Old World Third Street, once the center of Milwaukee’s German community, is now a haven for sports bars, the perfect spot to stop before a game. Pay homage to German tradition and raise a glass in the Old German Beer Hall or nosh on some sausages at Milwaukee Brat House before walking just a block over to the arena to cheer on your team. Feeling active? Play a few rounds of ping pong at Evolution Milwaukee to get yourself pumped up for the big game.
Winning games – and the hearts of loyal fans – since 1969, the Milwaukee Bucks are home to fast-paced NBA action.The Bucks take the home court at the BMO Harris Bradley Center, conveniently located in the heart of downtown and near several entertainment districts. Construction on a brand new stadium (expected to open in 2018) is currently underway. Team mascot, Bango, is a fan favorite, famous for unbelievable stunts such as back-flipping ladder dunks during halftime.
Miller Park is home to the Milwaukee Brewers. Just minutes from downtown, Miller Park features the only fan-shaped, retractable roof in the nation – guaranteeing perfect conditions every game. Tailgating with bratwurst and brews in the parking lot is a genuine Milwaukee tradition – as are enjoying fireworks and team mascot Bernie Brewer's celebratory zip down a slide after home runs. From the fierce competition of the famous Klement's Racing Sausages to singing "Roll Out the Barrel," major league baseball in Milwaukee is a winning experience.
An American Hockey League member and the top affiliate of the NHL's Nashville Predators, the Milwaukee Admirals bring hard-hitting, lightning-fast action to the ice in downtown Milwaukee at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena. Originally founded as an amateur team, the Admirals have been hitting the ice in Milwaukee since 1970. Their games are always a family-friendly local favorite.
The Brewcity Bruisers is a women's flat track roller derby league made up of four home teams: the Crazy 8's, Maiden Milwaukee, the Rushin' Rollettes and the Shevil Knevils. These rollergirls don't mess around; they skate fast and hit hard, battling each other at monthly bouts from January to May at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena. Following their home season, a team of Brew City's all-stars hits the road to take on the other rowdy rollergirls of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association. The Brewcity Bruisers also host the Midwest BrewHaHa, an annual tournament that welcomes over 25 teams from all over the U.S. and Canada, including both women’s and men’s teams.
Nothing beats the fast-paced scoring and excitement found at an indoor soccer match at Milwaukee's UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena. With more than 1,000 games played, more than 500 wins and 3 million loyal fans, a Milwaukee Wave game adds up to a winning experience. Rock the stands with a vuvuzela and enjoy meeting the players for autographs after the game.
Getting to the Game
Bars offering shuttles to Miller Park
Camp Bar Tosa
Leff's Lucky Town
Jack's American Pub
Jackson's Blue Ribbon Pub
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino
Milwaukee Brat House
Miss Katie's Diner
Mo's Irish Pub
The home of the Milwaukee Brewers, Miller Park is a fan favorite stadium for a reason! Thanks to the unique fan-shaped retractable roof, it’s always the perfect day for a ball game in Milwaukee, and the stadium is located just minutes from downtown. While tailgating in the parking lot is a Milwaukee tradition, there’s no reason to fret if you didn’t bring your car. Plenty of local bars offer shuttles to the game — and many of them are free! These shuttles are scattered throughout the city and surrounding neighborhoods, so you have a great spot to grab some food before the game no matter where you’re coming from (but make sure to save room for wacky ballpark cuisine like a pulled pork sandwich on a doughnut!).
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