5 Downtown Milwaukee Lofts Available to Rent

With an industrial past, Milwaukee is a hotbed for renovated warehouses becoming spacious loft apartments. And these large spaces awaiting your creative furnishings are right in the heart of downtown, available for a variety of budgets and in many different layouts. If you love open floor plans, large windows, and the perks of downtown living, consider these as some of the best lofts for rent Milwaukee has to offer.

Historic 5th Ward Loft Apartments

Near the confluence of the Menomonee and Milwaukee rivers, these historic apartments are within a short walk of the Historic Third Ward and Henry W. Maier Festival Park, aka Summerfest Grounds, which means you’ll never have to worry about parking to attend some of the city’s largest events. These lofts boast a rooftop deck, community room, theater, fitness center, and a golf room — a welcome asset in wintry Wisconsin. Exposed Cream City brick and aged timbers will keep you rooted in Milwaukee’s past, while enjoying the complex’s many modern comforts.

Frederick Lofts


These lofts in downtown Milwaukee are just blocks from the Milwaukee Area Technical College, BMO Harris Bradley Center, and the Milwaukee Public Museum. In this extremely walkable part of town, the Frederick Lofts have floor-to-ceiling windows, and upscale finishings. There’s also a rooftop deck and a club room complete with a bar. Plus, the building is named for the namesake of one of the biggest breweries to come out of Brew City: Frederick Pabst.

Majestic Lofts

You’re always near cultural amenities when you’re in downtown Milwaukee, but these lofts are in  an ideal location just a block from the riverfront, two blocks from the Pabst Theater, and minutes from just about everything there is to do in the city. But if you don’t feel like leaving home, these downtown Milwaukee lofts have enough to keep you busy: game room, business center, basketball court, fitness center, and putting green.

MKE Lofts

These lofts look impressively imposing from the exterior, with dramatic lighting and a triangular, Flatiron-like shape. But inside, the apartments are bright and airy, with gray kitchen cabinets, white subway tile, light-colored wood floors, and massive windows. With nearly two-dozen unique layouts, you’re sure to find one that fits your personality and needs. There’s also dining on-site — but with the Milwaukee Riverwalk just one block away, you have a world of cuisine at your fingertips.

Blue Ribbon Loft Apartments

The name alone likely sticks out to you as something so very Milwaukee: a nod to the Pabst Brewing empire that bolstered Milwaukee’s eminence as Brew City. These affordable loft apartments in downtown Milwaukee have some of the most creative amenities on the market — a music studio, theater, workshop, and art studio — plus the standard amenities, such as community room, media room, and fitness center.