By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Oct 28, 2010 at 4:31 PM

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If you are fortunate enough to own a boat -- or have a friend or family member who does -- knowing where you can "drop anchor" for a nosh and a drink is integral to the fun.

Holly Davenport is the director of the Milwaukee Sailing Center and a Merchant Marine who captains multiple river boat cruises.  She says the local entertainment options for boaters has increased dramatically in recent years.

"The scene has been building up in the last 10 years. The choices have grown exponentially," she says.

Davenport says the development of condos and the RiverWalk have livened up the Downtown area and, in turn, inspired restaurants to welcome a new demographic of customers by adding boat slips.

Milwaukee has numerous boat-friendly restaurants / bars and here’s a list of them.

Barnacle Buds
1955 S. Hilbert St., (414) 481-9974

Harp Irish Pub
113 E. Juneau Ave., (414) 289-0700

Horny Goat Hideaway
2011 S. 1st St., (414) 482-4628

Lakefront Brewery Palm Garden
1872 N. Commerce St., (414) 372-8800

Milwaukee Ale House

233 N. Water St., (414) 226-2337

Riptide Seafood Bar & Grill
649 E. Eerie St., (414) 271-8433

Rock Bottom Brewery

740 N. Plankinton Ave., (414) 276-3030

Ryan Braun’s Waterfront Grill
102 N. Water St., (414) 727-2888

Water Buffalo

249 N. Water St., (414) 431-1133

Don’t own a boat but want to eat, drink and be merry on one? Here are a few riverboat / dinner cruise options:

Edleweiss Boats
Offers Thursday and Saturday night dinner cruises, Sunday brunch cruises, holiday hors d’oeuvres cruises, cheese and wine cruises and more.

Milwaukee Boat Line
The Milwaukee Boat Line operates the Iroquois and the Voyager, both of which offer a variety of eating options on deck.

Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.

Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.