Your Brew-Free Guide to Brew City

Hello, Brew City!

…is what you might say if you’re a beer enthusiast visiting Milwaukee. “Please don’t call it that” is what you might say (or at least what I would say) if beer is not your thing. This isn’t a place to speculate why you aren’t a beer (or alcohol) person, since you and I are probably both tired of that question and don’t need to justify our lifestyle to anyone. This is a place, in fact, it’s a full travel guide, where you won’t have to skip over any irrelevant sections. Now, let’s try this again:

Hello, Milwaukee!

Cityscape View from Lakeshore State Park in Milwaukee Wisconsin

… and I’m SO glad you’re here! As the musician Lorde famously quoted, “we live in cities you’ll never see on-screen,” but you definitely won’t regret seeing it in person! Milwaukee, Wisconsin is one of the Midwest’s best-kept secrets and now, rising stars. Don’t believe me? Airbnb included Milwaukee on its “20 for 2020” list, which includes cities from all over the world! Having lived here my entire life, I know a thing or two about this place and might even consider myself an “insider.” If you want the inside scoop from a born-and-bred local, scroll on. This girl is 110% Milwaukeean!

Along the Milwaukee River in Downtown Milwaukee Wisconsin by Garrett Black
Photo by Garrett Black

Milwaukee, Wisconsin


Milwaukee, Wisconsin is the largest city in our state and is located near its southeastern corner along Lake Michigan. It is approximately two hours north of Chicago, Illinois; two hours south of Green Bay, Wisconsin; and one and a half hours east of Madison, Wisconsin. It is located in Milwaukee County, the most populated of Wisconsin’s 72 counties. It is on Central Standard Time (CST).

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Where to Stay

Where to Eat

Where to Visit

Where to Get Outside

Where to Shop

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Feeling ready to take on Milwaukee? If not, send me an email and let me know how I can help!

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