Much like other big cities in the Midwest,Milwaukee is filled with residents that like to get their drink on. Whether someone lives in an apartment or a short term rental,chances are they’ve stumbled home from a drinking establishment at one point or another. Milwaukee has a really great dive bar scene,too. Here are some of our favorites that are near temporary housing and feature cheap drinks,cheap eats and even some bar games.
The Tracks Tavern
For those of you who like to get your drink on while staying physically active,Tracks Tavern is for you. Cheap beers and volleyball leagues come together at this Riverwest hot spot,steps away from corporate housing nearby.
If you’ve lived in Milwaukee for at least a few months,you’ve probably seen a “I Closed Wolski’s” bumper sticker or four in your time. Free popcorn and a big patio make this dive a popular one to close out during the summer. Next time you’re in town,get a group and go earn yourselves some bumper stickers – you deserve it.
Many patrons of this iconic dive enjoy watching the Packers or Badgers on TV. But if it’s not gameday,you can find the same folks playing Jeopardy! or spending too much money on the bar’s fantastic jukebox. Hope you like PBR – that seems to be what just about everyone likes to drink here.
Fun fact: If you’re looking for the oldest sanctioned bowling alley lanes,you’ll find them at Holler House in Milwaukee. This dive bar features the lanes which were built at the same time as the bar,1908. There aren’t any beers on tap here,so if you’re someone that refuses to drink out of a can or a bottle,you might want to get your dive bar/bowling alley fix in somewhere else.