Nightlife
in Milwaukee, WI

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A good thing about being on vacation is that every day can be a weekend day. Wanting to hit the coolest spots in the area is only natural. That’s why we wanted to showcase this area’s vibrant nightlife.

Below you’ll find a list of the most trendy and interesting places to check out while you’re in town. Whether you’re new to the area, looking for something different to do, or just visiting, we’re sure you’ll find something you’ll love.
Cactus Club
Cactus Club

2496 S Wentworth Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53202   Directions

(414) 482-0160

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Music lovers will want to swing by Cactus Club, which offers live music every single day of the week! The music room is separated from the bar, but the band cover charge allows club patrons to enjoy both the music and the drinks. This premiere rock establishment features all sorts of acts-local, national and international alike.

Hi Hat on Brady
Hi Hat on Brady

1701 N Arlington Pl
Milwaukee, WI 53202   Directions

(414) 225-9330

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Hi Hat Lounge sets the feel for the night with excellent mood lighting and spectacular artwork. This versitile nightlife venue opens for lunch on weekdays and brunch on weekends, and stays open until 2:00AM every night. Enjoy food from the full menu, featuring typical American fare like burgers and salads. Listen to a live DJ every Friday night, or hear a live band perform. On nights without a band or DJ, you can still crank up the juke box.

Mad Planet
Mad Planet

533 E Center St
Milwaukee, WI 53202   Directions

(414) 263-4555

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If you feel the urge to dance, hit the floor at the Mad Planet. Milwaukee's only alt-rock dance club, Mad Planet hosts a retro-themed dance night every Friday, when you can dust off your parachute pants and get down to the funky sounds of the 80s and 90s. Live music shows on Saturdays have included big-ticket national acts like Arcade Fire and Lucero.

Potawatomi Bingo Casino
Potawatomi Bingo Casino

1721 W Canal St
Milwaukee, WI 53233   Directions

(414) 847-7400

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Escape boredom at the Potawatomi Bingo Casino! Whether you are interested in gambling or looking for a good show at the Vegas-caliber theater, you will find a little slice of Sin City in Mil Town. Fine dining and special events, like poker tournaments, are available in the casino. Guests can also stay in one of the many hotels near Potawatomi Bingo Casino.

Rosie's Water Works
Rosie's Water Works

1111 N Water St
Milwaukee, WI 53202   Directions

(414) 274-7213

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As you make your way down Water Street, be sure to stop in Rosie's Water Works. Serving up some of the best tasting food alongside some of the best drinks and nightlife in Milwaukee has been Rosie's way of business for over 25 years. Be sure to mention if it is your birthday in order to receive a free celebratory drink!

The Jazz Estate
The Jazz Estate

2423 N Murray Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53202   Directions

(414) 964-9923

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Travel back in time as you listen to the 50s-style jazz music at The Jazz Estate, a Milwaukee jazz landmark and entertainment venue that has been around since 1977. Enjoy live music on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights (as well as weekly drink specials on Monday). The Estate has hosted nationally famous jazz players like Harry Connick Jr., Clyde Stubblefield and Jill Henderson, as well as local jazz favorites.

The Rave
The Rave

2401 W Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53233   Directions

(414) 342-7283

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Located in the old Eagles Club, The Rave is one of the most action-packed live music and nightlife venues bringing in hip-hop, metal and alternative bands from across the globe. The former Eagles Club featured a boxing ring with seating, a swimming pool, a high-end restaurant and a bowling alley, all of which have been redesigned and incorporated into the multi-roomed Rave.

Water Street
Water Street

1101 N Water St
Milwaukee, WI 53202   Directions

(414) 272-1195

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Visit Milwaukee's original brew pub on Water Street! Water Street Brewery is built on providing bar goers with a continuous variety of award-winning traditional and specialty home brews, as well as beers from local, regional, national and international breweries - and of course, nightlife fun. Enjoy your brew with an appetizer, sandwich or nightly entrée special. Stop by earlier on the weekends for brunch.

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