By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Mar 27, 2024 at 7:31 PM

Cheers! It's Bar Month at OnMilwaukee – so get ready to drink up more bar articles, imbibable stories and cocktailing content, brought to you by Potawatomi Casino Hotel and Miller Lite. Thirsty for more? To find even more bar content, click here

Milwaukee is and always has been a bar town. Today, the scene is a delightful mix of cutting-edge lounges with all the big city feels to mom-and-pop taverns serving tap beers and pickled eggs. 

But this week, my OnMilwaukee colleagues and I waxed nostalgic and made a list of shuttered Milwaukee bars, taverns, lounges, clubs and pubs. There are, of course, many more than those on this list – which is ranked in no particular order.

But raise a glass with us to these watering holes of yesteryear and enjoy the flood of memories that some of these forgotten spots might trigger. Or maybe we should be apologizing ahead of time for that. In any case, how many of these have you been to? 

  1. Village Pub
  2. Shooters/Esoteria/Eso
  3. Benno's
  4. National Liquor Bar
    national liquor bar
  5. The Underground
  6. The Toad
  7. Balzac
  8. Whiskey Bar
  9. Randy’s Neighbor’s Inn
  10. Rock Bottom Brewery
  11. Up & Under on Brady
  12. Buddha Lounge
  13. Valent’s
  14. Eve
  15. Milwaukee Beer Bistro
  16. The Black Shamrock
  17. Riverwest Public House
  18. L.A. Freeway
  19. Oak & Shield Gaming Pub
  20. The Irish Pub 
    irish pub
  21. The Avalanche
  22. The Brown Bottle
  23. G-Daddy’s BBC
  24. Wonder Bar
  25. Walker’s Point Music Hall
  26. Rogue’s Gallery
  27. Trysting Place Pub
  28. Milwaukee Ale House
  29. The Zodiac
  30. Zur Krone
  31. Satin Doll Lounge
  32. Morry’s On Prospect
  33. RC’s
  34. George’s Pub
  35. Ten Bells
  36. Vitucci’s
  37. Lee’s Luxury Lounge
  38. Hegarty’s Pub
  39. The Unicorn
  40. Barrel Riders
  41. Hotel Foster
    hotel foster
  42. Circle A
  43. Nash’s Irish Castle
  44. The Monkey Bar
  45. The Hop Inn
  46. Romans' Pub
  47. Club 219
  48. Halliday’s Pub
  49. Cafe Voltaire / Odd Rock Cafe
  50. Century Hall
  51. The Dubliner
  52. Club Marilyn
  53. Buck Bradley’s
  54. Judge's Irish Pub
  55. Rosie’s On Water
  56. The Boardwalk/The Globe
  57. The Globe West
  58. The Rock Shop
  59. Mayfield’s
  60. The Sanctuary 
  61. Club Anything
  62. Jabberwocky
  63. The Junction
  64. Billy’s Old Mill
  65. Dish
  66. The Attic West
  67. Kiko’s
  68. Jazz Oasis
  69. Blues Oasis
  70. Great Northern Train Bar
  71. The Honey Bucket
  72. Mantra
  73. Plum
  74. Green Tree Pub
  75. Brubaker’s
  76. Thai Joe’s
  77. Swittel's/Jimmy's Hi-Fi Lounge
  78. The Celebrity Club
  79. Yield 
  80. Zim’s
  81. Polaris
  82. Horny Goat
  83. Cafe Melange
  84. Nut Hut / Kathy’s Nut Hut
  85. Lucky Joe’s Tiki Room
  86. Fannie’s
  87. 5th Ward Pub
  88. The Bomb Shelter
  89. Listwan’s
  90. Park Avenue
  91. Jim’s Time Out
  92. Dragon Lounge
  93. Moct
  94. My Office
    my office
  95. M's
  96. The Tamarack
  97. Have A Nice Day Cafe
  98. Fritz’s Pub
  99. Stubby’s Gastropub
  100. Yano’s

Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.

Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.