Milwaukee January 12, 2018
10 Reasons Why Milwaukee Is The Most Unique City In America
Milwaukee is one of the most underrated cities in the country, and there many reasons for that, but one is how absolutely unique it is! From our brewing history and cultural diversity, to our amazing coffee and blooming restaurant scene, Milwaukee is unlike any other… and we love it that way!
1. Culture is everywhere.
Milwaukee is absolutely bursting with culture. Unfortunately, news headlines sometimes paint us in a bad light for segregation, but the variety of communities and neighborhoods here each bring their own history with them, and we can learn from it all. From food to art and music to traditions, there are so many unique experiences to be had!
2. We even celebrate everything with festivals.
We're known as the "City of Festivals," and for a good reason! All year long, especially in summer, the city is bursting with celebrations (and fireworks)! From Polish Fest to Mexican Fiesta and the world-famous Summerfest, we are always celebrating one another.
3. The food here is unlike any other.
Speaking of diversity, our food scene is ridiculously awesome. Anywhere you go in Milwaukee, you're sure to find tasty and authentic food. New places are popping up all the time that hold the same ideals that all of the classics do: to make darn good food.
4. Our art is moving. Literally.
Art is everywhere in MKE. Whether you're walking down a neighborhood street and stopping in an art gallery, checking out some incredible street art, or going to the one and only Milwaukee Art Museum, our art is next level. The elegantly moving wings of the Calatrava are absolutely mesmerizing!
5. Our coffee scene is miles above the rest.
Most people think of Seattle when they think of coffee, but Milwaukee is actually one of the leading coffee roasters in the country. With amazing local favorites like Anodyne, Kickapoo, Stone Creek, and Colectivo, you can always enjoy a local cup that's out of this world.
6. Beer was born here.
Milwaukee is "Brew City," and we're quite proud of that. Some of the biggest names in brewing were born here. Besides our love for beer, our brewing history have given countless Milwaukeeans jobs and has largely made the city what it is today.
7. "Happy Days" isn’t just a TV show... it’s a way of life.
We're generally pretty happy folks, but to prove it, we installed a bronze statue of The Fonz on our River Walk. The Bronze Fonz is a beloved addition that will light up anyone's face (and provide endless photo-ops!). Ayy!
8. Bowling, of all sports, is still thriving!
9. The Milverine walks the streets.
There's a quirky local man who walks the streets endlessly and has been playfully nicknamed "The Milverine" for his uncannily similar appearance to the classic comic book hero, Wolverine. He's your average Joe who likes to power-walk throughout the city without a shirt on. A little weird? Sure, but we all love him.
10. The people of Milwaukee will give you hope for humanity.
It's no secret: the people of Milwaukee are the nicest you'll ever meet. Whether it be giving you the shirt off their back (maybe that's where The Milverine's disappeared to...) or helping you with anything you might need, the Midwestern charm runs deep around here.
What do you think makes Milwaukee unique? What’s your favorite feature of life in Brew City? Share your thoughts with us in the comments!