Historic Walker's Point
Worlds collide in the Walker’s Point/ Fifth Ward neighborhood- blending the area’s rich industrial history with modern art and progressive thought. This is an up-and-coming place to live.
Shabby-chic brick warehouses and shops dominate the Walker’s Point landscape. The area is fast becoming a hot spot for entrepreneurs and visionaries, who see its potential as a new, trendy neighborhood for nightlife and the ultimate urban living experience.
This neighborhood has an eclectic style for mixing traditional architecture with modern twists. It is home to the Allen Bradley Clock Tower, a Milwaukee icon. The tower stands as the world’s largest four-faced clock and is featured in the Guinness Book of World Records. It’s the centerpiece of Rockwell Automation, one of Wisconsin’s largest and well-established manufacturing companies.
However, just moments away, you’ll find the recently constructed Iron Horse Hotel, a luxurious accommodation which rivals the Pfister in both sophistication and price. The Iron Horse infused the industrial culture of Walker’s Point with hip, modern design, creating a truly unique experience for its guests.
New loft apartments such as Mercantile Lofts and Shoe Factory Lofts, office and retail developments continue to build up this historic, industrial area and generate excitement for this neighborhood on the rise. This neighborhood does not disappoint!
Restaurants | Nightlife
Walker’s Point is home to a fast growing community of restaurants and bars. Everything from Gastropubs to Roof Deck bars can be found close the Shoe Factory Lofts. With proximity to Milwaukee’s Third Ward, the number of choices in style and cuisine are endless. Check out a few of our favorite local spots.
Braise embraces a return to slow grown, natural food. From seasonally inspired menus and creative cocktails, to our hands-on classes and events, we work to educate our community on food. Supporting Wisconsin’s farmers and artisan producers, we are dedicated to the local economy. When dining at Braise, we hope that you feel it’s more than just a meal, but a commitment to our community.
Anodyne Coffee Roasting Company
Born in 1999, Anodyne Coffee Roasting Company is a locally owned, small batch roaster proudly working in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. We aim to provide an exceptional cup of coffee using just enough technology coupled with the experience of our crew to ensure exact repeatable results and assured satisfaction with every roast, every time. Coffee is what we do. It is what we know and are dedicated to perfecting. So, treat this coffee well. Transport and store in a cool, dry and dark spot. When you run out, stop by, call or order online. We’d love to hear from you and provide the coffee that cures what ails you most.
Great Lakes Distillery
Located right in the heart of Milwaukee, distillery founder Guy Rehorst has built a world class artisan distillery and committed to produce limited quantity products guaranteed to please. Our tasting room is open to the public every day. You are welcome to stop and enjoy cocktails at our tasting room bar, tables, or large patio anytime during our business hours! We feature many basic cocktails and several special cocktails that change often.
Milwaukee Public Market
Milwaukee’s most unique downtown food destination! Bursting with unique, high quality selections of artisan and ethnic products, and freshly-made prepared foods, you’re sure to enjoy shopping the independent merchants of the Milwaukee Public Market.
Harley Davidson Museum
Compelling exhibits. Behind-the-scenes tours. Rocking events. Hands-on fun for kids (and adults). All rooted in Harley-Davidson’s rich history. There’s lots to see, lots to do, and no reason to wait. Plunge in.
Clock Shadow Creamery
Clock Shadow Creamery is located in the historic Walker’s Point Neighborhood, on the corner of Bruce and 2nd St. There are great options for coupling your cheese experience. From the observation room, our friendly and knowledgeable staff will verbally guide you through the cheese making process. And don’t forget, we make fresh cheese curds every Wednesday and Friday!