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For casual American-style cuisine, burger-loving diners head to Rock Bottom Brewery. Low-fat and gluten-free options are featured on the menu as well. You can also catch the latest scores on the TVs in the bar. Bring the whole clan to Rock Bottom Brewery — kids and parents will love the menu and ambience here. At Rock Bottom Brewery, easily plan a night out with family, friends, coworkers and more — large parties are always welcome, and a private room is available for use. For comfortable outdoor service, Rock Bottom Brewery sets up a seasonal patio. Don't let your weekend plans get spoiled! Be sure to reserve a table if you're heading to the restaurant on a Friday or Saturday since it can get pretty crowded. No need to dress up for a trip to Rock Bottom Brewery — the casual restaurant encourages laid-back attire. For those in a rush, the restaurant lets you take your food to go. For the tastes of Rock Bottom Brewery from the comfort of your next party, the restaurant also offers catering services. The restaurant is next to a parking lot, but drivers can also settle for street parking. It will typically cost you about $30 to enjoy a meal at Rock Bottom Brewery. Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express are all accepted. Rock Bottom Brewery offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by whenever is most convenient for you.
740 N Plankinton Ave
Milwaukee,
WI
US
Skaters circle around Slice of Ice in Red Arrow Park—part of the Milwaukee County Parks system—amid trees strung with lights and the arched façade of the 1000 North Water Street building. The refrigerated oval rink accommodates 100 skaters at a time, making it ideal for family outings and confusing games of super-hockey. And inside the rink’s warming house, visitors can hide from the chill with a cup of coffee.
400 N Water St.
Milwaukee,
WI
US
Prohibition did more than halt the production of beer in America for 14 years. It also signaled the end of small brewing operations and resulted in a more limited range of lagers once Prohibition ended. But in 2004, a team found a recipe scribbled down in a logbook that dated back to before the 18th Amendment. So the team decided to brew it, and thus Batch 19 was born. Their namesake lager is a pleasantly hoppy beer at 26 IBUs, combining Hersbrucker and Strisslespalt hops to create herbal and black currant notes.
311 North Plankinton Avenue
Milwaukee,
WI
US
Featuring a beverage list with wines from all over the globe, Indulge is a perfect place to amp up your wino skills. Low-fat foods are not on the menu at Indulge, though, so plan to indulge a bit. From classics to eclectic varieties, don't forget to look over the restaurant's vast selection of wine. Indulge is great for big groups, and guests favor its private room for important events. The restaurant can fill to capacity on the weekends, so don't forget to call ahead to reserve your table. Drift away from stuffy dress-code conventions and dine in comfort at Indulge. Valet service is offered in the lot next door, where patrons can choose to park their own vehicles as well. When the lot gets busy, diners can turn to street parking. Expect your bill at Indulge to come in at around $30 per person.
708 N Milwaukee St
Milwaukee,
WI
US
Milwaukee Ale House echoes with notes of live music and the laughter of pub goers, but the building is also the site of serious work. Beyond a pair of glass doors, the pub's stainless steel fermentation tanks bubble with Milwaukee Brewing Company's creations. When they're ready, these beers make the short leap from brew room to bar tap, forming a beverage selection that Esquire described as, "plentiful and tasty, complementing the top-notch food." The menu sports a convenient pairing chart that helps diners match prime rib, pulled-pork sandwiches, and spicy beef-and-chorizo burgers to house brews. Ideal with chicken, Louie's Demise exudes the smooth maltiness of a typical amber ale but with a balanced kick of Perle and Tettnanger hops, A meat-and-potatoes porter, the Admiral Stache ages for one month in bourbon barrels, lending a toasty vanilla flavor to subtle notes of milk chocolate and dried fruit. Situated in the heart of the Historic Third Ward, Milwaukee Ale House's century-old building provides the main dining room and patio areas with waterside views of the Milwaukee River. The pub's decor exudes its own historic charm with exposed brick, a scattering of empty wooden barrels, and vintage beer signs. When live bands aren't performing, focus turns back to the bar area, where the taps form an ornate centerpiece built to resemble a copper-topped wooden vat. Around the vat hang white mugs belonging to members of the Mug Club and office workers who "got lost" during their coffee break.
233 N Water St
Milwaukee,
WI
US
Don't limit yourself to one entree — at Clear Bar and Lounge, you can sample a range of small plates (and share with your friends!). Low-fat foods are not on the menu at Clear Bar and Lounge, though, so plan to indulge a bit. The bar at Clear Bar and Lounge is fully stocked, so pair your meal with a glass of wine or beer. Take advantage of great beer and tasty bites when you stop by for happy hour. Don't stay cooped up on a beautiful summer day! At Clear Bar and Lounge, you can dine outdoors on their lovely patio. If you're feeling up to it, take a turn on the dance floor. The restaurant can get tied up on the weekends, so allow yourself time to wait for a table. null There's no need to bust your budget at Clear Bar and Lounge, with most meals costing under $15.
139 E Kilbourn Ave
Milwaukee,
WI
US