Streetcar MKE Streetcar "The HOP": Dining and Drinks

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Dining and Drinks Burns Commons Area
  • The Pasta Tree Restaurant and Wine Bar, 1503 N Farwell Ave: about 300 meters from the Burns Commons streetcar stop
  • Twisted Cafe coming soon, 1505 N Farwell Ave: about 300 meters from the Burns Commons streetcar stop
  • Maharaja, 1550 N Farwell Ave: Indian cuisine; about 400 meters from the Burns Commons streetcar stop
Astor Street Area
  • County Clare, 1234 N Astor St: an Irish bar, restaurant, and Inn
  • Monica's, 1228 N Astor St: a neighborhood basement bar and summertime patio; no kitchen
  • The Knick Restaurant, 1030 E Juneau Ave: dining inside the Knickerbocker Hotel
  • The Astor Hotel, 924 E Juneau Ave: hotel, apartments, Astor Bar and Grille; 8-story building, 102.0 feet, 31.1 meters, completed 1920; National Register of Historic Places
  • Fairgrounds Cafe, 1001 N Astor St: craft coffee, tea, and food; a variety of coffees are served here--including local Colectivo, as well as Stumptown, Metropolis, Spyhouse, Halfwit, Frothy Monkey, and others on a rotating basis; it is three blocks south of the Ogden at Astor Hop stop, a pleasant 430-meter walk through a historic district
Ogden Jackson (East Pointe) Area
  • Points East Pub, 1501 N Jackson St: known for its wings
  • Y-Not II, 706 E Lyon St: dive bar
  • Sanford, 1547 N Jackson St: upscale dining; a bit further than 2 blocks, but this modest-looking house is one of the highest-rated restaurants in the state (call ahead); it is about a 4 minute (350 meters) walk from the Hop Stop at Jackson at Ogden to Sanford
  • Chipotle, 600 E Ogden Ave: outside tables in summer on back patio
  • Panera, 600 E Ogden Ave: outside tables in summer; occupies part of a building that opened as the Ogden Cafe in 1878 and later became John Ernst
  • Einstein's / Caribou, 544 E Ogden Ave: outside tables in summer
  • Starbucks East Pointe, 544 East Ogden Ave Ste 500: outside tables in summer
  • Jersey Mike's Subs, 544 East Ogden Ave
  • Jamba, 544 East Ogden Ave, Ste 300A
  • Noodles & Company, 544 E Ogden Ave: outside tables in summer
  • Jimmy John's, 1425 N Jefferson St
  • Zoup!, 1433 N Jefferson St
Juneau Avenue Area Cathedral Square Area City Hall (Wells Street) Area
Dining and Drinks Wisconsin Avenue Area
  • Paper Table Food Hall, 733 N Milwaukee St: A "ghost" kitchen that makes food for a variety of restaurants; has a walk-up ordering kiosk; has limited inside seating; designed for takeout and delivery; restaurants include: MilTex Kitchen, Blac Bistro
  • Hotel Metro, 411 E Mason St: hotel and dining at Oggie's
  • Third Coast Provisions, 724 N Milwaukee St: seafood
  • No 720, 720 N Milwaukee St: bar and dance club
  • Zarletti, 741 N Milwaukee St #1: Fine Italian
  • Electric Lime, 730 N Milwaukee St: tacos and more
  • Cubanitas, 728 N Milwaukee St: entirely Cuban.
  • Distil, 722 N Milwaukee St
  • Carnevor, 718 N Milwaukee St: modern steakhouse
  • Sake Tumi, 714 N Milwaukee St: sushi
  • Lucid Light Lounge, 729 N Milwaukee St: dance floor nightlife
  • Indulge, 708 N Milwaukee St: wine, cheese
  • The Pfister Hotel, 424 E Wisconsin Ave: Cocktail bar (Blu), Mason Street Grill, Cafe at the Pfister, The Rouge, Afternoon Tea, and Lobby Lounge
  • 600 E Cafe, 600 E Wisconsin Ave: locally-sourced menu items
  • Amilinda, 315 E Wisconsin Ave: Spanish and Portuguese
  • Grassroots Salad Co, 607 N Water St: salads and wraps; cleverly hidden in the Chase Bank building
  • Mo's Irish Pub, 142 W Wisconsin Ave: just west of the Milwaukee River
  • Mo's A Place For Steaks, 720 N Plankinton Ave
  • Swingin' Door Exchange, 219 E Michigan St: saloon & eatery
  • Fore! Milwaukee, 530 N Water St: golf bar--play on simulators
  • Central Standard, 320 E Clybourn St : Craft Distillery; downtown Milwaukee distillery experience
  • District on Water, 628 N Water St
  • The Pfister Hotel, 424 E Wisconsin Ave: historic hotel; Cocktail bar (Blu), Mason Street Grill, Cafe at the Pfister, The Rouge, Afternoon Tea, and Lobby Lounge
  • The Social American Tavern, 611 N Broadway
  • Tupelo Honey, 511 N Broadway: southern restaurant and bar
  • Flourchild Pizza, 722 N Milwaukee St: pizza and more
  • Freshii, 250 E Wisconsin Ave: salads, wraps, bowls, and more
  • Pita Pit, 231 E Wisconsin Ave
  • The Dogg Haus, 755 N Water St: hotdogs and beef sandwiches
  • Starbucks Marriott-Milwaukee, 323 E Wisconsin Ave
  • Dunkin', 111 E Wisconsin Ave: outdoor tables on the RiverWalk
  • Subway Cafe, 710 N Plankinton Ave Ste 106: a Subway sandwich shop which also has a coffeeshop attached; just west of the Milwaukee River
  • Potbelly Sandwich Shop, 135 W Wisconsin Ave: just west of the Milwaukee River
  • Tua Pasta, 100 E Wisconsin, riverwalk level: fresh pasta meals of your design
Third Ward (Public Market) Area Plankinton Avenue Area
  • The Explorium Brewpub, Pritzlaff Building, 143 W Saint Paul Avenue: beers and dining; small batch, hand-crafted beer
  • Aperitivo, 311 N Plankinton Ave: aperativo="Italian after-work ritual"; tapas, snacks, drinks
  • Cambria Hotel Milwaukee, 503 N Plankinton Ave: hotel and 414 Bar + Kitchen
Intermodal Station Area
  • 3rd St Market Hall, 275 W Wisconsin Ave: 3rdstmarkethall.com; A food hall, shopping, events, and gathering place; includes food vendors, a market bar, a selfie museum, games area; part of The Avenue, which includes residences, offices, media studios, and more; it is just a short walk from the Intermodal stop to The Avenue: up N Vel Phillips Ave and then cross through Zeidler Park to the south entrance of The Avenue at 3rd and Michigan, about a 5 minute walk, 375 meters
  • 3rd St Market Hall Bar, 275 W Wisconsin Ave: inside the inside the 3rd Street Market Hall
  • Make Waves, 275 W Wisconsin Ave: inside the 3rd Street Market Hall; plant-based resaurant: wraps, smoothies, tea
  • Stone Creek Factory, 422 N 5th (just southwest of Streetcar barn): cafe; roastery; tour Sunday @ noon, sign up stonecreekcoffee.com
  • Farmer's Market at Zeidler Square (seasonal/weekly), 301 W Michigan St
  • Dairyland, 275 W Wisconsin Ave: inside the 3rd Street Market Hall; old fashioned hamburgers, fish fry, fries, shakes, and malts
  • Mid-Way Bakery, 275 W Wisconsin Ave: inside the 3rd Street Market Hall; bakery and sweets, soups, salads, sandwiches
  • Strega, 275 W Wisconsin Ave: inside the 3rd Street Market Hall; pastas and handmade treats
  • Hot Dish Pantry, 275 W Wisconsin Ave: inside the 3rd Street Market Hall; "Where the Midwest and the World Meet;" pierogi, hot dish, sodas
  • Amano Pan, 275 W Wisconsin Ave: inside the 3rd Street Market Hall; panaderia and pizzeria, breads, pastries
  • Middle East Side, 275 W Wisconsin Ave: inside the 3rd Street Market Hall; flatbreads and Middle East flavors
  • Greenhouse, 275 W Wisconsin Ave: inside the 3rd Street Market Hall; fresh and healthy cuisine; artisan sandwiches, soups and a build your own salad bar
  • Dawg City, 275 W Wisconsin Ave: inside the 3rd Street Market Hall; beef hotdogs and local ingredients
  • Strange Town Bottle Shop, 275 W Wisconsin Ave: inside the 3rd Street Market Hall; all-natural wine by the glass or by the bottle
  • Supernova Coffee & Doughnuts, 275 W Wisconsin Ave: inside the 3rd Street Market Hall; coffee and doughnuts; walkup window or counter service
  • Komapli Tacos y Tortas, 275 W Wisconsin Ave: inside the 3rd Street Market Hall; tacos, mexican sandwiches, Mexican goodies.
  • Aladdin's All-Aboard Cafe: Middle Eastern flavors; inside the Intermodal Station
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Hop Stop: Burns Commons (terminus)

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