5 to Try: Classic Cocktails

Forget the low-carb beer and go retro instead. From a classic martini to a timeless Manhattan, find the best 1950s-era cocktails in Milwaukee.

Updated: March 19, 2004

5 to Try

Martini Mikes

730 N Old World Third St, Milwaukee, WI 53203

Sip on a classic Gibson while mingling with the cigar-toting crowd at this swanky restaurant and jazz lounge.


424 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202

Enjoy a Bombay Sapphire martini and panoramic city views at the trendy bar atop the Pfister Hotel.

Hi Hat Lounge

1709 N Arlington Pl, Milwaukee, WI 53202

Generous gin gimlets sprinkled with powdered sugar are sure to sweeten your night at this ultrahip lounge.

Nuovo Centanni

218 N Water St, Milwaukee, WI 53202

The New York New York, this classy piano bar's version of a Manhattan, may have you crooning like Sinatra.