Downtown Milwaukee’s Taste & Toast returns February 27 – March 3
Five nights of discounted bottles and bites available at 18 restaurants from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. nightly

MILWAUKEE (February 16, 2023) – Lift a glass and your spirits for Taste & Toast, a happy hour event coordinated by Milwaukee Downtown, BID #21, returning February 27 – March 3. The event features specially priced small plates and appetizers with gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan-friendly options; and one-of-a-kind beverages, alcoholic and nonalcoholic, from 4 to 7 p.m. at 18 restaurants, bars and lounges in the heart of downtown Milwaukee.

This year’s participants include: Blue Bat Kitchen & Tequilaria, Central Standard Crafthouse & Kitchen, Cubanitas, DOC’s Commerce Smokehouse, East Town Kitchen and Bar, Giggly Champagne & Wine Bar, The Knick, Lobby Lounge at Pfister Hotel, Lucky Clover Irish Pub, McGillycuddy’s Bar & Grill, Oak Barrel Public House, Onesto, Red Rock Saloon, Smoke Shack, State Street Pizza Pub, Third Street Tavern, Turning Tables Tavern & Eatery, and Who’s on Third.

“We’re thrilled to once again spotlight downtown Milwaukee’s diverse nightlife scene,” said Beth Weirck, CEO of Milwaukee Downtown, BID #21. “Taste & Toast is a chance for friends, co-workers and couples to enjoy eachother’s company alongside discounted bites and beverages at a variety of downtown hot spots.”

As a bonus incentive for participating in Taste & Toast, two diners will each be awarded over $200 in dining gift certificates. To enter, participants will be asked to complete a Taste & Toast survey about their experience at At the conclusion of the event, two winners will be randomly drawn. Surveys must be completed by Monday, March 6.

Select parking lots operated by Interstate Parking will also offer two-hour parking to Taste & Toast patrons for $5 from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. with a promo code. The promo code and participating lots are available at

Menus of Taste & Toast participants are available for preview at Reservations are encouraged where accepted.


About Milwaukee Downtown, BID #21
Milwaukee Downtown, Business Improvement District #21, is an organization established in 1998 to support the interests of the downtown Milwaukee business community. Created through private sector leadership, Milwaukee Downtown is a management district organization that oversees 150 square blocks representing approximately 500 property owners in the center of downtown Milwaukee. The organization funds specific initiatives aimed at creating a clean, safe and friendly downtown. More info available at

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