Miller Park has transformed the surrounding areas, including Johnson's Woods, into a restaurant and nightlife hotspot, where locals can experience both dive-quality sports bars and world-class fine-dining eateries all within a 2-mile radius. A trip down West Bluemound Road exposes residents to an endless variety of locally-owned and chain restaurants and bars.
Since 2007, Maxie's has provided the West Allis area with authentic southern cuisine coming from the Carolinas and the Creole and Cajun cooking of Louisiana, which includes slow-smoked southern barbecue and southern comfort cooking of all kinds. Located on the corner of 68th Street and Fairview
Avenue, immediately north of West O'Connor Street, this traditional southern restaurant has garnered several accolades in the Milwaukee area while serving up hearty plates of crab cakes, sweet potato fries and oysters. Locals highly recommend the jambalaya.
Most restaurants focus on a single part of the world when creating their menus. Blue's Egg on North 76th Street does the exact opposite by reflecting on the melting pot of American culinary culture and developing a menu based on old-world ingredients and gastronomy spanning Europe, Africa and Asia. From berry-smothered French toast in the morning to fried shrimp sandwiches for lunch, this Americana-styled restaurant emphasizes sufficient helpings, fresh products and made-from-scratch cooking techniques.
Combining the culinary traditions of a German beer hall with old world decor, Kegel's Inn remains one of the most authentic German beer halls and restaurants in the area. Located 1 mile south of Johnson's Woods on West National Avenue, Kegel's transports patrons to the historic German inn with its selection of beef rouladen, weiner schnitzel, glazed veal and much more. Make sure to accompany a meal with a stein of imported German beer.
Speaking of beer, Johnson's Woods also features a diverse nightlife that allows for both high-octane nights at the club and cool, relaxing lounge scenes ideal for a comfortable drink with friends. Milwaukee Brewers baseball fever captures a large part of the nightlife scene, and residents are never too far from a sports bar to watch the game. Rounding Third always has drink specials during Brewers and Packers games, while Kelly’s Bleachers emphasizes a strong party scene complemented with drinking, live music and sports-themed events.