Centraal Grand Café and Tappery

2306 S Kinnickinic Ave, Milwaukee, WI
Typically Responds within 24 hours
Capacity: 100 people

About Centraal Grand Café and Tappery

This venue was completely redesigned in 2019 and will sweep you onto the streets of Amsterdam when you walk inside. The huge bar makes a statement, and a private courtyard and gallery space are the perfect place to host your special event. Old meets very new in this historic building in the heart of Milwaukee’s dynamic Bay View neighborhood.

Event Pricing

Food and Beverage Minimum
Attendees: 100 max | $500 - $5,000 /event
Pricing for all event types

Event Spaces

Center Café Space
Center Café Space
Galleria Room
Galleria Room
Galleria Room and Courtyard
Galleria Room and Courtyard
Portion of the Courtyard
Portion of the Courtyard


Meant to be venue for us - An Eventective User from Chicago, il

We are SO happy with our decision to book Centraal Grand Cafe & Tappery for our venue space. We initially wanted to elope but decided on a budget friendly smaller wedding (~95 people). We had been to Centraal for dinner and brunch when we lived in Bayview but never knew they could be used as a wedding venue. In our research, I saw a blog post from Married in Milwaukee, where a couple mentioned Centraal was their venue. When we reached out, we learned that there was no venue fee- just a food and drink minimum. After looking at other photos of weddings held in their Gallery/Courtyard Patio - we knew it was the right fit. We also worked with Molly very closely from the Lowlands Event Planning Group who was so great to work with and so flexible. She really brought our vision to life. The space was great for us- The brick wall and ivy are so beautiful that we didn't even need much decor to dress it up. All of the tables were modular so we were really able to use the space in a way that made sense for our guests. The deck doubles as a dance floor and it was just the right size for our group. If we had less than 60 people, we could have flipped the space but we had Oscar seating for the quick ceremony and reception which worked out perfectly. Most of the space was outdoor- which was a risk but we ended up with the best weather ever (65-70 F). The space felt so warm and intimate which was exactly the vibe we were going for. Our guests raved about it and for any Chicago folks, guests were comparing it to the cobblestone courtyard in front of Trivoli Tavern/Green street. We are so glad we picked Centraal for our venue <3

Fantastic Service - An Eventective User

Hosted a surprise party here. The staff that helped me coordinate the event was incredibly pleasant and responsive. The room itself was exactly what we needed for a gathering of 30 people. The food we ordered was fantastic. The servers and bar staff were incredibly fast and professional. Would absolutely recommend for a private party.

Best Venue for our Event!!! - An Eventective User

Molly was amazing from day one! Communication was timely. She made every effort to accommodate each of my requests to specialize my party. She was right there , helping during the event, in any way she could. I love this venue. The food was excellent. The service was excellent. Servers went above and beyond to make sure my guests were well taken care of. Everyone at the party complimented how much they enjoyed the food and drinks...not one complaint. Thank you Lowlands for accommodating an out of state (North Carolina) host in such a way I felt completely confident my event would turn out amazing! I Highly recommend this venue. They have several locations to choose from and they will not disappoint.

Rehearsal Dinner - An Eventective User from MILWAUKEE, WI

Thank you all for the wonderful dinner experience you provided for us. From the ease of getting things together, waitstaff, appetizers, dinner and dessert, everything was perfect for our sons rehearsal dinner. Our waitresses were absolutely phenomenal. They are keepers and a bonus addition to your restaurant. I would definitely recommend your establishment to everyone. Thank you so much and may God bless your day.

Wedding ceremony - An Eventective User from Cafe Centraal

We had our wedding reception here and from the moment we arrived the staff was absolutely amazing and very accommodating. Attention to detail was a priority to Cafe Centraal. Our guest were truly amazed at the service. Tina and Emma were so sweet and made sure everything ran smoothly. We honestly had a memorable evening and it was everything we wanted. Thank you Cafe Centraal!!!

Venue Types
  • Full Bar/Lounge
  • On-Site Catering Service
  • Outdoor Function Area
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 100
  • Number of Event/Function Spaces: 4
  • Year Renovated: 2019