The Near North Side, just outside of downtown, is home to Milwaukee’s former Bronzeville. Until the 1960’s Walnut Street bustled with African American businesses, consisting of barbershops, law offices, jazz clubs, and taverns. Freeway development and blight have hampered the area, however neighborhoods, such as Lindsay Heights and Park West continue remain home to important social spots including the Wisconsin Black Historical Society and Coffee Makes You Black.
Food & Drink
The best barbeque in town.
1501 W Center St, Milwaukee, WI
Seafood place with catfish, lobster, and shrimp dishes.
3646 N Teutonia Ave, Milwaukee, WI
Chicken and waffles, fish fry, omelets.
2803 N Teutonia Ave, Milwaukee, WI
Milwaukee’s best sandwich shop since 1997! Corned Beef, Philly Steak, Burgers, Salads and more.
1614 W Walnut St, Milwaukee, WI
Sandwich and wing shop, with all day breakfast, crab boils, and more.
807 W Atkinson Ave, Milwaukee, WI
Tasty and refreshing ice cream.
2378 N Teutonia Ave, Milwaukee, WI
Things to Do
A non-profit museum exhibiting the history of African Americans in Wisconsin.
2620 W Center St, Milwaukee, WI