What Are Your Favorite Spots In Milwaukee?

We've got this cool thing down and Milwaukee made MSN's top 10 coolest cities in the midwest, but we could show off our coolness a little more in our photo gallery.

Milwaukee made MSN's list of the top 10 coolest cities in the midwest, but we know there's a lot more cool to be had than just a few photos of SummerFest, the Milwaukee Brewers stadium and the Milwaukee Art Museum.

We define cool here because well... it's cold here and we tend to warm up with a beer or two, and hey, cool things just naturally happen.

So we wondered if you would upload a few pictures of what defines Milwaukee's coolness. I already added a few of my favorites.

Scott February 01, 2013 at 07:39 PM
Milwaukee was also voted #3 of the top 20 drunkest cities in the United States. Don't be proud of that.
CowDung February 01, 2013 at 07:54 PM
Who were numbers 1 and 2?
Greg February 01, 2013 at 08:42 PM
I see the "glass is completely empty squad" has chimed in.
CowDung February 01, 2013 at 08:51 PM
How full can you expect the glass to be in the #3 drunkest city in the US?
Greg February 01, 2013 at 09:04 PM
Where does Milwaukee rate in the top 50 drunkest cities in the United States?
Denise Lockwood February 01, 2013 at 09:07 PM
I'm not a drunk so ummm... I don't own the drunkest city designation... but I do enjoy a beverage every now and then.
Richard Head February 01, 2013 at 09:31 PM
It depends on where you go for information. Forbes has Milwaukee as #1 drunk city. "But Milwaukee isn't just your average brewing town. It's the hardest-drinking city in America, according to Forbes.com's ranking of America's Drunkest Cities." http://www.forbes.com/2006/08/22/nightlife-cities-drunk_cx_de_nightlife06_0822intro.html According to MSM, Chicago is #1 Coolest: "The reigning Midwest king of cool is Chicago, a city known for its rabid sports fans, stunning skyscrapers and pizza perfection" ... and if you like Homocides, corrupt politics and psycho Mayors. http://local.msn.com/travel/10-coolest-cities-in-the-midwest I find nothing attractive about the City - give me the Country - but the few times I went out in Milwaukee it was to bars, and a huge drunkfest, but then I was there to drink. Things I sort of remember: Getting into that bar with the video camera audition first, NITRO - the ride home, after too many Tequila Sunrises - telling the Driver to pull over and puking on the side of I-94. Summerfest - Being crushed to death by smelly male drunks as my girlfriend wanted to see Eddie Money up close, The bar before it was "On The Border" with the barber chair - get in, sit down, take a shot and they throw the seat back, and some huge bar with picnic tables and everybody slamming beer. Also - every house I toured to possibly purchase had shag carpeting and a bar in the basement. Kelvinator refrigerators designed for a Keg and a handle on the door.
Cricket February 01, 2013 at 10:15 PM
I have no pictures to upload but I love Milwaukee. We have a terrific Art Museum, professional sports teams, a great theater district and some of the best restaurants in town all on a gorgeous lake. I love walking and biking in the cute neighborhoods and on the wonderful bike trails. I wouldn't live anywhere else despite the fact it is 5 degrees out. While I too enjoy an adult beverage I really wish we could shed the reputation of drinking, or over drinking, in this town. There is nothing cool about over imbibing and driving drunk or the wrong way on the freeway - both of which are huge problems around here. No one over the age of 24 really wants to be around a drunk either. With our lax drunk driving laws and the amount of deaths that have occurred I really think the drinking thing is nothing to be proud of, touted or laughed about.
Nuitari (Grand Master Editor) February 02, 2013 at 12:34 AM
Top 10 cities of the Midwest. Not impressed. And to answer the question of the article....no where. I refuse to go west of Hwy 100.
Denise Lockwood February 02, 2013 at 01:02 AM
wow... can't a girl just have a little positive participation?
Heather Asiyanbi (Editor) February 02, 2013 at 01:27 AM
@Denise - you had to use the ping pong photo? UGH! ;) I also enjoy Milwaukee - Summerfest; the lakefront in general; visiting Broadway shows ...
Greg February 02, 2013 at 01:41 AM
"I refuse to go west of Hwy 100" ??? You do this is about Milwaukee, correct?
GearHead February 02, 2013 at 02:08 AM
@Heather: Nice to see U R so good at ping-pong that U can navigate an adult beverage at the same time! I'll never challenge you. ;-)
GearHead February 02, 2013 at 02:15 AM
MKE has the coolest Sheriff with David Clarke!!! Beyond that, the lakeshore, awesome dining and more culture than I deserve!
Greg February 02, 2013 at 03:16 AM
More of an event than a spot, I think the Milwaukee Veterans Day Parade is the best parade around. I'd guess you could drink a few while watching it, if that's your thing.
vocal local 1 February 02, 2013 at 02:31 PM
No Pics, Personally I like Brady Street and the 3rd ward as soon as the weather is warm enough for the sidewalk cafes to open. I don't like the parking machines in the 3rd ward and downtown. I generally find something unique that I just have to have.
Nuitari (Grand Master Editor) February 02, 2013 at 02:39 PM
HAHAHA, I meant east obviously. That's how much I hate it; can't even refer to the east.
Randy1949 February 02, 2013 at 04:40 PM
Villa Terrace. I was in there before they started charging admission.
Bren February 02, 2013 at 05:22 PM
The remnants of Milwaukee's "Gold Coast" on Milwaukee's east side. There are still quite a few architectural treasures nestled among the medium-rise condo buildings. Yes, there are negative connotations associated with the pre-socialist history of the über-wealthy of our city (as in egregious treatment of resources and workers), but there are also First Families who have done amazing work in bringing art and culture to our city. Descendants of several of those families are still with us, and their names and other great families are still found in the museums and music venues of Milwaukee. That's the legacy I cherish.
Randy1949 February 02, 2013 at 05:30 PM
There are some lovely neighborhoods to walk through if you're looking for architecture. The Washington Highlands in Wauwatosa is nice. And I think there are a few of the old mansions left along Highland Blvd. further east.
Bill Mack February 02, 2013 at 07:01 PM
Milwaukee is not as cool as it could be do to ineffective leadership. We start at the top with Mayor Barrett, common council, and supervisors. There is not a dynamic leader in Milwaukee anymore, too bad.
Mike Talin February 02, 2013 at 07:26 PM
Richard Head.....excellent name Dick!
Ronald Peter February 04, 2013 at 08:45 PM
Get rid of barrett, the mayor, get rid of abele, the county exec, change the Milwaukee Common Council, change the County Board (Make them smaller) Keep Sheriff Clarke, build the high-rise where the lake front transit center is. Don't have a trolley line, add more small busses. Cutluraly, I think it's a great city with lots of activities. If you can't find something to do in the Milwaukee area, you're not looking.


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