Fourth of July Planner

You've got a long weekend to celebrate the spirit of the nation, so make the most of it. Find the city's biggest events, and the best spots for dining and drinking outdoors.

Updated: June 23, 2008

Outdoor Restaurants & Bars

Pieces Of Eight

550 N Harbor Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53202

See the lakefront fireworks in comfort and style with picture-perfect views of Veteran's Park.


1758 N Water St, Milwaukee, WI 53202

Chill out on the inviting, old European-style patio with a pre-fireworks bottle of French wine.

Rock Bottom Rstrnt & Brewery

740 N Plankinton Ave Ste 1, Milwaukee, WI 53203

Celebrate July 4th at this summertime hot spot, which boasts the city's largest riverwalk patio in the heart of downtown.

La Perla Restaurant

734 South 5th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53204

Spice up Independence Day with a tequila-laden drink and a basket of chips and salsa on the semi-covered outdoor patio.

Von Trier

2235 N Farwell Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202

Cool off with a well-poured pint at this friendly neighborhood beer garden on your way to July 4th festivities.

Edelweiss Cruise Dining Vessel

1110 N. Old World Third Street, Milwaukee, WI 53203

Feast on a three-course meal with unparalleled firework views from the Lake Michigan harbor on this WTKM-sponsored Fireworks Dinner Cruise.