Milwaukee Downtown, BID 21
Press Release

Raise a glass to the return of Milwaukee Downtown’s Taste & Toast Feb. 29 – March 4

Five nights of bottles and bites at downtown Milwaukee restaurants

By - Jan 28th, 2016 01:56 pm

MILWAUKEE, Wis. (January 28, 2016)—Taste & Toast, the highly coveted happy hour event coordinated by Milwaukee Downtown, BID #21, will stir up restaurants, bars and lounges Feb. 29 through March 4. The promotion features specially priced small plates, appetizers and libations, alcoholic and some nonalcoholic, from 4 to 7 p.m.

Some of this year’s participants include: Mason Street Grill, CLEAR Bar & Lounge, Bacchus, Distil, Mi•key’s, The Brown Bottle, Millioke, Swig, Pier 106, Garden Grille, Onesto, Smoke Shack, Water Buffalo, Upper 90 Sports Pub, Metro Bar & Café, The Pub Club, Milwaukee Chophouse, Carson’s, Coquette Café, Harbor House, Kanpai, Karma Bar & Grill, Rumpus Room, The Knick, Monarch Lounge, Miller Time Pub & Grill and Who’s on Third.  

“Last year was our first Taste & Toast, and it was wildly successful,” said Beth Weirick, CEO of Milwaukee Downtown, BID #21. “We not only had diners from the downtown area, but we also had a large amount of customers from the greater Milwaukee area who were able to experience our fabulous offerings.”

As an extra incentive for participating in Taste & Toast, Milwaukee Downtown will award $325 in dining gift certificates to two lucky patrons. To enter, diners will be encouraged to complete the Taste & Toast survey at At the conclusion of the event, a random drawing will select two lucky winners.

Last year’s Taste & Toast attracted over 8,000 diners, many of who experienced a restaurant for the first time. In 2015, 55 percent of all Taste & Toast participants indicated that they were first-time diners at a participating establishment. Over 90 percent of diners also rated the food service and environment as either excellent or good.

Menus of Taste & Toast participants will be posted at in mid-February. Taste & Toast is a prelude to Downtown Dining Week 2016, which will take place June 2 – 9.

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 is available at

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