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 Repertory Theater - 108 E. Wells St. Stackner Cabaret
Co-written by Milwaukee High School of the Arts graduate Joe...
Milwaukee Repertory Theater - 108 E. Wells St. Quadracci Powerhouse
Dr. Watson is called upon to disprove the many frauds, fakes...
BMO Harris Bradley Center - 1001 N. Fourth St.
The Wisconsin Herd, the NBA G League affiliate of the Milwau...
Skylight Music Theatre - 158 N. Broadway
This heartwarming, family-favorite Broadway musical has won ...
Motor Bar & Restaurant - 401 W. Canal St.
On Saturdays, MOTOR brings together two true American classi...
Articles about Downtown
Nov. 17, 2017 10:03 a.m.
We got a first look at the space and menu at the new Birch + Butcher restaurant during the restaurant's soft opening on Thursday, Nov. 16. And there's every reason to put the restaurant on your list of spots to visit.
Nov. 17, 2017 9:01 a.m.
Being a tourist in your own town is fun. Last week, we did just that and had a wonderful, gluttonous, dog-friendly stay at the Hilton City Center in Downtown Milwaukee.
Nov. 16, 2017 6:02 p.m.
Given its Downtown location and upscale amenities, SpringHill Suites is a perfectly good option for business and convention guests. But, whether for local Milwaukeeans stopping in to get some beer and barbecue or out-of-town visitors staying the night, it's particularly great for Bucks fans.
Nov. 16, 2017 10:01 a.m.
Mayor Tom Barrett will be on hand Thursday afternoon as the City of Milwaukee celebrates its 104th annual Christmas tree lighting at City Hall, 200 E. Wells St. Earlier today, BMO Harris Bank broke ground on its new tower just across the street.
Nov. 15, 2017 7:11 p.m.
Earlier this year, Nicole Mattke was chosen as the 10th Pfister Narrator and almost halfway through the year she describes it as her "dream job."
Nov. 15, 2017 4:03 p.m.
OnMilwaukee chatted with Lexie Dorsett Sharp earlier this week about the show, Joan Cusack, the importance of music education and why she could never play the part of "Annie." The live musical comes to the Marcus Center next week.
Nov. 14, 2017 7:02 p.m.
During a recent interview, we talked to retired NBA player Steve Novak, an area native who's now a Bucks broadcaster, about the city's Downtown development, the perception of Milwaukee within the NBA, which local places he used to recommend and more.
Nov. 14, 2017 4:01 p.m.
It's almost time to get into the holiday spirit, and what better way to get festive than attending the Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival Kick-Off Extravaganza on Nov. 16.
Nov. 14, 2017 1:07 p.m.
It's been just over three weeks since Cantina moved into the space at 1110 N. Old World 3rd St. that formerly housed Matador. We got a look at some of Cantina's top offerings. And here are seven good reasons to check it out.
Nov. 14, 2017 11:01 a.m.
The DoubleTree by Hilton is exactly what a business traveler or visiting Marquette parent could ask for: consistent quality and a comfortable night's rest when the bulk of your day is earmarked for standing on a trade show floor.