Quality Inn & Suites
2433 West Washington St
West Bend, WI 53095
Phone: (262) 335-6788
Fax: (262) 335-2560
Even though Bayshore Town Center is located in nearby Glendale, it is one of the most popular malls in the greater Milwaukee area. One reason for this is due to its amazing amount of stores, with over 100 brand name as well as local shops it is no wonder why it is so popular. Some of the larger retailers include Barnes & Noble, Banana Republic, Foot Locker and Claire's among many others. Check website for store directory and more details.
Delafield is nestled between Lapham Peak State Park and beautiful Lake Nagawicka. The quaint downtown hosts many specialty shops including Wholly Cow Frozen Custard. This family owned establishment, founded in 1993, is an authentic old-fashioned frozen custard shop. The cow themed shop is a popular local landmark, serving fabulous burgers, a variety of grilled sandwiches and a sumptuous array of sundaes made with fresh homemade frozen custard. Also offered is a variety of ice cream flavors. Their indoor seating area opens into an adorable gift shop with lots of Wisconsin collectibles on display, and their friendly summer staff is all smiles.
This local arts and crafts store is located in the near north village of Shorewood along Lake Michigan. It features handicrafts from people around the city as well as professional designers within the store. The products include varied items such as homemade greeting cards and furniture to ceramics and prints. The shop is also very proud of Milwaukee and its items prominently display kitschy homages to certain parts of the city. Even though it may be in Shorewood, it is definitely worth the stop if you have other business in town.
Located on Locust Street, Cocoon Room is a dynamic, multidimensional space. This venue is a unique blend of an apparel store, a local gallery and a thriving entertainment cum art space. A charming store in Riverwest, it not only offers distinguished fashion through edgy and sensational wares, but also showcases music, art and other cultural expressions. Boasting of a busy event schedule, the Cocoon Room features several cultural events, live music acts, band performances, workshops and lots more. The shop sells vintage blouses, knitwear, denims, shoes and shorts.
Fischberger Variety is a one of the best hidden secrets in Milwaukee. It is a simple mom-and-daughter shop that specializes in unique gifts, kitschy products for the home, gift cards, toys, clothes and other things that you will not find anywhere else. The gals in the store also provide those little touches of customer service, for instance, when you do find that perfect gift for yourself or for that special someone, they will even wrap it beautifully for you!
One of the last of its kind, this independent bookstore on the North Side of town still retains hardcovers and paperbacks for Milwaukeens. It opened in 2009 and since then it has become a favorite haunt for bookworms and academicians who seek knowledge upon its shelves. The store also holds events and symposia with authors and writers throughout the year so check the website for updated information and details.
Brady Street is one of the city's liveliest streets thanks to numerous bars, restaurants, and shops that abound. These nine blocks are popular among a young, hip crowd, but you will still see mom and dad pushing Jr. around in his stroller. The restaurant choices include Mexican, American, Italian and Mediterranean as well as the more esoteric Brocach Irish Pub. Shoppers will be delighted to find many cute boutiques, most of which specialize in vintage gifts and clothing. For great vintage treasures, stop in Dragonfly and to snack on some Greek meze, try Apollo Cafe.
Peter Sciortino's Bakery makes some of the finest Italian pastries, cookies, breads and rolls in all of Milwaukee. The bakery has won numerous awards, and it's no surprise. The goods are baked fresh every morning, insuring the finest quality. Some of the bakery's most popular cookies include the rum balls, the pecan fingers, the Italian macaroons and the chocolate butter sandwiches. Visit the store or the website to inquire about ordering cookies and pastries for parties and other special events.
This tiny little shop off of Brady Street is a one-stop shop of weird gadgets and gizmos for clowns, jugglers or anyone who likes quirkiness in general. Some of the fun items include juggler's clubs, clown shoes, chattering teeth, darts and any other gag gift you can imagine. Truly a little time machine to a era when fun and entertainment was meant to be created not automated, Art's shop is a definite throwback for people born before 1980. The owner is very helpful and the store offers great items for anyone into clowning around .
Located on Brady Street, Dragonfly's owners moved to Milwaukee over 20 years ago from Massachusetts and since then have found their niche on this popular street. The shop offers unique, vintage items that make great gifts or cool kitschy housewares to bring home. Whether you're in the market for clothing, gifts or furniture, Dragonfly truly has something for everyone.
Bullseye Records is an old school record store that remains steadfast in this ever changing, tumultuous world of digitized music. Most of the shelves feature vinyl, however they still have many used CDs and even some stereo gear. The shopkeepers really know their product and they don't mind if you loiter around searching through the 'stacks of wax'. The selection of music runs the gamut, from honky-tonk to hard rock, if you don't find anything here, you aren't looking hard enough.
Located on the bustling Brady Street, the Waterford Wine Company offers a large selection of vintages from all over the world. The staff are knowledgeable and eager to share their love of the vine. Feel free to ask questions or for a recommendation. If you're hosting a party of simply looking for the right bottle for the right occasion, let the experts at the Waterford Wine Company assist you.