Don't Hibernate. Celebrate Safely!

Find great places to eat and shop in and around Downtown Milwaukee.


The MKE It Local campaign is a collaborative initiative uniting the community by highlighting shops and restaurants in a variety of neighborhoods in and around Downtown Milwaukee. So MKE your dollar count. Break out of hibernation and support Milwaukee’s locally-owned businesses.

Explore by Neighborhood

Search for restaurants, bars and retail locations throughout Milwaukee's historic neighborhoods.
brady street

Brady Street

Come experience the history and eclectic energy that is Brady Street.

the brewery district

The Brewery District

A walkable historic neighborhood with a unique story, where redevelopment has given rise to hotels, restaurants, taverns, breweries and event spaces.

Downer Ave

Downer Avenue

One of Milwaukee's most charming, one-stop neighborhoods, Downer Avenue has everything from groceries to hardware to cafes to bars and restaurants.


Downtown Milwaukee
East Town

From the Historic Financial District to glimmering skyscrapers, this vibrant downtown neighborhood features one-of-a-kind restaurants and retailers on every block. 

Westown Association

Downtown Milwaukee Westown

From Old World 3rd Street to the Deer District, this lively downtown neighborhood features a diverse collection of bars, restaurants and gourmet goods.  

the east side

The East Side

The East Side is an iconic, quirky-historic destination for all types of entertainment and one-of-a-kind Milwaukee gems.

Harbor District

Harbor District

Home to the Port of Milwaukee, this waterfront economic engine hums with new places to nosh, shop and relax. 

third ward public market

Historic Third Ward & Milwaukee Public Market

Home to the Milwaukee Public Market, this historic downtown neighborhood is a shopper's paradise, featuring a mix of independent and national retailers, restaurants and art galleries. 

king drive

Historic King Drive

Just north of downtown, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive is home to BIPOC-owned and operated businesses, including The Bronzeville Collective. 

Menomonee Valley Partners

Menomonee River Valley

A business district filled with nature and trails, one-of-a-kind entertainment and unique experiences.

Near West Side

Near West Side

A collection of seven neighborhoods, encompassing five major Milwaukee institutions, 10 museums and cultural venues, and over 30 restaurants.

Walker's Point

Home to gastropubs and speakeasies, this hipster haven features the city’s largest concentration of LGBTQ+ bars, alongside vintage and antique shops.