Closing time: Bars & restaurants that have closed during COVID-19

Published July 10, 2020

In these tough times, businesses are grappling with uncertainty. In some cases, that uncertainty �"paired with any number of additional factors �"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 Bar at Silverspot Cinema in Brookfield will reopen July 8

Published July 6, 2020

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.


MIRC calls on City of Milwaukee to mandate masks in public

Published June 26, 2020

Concern has risen among local bars and restaurants in the City of Milwaukee �" which have been allowed to reopen as part of the Move Milwaukee Forward plan �" that the risks of reopening outweigh the benefits.


City Lounge to open "Tiger King"-inspired pop-up bar

Published June 18, 2020

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.


Diner Survey Results: Your feedback for restaurants as they reopen

Published June 4, 2020

Last week, we surveyed our OnMilwaukee readers, looking for their feedback about restaurants reopening. Today, we�TMre releasing the results of the survey, which garnered responses from 3,347 readers and was distributed widely to restaurants across the city this week.


Before Stonewall, the Black Nite brawl stunned Milwaukee

Published June 3, 2020

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.


Where have all the lesbian bars gone?

Published June 2, 2020

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?