10 things to do in Milwaukee during the NCAA Tournament

What to see around town between tournament games
Posted at 4:01 PM, Mar 15, 2017

If you’re in town for the NCAA Tournament, you’re going to have some down time in between games. Check out this list for the top 10 things to do in Milwaukee this weekend.

1. Brewery Tour

A Milwaukee brewery tour is a must for any out-of-towner. There are breweries all over the city offering tours, but the Lakefront Brewery, Sprecher Brewery, and MillerCoors Brewery are three of the best. MillerCoors shows off the sheer volume of beer being made every day, while Lakefront and Sprecher focus on the local Milwaukee craft beers. You really can’t go wrong; whichever way you choose, you’ll end the tour with a beer in your hand!

2. Fish Fry

The tourney lines up perfectly with a Milwaukee fish fry. Go watch your team win on Thursday night, grab some fish fry around town on Friday, and then head back to the BMO Harris Bradley Center for more game action on Saturday. Check out our list of Milwaukee’s top 25 fish frys.

3. Milwaukee Public Market

The Public Market is one of the coolest places in the city. Not only are there endless food options, but the upstairs dining area provides a great spot to sit, relax, and overlook the city. Check out everything they have to offer here.

4. Historic Third Ward

While you’re checking out the Milwaukee Public Market, make sure to pop over to the Historic Third Ward. This district is a cozy, hip area of Milwaukee; walk around and do some window shopping, or head into one of the many restaurants for some food and drinks. Take a peak at all the hot spots here.

5. The Safe House

The Safe House restaurant is literally one of the hidden gems of Milwaukee. Tucked into a downtown alley, the Safe House looks at the history of spies through the years. You’ll need a password to get in, but there is a way to sneak inside without one - I guess you'll just have to find out what that is. More info.

6. Milwaukee Art Museum

The Milwaukee Art Museum is one of the highlights of the city skyline, and the inside isn’t too bad either. Located right in the heart of downtown overlooking Lake Michigan, the Art Museum if a great place to visit and snap some pictures. Information on tickets here.

7. Colectivo Coffee

One of the best coffee places in Milwaukee, Colectivo has locations all over the city, including in the Third Ward and down by Lake Michigan. Stop by in the morning for some great coffee and a delicious breakfast sandwich.

8. Kopp’s Frozen Custard

Kopp’s is one of the iconic places in Milwaukee. Come on down for one of the city’s best burger and custard. Make sure to look out for the Flavor of the Day on their website!

9. The Bronze Fonz

Yes, Milwaukee has a statue of the "Happy Days" character. Come check out the Fonz in his typical leather jacket located on the Milwaukee Riverwalk, just a few blocks away from the Bradley Center.

10. Mitchell Park Conservatory

Want some tropical weather in mid-March? Looking for a more arid feel? Check out the three domes at the Conservatory, where each dome maintains a distinct climate for their exhibits.

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