Explore the 4 top spots in Milwaukee's Silver City neighborhood

Visiting Silver City, or just looking to better appreciate what it has to offer? Get to know this Milwaukee neighborhood by browsing its most popular local businesses, from a a Thai spot to a cycle repair shop that doubles as a cafe. 

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

1. Vientiane Noodle Shop

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Topping the list is Thai and Laotian spot Vientiane Noodle Shop, which offers noodles and more. Located at 3422 W. National Ave., it's the highest rated business in the neighborhood, boasting four stars out of 82 reviews on Yelp. 

Check out staples like pad Thai, which can be customized with meat, shrimp, tofu or veggies, and the khao moo daeng, made with barbecue pork and served with jasmine rice, cucumbers and cilantro.

There's also a plethora of noodle soups, including khao poun, which is a broth of red curry, lemongrass, lime leaf and coconut milk; it's available with oxtail or chicken. (See the full menu here.)

2. Velobahn Coffee & Cycle

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Next up is bike repair and maintenance spot Velobahn Coffee & Cycle, which offers coffee, tea and more, situated at 3618 W. Pierce St. With five stars out of 14 reviews on Yelp, it's proven to be a local favorite. 

If you're in need of bicycle maintenance or repair, stop by Velobahn and indulge in a caffeinated beverage or two while you wait. The spot services a wide variety of bike ailments, and serves up hot chocolate, coffee and tea, alongside small snacks. 

3. Bamboo

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Bamboo, a Laotian, Thai and Chinese spot, is another neighborhood go-to, with four stars out of 65 Yelp reviews. Head over to 3427 W. National Ave. to see for yourself. 

Start off with appetizers such as spring rolls, fried quail, crab rangoons, fried shrimp or chicken wings before opting for heartier menu options like pad Thai or Pad Ka Pow with garlic, basil, onion, peppers and your choice of meat. Chinese specialties, soups, salads and rice-based entrees round out this spot's menu

4. Mamie's Tavern

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Check out Mamie's Tavern, which has earned 4.5 stars out of 11 reviews on Yelp. You can find the bar at 3300 W. National Ave.

This small joint offers hamburgers, hot dogs, tacos, burritos and soups at an affordable price. Customers may also grab a beer to pair with their grub.


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