I closed wolski's


Milwaukee Bucket List: Closing Wolski's Tavern for the first time

Published July 16, 2018

While the Wolski's stickers are a simple design, they're everywhere, standing as a label of pride for staying at the bar until closing time. I too, wanted to be a part of this tradition, and so I went to Wolski's for the first time on Saturday night.


Featured bartender: Paul "PJ" Johnson at Wolski's Tavern

Published Nov. 4, 2012

Paul Johnson - who goes by "PJ" - has spent almost two decades behind the bar at Wolski's. Quick witted, fast with the pour and super easy to talk to, Johnson is the embodiment of the bartender who's made Milwaukee famous.


I never closed Wolski's: Longtime locals tell why

Published April 19, 2010

The "I Closed Wolski's" bumper sticker is spotted all over the city -- all over the world, in fact -- and yet so many Milwaukeeans never actually closed 'er down. Why is that?