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Where to Eat
You'll want to grab a bite to eat either right after
the afternoon sessions. Here are some suggestions. Most places should
be open until at least 10 pm weekdays, but call ahead or have a second
choice on hand just in case. There are others - let me know what you like
and I'll add them to the list for next year.
There's a nifty revolving restaurant at the top of
the Hyatt. Well, if you're from Milwaukee, it's nifty. Dress is 'business-casual'
and prices range from $15 - $25. I like this place a lot. Could be crowded
on weekends. Hyatt Service has been known to be, er, uneven.
1: Water Street Brewery
One of my favorite places to eat in downtown; this local brew-pub
has a wide variety of sandwiches, entrees and beers. Casual attire.
2: Brew City
One of Milwaukee's better bar-b-que places, if it's warm you may
still be able to eat outside. I go here a lot. Casual attire. $5 -
Fanciest place on this list; you'll need nice clothes and possibly a
reservation. A snotty attitude wouldn't be out of place either. $20 - $40.
4: Wyndham Hotel
The Wyndham is located in the City Center and
there are a variety of shops and restaurants in various nooks and
crannies of the building. They change a lot, so information posted
here would be out of date by the time you read it.
5: Wells Street Station
Popular lunch time hangout with great sandwiches, Italian food, pizzas.
Inexpensive but nice place for dinner too. This place rounds out my top
five faves in downtown Milwaukee, even though they ran out of everything but
tap water when I took the speakers here one year. Casual. $10-$20.
6: Safe House (International Exports Ltd.)
Theme bar with a sandwich/entree menu. The theme is "spies"
and people have been coming to Milwaukee to experience the Safe House
for 30 years. Go down the alley, look for the red door labeled
"International Exports" and be prepared for, well, anything. During high
school (that's when the drinking age was still 18), I made out with more girls
in the dark corners scattered throughout this place than in any other place on
the planet. Casual attire. $10-$15.
7: John Hawk's Pub
Pub in the basement of the 100 East office building. I eat here a lot as
well - both lunch and dinner. Great view of the river, but note I didn't
say 'great river'. Casual attire. $10 - $20.
8: Rock Bottom
Rock Bottom has the distinction of having ejected a majority of the
speakers at GLGDW at one time or another. Nonetheless, people keep
coming back. I've never eaten here because I'm scared that, as Gran Poo-Bah
of GLGDW, I'd be put in jail on sight. $10 - $15. Casual attire.
9: Third Street Pier
Second nicest place on the list - includes tablecloths and excellent
food. You might not need a tie, but it wouldn't hurt. Reservations?
Possibly. $20 - $40.
Genuine Milwaukee German cuisine. Unfortunately, I don't like German cuisine
so I can't tell you if this is a good place or not from personal experience,
but friends say it's good. They also refer to the Bucks and Brewers as
professional sports teams. Business casual, $15 - $30.
B: Major Goolsby's
Sports bar. Say it with me: "Duh. Get ball." But it's close, fast, and
inexpensive. Leave the tie and manners at home.
C: Grand Avenue Mall Food Court
Mall food. Do you need a dictionary?
D: Amtrak Train Station
One block south of Michigan.
Downtown Milwaukee is clean and safe even late at night. Stick to the main streets in the area bounded by the numbers on the map above and your main problem will probably be finding a place that stays open late enough.
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