By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor Published May 13, 2022 at 6:01 PM

Sometimes eating before a concert, a game or a theater performance just doesn’t make sense. But where can you go afterwards if you need a bite? 

The late night scene in Milwaukee has changed a bit over the past couple of years, but there are still quite a number of spots in (or near) Downtown where you can grab a bite post-10 p.m., especially on the weekends. 

Here’s a list to get you started. 

Brick 3 Pizza
1107 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., (414) 224-6040
brick3pizza.com

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Serving: Pizza
Open Friday and Saturday until 1 a.m.

Casablanca
17800 W. Bluemound Rd., (262) 261-6000
casablancaonbrady.com

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Serving: Middle Eastern fare
Open daily until 2 a.m.

Dairyland @ Central Waters 
Central Waters Brewery & Taproom
1037 W. Juneau Ave.
ilovedairyland.com

Serving: burgers, fried chicken sandwiches, sides
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Open on Friday and Saturday until 11 p.m.

Elsa's on the Park
833 N. Jefferson St., (414) 765-0615
elsas.com

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Serving: American fare from wings and burgers to entrees
Open daily until midnight

Elsa's BurgerX

George Webb
812 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., (414) 278-0225
georgewebb.com

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Serving: Diner fare
Open 24 hours

Ian’s Pizza
146 E. Juneau Ave., (414) 727-9200
ianspizza.com

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Serving: Pizza
Open Thursday until midnight and Friday and Saturday until 2:30 a.m.

Jack's American Pub
1323 E. Brady St., (414) 763-2830
jacksamericanpub.com

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Serving: Pub fare
Open daily until midnight

The Knick
1030 E. Juneau Ave., (414) 272-0011
theknickrestaurant.com

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Serving: Pub fare
Open daily until midnight

Mac Shack
1701 N. Humboldt Ave.,  (414) 837-4534
macshackmke.com

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Serving: Wood-fired mac & cheese
Open Sunday through Wednesday until midnight and Thursday through Saturday until 4 a.m.

Mac Shack macX

Mangos Cafe East
1682 N. Van Buren St.,(414) 509-8896
taco-everyday.com
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Serving: Wings, tacos
Open daily until 12:30 a.m.

The MECCA Sports Bar & Grill 
1134 N Vel R. Phillips Ave., (414) 908-0401
themeccamke.com

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Serving: Pub fare
Open Friday and Saturday until 11 p.m.

Miller Time Pub 
509 W. Wisconsin Ave., (414) 271-2337
millertimepubandgrill.com

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Serving: Pub fare
Open Sunday through Thursday until midnight and Friday and Saturday until 2 a.m.

Milwaukee Brat House
1013 N. Old World 3rd St., (414) 273-8709
milwaukeebrathouse.com

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Serving: Sausages, pub fare
Kitchen open daily until 1 a.m.

Greek pita from Milwaukee Brat HouseX

Mo's Irish Pub
142 W. Wisconsin Ave.,  (414) 272-0721
mosirishpub.com/milwaukee

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Serving: Irish inspired pub fare
Open Friday and Saturday until 11 p.m.

Oak Barrel Public House
1033 N. Old World 3rd St., (414) 897-8320
oakbarrelmilwaukee.com

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Serving: Pub fare
Open Sunday through Thursday until 11  p.m. and Friday and Saturday until midnight

Old German Beer Hall 
1009 N. Old World 3rd St., (414) 226-2728
oldgermanbeerhall.com

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Serving: Sausages, German-inspired pub fare
Open Mondays until 2 a.m. and Tuesday through Saturday until 11 p.m.

Pete's Pub
1234 E. Brady St., (414) 312-7457
petespubonbrady.com

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Serving: Pub fare
Kitchen open daily until midnight

Punch Bowl Social 
1122 Vel R. Phillips Ave., (414) 204-7544
punchbowlsocial.com/location/milwaukee

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Serving: Pub fare
Open Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday until midnight, Friday and Saturday until 2 a.m.

Chicken and waffles from Punch Bowl SocialX

Real Chili
419 E. Wells St., (414) 271-4042
realchilimilwaukee.com

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Serving: Milwaukee-style chili
Open Thursday until 2:30 a.m. and Friday and Saturday until 3 a.m.

Saint Bibiana
1327 E. Brady St., (414) 988-4629
saintbibiana.com

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Serving: Burgers, sandwiches
Kitchen open Tuesday through Sunday until midnight

Taco Mike's
1001 N. Old World 3rd St., (414) 763-3325
tacomikes.com

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Serving: Tacos
Open Sunday through Thursday until 11 p.m. and Friday and Saturday until 2 a.m.

Tacos from Taco Mike'sX

Third Street Tavern
1110 N. Old World 3rd St., (414) 897-8137
thirdstreettavernmke.com

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Serving: Pub fare
Open Monday through Thursday until 11 p.m., Friday and Saturday until midnight and Sunday until 11 p.m.

Vagabond 
1122 N. Edison St., (414) 223-1122
vagabondmke.com

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Serving: Tacos, Mexican fare
Open Friday and Saturday until 11 p.m.

Who's on Third 
1007 N. Old World 3rd St., (414) 897-8373
whosonthirdmke.com

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Serving: Pub fare
Kitchen open Thursday through Saturday until 1:30 a.m.

The Wicked Hop
345 N. Broadway, (414) 223-0345
thewickedhop.com

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Serving: Pub fare
Open Friday and Saturday until 11 p.m.

WurstBar
1239 E. Brady St., (414) 763-2180
wurstbarmke.com

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Serving: Casual German pub fare, sausages, doner kebabs
Kitchen open daily until midnight

Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. 

When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.