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It's closing time for Hinterland Erie Street Gastropub. (PHOTO: Lori Fredrich)

Hinterland Erie Street Gastropub is closed

After almost a decade in the Third Ward, Hinterland Erie Street Gastropub – located at 222 E. Erie St. – closed Tuesday night.

"It's been something that we've been looking at for a while," said co-owner Bill Tressler, speaking to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Tressler also noted that, in addition to declining business, the closure was brought on by the company wanting to focus on its newly opened expanded restaurant and brewery in the Titletown entertainment district in Green Bay, where Hinterland is located.

Opening in fall of 2007, Hinterland Erie Street Gastropub spent most of its years in business as a critical darling in the Milwaukee food scene, serving up rustic American fare and beer pairings, and earning multiple honors along the way – including then-chef Dan Van Rite (now of DanDan) being named a nominee for Best Chef in the Midwest in 2011 and 2012.

Stay tuned for OnMilwaukee for updates on the future of the former Hinterland space.


LegallyBlonde | Aug. 9, 2017 at 1:05 p.m. (report)

Hinterland was a gem. Thinking back to 2007 - I thought we were lucky then to have Hinterland open in the H3W. I hope they do really well up in GB and Fish Creek.

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