Westown, a vibrant Milwaukee neighborhood, includes Milwaukee’s spanning RiverWalk as well as Old World 3rd Street rich with German culture. On this tour route, experience Milwaukee’s German heritage on Old World Third Street, learn about our many Beer Barons and then eat, drink and socialize your way into restaurants along the RiverWalk in the Westown neighborhood! This tour offers authentic German food tastings, as well as an opportunity to visit newer establishments in the area. This is your chance to tour your way around town with Milwaukeeans while savoring it too!
Tour Length: Approximately one mile along Milwaukee’s RiverWalk, with plenty of walking breaks and opportunities to sit down along the way. We spend approximately 15 – 20 minutes at each location.
Time Commitment: Between 2 – 2.5 hours, depending on the pace of the group
Fun Facts: Did you know that the typewriter was invented in Milwaukee, that Chinatown used to inhabit Old World Third Street, and that some of our sidewalks were heated well before it was trendy? On this tour route, you’ll learn more about these fun facts, plus we’ll even schlemiel, schlimazel our way across the Milwaukee River to visit The Fonz.
All tastings are included in the price. Portions are often served family-style. Samples are substantial – for the vast majority of attendees, you will not need to plan for a meal after the tour!
Allergy Disclaimer – We can accommodate many special requests due to allergies to nuts, seafood, MSG, wheat, etc. However, we do require advance notice to make such arrangements.
Parting Gift: Our tour concludes with the sweet note of chocolate. Each attendee will also receive a take-home packet of spices so that they can bring the taste of Milwaukee into their own kitchen.
Of Special Note: We recommend taking our guided Milwaukee food tasting and culture tour at the beginning of your stay in town. That way, you’ll be able to return to your newly-discovered Milwaukee restaurants, venues and hotspots during the rest of your visit!
After your time with us, you’ll be able to tour Milwaukee with confidence while taking advantage of its many cultural offerings. The Old World Third Street area provides plenty of opportunities for shopping and coupons for many establishments that we pass along the way will be provided. This is your chance to tourMilwaukee.Net work your way around town with Milwaukeeans while savoring it too!