Enjoy a visit to Milwaukee’s Near West Side

From entertainment venues and green spaces to religious communities, storied educational institutions and top-tier professional services, the Near West Side has it all. Find something you’d like to do during your trip to Milwaukee.

Entertainment & Culture
Hotels & Lodging
Parks
Places of Worship
Restaurants & Bars
Retail
Event Calendar

Entertainment & Culture

Explore art, architecture, music and more at one of the many cultural institutions in the Near West Side, including concert venues, art museums and historic buildings.

1017 N 17th St. Milwaukee, WI 53233

Bridging the Gap is a golf company that offers programming and apparel and hosts tournaments with the overarching goal of increasing diversity in the golf industry. The golf company works to create learning opportunities and make golf more accessible for diverse communities.

2401 W Wisconsin Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53233

The Rave is a multi-hall concert and entertainment venue. Home to seven venues, the Rave hosts hundreds of concerts yearly for some of the biggest names in every genre. 

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3824 W Vliet St. Milwaukee, WI 53208

The Hmong American Friendship Association and Museum is a mutual assistance agency that works to support and increase the visibility of Southeast Asian communities in the Milwaukee area.

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2133 W Wisconsin Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53233

The Irish Cultural and Heritage Center hosts a variety of events and works to preserve Irish culture and heritage while serving the entire community. From conferences to performances to weddings, this venue is the perfect spot for any event.

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1234 W Tory Hill St. Milwaukee, WI 53233

The Haggerty Museum of Art, founded in 1984, is home to Marquette University’s art collection. They feature 8-9 exhibitions a year in addition to its vast permanent art collection.

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770 N 12th St. Milwaukee, WI 53233

The Al McGuire Center is a sports arena home to Marquette women’s volleyball and basketball teams. The center also includes strength and conditioning and sports medicine facilities, an academic center for student-athletes, and a Marquette Athletics Hall of Fame.

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3046 W Wisconsin Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53208

Brumder Mansion is a Victorian-style Bed & Breakfast and home to intimate professional theatre company The Milwaukee Entertainment Group. Tours are offered daily. Visit their website for information on upcoming shows.

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2000 W Wisconsin Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53233

The Pabst Mansion is a museum and non-profit organization that works to preserve the legacy of the Pabst family and their impact on Milwaukee. The Mansion is open for tours. Visit their website to book tickets.

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3000 W Wisconsin Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53208

Tripoli Shrine Center is a banquet and event hall available for events ranging from meetings, weddings, fundraisers, holiday parties, and more. Visit their website to book now.

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Hotels & Lodging

Take a look at some of Milwaukee’s top employers and other Near West Side institutions that provide essential services and boost our city’s growing economy.

2308 W Wisconsin Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53233

The Ambassador Inn and Hotel at Marquette is an intimate stay for both business and leisure travel.

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725 N 22nd St. Milwaukee, WI 53233

The Biller Hotel offers a clean, quiet, comfortable environment for those looking for any length of a stay or seeking temporary housing.

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3001 W Wisconsin Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53208

The Village Inn is a hotel situated in the heart of downtown Milwaukee near several Milwaukee attractions and destinations.

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Parks

Find scenic greenery, dog-friendly atmospheres and family play areas at one of our beautiful neighborhood parks.

W Highland Blvd. Milwaukee, WI 53208

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461 N 35th St. Milwaukee, WI 53208

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936 N. 19th St. Milwaukee, WI 53233

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343 N 42nd St. Milwaukee, WI 53208

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Places of Worship

The Near West Side accommodates a spiritually diverse community – whether you’re looking for a traditional chapel or a nondenominational space, a place of worship is never far away.

2810 W Highland Blvd. Milwaukee, WI 53208

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639 N 25th St. Milwaukee, WI 53233

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1145 W Wisconsin Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53233

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2925 W State St. Milwaukee, WI 53208

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1115 N 35th St, Milwaukee, WI 53208

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2324 W State St. Milwaukee, WI 53233

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3022 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53208

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631 N 19th St. Milwaukee, WI 53233

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1617 W State St. Milwaukee, WI 53233

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2722 W Highland Blvd. Milwaukee, WI 53208

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2812 W Wisconsin Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53208

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3005 W Michigan St. Milwaukee, WI 53208

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3320 W Vliet St. Milwaukee, WI 53208

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Restaurants & Bars

A great meal is just around the corner. The Near West Side has an abundance of local eateries and national establishments alike, where you can find coffee, brunch, supper clubs and more.

1617 W Wells St. Milwaukee, WI 53233

Breakfast restaurant

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717 N 16th St. Milwaukee, WI 53233

Bar

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749 N 27th St. Milwaukee, WI 53208

Chinese Restaurant

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2127 W Wells St. Milwaukee, WI 53233

Barbecue Restaurant and Bar

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2717 East Hampshire St. Milwaukee, WI 53211

Music and Poetry Venue

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754 N 27th St. #3552, Milwaukee, WI 53208

Southern and Soul Food Restaurant

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2308 W Wisconsin Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53233

Coffee Shop

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2308 W Wisconsin Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53233

Upscale Eatery serving Midwestern Cuisine & Cocktails

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2416 W State St. Milwaukee, WI 53233

Restaurant specializing in Steaks, Seafood, Wine & Cocktails

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2308 W Wisconsin Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53233

Bar serving Artisan Cocktails, Wine, & Local Craft and Microbrews

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2532 W Wisconsin Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53233

Takeout Restaurant serving Buffalo Wings, Gyros, Salads, and More!

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1532 W Wells St. Milwaukee, WI 53233

Chain Sub Sandwich Shop

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2611 W State St. Milwaukee, WI 53233

Sub Sandwich Shop

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804 N 16th St. Milwaukee, WI 53233

Entertainment and Dining Facility

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2455 W Wisconsin Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53233

Chain Restaurant serving Burgers and Fries

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1900 W Clybourn St. Milwaukee, WI 53233

50s Themed Diner

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1613 W Wells St. Milwaukee, WI 53233

Irish Pub

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1611 W Wells St. Milwaukee, WI 53233

Chain Take-out Pizza Restaurant

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3809 W Vliet St. Milwaukee, WI 53208

Popsicle shop

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803 N 16th St. Milwaukee, WI 53233

Chain Mexican Restaurant

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1625 W Wells St. Milwaukee, WI 53233

American and Chili Restaurant

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2040 W Wisconsin Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53233

Take-out Pizza Restaurant

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1601 W Wells St. Milwaukee, WI 53233

Marquette-themed Restaurant serving Burgers and Fries

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1610 W Wisconsin Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53233

Chain Coffee Shop

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2210 W Wisconsin Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53233

Chain Mexican Restaurant

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3801 W Vliet St. Milwaukee, WI 53208

Peruvian Empanada and Pisco Bar

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4000 W Clybourn St. Milwaukee, WI 53208

Bar and Restaurant

914 N 27th St. Milwaukee, WI 53208

Chain Restaurant serving Burgers and Fries

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Retail

The Near West Side makes your weekend errands easy. Pick up groceries, fit in a workout or get a stylish haircut all in the neighborhood.

Arts

527 N 27th St. Milwaukee, WI 53208

Ardent Music Studios offers music instruction, recording, and production services.

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2930 W Clybourn St. Milwaukee, WI 53208

The Lab at Tom Fritz Studio has offered quality lab services to the Milwaukee photography community for over 20 years.

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Beauty & Salon Services

825 N 27th St. Milwaukee, WI 53208

Hair by ROZ is a hair salon.

Auto Services

2313 W Wells St. Milwaukee, WI 53233

John the Muffler Man is a full-service auto maintenance repair shop.

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3706 W Wisconsin Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53208

Midas is an auto repair shop great for oil or tire changes, brakes, and all other maintenance.

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2323 W Wisconsin Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53233

Scrub a Dub Car Wash offers car washes, oil changes, and other general car maintenance.

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505 N 27th St. Milwaukee, WI 5320

Two Brothers Automotive Repair and Sales is an auto repair shop.

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Pharmacy & Convenience Stores

930 N 27th St. Milwaukee, WI 53208

Family Dollar Store is a discount chain carrying a variety of goods, including groceries, household items & beauty products.

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3727 W Wisconsin Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53208

Hayat Pharmacy provides pharmacy services such as free prescription delivery, medication therapy management, medication synchronization, and safe medication disposal.

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1600 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53233

3522 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53208

Walgreens is a drugstore chain with health & beauty aids, prescriptions & photo services, plus mini-mart basics.

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Food Markets

3420 W Wells St. Milwaukee, WI 53208

Midtown Foods is a local fresh food market.

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201 S Hawley Ct. Milwaukee, WI 53214

The Mobile Market is a grocery store on wheels that travels throughout Milwaukee County to provide fresh and healthy food.

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2131 W Wells St, Milwaukee, WI 53233

Kassees Food Market is a grocery store in Historic Concordia.

901 N 27th St. Milwaukee, WI 53208

Kilbourn Supermarket is a food market.

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2819 W Richardson Pl. Milwaukee, WI 53208

A full choice food pantry run out of Neighborhood House of Milwaukee providing emergency food for families and individuals in the 53208 and 53233 area.

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3743 W Vliet St. Milwaukee, WI 53208

The Vliet Street Oasis Market is a seasonal produce stand offering fresh produce from local farmers, tasty treats, and community bonding.

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2336 W Wisconsin Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53233

Quick Pick Food Mart is a local convenience store.

2030 W Clybourn St, Milwaukee, WI 53233

Sav-on Foods is a grocery store.

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824 N 16th St, Milwaukee, WI 53233

Sendik’s Fresh 2 Go is a grocery store with a deli and bakery plus a selection of wine and takeaway fare.

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Laundry Services

811 North 16th St. ​Milwaukee, WI 53233

Maytag Tanning & Laundry offers coin-laundry, drop-off laundry, and dry cleaning services.

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509 N 27th St, Milwaukee, WI 53208

Peter’s Dry Cleaners is a dry cleaning shop.

547 N 27th St., Milwaukee, WI 53208

Suds your Duds is a coin laundromat.