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In Dining

The patio will remain (PHOTO: Jeff Sherman)

In Dining

Brew City has gone Irish (PHOTO: Jeff Sherman)

In Dining

Foy's is one of the three new pubs (PHOTO: Jeff Sherman)

In Dining

Work continues on Duffy's, another one of the three (PHOTO: Jeff Sherman)

Brew City is now Trinity Three Irish Pubs


It's been a Milwaukee rib joint and drinking institution for years. Brew City BBQ, as it was first known, helped to create the current Water Street scene and especially after Laurie Jolly, Jim McCabe and chef Kasmier Rutherford revamped it in 2001, it's been a famous barbecue stop.

Now, though, it's going Irish. This isn't, of course, the first change for Brew City. In 2006, Brew City jumped off its long time Water Street location (now inhabited by Bar Louie) to 125 E. Juneau Ave.

Now, this fairly new development has been freshly painted and renamed Trinity Three Irish Pubs. Three distinct pubs (Duffy's, Foy's and Gallagher's), all with different colors and feels, are in the process of replacing Brew City's traditional beer and ribs décor. An employee tells us that only one pub is complete and that all will feature unique items and names. The famous "pig sandwich," that tasty mound of pork with a heap of barbecue sauce, will remain on the menu.

Part of the R.C. Schmidt Restaurant empire -- along with The Historic Turner Restaurant, Water Street Brewery, Oakland Trattoria, Rudy's Mexican Restaurant and Louise's -- Trinity will join its Irish neighbor, The Harp.

Trinity Three Irish has been looking for servers, bartenders and security via a Craigslist ad posted Dec. 12.

Keep reading OnMilwaukee.com for more details on this and other restaurant changes.


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lyla | Jan. 10, 2008 at 11:07 p.m. (report)

last time I checked I lived in America. Give me something American!! Nice concept two years ago. Come up with something new. I will stay far from that place.

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Josh | Jan. 7, 2008 at 7:56 a.m. (report)

if anyone has been to a local pub in Ireland you would see that the exterior of Trinity is VERY authentic. Tammy, take a trip there or 'google' it or better yet, stop inside Trinity to give it a chance than judging it from the outside.

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Tammy | Jan. 4, 2008 at 2:41 p.m. (report)

Truly - I work in the area and thought this was a joke. Allow me to be snarky about the quality of the graphics as well - their signs sure are ugly. It has the curb appeal of a strip mall - this place isn't authentic folks. IMHO, it's another Water St. area drunkpub. Whatever. In all fairness, I haven't been in - but that's the point. I don't want to go in!

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copper_pot | Jan. 3, 2008 at 9:14 a.m. (report)

i stopped in Duffy's this weekend and it is awesome. One of the more 'authentic' Irish places in Milwaukee. Great job RC and great job Flux Design! Can't wait to see the all three Pubs finished.

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clarkkp | Dec. 20, 2007 at 12:32 p.m. (report)

I stopped by Brew City last night, hoping to eat and drink. I had reviewed the website earlier in the day. Imagine my surprise and disappointment when I discovered that while the establishment had a working website, it did not have a working restaurant! We went to Bar Louie instead. I agree with some readers about the prudence an Irish pub concept there.

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