Water Street in Milwaukee, Wisconsin is more than your average street. Not only does it bisect the downtown area, following the path of the Milwaukee River, but it is also the central avenue of entertainment and nightlife in the city. Nestled in between the river, Farwell, the East Side, Brady Street, and North Avenue, Water Street is the perfect place to start your activities
Passing through multiple neighborhoods, the mood changes depending where you are on the street, as well as the time of day. Starting at the south end of Water Street and between the cross streets of Erie and Clybourn, you will find yourself on the edge of the Milwaukee Historic Third Ward: "Milwaukee's Arts and Fashion District". From daytime sidewalk cafes to unique shopping, theaters, galleries, and the Milwaukee Public Market, you won't find a more dynamic or stylish district.
Traveling further north along Water Street and between the cross streets of Mason and Highland you will be entering Milwaukee's theater district. Take your pick between the Pabst Theater, the Milwaukee Repertory Theater, the Bradley Pavilion, or the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. Finding activities to compliment your theater night out should not be difficult with many great cafes, restaurants, and watering holes nearby, not to mention the stylish InterContinental Milwaukee right in the center of it all.
North of Highland St. and south of Knapp is where the masses come to party once the sun goes down. With the largest concentration of bars and watering holes in the city, this is Milwaukee's own version of Bourbon Street. There is a scene for everyone, as you can find any type of establishment from a stylish lounge to the dirtiest dive bar. Thursday through Saturday nights are the busiest night, so plan accordingly and get ready to party!