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Explore Downtown Waukesha

There are so many places to explore in Downtown Waukesha, it’s hard to know where to start.
Whether you’re looking for a place to grab a bite (or a brew), shop, or hang out, our downtown district has what you’re looking for!

Fish Fry at Eric's Porter Haus

Friday Fish Frys

It is that time of year again for Friday Fish Frys! Downtown Waukesha has enough places that you could visit a new location every Friday during Lent and still have places to enjoy a fish fry at.

Main Street Madness Begins March 2024

Main Street Madness 2024

Year in and year out, people across the country go crazy for March Madness. This year Downtown Waukesha is getting involved again with Main Street Madness.

Friedman Alley

Activate Friedman Alley

The City of Waukesha is creating a design concept for Friedman Alley that will make is a more lively and interesting space that is uniquely Waukesha! Stay up to date on potential ideas and designs.

It’s always a good time for some “you” time. Whether you’re looking to freshen your entire look or just hit the refresh button, Downtown Waukesha salons and spas are ready to be of service!

Pamper & Polish

When in Southeast Wisconsin, you'll find there's no better location to wine and dine than Downtown Waukesha! Our one-of-a-kind downtown district is home to many perfect-for-date-night restaurants & bars.

Wine & Dine

Rock out. Cozy up. Read more. Whatever your plans may be, Downtown Waukesha has everything you're looking for and more. Check out our recommendations for devoting your day to coffee and classics.

Coffee & Classics

Our trendy district is home to an eclectic mix of attractions, from shops to art galleries, cafes, restaurants, and other unique boutiques. It shouldn't surprise anyone, then, to learn that it's also a destination where you can get the best brews and tattoos in the metro area.

Brews & Tattoos

Everyone knows that Downtown Waukesha is historic, charming, and awesome. But did you know that we’re also classy? Our downright delightful downtown is your destination for discovering passions, learning new skills, and turning talent into works of art.

Keep it Classy

Looking for a place to begin your happily ever after? Charming Downtown Waukesha is a delightful destination to host your wedding!

Get Hitched

Upcoming Events

An Iliad- Waukesha Civic Theatre

  • 264 W Main Street
  • Adult: $18
    Senior (60+) / Military / Subscriber / Group (10+): $15
    Under 18: $12
    Educational Group (10+): $10

An Iliad – Waukesha Civic Theatre AN ILIAD is a modern-day retelling of Homer’s classic. Poetry and humor,...

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Retrosonic, Live Music- Maddy’s Bar & Music Lounge

  • 200 Madison Street

Weekend Music Lineup | Maddy’s (maddysbarandmusiclounge.com)

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Mick Heberling Jazz Quartet- Nice Ash Cigar Bar

  • 323 W Main Street

Calendar – Nice Ash Cigar Bar (theniceash.com) The Mick Heberling Jazz Quartet is a four-piece ensemble playing Jazz...

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