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About Brady Street
Brady Street in Milwaukee, Wisconsin is a must-see for any visitor to the metropolitan area. Spanning nine blocks through Milwaukee's trendy east side, Brady Street offers a pleasant stroll from the Milwaukee River to the sandy shore of Lake Michigan. Whether your trip is a romantic getaway, a trip with friends, or a family outing, somewhere along Brady Street you'll find an ideal way to spend the day or night. Brady Street is lined with eclectic cafes and lounges, as well as the city's finest restaurants, upscale boutiques, and thrift shops. Since Brady Street promotes local entrepreneurship, visitors today find one-of-a-kind eateries and unique shops selling products made by artisans from Milwaukee and around Wisconsin. For a quick snack, have a taste of old-world Italy at Sciortino's Bakery, a shop celebrating sixty years on Brady, or stop by the small Italian grocery. The street's founding years as a German and Polish market are still evident too: an old tavern sign still hangs outside Regano's Roman Coin. Milwaukee, Wisconsin has always been noted for its architecture, and Brady Street is no exception. A stretch of road is dominated by St. Hedwig's Church, a Gothic building showing inspiration from Polish settlers in the 1870s. Elsewhere, an attractive, eclectic collection of Milwaukee's famous cream brick buildings, art deco facades, and Victorian turrets lines the street. Altogether, Brady Street is a fine setting for partying at night, sipping cocoa during Wisconsin winters, and window-shopping with an ice-cream cone on warm summer days.