Lobby Lounge at the Pfister
If you find yourself wandering around Downtown looking for a cocktail spot, head to the Lobby Lounge in the historic Pfister Hotel. Established in 1893, the hotel is a relic of the Gilded Age, with ornate gold-leaf crown molding, antique grandfather clocks, and the largest Victorian art collection of any hotel in the world. Enjoy a cocktail at the Lobby Lounge, where large upholstered sofas and armchairs are accompanied by live piano music. Beverages and light appetizers -- like tomato soup, crab croquettes, and truffle Parmesan chips -- are served here, including the Milwaukee favorite Pfister Mary, with premium vodka, house-made Bloody Mary mix, and rotating garnishes like lemons, limes, and even shrimp.