Driving up from Chicago for a girls weekend...Looking for a night and following morning in Milwaukee ...with fun atmosphere and great food. Got Benelux as a brunch rec...and for dinner potentially Swig, Wolf Peach, Blue Jacket, Bavette or more casual Milwaukee Ale House or Wicked Hop. Also looking for lively after-dinner cocktails that steer a bit away from the rowdy college-age crowds. We like hip, off-the-beaten-path, good vibe, lively, attractive crowds :)
Fave Chicago restaurants are avec for small plates, Hopleaf/Bad Apple for gastropub grub, Bavette's, Maude's and Au Cheval for a scene, Arami/Kai Zan for sushi. If that helps guide selections.