The UC Lobby

The Underground Collaborative (The UC for short!) is located in the heart of Downtown Milwaukee at 161 W. Wisconsin Ave., Lower Level of the Grand Ave Mall (below TJ Maxx). Yes, we are located inside the Grand Ave., but it’s a great space and easy to find if you follow our advice below!

How to find us!

Enter the mall from the Wisconsin Ave. entrance between Plankinton and 2nd St. (across the street from Mo’s Irish Pub, near the Riverside Theatre). The elevator is located to your left as you enter the building or enter the next set of doors to enter the mall and then take the spiral staircase downstairs.  We are located on the Lower Level, just look for the Underground Collaborative!

Handicapped access: The elevator is located via the Wisconsin Ave. entrance between Plankinton and 2nd St. Please note that this is the only public elevator that accesses the Lower Level.

Parking

There is ample parking available, we are right in the middle of the city! Street Parking is free after 6pm on most surrounding streets (Be sure to obey parking signs!). Typically street parking is easy to find, although if many events are happening in the city, you may have to park a block or two away.

The Parking Garage attached to The Grand Ave mall is accessible via Plankinton Ave. There are also several pay surface lots that have parking available less than 2 blocks away between Michigan & Clyborne/2nd & Plankington. Rates for pay parking in the area varies, some are as little as $4 after 5pm.

Map Location

Directions From The North:
Take I-43 South and Take exit 72B for Interstate 794 E toward Lakefront.
Take exit 1D to merge onto N Plankinton Ave and then Turn left onto W Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee Comedy is located at 161 W. Wisconsin Ave., Lower Level of the Grand Ave Mall. Enter the mall from the Wisconsin Ave. entrance between Plankinton and 2nd St.

Directions From the South:
Take I-94 W to N Plankinton Ave. Take exit 310C from I-94 W and Continue on N Plankinton Ave.
Merge onto N Plankinton Ave. and then Turn left onto W Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee Comedy is located at 161 W. Wisconsin Ave., Lower Level of the Grand Ave Mall. Enter the mall from the Wisconsin Ave. entrance between Plankinton and 2nd St.

Directions From the West:
Take I-94 E to N James Lovell St in Milwaukee. Take exit 1H from I-94 E
and then Turn left onto N James Lovell St. Take the 2nd right onto W Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee Comedy is located at 161 W. Wisconsin Ave., Lower Level of the Grand Ave Mall. Enter the mall from the Wisconsin Ave. entrance between Plankinton and 2nd St.

Directions From the Lake:
Please towel off if you were in Lake Michigan. Take N Lincoln Memorial Dr to E. Michigan St. Turn right onto E Michigan St and then Turn right onto N Plankinton Ave. Turn left onto W Wisconsin Ave. Milwaukee Comedy is located at 161 W. Wisconsin Ave., Lower Level of the Grand Ave Mall. Enter the mall from the Wisconsin Ave. entrance between Plankinton and 2nd St.

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