The Cooperage is Harbor District’s riverside hub for live music, private parties, and special events. Named for the building’s storied past, our brick walls once housed Milwaukee’s cooper’s trade: the manufacturing of barrels and casks. Nowadays, we’ve assembled a sort of grown-up playground, where fun-seekers can find pedal-powered taverns, some of the best tacos in town, craft cocktails, an electric music venue, and a killer event space.


From wedding wonders to corporate carousing, The Cooperage morphs to meet your needs. Say “I do” in our garden along the Kinnickinnic River, a view of the Hoan Bridge framing the scene. Step inside and host a festive shindig or sumptuous soirée under our exposed brick and string lights. Our interior space seats up to 175-200 and accommodates many more for a night spent in your boogie shoes.


Want to host a live music gig, comedy show, or community bash at The Cooperage? That’s when we go cazh and call it The Coop. Take the stage and fill it to the rafters with sound, laughs, and folly. Book your band or other event at The Coop.