While Milwaukee’s African American community is primarily located in the city’s northern half, distinct neighborhoods offer a variety of dining, shopping, and cultural experiences. Discover activities from canoeing to concerts, basketball to Bronzeville, and festival to food.


Explore Milwaukee’s premier African American hub of activity and culture.

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  • Discover the neighborhood during Bronzeville Week
Sherman Park

Resiliency and rebuilding in Sherman Park has led to an influx of Black restaurants, beauty shops, and wellness studios.

West Side

The West Side offers a diverse range of food, beauty, and shops for its residents.


World class dining, nightlife, and entertainment are no stranger to downtown and the trendy Third Ward.

North Side

The North Side is an expansive area of the city and houses an ample selection of restaurants and lounges.

Near West Side

From music, to scenic relaxation, to historic homes the Near West Side offers activities for everyone.

Near North Side

Nestled between the Sherman Park and Bronzeville areas, the Near North Side is home to many of Milwaukee’s oldest Black businesses.

Northwest Side

Milwaukee’s Northwest Side is undergoing a revitalization to better serve its community, leading to an increase of dining and shopping options.

Riverwest/East Side

West of the Milwaukee river is Riverwest, an eclectic mix of bars and restaurants. Across the river is the East Side, home to college students, young professionals and the city’s beach life.

South Side

While the city’s South Side lacks a strong African American community, explore food and culture in Milwaukee’s Latino neighborhoods, and nightlife in Walker’s Point and Bay View.


Most of the Milwaukee area’s African American residences live in the city, however a number of Black owned businesses have thrived in the Suburbs.