oriental once housed a single grand auditorium
complete with giant buddhas and a working organ.
It has since been divided into three cinemas, but the original decor remains.
The theater also has a full bar and delicious snacks for a post-dinner night
cap.
11:30 pm - Do it all at Landmark Lanes Dust off your bowling shoes, grab
your pool cue, sharpen your darts, and head to Landmark Lanes.
(Photo: Landmark Lanes/Facebook)Go bowling, play pool, throw some darts, play
in the arcade.
Landmark Lanes seriously has it all including three full service bars and
late night greasy pub fare.
 The Yelp reviews here pretty much say it all:"Bowling with a side of
dive.
"
"It’s dark, but not too dark.
It’s dingy, but not too dingy.
"
"This is the best bar in Milwaukee, and everybody who disagrees is wrong.
"
1 am  - Have a drink at Von Trier
The historic Von Trier bar serves up plenty of beer as well as character.
(Photo: Von Trier)Break out the lederhosen, a classic German gem on
Milwaukee’s East Side beckons with stained glass and dark wood interior
that might just convince you you’d been transported to the old country.
Features up to date German fare and a huge assortement of both German and
local beers.
If the moody darkenss is too much, head for the cheery beer garden out back.
2 am - Close out Wolski’s
Close the bar and earn a much-coveted sticker of honor.
(Photo: Kevin Martin/Flickr)
We all like to be rewarded for good
behavior, but sometimes we also like to be rewarded for the bad behavior.
We know it’s been a long day, but if you can manage just one more
drink head on over to Wolski’s, a corner tavern and longtime Milwaukee
institution on Pulaski Street.
As Polish as it gets in this old Polish neighborhood near trendy Brady Street,
Wolski’s is hidden away it what looks like an ordinary home on a quiet
street.
 A classic dive bar featuring darts, pool, and dice games in which the
bartenders often participate, Wolski’s claim to fame are the bumper
stickers passed out at 2AM stating "I closed Wolski’s" …
forever proving you’re capable of a full Milwaukee Thursday.
Let World traveling club Travel inspire you every day.
Hang out with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram,
and Pinterest.
 Check out our original adventure travel series A Broad Abroad.
  A Thursday night in Milwaukee is anything but boring.
The home of beer and brats is a much more multi-faceted city than people
think, one filled with culture, culinary destinations and cocktails that will
delight you.
.
The Santiago Calatrava designed Milwaukee Art Museum is open until 8 pm
on Thursday nights.
Marvel at the museum’s simply spectacular architecture.
 The building appears as though it could lift off and fly over Lake
Michigan at any moment due to its gigantic movable, brise soleil (sun
shades) with a wingspan of 217 feet.
After you’ve taken your photos head inside to visit the more than forty
galleries filled with art from antiquity to today.
A little known fact is that the museum contains one of the largest
collections from Georgia O’Keefe—a Wisconsin native.
 8 pm - Dine at La Merenda Nosh on some tasty tapas at La Merenda.
(Photo: La Merenda/Facebook)Almost every story about Milwaukee recommends
dining at Safe House, the spy-themed restaurant and nightclub.
It’s a hoot to be sure, but for fine food head over to La Merenda, the
city’s popular global tapas bar.
Travel the world through their menu with small plates of Spanish patatas
bravas, Wisconsin truffled potato skins, French pork belly confit crepes or
Argentinean braised goat.
Related: Spend a Cheesey Sunday Morning at the Mars Cheese Factory9:30 - See a
Movie at the Oriental Theatre The ornate interiors of the Oriental provide
plenty of eye candy before showtime.
(Photo: Oriental Theatre/Facebook)Take in the late show at one of the most
ornate movie theatres you will ever visit.
Originally built in 1927, the Oriental once housed a single grand auditorium
complete with giant buddhas and a working organ.
It has since been divided into three cinemas, but the original decor remains.
The theater also has a full bar and delicious snacks for a post-dinner night
cap.
11:30 pm - Do it all at Landmark Lanes Dust off your bowling shoes, grab
your pool cue, sharpen your darts, and head to Landmark Lanes.
(Photo: Landmark Lanes/Facebook)Go bowling, play pool, throw some darts, play
in the arcade.
Landmark Lanes seriously has it all including three full service bars and
late night greasy pub fare.
 The Yelp reviews here pretty much say it all:"Bowling with a side of
dive.
"
"It’s dark, but not too dark.
It’s dingy, but not too dingy.
"
"This is the best bar in Milwaukee, and everybody who disagrees is wrong.
"
1 am  - Have a drink at Von Trier
The historic Von Trier bar serves up plenty of beer as well as character.
(Photo: Von Trier)Break out the lederhosen, a classic German gem on
Milwaukee’s East Side beckons with stained glass and dark wood interior
that might just convince you you’d been transported to the old country.
Features up to date German fare and a huge assortement of both German and
local beers.
If the moody darkenss is too much, head for the cheery beer garden out back.
2 am - Close out Wolski’s
Close the bar and earn a much-coveted sticker of honor.
(Photo: Kevin Martin/Flickr)
We all like to be rewarded for good
behavior, but sometimes we also like to be rewarded for the bad behavior.
We know it’s been a long day, but if you can manage just one more
drink head on over to Wolski’s, a corner tavern and longtime Milwaukee
institution on Pulaski Street.
As Polish as it gets in this old Polish neighborhood near trendy Brady Street,
Wolski’s is hidden away it what looks like an ordinary home on a quiet
street.
 A classic dive bar featuring darts, pool, and dice games in which the
bartenders often participate, Wolski’s claim to fame are the bumper
stickers passed out at 2AM stating "I closed Wolski’s" …
forever proving you’re capable of a full Milwaukee Thursday.
Let World traveling club Travel inspire you every day.
Hang out with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram,
and Pinterest.
 Check out our original adventure travel series A Broad Abroad.
  A Thursday night in Milwaukee is anything but boring.
The home of beer and brats is a much more multi-faceted city than people
think, one filled with culture, culinary destinations and cocktails that will
delight you.

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