About Us

– Award of Excellence by Trip Advisor

"Not to be Missed Destination"

– The Washington Post and Delicious Destination’s TV Chef Andrew Zimmer

"Best German Restaurant in America"

– Midwest Magazine

"Best Ethnic Restaurant"

– Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Wisconsin Trails, Shepherd Express, Milwaukee Magazine and Exclusively Yours

"Milwaukee’s Best"

– TV’s Food Network, Rachael Ray

Voted Most Famous Restaurant in Wisconsin

Mader's Restaurant is an authentic, Bavarian German restaurant in Milwaukee that offers delicious Old World German food specialties and giant pretzels. The restaurant serves unique German beers and cocktails, presented in a modern and vibrant way. Mader's Restaurant blends elements of fine and casual dining and features a stunning $3 million collection of art, vintage chandeliers, suits of medieval armor, ceramic beer steins, and antiques. The restaurant is located adjacent to Fiserv Forum in the heart of Milwaukee's Deer District, is close to other downtown attractions, and was recently voted "Most Famous Restaurant in Wisconsin!"

Step into Mader's and experience an abundance of old world and contemporary drink choices. You can choose from a wide selection of bottled beer, including German, Belgian, Wisconsin, gluten-free, and seasonal options. There are 10 standard German beers on tap, as well as rotating draught lines. Enjoy the beer in true German fanfare out of a Mader's ceramic stein or glass boot. Explore Mader's extensive selection of Schnapps, featuring brandy, scotch, bourbon, and whiskey, alongside specialty cocktails such as the 120-year Old Fashioned, Cherry Chocolate Martini, and Mader's renowned Gluhwein, perfect for those who prefer alternatives to beer.

Collectibles and Merchandise

Visit our online store or explore our lobby to discover Mader's merchandise, including t-shirts, hats, cookbooks, and beer steins. We also offer collectible Hummels for sale in our front lobby. Take home a stein or other merchandise to remember your visit and remind you to come back again.

In the Heart of the Deer Distict

Visit us in the heart of Milwaukee’s Deer District, adjacent to Fiserv Forum. Enjoy a view from Mader's German Beer Garden and explore other nearby downtown attractions. During the Milwaukee Bucks basketball season, we offer FREE parking for Bucks games when you dine at Mader’s beforehand.