I know you might be sick of Milwaukee already, but there is a third and final day and I haven’t told you about it yet. I’ll get through it and I promise next week will be something different! These have been helpful though because I have a lot going on with work and party planning, and then Christmas soon too. It is nice not to have to think up a topic every week.
First thing we did was check out from the hotel and then walk a few blocks South to The Spice House. I really wanted to stop in here because I wanted to stock up on a few things. It was clearly a loved place, there were a lot of people in there and it was a Sunday. I stocked up on a few spices I’ve been needing and then we hurried on our way to eat something.
A little further South we hunted for an found HoneyPie. We decided to sit at the bar instead of fitting in a corner next to a table with young children. Good decisions! I love sitting at bars because you can make new friends. I made a friend next to me with a local who comes by often. I knew it had to be good if he was a regular. We also made friends with the bartender who taught me to pour syrup in my coffee instead of using sugar. Do you even need to hear about the rest of what I have to say on this place? Okay maybe a little more. The food was delicious. I had something consisting of potatoes, eggs, and pulled pork. We were too full to eat dessert, but he gave us a flyer for mini pies that they deliver anywhere in the country. I kept mine, never know it might come in handy some day.
We actually had to hurry out of there because it was getting late in the afternoon and Dave wanted to see this place called the Chudnow Museum, or more accurate- he wanted me to see this Museum of Yesteryear. It was $5 a person to get into a house that had rooms filled with items from Milwaukee in the 1920’s. There were two very knowledgeable gentlemen there. They were so detailed that you might say it was overwhelming. If you are a history buff when it comes to pop culture, this is a good place for you to visit.
Last thing on our list and good thing because we were running out of time, was Lakefront Brewery. It wasn’t far from the museum so we hurried over and made the last tour of the day. It was $7 a person and you got a tour, 4 tokens for beer, and a full sized pint glass. Even though he forced us to have a Laverne and Shirley sing-a-long, the tour guide was pretty entertaining. Fun Fact- Lakefront’s bottling line is from the Schiltz factory which was on the intro to Laverne and Shirley.
We ended the trip at a bar called Stubby’s and ate a little something before leaving town. Had to have cheese curds at least once when visiting Wisconsin! The Packers game was on and it was pretty depressing for us. The bartenders poured shots for the whole bar every time they scored. Just gotta say there were some pretty drunk people at that bar…
We had a great time on our trip to Milwaukee. I feel like when you go somewhere close it doesn’t seem that exciting. But we found plenty to do and see, not to mention eat and drink. There were a few things we missed on our list: Mars Cheese Castle and the Jelly Belly Factory. Guess we’ll have to make another trip someday! Until then I made sure to pick up some Spotted Cow on our way out so I could take a piece of Milwaukee with me (at least until the beer’s gone)!