Shopping in Milwaukee

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Shopping in Milwaukee

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  • Ujamaatravel
    Chicago, IL53 contributions
    Busy busting market with something for everyone. Hold on to your partner or friends cause there is such a variety of foods they will easily be distracted. Giant cookies, spices, flowers, a deli and a wide variety of foods. Ice cream and a great bar. Too much to try in one day.
    Written 14 May 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Diana O
    Chicago, IL95 contributions
    Very NICE folks running the place. This was our FIRST stop on our 4 day get-away to Milwaukee and it sure was a fun way to start the adventure. Thank you so much for your hospitality, we enjoyed our time here.
    Written 27 October 2020
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • ScenicTrek
    New Jersey1,870 contributions
    I actually put this place on my itinerary for a trip I made to Milwaukee a few months ago. It is about one mile south of Marquette University (which I visited) and readily accessible, so I figured, “Why not?” I was in no way disappointed. I actually wanted to spend more time here than my schedule allowed.

    The building is an old warehouse or manufacturing plant, and it’s large. There are three floors of items, and you will likely find something for just about any kind of collector or interest: framed art work, glassware, toys, collectibles, antiques, trading cards, furniture and accents, jewelry, Christmas decorations, posters, signs, lamps, tools, clothing, books, ceramics, figurines, cookware, sports memorabilia, silverware, beer steins, coffee mugs, record albums, and postcards, to name a few.

    My only issue with antique stores, and this one is no exception, is that I find the prices are usually high. I have certainly decided not to purchase things solely because of the price, and I wonder how much more business these places would do with more reasonable pricing across the board. Having said that, there are definitely things here that are reasonably priced, too.

    Helpful Things to Know:
    1) There is a parking lot on site with spaces for about 30 cars. Spaces are tight, though. You can also park on the street.

    2) There is a clean restroom on the premises near the entrance.

    3) Access to the upper floors is by stairs or by elevator.

    4) There are customer lockers for personal items such as a coat or purse.

    5) There is a checkout counter at the front of the building for all purchases. Store employees roam the floors and will assist you with putting the items you are carrying in a holding area next to the checkout counter while you continue to browse.

    6) There is a sitting / resting area where you can enjoy free coffee and cookies.

    7) You could easily spend a lot of time here; you are limited only by your stamina and wallet. I recommend allotting at least one hour, but probably two if you want to check out all three floors. There really is a lot to see.

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    Written 1 March 2019
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Bibliobabe2002
    Buffalo, Minnesota19 contributions
    I had to stop in as I had never experienced a used bookstore in a airport main terminal. (I had to buy a couple of books to support them.) As a former librarian, their untidy arrangement was somewhat disconcerting and so I had to dig to find buried treasure. Is a humor book by David Sedaris in humor or non-fiction? Or perhaps biography? Alas, I didn't ever locate them. Luckily I did find at least one book I'd been meaning to read for sometime and another I didn't know I wanted. Overall, a most fun place to pass time while in the Milwaukee Airport.
    Written 18 September 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • EngelkingCGMN
    Cottage Grove, MN2,008 contributions
    Most of the antique shops I have been to include a bunch of junk that is fun to look through; this one has stuff that you'd actually consider purchasing and having in your home. There are things across three levels of this beautiful historic building.

    We stopped after going for Bloody Mary's at Sobelman's which is a block down the road.
    Written 30 June 2019
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Nick Schwartz
    Bloomington, MN252 contributions
    One of my favorite Harley-Davidson dealerships in Wisconsin. Very friendly staff and helpful. Great selection of merch and gifts as well.
    Written 9 March 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Passport777822
    35 contributions
    Stopping in on my way to my gate to catch my plane picked up a few gifts at the shop. The lady was super nice and super helpful, they were asking for patrons if they would like to donate a beverage to the USO next door....thought that was a super cool thing for them to do.
    Written 26 May 2019
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Susan L
    Dallas, TX119 contributions
    Street level was full of Asian art - mostly small statues, but also some very large pieces, mostly Buddhist pieces. Cuvee's restaurant is upstairs. Cuvee's has a full service bar and a great bartender. The food is catered in, so you can have whatever you want. It is a great location and perfect for large gatherings of up to 50 people. I was with a business group, and it was far better than trying to herd all of us into a public restaurant.
    Written 18 July 2013
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Lmirkes
    Oswego, IL161 contributions
    Lots to see! Walk around several times and you'll see things you missed the first time. Cute place, friendly service, worth a stop.
    Written 6 April 2019
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  • Bernardo F
    New York City, NY15,771 contributions
    Outside of security, it was a good golf store with lots of tour ware and gifts. Prices were definitely pretty high.
    Written 29 June 2017
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  • Michael D
    Neenah, WI38 contributions
    Whenever we pass through Milwaukee we try to stop at El Rey. Partially for the atmosphere and brilliant colors of all the fruits, vegetables and groceries available but also the bakery and TAMALES. It’s always enjoyable shopping here and bringing treats home (if they survive the long car ride without being eaten), and listening to the kids saying “next time can we get...”
    Written 21 July 2019
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • rollngstone
    Milwaukee, WI1,396 contributions
    Popped in to do a quick shop (I like the vintage housewares, not really interested in the vintage clothing). Surprised to see that they will be closing at the end of 2016, but will still have an online presence - etsy etc.
    Written 27 November 2016
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Cass960
    Jersey, UK74 contributions
    Lots of interesting items including 'man cave' automotive pieces. I was a little scared to touch some things as they were hard to reach. At one point there were quite a few people inside and so it was a little difficult to move around safely.
    The shop is an old doctor's and pharmacy so lends itself to being an antiques store.
    Next door appears to be an adjoining coffee shop. We didn't try it out as it seemed dark and grubby. The restroom in between both businesses was very dirty with what appeared to be ink or paint poured into the basin.
    There is a regular bus service to and from the Milwaukee downtown area which costs about $2.25 each way. It's too far to walk from the city and about 2 miles from the Bayview area.
    Written 11 September 2017
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Bernardo F
    New York City, NY15,771 contributions
    It's a typical Brooks Brothers location in an airport. lots of merchandise and displayed nicely. The staff was friendly and the prices just a tad higher than the usual stores. Outside of security.
    Written 27 July 2017
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • amyj23
    Saint Bethlehem, TN81 contributions
    From beginning to end, this tour was great. If you love history and beer, this tour is for you. Mark was our tour guide and he was fantastic! I had no idea how fascinating the story of Pabst was. In addition to interesting history, there was three bars along the way to get more beer. The owner even showed up at the end of our tour and was mingling with us. I highly recommend this tour!
    Written 16 April 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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