Just on the Fringe
Beerline B / Commerce Street
Located just northwest of downtown Milwaukee, this emerging neighborhood runs along Commerce Street between Pleasant Street and Humboldt Boulevard. Comprised mainly of condominiums, apartments, townhomes and its business landmark, Lakefront Brewery, the area boasts many lifestyle amenities, including the Milwaukee Boathouse launch, fitness facilities, nature trails, walkable dining and nightlife options, plus a free Tuesday night music series and free “Shakespeare in the Park” in Kadish Park.
This 22-acre former Pabst Brewery site is Milwaukee’s newest, sustainable, historic neighborhood. The vision of Joseph J. Zilber, this mixed-use development features two major university centers, offices, lofts, apartments, the Brewhouse Inn & Suites and restaurants with more developments on the horizon. The Brewery neighborhood is located just east of I-43 and is bordered by West Winnebago Street, West Highland Avenue and North 11th Street – on the western outskirts of downtown.
Once home to brewery workers and owners, this gentrified neighborhood includes Victorian-era homes and former factories converted into businesses. The area is bordered by North Avenue to the north, Holton Ave to the east, the Milwaukee River and Pleasant Street on the south, and Martin Luther King Drive on the west. Perched above downtown, residents and guests of Brewers Hill enjoy great views of the city. Other highlights of this richly diverse neighborhood include restaurants, coffee shops and boutiques, plus community gatherings such as a free Tuesday night music series and free “Shakespeare in the Park” in Kadish Park.
Located to the south of the Historic Third Ward, this up-and-coming neighborhood touts many factories transformed into commercial and residential spaces. Restaurants, coffee shops, clubs, antique stores, the Iron Horse Hotel – even 88Nine Radio Milwaukee, a hip, indie-alt radio station, call this neighborhood home.
The lower east side is a very densely populated residential neighborhood consisting of houses, apartments and condominiums. It’s bounded by Ogden Avenue at the south, North Avenue at the north, the lake at the east and Holton/Humboldt at the west. It also includes the trendy Brady Street neighborhood with its locally-owned shops and restaurants, and bohemian culture.
Within the 1,200-acre Menomonee Valley you can find many opportunities to be entertained and recreate! Whether your need for fun includes taking in a Major League ball game or college soccer match, learning about Harley-Davidson motorcycles, improving your poker game, fishing the best steelhead river in the region, skateboarding at the only indoor skate facility around, canoeing, biking, running, or simply enjoying a leisurely picnic along the river, the Menomonee Valley has something for you.