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Social Live will open in a couple of weeks.
Social Live will open in a couple of weeks.

Club, bar and restaurant planned for Barclay Street

The Social Live will open later this month at 906 S. Barclay St. in the former Rain Nightclub. The space will serve as a nightclub on weekends and a music venue during the week showcasing local, national and international bands and DJs.

"It will be an underground New York-style nightclub, the first of its kind in Wisconsin," says Social Live’s Jeff Vasilas.

The space features a large dance floor and stage, state-of-the-art sound and video system, massive disco ball and a patio that accommodates 1,000 people.

Vasilas – who has opened nine other clubs in multiple states – says Social Live will, hopefully, open on Jan. 24 or 25.

But the vision, according to Vasilas, goes beyond Social Live and is to create a new entertainment district on the street called the Barclay Entertainment District (BED). 

He plans to help open two more businesses – El Gringo’s Macho Taqueria Mexican Cantina and a German sports bar called Das Boot – by the end of summer on the same block as Social Live.

Vasilas says he is already organizing with other businesses on the street to create a website and that they may jointly advertise under the BED name.

Stay tuned to OnMilwaukee.com for more information as it becomes available.

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