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Get your wings on at McGinn's and then fly over to Miller Park to cheer on the Brew Crew. (PHOTO: Bobby Tanzilo)

Miller Park bar guide



Note: The contents of this guide were checked for accuracy when this article was updated on April 4, 2016 at 7:06 a.m. We continually update the thousands of articles on OnMilwaukee.com, but it's possible some details, specials and offers may have changed. As always, we recommend you call first if you have specific questions for the businesses mentioned in the guide.


Baseball season is here and you're probably already wondering how many Brewers games you'll get to in this year. Of course, you'll probably want to meet up with friends before or after the game so to help you out, here is a list of bars in the area around Miller Park.

To keep things simple – and close to the stadium, we limited our list to establishments operating near the stadium.

As always, if you have a favorite spot to prepare for or celebrate a Brewers' victory, feel free to post it below.

4th Base
5117 W. National Ave., (414) 647-2368
4thbase.com
If you're not planning on tailgating, you might want to stop at 4th Base for a meal. The food is leaps and bounds ahead of the traditional bar fare. And, if you're just looking for a drink, this "upscale" neighborhood tavern won't do you wrong.

Balistreri's Bluemound Inn
6501 W. Bluemound Rd., Wauwatosa, (414) 258-9881
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53213 USA
balistreris.com

Balistreri's has a shuttle to the stadium and some of the best pizza in town. If that's not enough, it's also often got College Dave Mikolajek behind the bar. Slam dunk.

DugOut54
5328 W. Bluemound Rd., (414) 259-1200
dugout54.com

After the passing of Derry Hegarty, his Bluemound Road tap became Burke's Irish Castle and now it's DugOut54, which serves a full menu, including wings, burgers, apps, salads and more, as well as a selection of craft beers.

Fat Valdy's Bar & Grill  
5108 W. Bluemound Rd., (414) 443-0287
fatvaldys.com
A full menu of Mexican food – including a kids menu – is available at this place that's right at the Mitchell Boulevard entrance to Miller Park, so you can take a nice stroll down to the old ballyard in time for the game.

Friday's Front Row Grill
1 One Brewers Way (Miller Park), (414) 902-4201
frontrowmilwaukee.com

When the Brewers played at County Stadium, league rules dictated that beer couldn't be sold after the seventh inning. Fortunately, the Brewers were able to exploit some sort of loophole when they built Miller Park – Friday's Front Row Grill serves drinks throughout the game and after. They usually have a pretty good post-game beer special.

J&B's Blue Ribbon Bar and Grill
5230 W. Bluemound Rd., (414) 443-1844
jbblueribbon.com
J&B's dishes up burgers, wraps, sandwiches, wings and more, along with a pretty impressive beer list, a short walk from the stadium. Like most nearby places, J&B's runs a free shuttle to Brewers home games. Unlike most nearby places, J&B's has bowling alleys in the basement.

Kelly's Bleachers
5218 W. Bluemound Rd., (414) 258-9837
kellysbleachers1.com

Kelly's Bleachers is a good spot to watch big games: big screen TVs, numerous smaller ones, and they know enough to turn the music off and the game sound up. The walls at Kelly's are decorated with Wisconsin sports mementos. A notable one is an autographed picture of the almost forgotten Bonnie Brewer. Kelly's offers a shuttle to every home game.

McGinn's
5901 W. Bluemound Rd., (414) 475-7546
facebook.com/McGinnsSportsBar
Belly up to McGinn's, just west of Hawley Road, to find some of the best wings in town, free popcorn, a full menu and lots of TVs tuned into a variety of games.

O'Brien's Pub
4928 W. Vliet St., (414) 453-6200
obriens-irishpub.com
O'Brien's is a good choice after a Brewers game – it's a little less crowded than spots closer to the stadium, but also a little farther afield. The bar has a shuttle, but parking can be a little scarce – especially if softball season is underway across the street at Wick Field.

Rounding Third
6317 W. Bluemound Rd., (414) 475-1982
roundingthirdbarandgrill.com
A favorite spot for baseball and football fans alike, Rounding Third offers a slew of TVs and a back room that went smoke-free well in front of the ban. Catch the shuttle or just stay and enjoy the game on the HD screens. Wings are just 30 cents when the Brewers score more than 10 runs and win.

Steve's on Bluemound
5841 W. Bluemound Rd., (414) 257-3210
stevesonbluemound.com

Steve's on Bluemound is a spacious sports bar with a shuttle to Miller Park, and all the classic barroom amenities – darts, pool, air hockey, foosball, big-screen TVs and video games. This is probably the top place on the west side as far as bar games are concerned. Grab a stool and enjoy the game. Or, catch the shuttle and head to the yard.

StoryHill BKC
5100 W. Bluemound Rd., (414) 539-4424
storyhillbkc.com

This is the place for combination baseball fans and gourmands. Inventive and delicious seasonal American food at lunch and dinner (and brunch on weekends), plus 21 beers and eight cocktails on tap, plus an on-site wine and beer retail shop. No shuttle.


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