We headed north for our first real musical outing since 2019 – it’s really hard to believe! One of my favorite bands was playing at Summerfest in Milwaukee, and since the venue was requiring either a vaccination or a negative COVID test to get in, we thought “why not”!
Milwaukee is one of my favorite places to go … it’s only about a 4 1/2 hour drive from Springfield, the weather is normally cooler in the summer (which to me is better), and the people are really friendly. Plus I may have found my “home away from home” wine bar.
We found Vino Third Ward a couple of years ago during one of our treks to Milwaukee – it was either Irish Fest or German Fest (two festivals that are also super fun). If you are staying downtown you can walk to there, and it is close to the Summerfest grounds so it is a logical stop (in my mind anyway) on the way to the festival.
What I really love about Vino Third Ward is it reminds me almost exactly of my favorite wine place in Springfield – It’s All About Wine. They sell wine by the glass/bottle to either drink on premise or take away. Vino Third Ward also serves cheese and Italian sausage to nibble on.
They have their regular crew that shows up every Saturday as well (sound familiar??) Everybody knows everybody, and even if you are not a so-called “regular” you get drawn into the conversations.
After two visits on this trip we felt like regulars, and will definitely make sure we go there when we visit Milwaukee 🙂
Oh and The Struts really rocked it!