Nightlife in Milwaukee

Dinner Show for One or Two from The Murder Mystery Company (52% Off)

The Murder Mystery Company

The Rock Bottom Brewery

$60 $29

Interactive dinnertime murder mystery that stars professional actors tests diners’ sleuthing skills throughout a multicourse meal

Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra's "Don Giovanni" on Tuesday, September 16 (Up to 47% Off)

"Don Giovanni"

Marcus Center for the Performing Arts

$52 $27.50

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Singers perform Mozart's celebrated opera while the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra plays from the pit

"Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! Music is Awesome!" Exclusive Presale at Pabst Theater on October 15 at 3 p.m. or 6 p.m.

"Yo Gabba Gabba! Live!"

Pabst Theater

$31.75 $31.75

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Colorful and hip kids' show celebrates the awesomeness of music with happy toy monsters and human friends DJ Lance Rock and Biz Markie

Crystal Bowersox at Turner Hall Ballroom on September 24 at 8 p.m. (Up to 41% Off)

Crystal Bowersox

Turner Hall Ballroom

$34.11 $20

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American Idol alum takes on rock, folk, country, and more with her octave-spanning range and hits from All That for This

$15 for $30 Worth of Gastropub Fare at Upper 90 Sports Pub

Upper 90 Sports Pub

Kilbourn Town

$30 $15

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Inside century-old Schlitz saloon, bartenders pour craft brews as guests sup on twists of gastropub fare using local brands.

Two-Hour Wine-Education Class for 1 or 2 or Private Wine-Education Class for 12 at Vino 100 (Up to 50% Off)

Vino 100

Milwaukee

$50 $25

Local restaurant and bar owners teach students about service-industry practices and restaurant wine sales at this wine boutique and bar

$27 for Movie for Two with Beverages and Pizza at Rosebud Theater (Up to $55.50 Value)

Rosebud Theater

Wauwatosa

$55.50 $27

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Duos feast on pizza and sip cocktails and microbrews while settling into cushy loveseats and enjoying Hollywood hits

Standup Comedy at Jokerz Comedy Club (Up to 72% Off)

Jokerz Comedy Club

Jokerz Comedy Club

$35.50 $12

Top standup comedians perform while audiences munch on loaded fries, beer-battered cheese curds, and nacho platters

$25 for Two Movie Tickets, Two Cocktails, and One Popcorn Monday-Thursday at Times Cinema ($44.50 Value)

Times Cinema

Washington Heights

$44.50 $25

Digital projection and 3D screens show new releases in theater outfitted with comfortable seats, concessions, and cocktails

Wine Tasting at the Milwaukee Zoo from GrapestoBottles (39% Off). Choose Between Two Options.

GrapestoBottles

Peck Welcome Center

$49.52 $30

Guests can sample from a selection of more than 30 different wines sourced from all over the world.

Il Volo at Milwaukee Theatre on Saturday, June 21, at 7:30 p.m. (Up to 41% Off)

Il Volo

Milwaukee Theatre

$54.50 $32

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Young tenor trio stuns audiences with contemporary and classic Italian compositions

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In 1999, Dave Sobelman was serving burgers and pitchers of beer to blue collar workers in the rough and rugged Menomonee Valley. With the checks he cashed on weekends from the humble factory workers he began ordering some of the finest ingredients for this burgers - locally baked country-butter rolls and the best beef available.

Then one day, Dave walked out of his burger bar and saw a newspaper stand for the Shepherd Express. The cover story highlighted the Top 5 "Pub Grub" locations in Milwaukee and Dave's did not make the list. This omission was a turning point in Sobelman's history.

After seeing the article, Dave called the author of the story and invited him over for a burger. The local writer came into Sobelman's the next day and sat at the bar, ordered a PLAIN burger, and a beer. That very next week, Dave Sobelman had his own feature article on the front page of the Shepherd Express praising the burgers at Sobelman's Pub and Grill as the absolute best in Milwaukee.

Dave became wild with the possibility of fame after seeing his name and acclaimed burger in print. So with the help of this wife - Melanie - Dave began placing his energies into continuously providing the most quality ingredients and best tasting menu he could create for the public - and of course this menu included drinks. Dave's location is after all, a storied Schlitz tavern.

It's really not what's inside the glass that makes Sobelman's Pub and Grill's signature bloody mary stand out. The drink, or "Bloody Masterpiece" as it's affectionally called (not to be confused with the "Baconado" or "Crown Mary"), arrives with 13 garnishes. Brussels sprouts, celery, sausage, cheese, and even a cheeseburger slider stick out of the drink like an edible bouquet. The creative drink has garnered many fans, not to mention a feature on Good Morning America.

That slider garnish serves as an introduction to Sobelman's menu. The husband-and-wife team will proudly tell you that they have always had the best burgers in Milwaukee, and they back up the claim with a 2013 Readers’ Choice Award from Milwaukee Magazine and three other local Best Burger Awards in the last 3 plus years. Each Certified Prime Black Angus patty is sandwiched between a fresh baked country-butter roll and rests beneath toppings such as homemade chili, diced jalapeño, or The Piggyback's pork belly, which comes drizzled in bourbon sauce. These burgers have often been imitated around the city, but never duplicated. Aside from burgers, the cooks craft chicken cordon bleu sandwiches and host a Friday fish fry with beer-battered cod.

Despite the creativity shown on the menu, Sobelman's Pub and Grill's original location on St. Paul Avenue has a timeless element. The Sobelmans make great use of their building and they've kept original Schlitz tavern elements such as beer-barrel tables and strict adherence to the law of gravity in the revived Menomonee Valley neighborhood. Simply put, Sobelman's Pub and Grill is Classic Milwaukee.

1900 W Saint Paul Ave
Milwaukee,
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Property Location
With a stay at The Iron Horse Hotel in Milwaukee, you'll be convenient to Frontier Airlines Center and BMO Harris Bradley Center. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Milwaukee Public Library and Marcus Center for the Performing Arts.

Rooms
Make yourself at home in one of the 100 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and minibars. Your pillowtop bed comes with down blankets and Egyptian cotton sheets. Relax and take in city views from the privacy of your room. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary, while 48-inch plasma televisions with cable programming provide entertainment. Private bathrooms with showers feature makeup/shaving mirrors and designer toiletries.

Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Pamper yourself with onsite body treatments and facials. Additional amenities at this Art Deco hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access, a concierge desk, and a pool table.

Dining
Grab a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, a computer station, and business services. Planning an event in Milwaukee? This hotel has 10000 square feet (900 square meters) of space consisting of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and a ballroom. Parking (subject to charges) is available onsite, and additional parking (subject to charges) can be found nearby.

500 W Florida St
Milwaukee,
WI
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In 2012, Man v. Food called in Jeremy Wheeler, one of their most trusted competitors, to take on Red Rock Saloon's Unforgiven challenge. As he sidled up to the table, a gravity-defying meal towered before him: atop a pound of French fries sat a fried chicken breast buried between two half-pound bacon cheeseburgers. Encircling the meaty monolith were six ghost-chili chicken wings—and he only had 23 minutes to eat it all. Though it took him until the very last second, Jeremy defeated the meal, becoming only the second person in Red Rock's history to do so.

It’s fitting that Red Rock would dream up a challenge most patrons can’t win—the restaurant is named after a real-life rodeo bull that famously bucked more than 300 riders. When patrons aren’t lining up to ride the mechanical version of Red Rock or listening to live rock and country music, they’re crowding around tables to order from a menu that boasts 2012 Chili Bowl champion Texas red chili. Like Oprah’s address book, the rest of the menu reads like a scrapbook of American pop culture: seasoned chicken crowns the James Dean salad, molasses barbecue sauce sweetens KC Jones wings, and pineapple and jalapeños pile atop a Will Kane pulled-pork sandwich.

1227 N Water St
Milwaukee,
WI
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Going to the movie theater should be more enjoyable than watching a movie at home??a concept that Rosebud Theater has down pat. Cinephiles regain the sparkle in their eyes as they enter the historic venue, which originally opened as The Tosa Theatre in 1931 and was recently modernized to have great views and stellar sound. Unlike cramped multiplex theaters, Rosebud houses one solitary, comfortably spaced theater, where visitors won?t have to worry about hearing explosions from the monster-truck movie next door or accidently walking into the wrong monster-truck movie.

In addition to typical movie snacks such as popcorn, candy, and soda, the Rosebud sports a full menu of appetizers, sandwiches, quesadillas, and pizza, as well as a full bar stocked with wine, cocktails, and microbrews??all of which are delivered to patrons during featured presentations. Rather than standard chairs, the theater is furnished with cushy loveseats with room for 180 movie lovers to savor first-run Hollywood hits without wrestling strangers over armrests.

5906 W Vliet St.
Milwaukee,
WI
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In 1947, on New York City's Park Avenue, the first Fred Astaire Dance Studio—cofounded by the eponymous toe tapper himself—opened its doors to the public. More than six decades later, now boasting schools across North America, the dancing institution still adheres to the legendary Mr. Astaire's curriculum and instruction techniques.

Specializing in social ballroom and competitive dances, the schools' current consortium of professional instructors shepherds students of all ages and skill levels through dance lessons that span from classic ballroom and foxtrot romps to the modern steps of salsa, swing, or mambo. In addition to classes, the studio hosts social practice parties where up to 40 students hone newly acquired rug-cutting capabilities. As foot-charming music blares from the speakers, instructors work to cultivate a lively social setting where each guest can dance, mingle, and surgically correct their second left foot without fear of embarrassment.

323 N Milwaukee St
Milwaukee,
WI
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Even with the ambitious goal of trying a new variety every night, it would take months to sample every single beer at Stubby’s Gastrogrub & Beer Bar. Not only are there 53 different drafts and an array of cellar reserve bottles, but the selection is constantly updated with new craft brews from Wisconsin and around the world. Beer-savvy bartenders make their own recommendations behind the circular center bar as servers deliver trays of imaginative gastropub dishes—crab-stuffed jalapeños, freshwater bluegill sliders, and the hefty burger lauded by reporters from A.V. Club Milwaukee as “drool-inducing.” When not toppling giant Jenga blocks or throwing darts, guests can gaze up at the flat-screen televisions and cheer when a hardened banker learns to love in a Lifetime movie. The massive wooden deck gives al fresco enthusiasts space to linger over bites of cod tacos and barbecue pork nachos.

2060 N Humboldt Blvd
Milwaukee,
WI
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