The beating heart of southeastern Wisconsin, Downtown Milwaukee has reclaimed its place as the entertainment and dining hub of Milwaukee. More than just a place to work and play, Downtown has again become a place to live, too, with more than 15,000 residents.
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Milwaukee Public Museum - 800 W. Wells St.
MPM’s new immersive digital show -- created right here at ou...
Milwaukee Public Museum - 800 W. Wells St. Third Floor
Hue Knew? An Exploration of Color is the culmination of the ...
Betty Brinn Children's Museum - 929 E. Wisconsin Ave.
The bugs return to the Betty Brinn Children's Museum’s south...
Jewish Museum Milwaukee - 1360 N. Prospect Ave.
The history of America’s favorite pastime is filled with leg...
Milwaukee Art Museum - 700 N. Art Museum Dr.
Works by the biggest names in art from the late nineteenth c...
Articles about Downtown
Aug. 29, 2015 10:05 a.m.
In 2014, OnMilwaukee.com reported that Shannon and Gina Stangel bought the storied bar and lounge The New Yorker, 645 N. James Lovell St., and renamed it The Mason Jar. The Stangels have changed the name and concept of the bar and hope to introduce The High Note Karaoke Lounge to the public on Friday, Sept. 4.
Aug. 28, 2015 10:36 a.m.
This morning, country phenomenon Garth Brooks added a third show to his two-night stop at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
Aug. 27, 2015 12:46 p.m.
This afternoon, The Pabst Theater announced that local darlings Chris Porterfield and Field Report will return to Milwaukee for a Pabst Lower Level show on Thursday, Oct. 29.
Aug. 27, 2015 12:01 p.m.
Harbor House, Milwaukee seafood restaurant and the largest oyster purveyor in Wisconsin, will be one of ten national restaurants to participate in the upcoming Oyster Fest Chicago, Presented by Shaw's Crab House.
Aug. 26, 2015 9:25 a.m.
A New Orleans themed restaurant will soon occupy a space on Old World Third Street, along with Evolution, formerly located in the Third Ward.
Aug. 25, 2015 9:03 a.m.
Bobby Tanzilo is slowly becoming a "collector" of old firehouses. Here he explores the first home of Engine Co. No. 4, located in the heart of Downtown.
Aug. 24, 2015 11:25 a.m.
Chef changes and a shuffling of locations are all on the docket for Milwaukee's SURG group.
Aug. 20, 2015 2:44 p.m.
It isn't everyday you get to meet 3,500-year-old mummies. But, when you do you learn they got this by enjoying tons of white Russians and abide by The Dude.
Aug. 19, 2015 9:18 p.m.
An unseasonably cool and windy August night didn't stop NEWaukee's Night Market from heating up Wednesday evening. Rather, the crowd bundled up and took in the local vendors, food trucks, dancers and marshmallow making.
Aug. 19, 2015 9:02 a.m.
Standing in the penthouse - the highest point you can access inside the BMO Harris Bradley Center - and gazing down about 13 stories through the metal grate beneath your feet, the view down to the Bucks playing floor is stunning. For some it might be vertigo-inducing, but the view made me philosophical about Milwaukee's pro sports arena, which is unlikely to survive more than a few more years.