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100 more things to do in Milwaukee




Note: The contents of this guide were checked for accuracy when this article was updated on March 21, 2010 at 11:07 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.


We hope you caught our original list of 100 Things to do in Milwaukee. While you were out trying our suggestions, we were busy coming up with a list of 100 more.

From Summerfest fun to Old German Beer Hall steins -- and 98 more in between -- here they are.

  1. Hit up all 11 days of Summerfest
  2. Eat duck fat fries at MOCT
  3. Squeeze your family into the Pizza Shuttle photo booth
  4. Hitch a ride Downtown from Cream City Rickshaw
  5. Fill up your gallon jugs at Bay View's Pryor Street well
  6. Watch a European soccer game on the telly at the Nomad
  7. Pedal a boat on the lagoon at the lakefront
  8. Eat deep fried pickles at Stack'd Bar
  9. Join a bocce league at the Italian Community Center
  10. Take your grandma to brunch at Watts Tea Shop
  11. Order mini donuts at bar time at Sil's (North and Oakland)
  12. Get dinner, drinks and a movie at the Rosebud Cinema Drafthouse
  13. Take a ride out to Lapham Peak and enjoy a hike
  14. Dance your ass off to '80s music Friday nights at The Mad Planet
  15. Get the boys together for a day at Paintball Dave's
  16. Find the painting of "Jesus knocking at the U.N." at Jamo's
  17. Appreciate creative local talent at the quarterly Gallery Night and Day
  18. Figure out who makes better custard: Kopp's or Leon's
  19. Prove you're a pool shark at Romine's High Pockets
  20. Indulge in the mozzarella marinara at Saz's State House
  21. Find unimaginable treasures at American Science & Surplus
  22. Explore Milwaukee's German culinary legacy at Mader's
  23. Walk along the breakwater towatch the sun set over the skyline
  24. Take a summertime trolley ride through Downtown
  25. Make the snake rattle at the Milwaukee Public Museum
  26. Take a stab at Milwaukee Community Acupuncture
  27. Sing karaoke any night of the week at Frank 'N Stein
  28. Celebrate with champagne at Cuvee
  29. Buy handmade gifts at Art vs. Craft each November
  30. Sample rare craft beer at Sugar Maple or Palm Tavern
  31. Find the best pita bread in town at Attari Supermarket
  32. Learn how to compost at the Urban Ecology Center
  33. Get fresh food from a Community Supported Agriculture farm
  34. Sip a flaming drink at the Foundation Tiki Bar
  35. Share a round of tapas at La Merenda
  36. Drop in for a pay-what-you-can yoga class at Saffron
  37. Shop for second-hand clothes at Rethreads
  38. Celebrate Halloween in April with Hallowang
  39. Teach your own art class at BYO Studio Lounge
  40. Break out the two-wheeler for Bike to Work Week in June
  41. Save your appetite for the annual WMSE Food Slam in October
  42. Take off work for the party that is Brewers opening day
  43. Shop at Bayshore Town Center outdoor mall
  44. Take an early-morning jog along Lincoln Memorial Drive
  45. Get a double punch on your card each Tuesday at Alterra
  46. Save a few bucks by joining the Bay View Cheap Beer Club
  47. Buy locally-designed clothing at Project M in Riverwest
  48. Test your trivia with the British Pub Quiz
  49. Fill up on M&Ms, Chex Mix and Guinness at Paddy's Pub
  50. Sip some fine wine at Balzac
  51. Visit Kana, Milwaukee's only mojito lounge
  52. Run the pups at Estabrook's dog park
  53. Order cannoli at Peter Sciortino's Bakeryon Brady Street
  54. Shop for an erotic toy at the Tool Shed
  55. Play Atari at Koppa's Fulbeli Deli on Farwell
  56. Secure a good lakefront spot for the fireworks on July 3
  57. Buy a bag of kettle corn at Jazz in the Park
  58. Throw your peanut shells on the floor at AJ Bombers
  59. Try the baked potato pizza slice from Brick 3
  60. Save room for authentic Indian desserts at Bombay Sweets
  61. Attend as many ethnic festivals as possible
  62. Ride your bike across town on the Oak Leaf Trail
  63. Arrive early to get a lane at Bay View Bowl's Glow Bowl
  64. Bet it all on black at Potawatomi Bingo Casino
  65. Cheer for a sausage during Miller Park's sausage races
  66. Take in the views (and a great meal) on the Roots patio
  67. Kick it old school with a martini at Angelo's Lounge
  68. Let the kids ride the bumper cars at StoneFire Pizza Co.
  69. Eat something on a stick at the Wisconsin State Fair
  70. Chill on the Hill in Bay View each summer Tuesday night
  71. Get romantic on a Downtown carriage ride
  72. Take a tour of The Pfister art collection
  73. Brave the lake on New Year's Day, take the Polar Bear Plunge
  74. Marvel at the wattage used on Candy Cane Lane
  75. Learn to home brew your own beer at Northern Brewer
  76. Splurge on a few $3 Tallboys at The Pabst Theater
  77. Shop, eat and people watch in the Historic Third Ward
  78. Stock up on sage and coriander seeds at The Spice House
  79. Ditch your diet for flaming cheese at a Greek festival
  80. Go fishing near the lighthouse behind the Marcus Amphitheater
  81. Rent "Major League," look for familiar Milwaukee places
  82. Get a history lesson at the Milwaukee County Historical Society
  83. Say "Art Smart's Dart Mart" five times fast
  84. Buy a Teecycle shirt and support the River Revitalization Project
  85. Play a game of shuffle board at Burnhearts
  86. Sit in the right Newsroom Pub chair and end up in the Safe House
  87. Shop the East Side Green Market on Saturdays in summer
  88. Eat the pickled eggs at The Bomb Shelter (we dare you)
  89. Order a pizza with whipped garlic at Transfer Pizzeria
  90. Get educated at Comet Cafe's Beer School
  91. Eat $5 pho on Mondays at Hinterland
  92. Count the number of Milwaukee's Irish pubs, visit each one
  93. Show off your baking skills at the next Iron Cupcake challenge
  94. Sign up for a cooking class at the Milwaukee Public Market
  95. Try the macaroni and cheese slice at Ian's Pizza
  96. Get lost in literary splendor at Boswell Book Co.
  97. Relive your teenage glory at Dave and Buster's
  98. Find a bargain at Goodwill's Retique in the Third Ward
  99. Eat dinner at Meritage before a movie at the Times Cinema
  100. Join the stein club at the Old German Beer Hall

Talkbacks

myoko | June 24, 2010 at 11:39 p.m. (report)

How about "Have sexy boudoir portraits at Studio M Boudoir Photography" ?

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SocratesChildren | March 24, 2010 at 9:37 p.m. (report)

Great list. Next year make it 105 and include the local street festivals: Bay View Bash, Locust Street, Center Street, Juneteenth Day, Summer of Peace......... OK, 110, but find them ALL.

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CarolV | March 24, 2010 at 4:53 p.m. (report)

Thx for the #70 Chill on the Hill nod to my baby (that's all grown up). -Proud Chill on the Hill mother :)

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Gomez | March 22, 2010 at 8:07 a.m. (report)

40. Break out the two-wheeler for Bike to Work Week AND you can even be the *first* person to strap said two-wheeler to the front of one of our buses!

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milwaukeebeerdude | March 21, 2010 at 10:16 p.m. (report)

Number 48: Milwaukee's British Pub Quiz is super fun: http://www.quizmastertrivia.com

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