Floor-to-ceiling wood panels frame School Yard Bar & Grill, an East Side hangout that doles out beer and burgers in equal measure. The menu features half-pound Wisconsin beef sandwiches named after prototypical high-school characters such as the Bully—cheddar, bacon, roasted-garlic mayo, and a fried egg—and the Principal, which is accompanied by swiss cheese, sautéed mushrooms, grilled onions, and a stern letter to your parents. Patrons can dig into these and other pub dishes, including wings, mozzarella sticks, and tacos, while drinking in views of overhead TVs and domestic drafts at the bar.
Allium serves American-style cuisine in the middle of Milwaukee's Lower East Side district. Come prepared to feast at Allium — with no low-fat options, any diets will need to be put aside for the moment. Enjoy a drink with your dinner — Allium has a full bar to serve up a glass of wine, beer, or more. Load up the mini-van and bring the kids to Allium — they'll love the menu and scene here as much as mom and dad. Make sure to check out Allium's happy hour for a great way to decompress from the workday. Get connected at lightning fast speeds with Allium complimentary wifi. Enjoy the beautiful weather while you chow down — with outdoor seating, Allium is a great summer destination.
If your Friday or Saturday night plans include a trip to the restaurant, it's best to reserve a table before heading over. Or, take your food to-go.
Parallel-parking experts can find room on the street, though patrons also have access to the restaurant's adjoining lot.
It will typically cost you about $30 to enjoy a meal at Allium.
Looking for something unique? Head to Balzac for a new take on traditional French fare. No need to miss out on Balzac just because you are avoiding fat or gluten. The restaurant has plenty of options that can accommodate your dietary needs. Drinks are also on the menu here, so visitors can start the night off right. Perfect for after-work outings, Balzac's happy hour is hard to beat. Bigger groups gravitate toward Balzac, which offers a private section for your next get-together or celebration. Wireless internet access is just a click away at Balzac. Al fresco eating options are also available at Balzac, which offers a lovely patio seating area for warmer months. Save a seat for man's best friend — this is a dog-friendly restaurant.
Weekend visitors to the restaurant are well advised to take advantage of the reservation system — crowds tend to pack the place on Fridays and Saturdays. Balzac's dress code is casual — diners are welcome to dress up (or down) to their comfort level. For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your meal or snack to go.
If preferred, diners can leave their vehicles in a nearby lot, though space is available on the street as well.
An average meal at Balzac will set you back about $30. Balzac offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by whenever is most convenient for you.
The bottles that make up Thief Wine's diverse inventory are not stolen, but they may as well be. The shop's name?a reference to the long tube or "barrel thief" used to sample maturing wines waiting to be bottled?reflects the air of mischief shoppers experience in encounters with otherwise inaccessible wines that makes each of the shop's selections feel like the product of a thrilling cellar heist. The fruits of Thief's careful wine curation decorate the walls of Thief Wine's two locations with more than 650 selections, which mix familiar labels with artisanal up-and-comers from around the globe. At each location's wine bar, certified sommeliers pare down the hulking inventory to about 30 essential bottles, which slosh into thematic tasting flights or full glasses to flank small plates of cheese and charcuterie.