December 09, 2016


You can find several live music, arts and entertainment scenes, along with restaurants and taverns all located within our walkable East Side neighborhood.

You can find several live music, arts and entertainment scenes, along with restaurants and taverns all located within our walkable East Side neighborhood.

The East Side's live music venues offer intimate shows in the newly renovated Jazz Estate, Colectivo's Back Room, Landmark Lane's Moon Room, Von Trier, and G-Daddy BBC's. The arts on the East Side's is growing, from artist exhibitions at the UWM Peck School of the Arts and films at the Oriental Theatre to the large-scale street art murals of Black Cat Alley.

The East Side offers day to night entertainment in the world's first Maker's Golf Tavern at Nine Below, bowling at the historic Landmark Lanes and movies at the historic Oriental Theatre. Visit the East Side Business Directory for a full listing of businesses by category.


Colectivo Prospect is also home to the Live from the Back Room at Colectivo series, showcasing local and internationally touring artists presented by Pabst Theater Group. Click here to purchase tickets and see a list of all upcoming Pabst Back Room events.


The recently re-opened and renovated Jazz Estate has been host to some of the best local and national jazz musicians for more than 40 years. The intimate space lends itself well as a jazz venue and offers an carefully curated cocktail list. The Estate features live jazz on Thursdays and Saturdays with additional acts on other nights. Click here for the Jazz Estate's calendar and more information on live shows.


Landmark Lanes is one of Milwaukee's oldest and longest-running bowling alleys offering the East Side entertainment since 1927. Landmark's Live from the Moon Room has regularly booked music on weekends. View the full schedule here.


Welcome to the world's first indoor, underground Maker's Golf Tavern located nine feet below Beans & Barley in the heart of the East Side. Reserve your tee time for a two hour round of Maker's Golf and design your own mini golf hole all while enjoying the fully-stocked bar. Visit ninebelowmke for more information.


On the national top 10 list of historic movie palaces, the Oriental Theatre is the heart of the East Side. Discover the best of film here, in a dramatic setting. Built in 1927, The Oriental Theatre features Eastern Indian artwork and decor. One of the only kind in the country. It shows on 3 screens art house films, independent movies and Hollywood blockbusters. The Oriental Theatre is also a popular host to the Annual Milwaukee Film Festival. Check theare for current show times and listings here.


A true Irish pub with many cozy nooks and crannies upstairs and down. Live irish music each Thursday from 7 to 10PM. Visit for details.


German decor surrounds you in this historic and classic cocktail lounge that hosts live blues every Friday night. Famous on the East Side as one of the first upscale lounges, today offers a variety of beers, cocktails, hot drinks and their popcorn. Now serving german small plates as well. Check their events schedule here.