A guide to restaurants and bars around Fiserv Forum for NCAA Tournament in Milwaukee

A guide to restaurants and bars around Fiserv Forum for NCAA Tournament in Milwaukee

Fiserv Forum, the home of the Milwaukee Bucks at 1111 N. Phillips Ave. — and hosting first-round games for the NCAA Tournament — is surrounded by 30 acres of businesses, bars and restaurants known as the Deer District.

Here's what you need to know about where to eat and drink nearby.

More:Heading to Deer District For March Madness this weekend? Here's what to know.


These bars and restaurants are officially part of the district's Entertainment Block:

The Beer Garden

This outdoor venue, which is owned by the Bucks, has a big screen for watching games. Seating consists of large picnic tables that fill quickly for big watch parties.

Drink Wisconsinbly Pub

Drink Wisconsinbly first opened in Walker’s Point in 2015 and moved to the Fiserv Forum entertainment block in 2019. The bar sells products from Wisconsin-based breweries, wineries and distilleries.

During the Friday and Sunday games at Fiserv, Drink Wisconsinbly will offer $4 Miller Lite Tallboys. Friday will also see a jersey giveaway.

Good City Brewing

Good City opened its first brewery on Milwaukee’s east side in 2016 and expanded to the Deer District in 2018.

A guide to restaurants and bars around Fiserv Forum for NCAA Tournament in Milwaukee


The Deer District borders a bar district on Martin Luther King Drive — formerly Old World Third Street. Many establishments can be family-friendly during the day, but some of the bars are catered toward a 21+ crowd at night and during bar crawls.

Brick 3 Pizza

This pizzeria with counter service sells full pies or pizza by the slice, along with a craft beer selection.

Buck Bradley’s Saloon and Eatery

This bar and restaurant has an old-timey feel — it was created to resemble an 1890s pub — and it claims to have the largest bar in Wisconsin.

Deer Camp MKE

This bar is one of many in the Camp Bar family found around Milwaukee, all featuring an "Up North Wisconsin" atmosphere. Deer Camp has a twist where it plays more with deer hunting ascetics.

Mader's Restaurant

This restaurant features classic German cuisine, decor and even waitstaff wearing dirndl and lederhosen.

Major Goolsby's

This 50-year-old sports bar has two large dining rooms to serve a high volume of costumers.

Milwaukee Brat House

As the name implies, this destination is popular for its various brat dishes. The bar offers shuttles to Brewers games and bus trips to Lambeau Field.

Oak Barrel Public House

This pub has a more laid-back atmosphere and with two bars and three levels of table seating.

Old German Beer Hall

Here's another bar that shows off Milwaukee's German heritage. Play a game of hammerschlagen or enjoy live German music on weekends.

RWB Milwaukee

RWB Milwaukee is a late-night destination. With a DJ playing top hits every night, the bar is popular for dancing, but it also has a second bar that is more low-key.

The Loaded Slate

The walls of this sports bar are filled with sports memorabilia highlighting Wisconsin teams.

Third Street Tavern

This corner tavern has bar and classic arcade games for patrons to enjoy.

Truth Lounge

This club is open in the evening for dancing and game-watching. It also doubles as a hookah lounge.

Uncle Buck's / Red Star

This bar's lower level has dining in a Northwoods-themed bar, while the upper level astro-themed bar has tables that overlook The Beer Garden and an upper level patio.


This lounge features cocktails and wine, and has nightly music by Milwaukee DJs.

Who's on Third

This is a popular spot for watching sports, with two bars in separate rooms and plenty of TVs in both. The bar also offers shuttles to Brewers games, Packers games and Summerfest.

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