An old-world, largely working-class city that's been somewhat overshadowed as a tourist destination by nearby Chicago, up-and-coming Milwaukee has enjoyed a terrific resurgence in the 2000s, with revitalized urban neighborhoods, handsome new condos, and a burgeoning retail and dining scene. This friendly, fairly affordable city hugging the shores of Lake Michigan has a sizable gay population and a vibrant gay nightlife corridor just south of downtown. Here's a look at what to see and do.
|At Random, a hip and gay-friendly lounge in Bay View||Ballgame gay sports bar, in Walker's Point||City Lights, a neighborhood bar near the airport, south of Walker's Point||Club Boom video bar, a gay nightspot in Walker's Point|
|Fluid Lounge, a popular gay martini bar in Walker's Point||Harbor Room, Milwaukee's leading gay leather hangout, in Walker's Point||Kathy's Nut Hut, a neighborhood lesbian bar in Walker's Point||La Cage gay dance club, in Walker's Point|
|Metro Hotel, an upscale, gay-friendly boutique lodging downtown||Nomad World Pub, an offbeat, gay-friendly tavern along funky Brady Street||This Is It, downtown Milwaukee's only gay bar||Triangle bar, a low-keyed gay neighborhood tavern in Walker's Point|