Conidered one of “America’s Best Public Markets”. the Milwaukee Public Market opened in 2005 and offers a variety of one-of-a-kind, high quality artisan & ethnic products, fresh produce and prepared foods, beer and wine from crafters all over the world, demo kitchens, and even places to pick up fresh-cut flowers and goofy Milwaukee-themed clothing – such as a t-shirt with a bottle opener embedded in it. Independent merchants make up the Milwaukee Public Market, which is an indoor venue with outdoor markets and craft fairs during the sumemr months. The MPM itself crowns the north end of the vibrant Historic Third Ward neighborhood, right along St. Paul Avenue between Water and Milwaukee Streets and literally nuzzling up against I-794, under which parking is available.
You can get everything from fresh fish to exotic spices, prepared soups, scratch-made specialty chocolates – and much more. Plenty of shops, bars, and restaurants flank the Market in the Third Ward, which has become a prime shopping destination for people from as far away as Chicago.
The Milwaukee Public Market is open seven days a week. Hours are 10am-8pm Monday-Friday, 8am-7pm Saturday, and 10am-6pm Sunday. Early morning coffee lovers can still get coffee there as early as 7am on weekdays though, and wine enthusiasts can enjoy extended hours until 9pm Thursday-Saturday nights at Thief Wine in the Market.
I-794 is one easy way to reach the Milwaukee Public Market; Highway 32 flanks its east side as Broadway, U.S. 18/Michigan Avenue is just two blocks north, and Highways 38, 59, and 145 all get you close.
400 N. Water Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202