Near North Side

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
Ashley’s Que

The best barbeque in town.

1501 W Center St, Milwaukee, WI

(414) 372-7666

Catfish Lounge

Seafood place with catfish, lobster, and shrimp dishes.

3646 N Teutonia Ave, Milwaukee, WI

(414) 445-3505

Coffee Makes You Black

Chicken and waffles, fish fry, omelets.

2803 N Teutonia Ave, Milwaukee, WI

(414) 562-5225

Deli 1614

Milwaukee’s best sandwich shop since 1997! Corned Beef, Philly Steak, Burgers, Salads and more.

1614 W Walnut St, Milwaukee, WI

(414) 933-2303

Sandwich God

Sandwich and wing shop, with all day breakfast, crab boils, and more.

807 W Atkinson Ave, Milwaukee, WI

(414) 982-9681

Tastee Twist

Tasty and refreshing ice cream.

2378 N Teutonia Ave, Milwaukee, WI

(414) 263-3585

Things to Do
Wisconsin Black Historical Society

A non-profit museum exhibiting the history of African Americans in Wisconsin.

2620 W Center St, Milwaukee, WI

(414) 372-7677

MKE Black