Shuttles to Miller Park:
The J & B’s Blue Ribbon ShuttleIn the past I mentioned Long Wong as a decent place to go for cheap eats and a free ride to Miller Park for a Brewers game...because they had popular Bloody Marys, Chinese food, and of course, a bowling alley.
Yes, a bowling alley. Fortunately J & B’s, the new owners of the establishment in the same spot, kept the bowling alley and much of the existing cafeteria feel of Long Wong’s. But I will say, it looks much nicer now.
J&B’s is known for bar food: burgers, wraps, “garbage fries”, and pizza. They have a fish fry that people like and the pizza gets pretty good reviews. All at what is still a pretty affordable price as bar food goes, and the location is convenient for additional bar hopping on Blue Mound Road. You should be able to find a free place to park, especially if you arrive early.
And of course, they’ve kept the bowling alley. We'll miss Long Wong’s, but at least you can still roll some balls before a Brewers game.
The Kelly’s Bleachers Shuttle
I have to give a shoutout to Kelly’s because the owners of the place were very friendly to me during my visit and seemed to dig what I do. But I’m speaking objectively when I say that Kelly’s may be the most baseball-themed of all of the taverns that offer shuttles to Miller. They’re also located in a good spot, almost directly off of General Mitchell Boulevard.
If you weren’t actually going to the game, Kelly’s would be a fine place to enjoy it anyway. There are plenty of big TVs, and the walls feature a large amount of Brewers memorabilia including the shovel that first broke the ground for Miller Park. There’s a dance floor too though.
The nicer thing about Kelly’s is that they have their own lot of about 40 spaces, and as far as I know they don’t charge their customers to park there. You can park on the street in front of the place with little trouble too, but at Kelly’s you can be fairly sure you’ll have a spot.
And the food is pretty good; this was my first experience with cheese curds and met with my approval. If you’re ravenously hungry, you can get a 4-pound burger. Yes, you read that right.
Kelly’s is a good place for the people interested in the baseball atmosphere in Milwaukee, which is loud and proud. It gets crowded on game days, but it’s a fun time and a free ride.
That's just two of the many establishments that will give you a ride to a Brewers game...there are, of course, many more featured in the Miller Park E-Guide!
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