In these tough times, businesses are grappling with uncertainty. In some cases, that uncertainty ï¿½"paired with any number of additional factors ï¿½"requires them to make the tough decision to shutter permanently. To keep you apprised, we've created a list of bars and restaurants which have closed their doors as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The "S" in The S Bar apparently stands for "serving soon," as the restaurant and lounge found at the Silverspot Cinema in The Corners of Brookfield announced that it will reopen for lounge and patio service beginning Wednesday, July 8.
When forced to shutdown due to COVID-19, Tony Wojtecki, co-owner of The Bottle, had a list of projects he wanted to tackle, but the abominable bathrooms were at the very top.
Concern has risen among local bars and restaurants in the City of Milwaukee ï¿½" which have been allowed to reopen as part of the Move Milwaukee Forward plan ï¿½" that the risks of reopening outweigh the benefits.
Hey, all you cool cats and kittens: Remember seemingly 37 years ago at the start of quarantine when "Tiger King," Netflix's hot mess of a doc series, came out as the perfect streaming distraction?Well, now it's getting a pop-up bar at City Lounge.
Since March, Liquid Johnny's owner Brian James, with the help of a couple of friends and contractors, completed a long list of projects. He's also added more Yodas.
Beginning Wednesday, businesses can apply for the no-fee pilot program that allows bars and restaurants to seek permission to expand outdoor seating by turning parking lanes, traffic travel lanes and sidewalks for more outdoor tables and chairs.
Shaker's Cigar Bar is structurally and aesthetically improved both inside and out. Although owner Bob Weiss is conflicted about the mandatory closing, he definitely made great use of the time.
After bars and restaurants reopened last Friday afternoon, packed patios were a common sight throughout the city. We definitely noticed, and maybe you did too. And maybe you found yourself wondering (as we did): Is that really OK? Turns out it's not.
Last week, we surveyed our OnMilwaukee readers, looking for their feedback about restaurants reopening. Today, weï¿½TMre releasing the results of the survey, which garnered responses from 3,347 readers and was distributed widely to restaurants across the city this week.
Throughout the pandemic, This Is It has remained vibrant and connective with the community - and that continues this weekend with its Virtual Pride event, a four-day online celebration.
Eight years before Stonewall and six years before the Black Cat, Milwaukee was the scene of an uprising unlike anything local police had ever seen before as four troublemakers got more trouble than they bargained for at the Black Nite, one of the most popular gay bars of the time.
Milwaukee was never a hotbed of lesbian bars, but from the '70s until recently there were always at least a few in operation at the same time. Now there seems to be one, possibly two, women's bars left in the city. The disappearance of lesbian bars is happening in other parts of the country, too. Why is this?
Nearly three months after the City of Milwaukee ordered all taverns and restaurants to close, Samantha Ritchie of Anna's Tap and others are still in the dark about when and if she should reopen, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.
McBob's was already planning a major remodel, they just didn't think it would happen during a world pandemic. Read about all the changes already made and what's in store for this summer.