Wizard Works Brewing Company
231 E Buffalo St, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Tue & Wed 4pm-8pm
Wizard Works was founded by Chris Ivanovich and Jenny Higgins. With over thirty-five years of brewing under their belts and over forty years as an active musician, it only makes sense to name your work wizardry. The down-to-earth atmosphere welcomes anyone strolling around the Third Ward. The brewery aims on making traditional, hand-crafted beer. Make your way to Wizard Works and try their IPAs, Ales, Porter, Marzen, Sours, and even their Hard Seltzer!
Mo’s Irish Pub Downtown Milwaukee
142 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203
Sun & Mon Closed
Fri & Sat 4pm-1am
If you’re looking for a high-energy Irish pub with strong drinks and hearty food, come down to Mo’s. Right on the corner of Wisconsin and Plankinton, you can’t miss it. The first establishment was opened downtown in 2003. The name was given to honor the mother, Maureen, of the founder, Johnny Vassallo, who is 100% Irish. Guinness extended an invitation to Vassallo to trek to Ireland and learn about the culture. Through his journey, Vassallo felt compelled to bring the first bar for the Pub directly from Ireland. Stop in during the afternoon between four and six Tuesday through Friday to enjoy all their drafts for $2.62 and all wines for only $5!
424 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Inside The Pfister Hotel
Sun & Mon Closed
Fri & Sat 4pm-12am
If a magic brewery and lively pubs aren’t your style, head over to The Pfister Hotel. On the twenty-third floor, you can find Blu. Blu is an upscale lounge with high-class views, exclusive cocktails, and even has jazz musicians perform from time to time. Imagine a mix of your grandfather’s fireside chair combined with stylish carpeting and silver platters and tea kettles. If you want to sip a martini while looking out over downtown Milwaukee and Lake Michigan, give them a visit. For all the jazz fans out there, show your support on Friday and Saturday nights when the musicians hit the stage at seven o’clock.
795 N Jefferson St, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Sat & Sun 5pm-2am
On the corner of Wells and Jefferson is a spot where the locals meet up. For more than twenty-three years, Taylors has been a spot to meet up and kick back. When the sun is shining, hang out on the street-side patio with your friends or just enjoy people watching. During the weekdays, Taylors has Happy Hour drink specials that get served with appetizers on the house. During the weekends, get your groove on with Milwaukee’s greatest DJs. Just diagonal from where they’re at is Cathedral Square Park offering free WiFi.
Who’s on Third
1007 N Old World 3rd St, Milwaukee, WI 53203
Fri & Sat 11am-2:30am
This one is for the sports fans! If all you want is a laidback, American sports bar with good food and cool drink specials, say hello to the folks at Who’s on Third. Who’s on Third is an official bar of the Milwaukee Bucks and the spot to gather your friends and watch your favorite events. There is no “bad seat” in Who’s on Third thanks to all the televisions strategically placed throughout the establishment. With a one hundred-twenty-inch projection screen, it’s no wonder they made Business Insider’s list of the Best Nineteen Sports Bars in America!