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In Bars & Clubs

The Ball Game was in business for 40 years.

The Ball Game is closed


The Ball Game, believed to be Milwaukee's longest running gay bar, closed its doors earlier this month. Owner Rick Kowal decided to retire after 40 years of service.

Unfortunately, according to the Facebook page, the bar – located at 196 S. 2nd St. – had multiple items stolen in its final days of operations and consequently, Kowal's retirement party was canceled.

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Wez | Sept. 1, 2012 at 1:06 p.m. (report)

Well that was a depressing read. Thanks for reminding me of what everyone forgets about winter every year when the season is new.....the bone-chilling temps and the dark afternoons. That's last 6 months...

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