Along the Milwaukee, Menomonee and Kinnickinnic Rivers lie these two neighborhoods. I often listen to the radio station 88nine Radio Milwaukee that is broadcast from this neighborhood and has recommended many of the stores and restaurants in this area. So naturally I had to try out a few.
Since it was morning, I started off with a cup of coffee from Stone Creek Coffee but there is also another coffee shop next door called Colectivo that many people in Milwaukee enjoy.
The Third Ward is also home to the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design (MIAD) so there is artwork throughout the neighborhood. It seems like everywhere you turn there is a sculpture or a mural in this part of town.
One of the most iconic buildings in this area is the Milwaukee Public Market. Inside there are spices, fresh seafood, cheeses, coffee, Thai food, Middle Eastern food, smoothies and more. So if you are looking for one or all of these things, you must stop here!
Lastly, there are a lot of shops and boutiques in the area. One is called Milwaukee Home where I bought my first souvenir on my stay-cation.
In Walker’s Point, which is a little bit further south, you will find a lot of Mexican restaurants, especially around 5th and National Ave. My favorite is La Fuente where you can get a lot of food at a reasonable price and the margaritas are delicious. Along 1st St there are restaurants like Chez Jacques that serves French cuisine or a burger restaurant that I had to try.
I was starting to get hungry and so I had heard that the burgers at Stack’d were good. And man, were they right! They have funny names for their burgers. This one was called The Hangover Stack (which I was not) and I also liked the name of the Kick In Your Pants burger. Additionally, they have shakes that you can get traditionally or spiked. How have I never heard of that!? But I was too stuffed to try one have this huge burger!