On Sunday, June 16—Father's Day—from 10:30 a.m. to noon, the Milwaukee Food Truck Tasting will occupy a portion of the MKE Up Market in Walker's Point. Food trucks will roll in from across Milwaukee, including brand-new vendors such as Fivestar Nacho as well as established favorites such as Gouda Girls. Visitors will be able to taste samples—ranging from half-sandwiches to side dishes—from every truck, which will likely amount to a satisfying and diverse brunch.
Parties are always better with friends—especially brand-new ones. In nine cities throughout the US, My Drink On creates occasions for people to meet, mingle, safely imbibe, and responsibly return their pint glasses to the table in one piece. Pub crawls and whiskey tastings, holiday and yacht parties, private fetes and trolley crawls—the group works to create and promote festive, fun events. The fun isn't the only draw, however; many of its parties also raise money for a designated local charity.
Depending on the night of the week, WhereHouse cranks out swinging salsa, country favorites, '60s rock, or Argentine tango. Voted Best Dance Club by a trio of media outlets, including WISN, WhereHouse keeps the music flowing on the dance floor as well as in numerous VIP sections that treat guests to bottle service and private bars. Stop in on a Saturday night and receive a free salsa lesson courtesy of the club.
Far more than a neighborhood watering hole, Fat Daddy's entertains its patrons with a host of games served with a side of ice-cold beers and potent cocktails. Guests chow down on pizzas topped with pepperoni or bratwurst before enjoying a round of darts or video bowling inside. For outdoor excursions, visitors can round up teams to play volleyball on sandy courts next door or rent the Fatmobile bus for birthdays parties or other events.
The affable staff at GameMaster leads customers through a neon-lit showroom populated by billiards, foosball, and air-hockey tables for infinite in-home revelry. Pool balls fly across blue felt on the multipurpose Phoenix billiard table, which transforms into table tennis or a slide-hockey platform with a simple kiss from a frog. The sleek, modern Tucson billiard table reunites players with precious orbs through a league-style ball return, and pucks glide across the sleek, white, 7-foot Detroit air-hockey table, adding numbers to an inlaid LED scoring screen. Alternatively, the Calgary air-hockey table boasts an air-flow of 80 cubic feet per minute and an LCD electronic scorer. Inside the Maverick foosball table’s sturdy mahogany cabinet, counterbalanced wooden figures make daring saves as human players twist quick-grip handles. Customers can also learn to hit small targets or fasten pins to distant lapels by perusing the shops' selection of dart cabinets ($79.95+) and dart cases ($16.50+).
• For $7, you get one food item and two 12-ounce beers (up to a $15 value). • For $14, you get one food item and two cocktails (up to a $27 value). At Cans Bar and Canteen, a river of more than 50 canned American beers ripples from the vibrations of juke box music, and classic arcade-game light floods the interior. Sidle up to the glossy wood bar to moisten your glass with a Miller, Corona, Rolling Rock, or other domestic or import brew (a $3.50–$4 value). Or order one of Cans' signature cocktails, such as Feelin' Dirty, which combines super-frosty Level vodka with a splash of olive juice and liquefied panache for a classically classy beverage (a $10 value). Declare victory in Head-to-Head Tetris or Ms. Pac-Man before replenishing with something from the grub menu, such as the bite-sized cordon bleu, which wraps crispy fried chicken around cheese sauce and ham (a $6 value). In the Kick Ass Margarita, a glass rim encrusted with shimmering salt crystals embraces raspberry liqueur and lime juice—like a football player embraces an area of painted grass—in a sea of El Tesoro Anejo tequila and triple sec (an $8 value on the rocks; a $10 value up).