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Brady Street area

Historic Brady Street has long been an ethnically diverse community near Downtown Milwaukee and is easy walking distance to the shore of Lake Michigan. In addition to its diversity, it’s known for its unique mix of specialty retail shops, ethnic cuisine, coffee shops, chic salons and a vibrant nightlife.

Businesses near Brady Street area

Upcoming events near Brady Street area

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Ancient Skies

March 23, 2015 - Nov. 1, 2015
Milwaukee Public Museum - 800 W. Wells St.

MPM’s new immersive digital show -- created right here at ou...

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UWM Museum Studies Student Exhibition

May 12, 2015 9:00 a.m. - March 31, 2016
Milwaukee Public Museum - 800 W. Wells St. Third Floor

Hue Knew? An Exploration of Color is the culmination of the ...

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The Book of Mormon

May 19, 2015 - May 31, 2015
Marcus Center for the Performing Arts - 929 N. Water St.

The New York Times calls it “the best musical of this centur...

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Bugs on the Balcony

May 29, 2015 - Oct. 31, 2015
Betty Brinn Children's Museum - 929 E. Wisconsin Ave.

The bugs return to the Betty Brinn Children's Museum’s south...

Articles about Brady Street area


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She said/she said: Happy hour at Fink's

May 28, 2015 1:02 p.m.

She said/she said is a series of rapid reviews written by the intrepid duo, Lori Fredrich and Carolynn Buser. Tune in weekly for our latest meanderings on hot spots around town. This week's feature: Happy Hour at Fink's

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The Philly Way on Brady closed

May 21, 2015 1:30 p.m.

No more phillies on Brady. But, there might be more coming at the former Pabst bottling house.

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From Brady to Nepal benefits quake victims

May 12, 2015 8:03 a.m.

The Riverwest Aces and David J. Thomas perform at the "From Brady to Nepal" benefit event on Saturday, May 16 at The Hi-Hat Garage, 1701 N. Arlington Pl.

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Cobalt Glassworks adds more luster to an East Side gem

May 11, 2015 11:28 a.m.

A while back I had the pleasure of exploring the 1876 cream city brick house at 1363 N. Prospect Ave. Designed by architect James Douglas, for grain broker Gilbert Collins, the house has since been converted to office space, but it retains many of of fabulous details. The other day, Cobalt Glassworks' Jon Schroder sent me some photos of newly restored vintage windows from Collins House.

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Jo-Cat's Pub undergoes major renovation, expansion

May 7, 2015 11:07 a.m.

Jo-Cat's Pub, 1311 E. Brady St., is a family-owned bar that opened in 1978. Currently, it's in the middle of adding a second-floor bar and rooftop patio, along with many other upgrades. However, the goal is to keep the owner-described "dive bar" very similar to how it was, just fresher and larger.

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Local music groups vie for Big Gig "golden tickets" in Battle of the Bands

May 5, 2015 9:16 a.m.

With new headliner and schedule announcements popping up seemingly everyday, the sunny sonic spectacle that is the Big Gig is finally beginning to take shape. But while most of the work takes place in closed-door meetings and over negotiation-heavy phone calls, a part of the Summerfest process has also been taking place on a stage right out in the open, featuring local bands hoping to win in front of a crowd of fans hoping to be won over.

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Katrina rides a new wave of success back to Milwaukee

March 31, 2015 3:02 p.m.

Katrina's one of those names in music that doesn't really require a surname. Just say it and people immediately begin singing "Walking on Sunshine." We talked to her as she gears up for her first U.S. solo tour in more than 25 years, which includes a stop at Shank Hall on Friday, April 3.

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Chef Talk: Ardent's Justin Carlisle

March 27, 2015 12:06 p.m.

In the latest episode of Chef Talk, Kyle Cherek interviews Justin Carlisle, chef at Ardent as well as a 2015 James Beard Award semifinalist.

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Meet the "Brady Street cheater"

March 20, 2015 10:27 a.m.

Last Saturday was a 50-something degree day that was perfect for biking, grilling, the St. Patrick's parade and, apparently, confessing your sins at a busy intersection wearing nothing but tighty-whities.