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8 Fun After Work Activities in Milwaukee

Milwaukee is an incredible city with plenty of entertainment. Read over these 9 fun after work activities in Milwaukee and suggest one next time you go out with family or friends!

SafeHouse

While there are numerous conventional nighttime activities in Milwaukee, exploring the city’s themed bars offers a refreshingly novel experience.
For the adventurous drinkers seeking the best nightlife in Milwaukee, SafeHouse stands out. This covert spy-themed bar demands a secret code for entry, adding an element of intrigue. Once inside, patrons can indulge in delightful cocktails, with the Mission Impossible being a standout option. This concoction blends rum, orange, pineapple, grenadine, and lemon for a flavorful and adventurous drink.
For a distinctive way to celebrate Halloween in Milwaukee, don your spy attire and gather friends for an evening at SafeHouse, promising a unique and mysterious experience.

779 N Front St, Milwaukee, WI 53202

(414) 271-2007

Mon – Thur 11 AM – 10 PM, Fri & Sat 11 AM – 2 AM, Sun 11 AM – 8 PM

safe-house.com

Brady Street

Milwaukee boasts many fantastic bars, and for many, Saturday night kicks off on Brady Street—a prime spot for a night of bar hopping. Just a mile north of the city center, this street caters to diverse tastes regarding Milwaukee’s nightlife.
Brady Street features a variety of venues, including upscale cocktail bars, traditional English or Irish-style pubs, and sports bars perfect for catching a game. Beyond its role as a hub for nightlife, Brady Street also serves as a cultural melting pot, reflecting the diverse influences of Italian immigrants, hippies, artists, and more.
The street is renowned for its pedestrian-friendly atmosphere, preserving much of its historical charm and ensuring a safe and enjoyable stroll while immersing yourself in the vibrant surroundings. A night out on Brady Street is an ideal way to experience the essence of Milwaukee’s culture and is particularly well-suited for enjoyable weekend trips in Wisconsin with friends.

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The Garcade

Milwaukee embraces its retro side, exemplified by the iconic Garcade, making it a favored destination for locals seeking a nostalgic Saturday night.
The Garcade offers a haven for arcade enthusiasts, boasting an impressive collection of 125 games spanning various genres. The venue features pinball machines and classic retro games like Dig Dug, Galaga, Contra, and Defender.
What sets The Garcade apart is the inclusion of leaderboards displaying the highest scores, presenting an opportunity to etch your name into Milwaukee folklore with an impressive gaming performance.
For family-friendly nightlife in Milwaukee, The Garcade is a standout choice. It provides an opportunity to introduce your children to the games that brought you joy as a child, emphasizing that a fantastic time doesn’t necessitate the latest gaming console.
While particularly appealing for family nights, The Garcade is equally enjoyable for date nights or casual hangouts with friends. Additionally, it is a personal favorite during Milwaukee’s winter months, offering indoor warmth and a retro gaming experience.

N85W15920 Appleton Ave, Menomonee Falls, WI 53051

Mon & Thur Closed, Tue 3 PM – 10 PM, Wed 12 PM – 10 PM, Fri 8 AM – 11 PM, Sat 11 AM – 11 PM, Sun 11 AM – 8 PM

(262) 293-9944

thegarcade.com

Mad Planet

While some Friday night activities in Milwaukee may not be suitable for children, Mad Planet is a prime example of an adult-centric venue with diverse offerings.
Mad Planet takes pride in showcasing live music, featuring local talents and nationally renowned artists on tour. It stands out as an excellent destination for an alternative club night, particularly with its Friday Night Retro Dance Party that kicks off every weekend.
Embracing the vibes of the ’70s and ’80s, Mad Planet hosts club nights dedicated to New Wave, Goth, and Disco music. Beyond the captivating music scene and alternative atmosphere, many locals gravitate towards Mad Planet for its well-regarded drink selection.
This venue has gained a reputation for offering popular cocktails at a remarkably reasonable price, making it a top choice for those seeking an alternative and budget-friendly night out in the city.

533 E Center St, Milwaukee, WI 53212

Sun – Thur Closed, Fri & Sat 9 PM – 2:30 AM

(414) 263-4555

mad-planet.net

ComedySportz

Milwaukee’s vibrant talent scene offers many nighttime activities, with ComedySportz standing out as a unique showcase of the city’s comedic prowess. At ComedySportz, the concept revolves around two teams of “act-letes” engaging in side-splitting improv challenges to elicit the most laughter from the audience.
Be prepared for a lively dose of audience participation, as performers frequently seek suggestions and involve individuals in the scenes. This interactive dynamic makes ComedySportz a highly engaging event in Milwaukee’s nightlife, making it one of the best forms of night entertainment.
The show is at ComedySportz Milwaukee, with the schedule on the venue’s website. The location is situated in the northern part of the Harbor View area and provides excellent dining options. Consider indulging in a meal at one of the fantastic restaurants in the vicinity, including a noteworthy vegan option at the market.

420 S 1st St, Milwaukee, WI 53204

Mon – Thur 10 AM – 5 PM, Fri 10 AM – 5 PM & 6 PM – 12 AM, Sat 2 PM – 12 AM, Sun Closed

(414) 272-8888

cszmke.com

The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery

Milwaukee’s nightlife offers a myriad of distinctive experiences, and The Dinner Detective stands out as one of the most entertaining options. This live performance seamlessly blends an interactive murder mystery with comedic elements. The challenge for attendees is to unravel the mystery and identify the culprit as the night unfolds, with additional information gradually revealed.
Adding a unique twist, one audience member is informed they are the murderer before the show commences. The plot’s twists and turns will keep you on the edge of your seat, requiring collaboration with fellow attendees to solve the mystery.
However, exercise caution, as the true murderer may employ deceptive tactics during this Friday night event in Milwaukee. Located in the East Town area near the Milwaukee River, this adrenaline-packed and humorous murder mystery promises an engaging experience.
Afterward, consider taking a stroll along the river, allowing you to appreciate the beauty of Milwaukee by night.

333 W Kilbourn Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203

(866) 496-0535

thedinnerdetective.com

Great Lakes Distillery (and Tasting Room!)

While Milwaukee offers a plethora of entertaining nighttime activities, it also provides opportunities for a more refined and classy evening out in the city.
Renowned as “Brew City” for its exceptional liquor offerings, Milwaukee boasts The Great Lakes Distillery & Tasting Room as a prime destination for those seeking high-quality drinks and a glimpse into the city’s spirited history.
In the tasting room, you can savor traditional classics like the White Russian or Bloody Mary while indulging in unique Milwaukee twists such as the Milwaukee Mule, blending vodka, lime, and the locally beloved Top Note Ginger Beer.
Conveniently situated in Walker’s Point, at the heart of the city center, accessing the tasting room is effortless. With its diverse selection of drinks and central location, a visit to this tasting room has the potential to kickstart a remarkable evening adventure in downtown Milwaukee.

616 W Virginia St, Milwaukee, WI 53204

Mon – Wed 12 PM – 9 PM, Thur Closed, Fri 12 PM – 12 AM, Sat 11 AM – 12 AM, Sun 11 AM – 7 PM

(414) 431-8683

greatlakesdistillery.com

Caroline's Jazz Club

In the 20th century, Milwaukee experienced several cultural renaissances, notably in the 1930s to 1950s when it emerged as a Jazz hub known as Bronzeville. The city’s jazz legacy continues to influence the nocturnal scene, and Caroline’s Jazz Club stands out as Milwaukee’s most captivating jazz bar. This aesthetically pleasing venue, adorned with floral motifs and stained-glass windows, creates a delightful ambiance. Inside, the bar predominantly features two-person tables, providing an intimate setting perfect for a date. In addition to the outstanding live music, Caroline’s Jazz Club boasts a unique 360-degree bar. Taking a traditional approach, the venue skips a formal drinks menu; instead, patrons are encouraged to request any beverage of their choice. The relaxed atmosphere of this establishment makes it a top choice, particularly during the fall or winter seasons, offering a warm and inviting retreat for jazz enthusiasts and those seeking a cozy night out.

401 S 2nd St, Milwaukee, WI 53204

Sun – Mon Closed, Fri & Sat 8 PM – 1 AM

(414) 221-9444

facebook.com/CarolinesJazzClub

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