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Milwaukee’s Top 5 Bars and Lounges

Check out Milwaukee’s top 5 bars and lounges! The hottest places are close to Streetcar Flats, making for easy, fun nights out.

ELMNT Lounge

Ranking number one on the list of Milwaukee’s top 5 bars and lounges is ELMNT Lounge, the epicenter of Milwaukee’s Downtown Nightlife District.
Walk into an unrivaled experience with classic and exclusive cocktails, trend-setting wines, and a bar menu above the status quo. The modern design and elegant ambiance create a perfect night out. Reserve ELMNT Lounge for your next event in a “collaborative, professional space” permitting you to “BE IN YOUR ELMNT.”

618 N Water St, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Sun – Thur Private Events, Fri & Sat 10 PM – 2:30 AM
(414) 763-8045


Victor’s has been a household Milwaukee nightlife name since the 1960s. Enjoy incredible food, exceptional cocktails, and an unmatched atmosphere.
Their graceful staff will serve you like family, making you a regular before you know it. Stop by on your next night out to understand why generations of Milwaukee residents can count on Victor’s for an unforgettable night out.

1230 N Van Buren St, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Sun Closed, Mon – Wed 6 PM – 2 AM, Thur – Sat 4 PM – 2 AM
(414) 272-2522

Drink Wisconsinbly Pub

Drink Wisconsibly Pub was established in Walker’s Point and rapidly became a local hot spot. Receiving numerous accolades, such as Readers’ Best New Bar in 2017 and Best Pub in 2017 and 2018, DW Pub relocated to its Deer District location in March 2019.
The new location was crafted from the bottom up, with its vision aimed at holding on to its original virtues. “The relaxed atmosphere and the communal vibe” make it the perfect place to drop by for thirst-quenching local beers.

320 W Highland Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203
Mon & Tue Closed, Wed – Fri 2 PM – 2 AM, Sat & Sun 11 AM – 2 AM
(414) 409-1740

Major Goolsby’s

Major Goolsby’s is an all-ages sports bar and museum for veteran and rookie fans. Lose yourself as you look at the walls lined with signed memorabilia, famous athletes, and high-definition TVs with the game you want to catch.
Major Goolsby’s has all the best sports packages, so you can always meet up with loved ones for every game. Book your next event at Major Goolsby’s next time you need a place to host!

340 W Kilbourn Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203
Sun – Tue Closed, Wed 4 PM – 10 PM, Thur – Sat 11 AM – 10 PM
(414) 271-3414

Who’s On Third

Last (but certainly not least) on our list of Milwaukee’s top 5 bars and lounges is Who’s On Third. If you want a nostalgic American sports pub in Downtown Milwaukee to watch the game, you ought to pop in.
As an Official Milwaukee Bucks bar and one of Business Insider’s 2014 Best 19 Sports Bars In America, you won’t have to worry about missing a play because every seat has been precisely set around a 120″ projection screen (and large TVs).
If you’re going up to Green Bay, skip the drive and ride the Packers Bus. If you’d rather see a live show, catch up with Who’s on Third at Alpine Valley concerts all summer!

1007 N Doctor M.L.K. Jr Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53203
Sun – Thur 11 AM – 2 AM, Fri & Sat 11 AM – 2:30 AM
(414) 897-8373

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    • Children under the age of 2 are not included in the calculation


Should an applicant not qualify in terms of credit history, the applicant, at the discretion of the landlord, may have the lease guaranteed by another party. Guarantor(s) must meet or exceed the rental criteria as stated above.

Each Guarantor must provide sufficient income verification equal to three (3) times the amount of the rent to guarantee the apartment rental.

If applicant has been convicted of illegally manufacturing or distributing a controlled substance as defined in sec. 102 of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 802) their application will be denied.

If applicant is subject to a state lifetime sex offender registration program their application will be denied.

If applicant has not been otherwise disqualified based on the above factors, and the applicant has been convicted of a felony or released from custody or supervision for a felony conviction, whichever occurred later, within the last six years, or a misdemeanor within the last three years, and the crime shows a demonstrable risk to tenant safety and/or property, their application may be denied after consideration of the nature and severity of the crime, the applicant’s age at the time of the conduct, and the amount of time that has passed since the criminal conduct occurred. Other factors may be considered on a case by case basis. Applicant shall provide any mitigating information or documentation that he or she would like to be considered regarding any criminal convictions.

*If management is unable to verify any information on your rental application, including but not limited to your prior rental history and employment, you will be denied rental. If you misrepresent your application information, you will be denied rental.

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