A Milwaukee Bachelor Party City Guide to Plan Your Weekend

Beer, sports and good food are on the menu on a guys' trip to Milwaukee.
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by Allyson Johnson
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Allyson Johnson
Wedding Planning Contributor
  • Allyson writes articles for The Knot specializing in registries, wedding planning, and travel.
  • She’s written articles on such topics as best bachelorette and bachelor party destinations, top bridal shower games, and registry gifts.
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Updated Jul 29, 2021
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Look no further than a Milwaukee bachelor party for the groom who is all about that beer life. Not only does this city host some fantastic breweries, you'll also find a lively sports scene, tons of German-inspired food (think hot dogs and brats) and plenty of ways to spend your days and nights.

What Are Some Milwaukee Bachelor Party Ideas?

There's no question about it, Milwaukee is a dude's type of city. From its craft beer scene and beer halls to its three professional sports teams and waterfront location, there's plenty to see and do in this friendly city. (Thank everyone for making the trip with some personalized gifts from The Knot Shop.)

For the Beer Enthusiast

Take a tour of the institution that is Miller beer, but then make your way to more than 20 other breweries throughout the city. You can spend a weekend sipping in tap rooms and still not cover all of the beers on offer here.

For the Foodie

Pay homage to Milwaukee's German heritage with meals that revolve around brats and sausages, beer halls and more. There are plenty other fantastic food options that range from midwest delights (think cheese curds) to far off flavors like Ethiopian and Argentinian.

For the Sports Fan

Plan your weekend around a game, whether you're looking to enjoy basketball, baseball or hockey, Milwaukee has the team that your groom roots for.

What Do You Do at a Bachelor Party in Milwaukee?

Plan a three-day Milwaukee bachelor party using our itinerary, which fits in a whole lot of beer, food and good fun.

Day 1

Morning: Uncle Wolfie's is a fantastic breakfast and brunch spot to kick off the weekend, with breakfast sandwiches, johnny cakes and the wolfundido (chorizo, sweet potatoes, peppers, onions, beer cheese, guac and an ancho-seasoned egg) top the meu.

Afternoon: While you wait for the entire crew to arrive, check out some of the city's best attractions. One not to be missed: The Harley-Davidson Museum, where you'll see more than 450 motorcycles and artifacts dating back to the first Harley across a 20-acre campus right in downtown.

Evening: For steak night, head to Five O'Clock Steakhouse, a family-owned supper club that has been part of the city's culture since 1946. You'll find retro vibes, live music and of course a delicious menu of ribs, fried calamari, hand cut steak fries, 11 types of steaks and chops and so much more. From dinner, it's a quick hop back towards the waterfront for drinks at the Red Lion Pub, a cozy alehouse with outdoor space.

Day 2

Morning: The Wicked Hop is the self-proclaimed home of Milwaukee's best bloody Mary's, so you should make the effort to see for yourself. Along with brunch cocktails, you'll find an extensive weekend brunch menu that includes breakfast tacos, the hoodoo voodoo hash (Cajun-spiced potatoes andouille sausage, crawfish and poached eggs), brunch burritos and a large selection of breakfast sandwiches.

Afternoon: Spend the day touring some of the city's best breweries. You can't miss a stop for the free Miller tour to get a behind-the-scenes look at this classic beer institution. But then it's time to move on to newer crafts. Make your way along the waterfront to spots including: City Lights Brewing Company, located in a 115-year-old Gas Light building; Gathering Place Brewing Company, which offers a tap room and beer garden; Lakefront Brewery, a good spot to hit around lunch time for its beer hall and bar bites; Sprecher Brewery for old-school European-style beers; Urban Harvest Brewing Company for a fantastic tap room of rotating beers; and Third Space Brewing, a great spot made by Milwaukee natives.

Evening: Make dinner tonight at La Masa Empanada Bar, where along with 17 types of empanadas (don't skip out on the mushroom truffle parmesan, cheese curd and bacon or Argentine beef) you'll find cocktails—house crafted and on tap. After dinner, head to Nine Below, an underground tavern that offers cocktails as well as a mini golf course to keep you wildly entertained. If your game worked up an appetite, grab a late night bite at Louie's Char Dogs where you'll find quarter-pound dogs on fresh-baked brioche buns in a variety of styles, a sausage menu and gourmet burgers.

Day 3

Morning: For your last day, head to the aptly named Toast for a casual spot that serves all-day breakfast and brunch that includes donuts, four types of benedicts, skillets and hashes, disco waffles and omelets, among other tasty treats.

Afternoon: Catch a game. Time your weekend to see your favorite home team in action. Check the schedules for the Bucks, Brewers or Admirals and enjoy cheering on your team. If it's not the season or there's no hometown game, you can book tours of the stadiums, too.

Evening: Grab dinner at the Milwaukee Brat House, a historic venue that highlights much of the city's German roots with a robust brat and sausage menu, local craft beers and a beer garden. Spend the night here drinking it up or head out to your choice of bars: Who's on Third for sports; McGillycuddy's for an Irish pub vibe and beer garden; or Ale Asylum for riverfront views, a nice patio and good beer.

Where Should I Stay in Milwaukee for a Bachelor Party?

Stay in downtown Milwaukee for a central location that offers walkability and easy access to points of interest farther outside of the city.

Best Milwaukee Bachelor Party Hotels

  • Stay at the Potawatomi Hotel and Casino for a home base that includes quality rooms, a gambling floor, in-hotel restaurants and live entertainment.
  • The Milwaukee Marriott Downtown offers a budget-friendly stay in the heart of East Town, a perfect location to be in walking distance to many attractions.
  • Follow the beer theme with a stay at the Brewhouse Inn and Suites. The modern steampunk-vibe hotel is built in a former brewery and includes breakfast with your stay.

Best Milwaukee Home Rentals

  • A Modern Three-Bedroom condo offers river and city views, not too far from downtown, for groups of 8.
  • Just 15 minutes from downtown, you'll find a Home in the Heart of the Bay with room for 12 and an outdoor patio with a firepit.
  • Great for large groups (up to 18) this Six-Bedroom Home is right downtown, within walking distance to more than 70 restaurants and bars.

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