Explore the 5 top spots in Milwaukee's Murray Hill neighborhood

Looking to uncover all that Murray Hill has to offer? Get to know this Milwaukee neighborhood by browsing its most popular local businesses, from a poke joint to a jazz bar.

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top places to visit in Murray Hill, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of neighborhood businesses. Read on for the results.

1. FreshFin Poké

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Topping the list is sushi bar and vegetarian spot FreshFin Poké, which offers poke and more. Located at 1806 E. North Ave., it's the highest rated business in the neighborhood, boasting 4.5 stars out of 175 reviews on Yelp.

Build your own poke bowl by first choosing a base (rice or greens), adding proteins (tuna, salmon, shrimp, chicken, etc.) and finishing it off by adding sauce (cilantro lime, Sriracha aioli, garlic ponzu) and your choice of toppings (garlic, wasabi, picked ginger, etc.). 

Not sure what to get? Hone in on signature bowls like the Spicy Tuna with jalapeño, cucumber, Sriracha aioli, sweet shoyu, crispy onion and tobiko, or the Zen Bowl with shiitake, sweet potato, avocado, carrots and cucumbers. (You can see the full menu here.)

2. Boswell Book Company

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Next up is bookstore Boswell Book Company, situated at 2559 N. Downer Ave. With five stars out of 63 reviews on Yelp, it's proven to be a local favorite.

This bookstore has a plethora of genres to choose your next read from. Interested in a book club? Look no further than this spot. Children's toys and other knick knacks are also available on-site. Check out the business' website for a full line of offerings and more information. 

3. The Bike Fixers

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Bike shop, bike rental and bike repair and maintenance spot The Bike Fixers is another top choice. Yelpers give the business, located at 2410 N. Murray Ave., five stars out of 60 reviews.

Established in 1998, this bike repair shop was voted best in Milwaukee in 2005, 2007, 2008,  2009 and 2012, according to the business' website. If there's anything wrong with your bike, chances are owner Chase Hawk and company can help. From tune-ups and tire rotations to restoration work and replacements, this spot does it all. 

4. Kawa Ramen & Sushi

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Kawa Ramen & Sushi, a sushi bar that offers ramen and more, is another much-loved neighborhood go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 152 Yelp reviews. Head over to 2321 N. Murray Ave. to see for yourself.

This spot's expansive menu features appetizers, soups, salads and an a la carte menu in addition to its signature sushi rolls and ramen bowls. Notable menu options include the Dragon roll with eel and cucumber topped with avocado, and the Bento Special complete with your choice of entree (teriyaki beef, teriyaki chicken, pork katsu, shrimp katsu and more), a California roll, salad and a spring roll. (Check out the full menu here.)

5. The Jazz Estate

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And then there's The Jazz Estate, a local favorite with 4.5 stars out of 54 reviews. Stop by 2423 N. Murray Ave. to hit up the jazz and blues spot next time you're in the neighborhood.

What do you get when you combine signature cocktails and live music six nights a week? You get the Jazz Estate. Stop by the joint and order yourself a tequila-based Serenade with cardamom, angostura bitters and lemon; the rummy Estate Daisy with banana, walnut and citrus; or the Ramos Gin Fizz with lemon, lime, cream, egg and orange flower water. (Check out a complete list of concerts and all the libations here.)


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