Holiday Shopping in Downtown Milwaukee

Holiday Shopping in Downtown Milwaukee

City Tour, 6 Miles

Beth Pickhard with curated the route.

Beth Pickhard with curated the route.


Shopping local in Milwaukee is easy on a bike! Explore Milwaukee's small shop scene while making pitstops to grab a bite to eat, a coffee or a beer. Many Bublr Bikes stations are located along the way so you don't have to worry about bringing your own bike downtown.

Map & Logistics

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Voice Navigation

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Bublr bike share (map) - $3 for 30 minutes for sturdy city bike with generator lights and a front basket for your bag


Coast in Bikes - $45+ daily for adult, cargo, tandem, kids, seat or trail-a-bike

transit connections

Milwaukee County Transit System, MCTS (Map) - 100% of buses equipped with bike racks. "All Milwaukee County Transit System buses are now equipped with bike racks which are simple to use. "

what to bring?

Carry your shoppings in Bublr Bikes handy front baskets or if you have your own bike, a basket, pannier or back pack will help you. Must have a credit card for Bublr Bikes.


A. Milwaukee Public Market  400 N Water St |

One of Milwaukee's must-visit destinations, the Milwaukee Public Market is the perfect place to start pedaling. Get a bite to eat to fuel your ride. Or pick up a gift for a friend. You've got plenty of choices: Wisconsin cheeses, wines you can sample at the wine bar, handmade chocolates, flowers and more! M-F 10am-8pm / Sa 8am-7pm / Su 10am-6pm

B. Broadway Paper  191 N Broadway | | 414-277-7699

A paper store? Yup, but this paper store does more than just paper. They have beautiful cards, journals and books too. It's easy to find a gift for anyone on your list. M-F 11am-7pm / Sa 10am-5pm

C. Lizzibeth  550 E Menomonee St | | 414-416-6265

For the fashionista, store owner Lizzi has curated clothes and accessories for women. Her friendly and cozy shop will keep you (or your friend) fashion forward. Tu-F 12-6pm / Sa-Su 11am-4pm

D. MKE Home Store  159 N Jackson St #101 | | 414-731-5339

Nothing says "Milwaukee" better than apparel from MKE Home! Pick up a t-shirt or hoodie to show off your pride for the M-K-E. Tu-F 12-5pm / Sa 11am-7pm / Su 11am-3pm

E. Dragonfly  1117 E Brady St | | 414-271-1244

Peruse Dragonfly for fun and funky vintage goods. It's the type of space you could spend hours poking around in and still not see everything up for grabs. Su-M 12-5pm / Tu-F 11am-6:30pm / Sa 11am-6pm

F. Glorioso's Italian Market  1011 E Brady St | | 414-272-0540

A little bit of Italia right here in Milwaukee, Glorioso's has some great grab-and-go sandwiches and take out items to eat in their cafeteria-style dining area. They also have a fantastic selection of wine, fancy shaped pasta, Italian chocolates and liqueurs that anyone would be thrilled to receive as a gift. M-F 8am-8pm / Sa 8am-6pm / Su 8:30am-5pm

G. The Spice House  1031 N Old World 3rd St | | 414-272-0977

From Tahitian vanilla beans to Anise, The Spice House has everything you need to make a dish shine. The quality is there and the quantity is really up to you. You can buy a large spice gift set or small quantities sealed in individual bags. M-F 9am-6pm / Sa 9am-5pm / Su 12-4pm

H. Shops at Grand Avenue  275 W Wisconsin Ave | | 414-224-0655

Milwaukee's downtown mall has had it's ups and downs over the years. Still, a few retailers (both local and big box) call their place on Wisconsin Avenue, formerly Grand Avenue, home. M-F 10am-7pm / Sa 10am-6pm / Su 11am-5pm

I. Indulgence Chocolatiers  211 S 2nd St | | 414-223-0123

Indulgence knows how to make an everyday treat by crafting chocolate bars in a variety of fun and tasty flavors. Classics included Vanilla Bean and Dark Chocolate Sea Salt. Some of the crazier combinations introduce the brewing ingredients of hops and malt into the bar. If you want an "indulgence", get some truffles or do a wine or beer pairing expertly paired with the chocolates. M-Th 10am-7pm / F 10am-8pm / Sa 10am-10pm / Su 11am-5pm



1. La Masa Empanada Bar  1300 E Brady St | | 414-885-1866

A newcomer to Brady Street, La Masa is serving up empanadas in a chill space. It's the perfect amount of food (read: not too heavy) and you can choose how many empanadas you would like to devour. Su-W 11am-11pm / Th-Sa 11-1am

2. Brewed Cafe  1208 E Brady St | | 414-276-2739

Need a little pick me up? Brewed on Brady offers java and all sorts of baked goods, sandwiches and breakfast made to order. 7 days 6:30am-9pm

3. Purple Door Ice Cream  205 S 2nd St | | 414-988-2521

Artisan-like ice cream at purple door is a real treat you deserve after a long day of pedaling! Dairy free? No problem, they've got sorbet too. Tu-Th 12-8pm / F-Su 12-9pm