The Milwaukee Late-Night Bite

Monday, Aug 19  ·  Milwaukee, We Suggest

Drop your bags, you’ve gotten in late and all you’re looking for is a good late-night bite in Milwaukee. Where do you go?

This is a common occurrence for our guests, and while a sandwich delivery is great for the ease, sometimes setting foot out in the city to explore a bit further is more enticing. Below is a list of our favorite late-night bites to satisfy that late-night hunger.

BelAir Cantina

This local cantina has taken over Milwaukee and features some of the best street tacos you’ll ever taste. Serving until midnight, the tacos are a hybrid of Oaxaca and L.A. food truck. If you’re around during the week, take advantage of their $2 Tuesday & Thursdays where they feature select tacos and Mexican taps for only….you got it, $2.

19-minute walk or a short ride from The Plaza

Red Light Ramen

Who doesn’t love a tasty bowl of house-made ramen noodles? The vibe is casual and the prices are (more than) affordable. Pop into this quaint late-night hot spot for a bite – and be sure to inquire about their Boozy Slushie of the Week… you’ll thank us later. Open Wednesday – Saturday, 6 p.m. to 1 a.m., Sunday and Tuesday, 5 a.m. to 10 p.m., Closed Monday.

20-minute walk or ride from The Plaza

The Vangaurd

What’s more Milwaukee than a late-night sausage shop – especially a place with poutine on the menu. The Vanguard features a plethora of artisan-made sausages that start with the classics and go far out as an Octopus Chorizo. Open as late as 2 a.m. on the weekends and midnight during the week.

Bayview – definitely a car ride away

Elsa’s On the Park

Where buffalo wings meet giant martinis, this upscale gastropub serves an approachable menu until 1 a.m. Elsa’s is located across the street from the popular Cathedral Square where you can often find a local crowd hanging around for live music.

9-minute walk

Ian’s Pizza

A late-night staple in Milwaukee, Ian’s Pizza features a highly imaginative menu that prides itself on pushing all the boundaries. They are deemed a local favorite mainly because of their unique pizza creations such as the Cheeseburger or the Drunken Ravioli. Yummy, right?  Available by the slice or the entire pie. They close up shop at 2:30 a.m.

11-minute walk


If a quiet conversation with a friend or date is what you’re feeling, be sure to visit Balzac, where the small-plate menu is brilliant and the wine selection is out of this world!
The kitchen is open 4 p.m.- Midnight on Friday and Saturday, and 4 p.m. -11 p.m. Sunday-Thursday.

18-minute walk or a short ride away

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