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Brady Street

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Address: Brady Street, Milwaukee, WI

North of Milwaukee's downtown, this area is frequented by college students,...

North of Milwaukee's downtown, this area is frequented by college students, hip types and those in search of authentic Italian food.

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Daughter and I spent one entire afternoon parked outside on the sidewalk eating and drinking a few brews watching people go by! There are some "unique" shops in the area and we... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kim B
Newnan, Georgia
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Winfield, IL
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119 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I love Brady Street! Bars, restaurants, and coffee shops. Perfect place for people watching. You can easily find parking within walking distance.

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Newnan, Georgia
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182 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Daughter and I spent one entire afternoon parked outside on the sidewalk eating and drinking a few brews watching people go by! There are some "unique" shops in the area and we enjoyed our afternoon here. About a mile to 3rd street and sports bars.

Thank Kim B
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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41 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Brady street is the heart of what used to be referred to as "the lower east side" of Milwaukee. It has cultural significance due to two generations ago, this is the neighborhood where many Sicilian and Polish immigrants made their home. But in the 1960's, it was Milwaukee's gathering place and still is today. A lot has changed, but many... More 

Thank micheledivadivo
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25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We love the Brady Street neighborhood. The eateries, taverns and shops are unique, welcoming and diverse. We found accommodations through Air BnB and stayed in a roomy and clean place on Franklin St. After we parked the car, we just started walking all over the city. Great meals, drinks with good people, sight seeing, exploring.

Thank Callie C
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Brady Street is an experience not to miss. Sort of a Bohemian treasure for the whole family, including pets. In the summer store owners even have containers of water on the sidewalk for dogs. There is also a day set aside of for blessing of the dogs. Festivals galore in the summer. Many restaurants and bars and just a joyous... More 

Thank mimma64
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 April 2017

My husband and I went with some friends and had a hard time finding a spot where we could have good communication. Everywhere was loud but the cocktails were great at the bars we stopped out and the nightlife was definetly great!

Thank Maddie M
Tadley, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Take a trip back in time and stroll along Brady Street and soak up the old world charm. Lots of interesting old buildings make it seem more of a small town than part of a large city. Lots of independent shops and restaurants.

Thank Carol M
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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103 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Im glad I live very close, walking distance to brady st. Love the festival in July, love the stores, but I really love the assortment of bars and restaurants. Never a boring moment on Brady!!

Thank karyn k
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Always stuff to do and going on here. Would recommend the bus tour for ppl that sent familiar with the area. Very hipster town.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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1,382 reviews
643 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 368 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

An enjoyable place to visit with lots of shops and restaurants and bars. Great evening scene with lots to do.

Thank RickMIusa

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