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1. Club Charlies320 E Menomonee St, Milwaukee
2. The Backyard2155 S Kinnickinnic Ave, Milwaukee
3. Camp Bar4044 N Oakland Ave, Milwaukee
4. Colectivo Lakefront1701 N Lincoln Memorial Dr, Milwaukee
5. Art*Bar722 E Burleigh St, Milwaukee
6. Cafe Hollander7677 W State St, Wauwatosa
7. The Roman Coin1004 E Brady St, Milwaukee
8. The Yard500 W Florida St, Milwaukee
This little bar and restaurant often flies under the radar, but it's got a loyal following. In addition to its tasty mix with lots of horseradish, it infuses its vodka with veggies and spices for extra oomph. Garnishes are simple to let the drink shine, and include a piece of beef stick, pepper jack cheese, a pickle, and blue cheese-stuffed olives.
This bar is in on the whole "B.Y.O" thing, except for them its "B.Y.O-meat," and they provide the grill. Their menu include fine dining specialties like mozzarella sticks, beef jerky, and snickers, so maybe consider the B.Y.O option. Other than that, this is literally a huge yard covered in games, screens for movies, chairs, and umbrellas -- and everyone is welcome.
There’s no reason to drive seven hours when a real life Northwoods tavern just happens to be on the near North side of Milwaukee. Camp's appropriate hunting lodge setup includes an abundance of woodwork, a fair amount of taxidermy, and the occasional light fixture made out of antlers. The Old Fashioned is the drink of choice here and during the football season it’s hard to find a better place in town to watch the Packers. Ya der hey.
The undisputed reigning champ of the Milwaukee craft coffee scene, this been around the block since the 90s' (and every cafe wanted to be Central Perk from Friends) kind of spot has outposts all over the city, but their Lakefront locale is the crown jewel. On sunny days, it's the perfect place to cozy up in one of the colorful patio seats and enjoy blended espresso drinks, smoothies, and light cafe fare. Bonus: it's dog-friendly.
This eclectic, kitschy spot supports local artists, has plenty of beer choices to choose from, and is known for its dog-friendliness.
This Tosa Village spot has an idyllic patio on a bridge over the Menomonee River, great beer, and is dog friendly!
This casual local joint has Miller High Life specials and is super-dog friendly.