I live in Milwaukee so here is some help for anybody making the trip Thursday.
Wolverines Friendly Bar - BBC's on North Avenue
on the eastside of Milwaukee about a 7 minute drive from the Bradley Center, Also very Red Wing, Lions, Tigers and Pistons Friendly- They have a good beer selection, good bar food, and all the sports packages, and a bubble hockey table , skee ball, pool and air hockey ! Free shots for every red wings goal and lions touchdown and wolverines touchdown during their games. The most Michigan Friendly Bar in the City !
As for other food spots to check out
Burgers - Sobelmans on St Paul Ave about 10 min drive from the BC - good burger and outstanding Bloody Marys ( their huge) , or AJ Bombers - ( downtown) Or Solly's ( 15 min drive in the Bayshore area, 1 block from sprecher brewery- excellent butter burgers- old school 50s kind of diner feel)
Custard - Kopp's Custard - bayshore area
Inside the Bradley Center - if you liked Corned Beef, check out Jake's Deli- they have 3-4 other locations in the city, but since your at the game, go their.
Chicken Wings - Check out a place called Points East Pub, about a 3-5 minute drive from the Bradley center. best Wings I have ever had . Voted Best wings in Milwaukee the last couple years.
All you can eat brazilian steak house -- Rodizio Grill - Downtown - Lunch 17.99 , Bargain if you ask me.
Pizza - Check out a place on the Bayview side of town called Little Demarini's - Thin crust pizza is outstanding - Place is busier than hell - Good beer selection. the homemade italian sausage on the pizza is out of this world.
BBQ - Saz's on State street in Milwaukee, or Ashleys Que on 3rd and national area ( good bbq and the prince sandwich is on point )
Italian - Carini's La Conca Di Oro on the east side of Milwaukee on oakland ave- about 10 min drive from Bradley Center , excellent possibly a little pricey, but on fridays for lunch they got a 9 dollar all you can eat fish fry lunch and buffet which is outstanding. If you want dinner get the chicken spedini. Divino is also solid and right across the street from BBC;s the Michigan Bar - get the Sicilian Meatloaf their.
Friday Activity if your bored - Lakefront Brewery Tour and Fish Fry ( best brewery tour in Milwaukee by far - Miller is lame) - 1st tour I think starts at 4 pm. www.lakefrontbrewery.com - this is about 5 minute drive from the Bradley Center. You can do the brewery tour without the fish fry but the fish fry is really good. I think you get 4 beers on the tour and lakefront makes a daam good beer.
If you got kids - check out Sprecherbrewery.com, but its a cool tour but Lakefront is the best tour by far. Lakefront no kids on their tour, but sprecher makes soda also and is a kid friendly tour. Like i said, avoid the Miller Brewery tour, its boring.
Bars - plenty of them- depends on your style- they got every type of bar here basically.
Also if your looking to pick up cheap booze - check out Otto's liqour on the eastside, or Discount Liqour on 51st and Oklahoma Ave.
Hope many of you make it to Milwaukee Thursday and Saturday for the Games