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Turning lemons into vodka lemonade: Moran's Pub used shutdown to renovate

Published July 2, 2020

At a time when bars were shuttered, their staffs laid off and their owners fretting over their futures, one local tavern made an investment in its future. James Moran renovated his Moran's Pub, 912 Milwaukee Ave., an Irish- and soccer-themed bar in downtown South Milwaukee.


10 vintage photos of Milwaukee gas stations

Published March 30, 2020

For folks who miss those days gone by - and for ones just curious to see it - here's a freshly squeegeed window into some vintage Milwaukee-area filling stations, where folks also got their cars serviced.


$2 million gift will bring back South Milwaukee's Bucyrus Club

Published Feb. 20, 2020

The Bucyrus Foundation is donating $2 million to South Milwaukee to help fund two projects downtown, including $1.5 million toward the renovation of the Bucyrus Club, a venue that has played a role in the lives of countless South Milwaukeeans, and a new public space nearby.


Date set for Crusherfest 2020

Published Feb. 7, 2020

It's round two for Crusherfest, returning to South Milwaukee on Saturday, June 6 to commemorate and celebrate the late professional local wrestler Reggie "Da Crusher" Lisowski.


WATCH: The pouring of Da Crusher statue

Published March 27, 2019

South Milwaukee soon will be the home of a brand new bronze statue of professional wrestler Reggie "Da Crusher" Lisowski. This afternoon, OnMilwaukee attended the "pouring of Da Crusher" at Vanguard Sculpture Services.


Hidden Gem: The Tap Room

Published Oct. 12, 2018

The Tap Room in South Milwaukee features 80 different beers, a mostly-made-from-scratch menu and 15 flatscreen TVs for your sports-watching pleasure.


Grant Park Beach is one of the best-kept secrets of the Milwaukee summer

Published July 19, 2018

Unless you live in or near South Milwaukee, the beach at Grant Park just might be the best-kept secret of summer. There you'll find a pavilion with Ferch's Beachside Grill, volleyball courts, a children's play set and one of the best beaches around, with powdery sand and glistening blue water.


Hidden Gem: Moran's Pub

Published June 22, 2018

Stepping into Moran's Pub, the lively and convivial soccer bar in South Milwaukee owned by outgoing James Moran, who seems to know everyone and their extended family, one would never guess that, until recently, it almost wasn't Moran's Pub, definitely wasn't a multicultural soccer bar and very nearly was not owned by James Moran.


Hidden gem: Slick Willies

Published April 13, 2018

While South Milwaukee redevelops, Slick Willies proves you can make people happy just by staying the same - no matter how you spell your name - as long as you're giving them good food, good drinks, good prices, good service and a good time.