Numerous bars in Milwaukee have remained shuttered for all or the majority of the pandemic and now, with the proverbial light at the end of the COVID-filled tunnel, they are starting to announce plans to swing open the doors again.
This list will be updated regularly as new openings are announced. Be safe, have fun, be kind and tip well. It's been a long year for the service industry.
2501 S. Delaware Ave., (414) 481-8030
At Random is now open for indoor seating, after a year of offering outdoor drinking only. They have limited seating (nine tables; no bar seating); masks are required when not seated and reservations are highly encouraged.
Boone & Crockett
818 S. Water St., (414) 212-8115
Boone & Crockett opened to the public on Thursday, April 1, with limited capacity and new procedures that require wearing a mask unless seated at a table, both indoors and out. Boone has also resumed happy hour with $5 house cocktails and $1 off tap beers.
1019 N. Old World 3rd St., (414) 224-8500
Buck Bradley's – home of the longest bar in Milwaukee – will reopen on Saturday, May 1 for Kentucky Derby Day. The kitchen will be open, too, with new hours: Monday - Thursday from 4 p.m. to 9 pm.; Friday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
735 E. Center St., (414) 930-0909
Riverwest's Company Brewing is reopening on 414 Milwaukee Day (Wednesday, April 14).
729 N. Milwaukee St., (414) 763-4545
After being closed for more than a year, Lucid Lounge will reopen on Friday, April 9 and Saturday, April 10. The nightclub and bar will be open every weekend after as well, and plans to eventually add another night of service.
The Yard (Iron Horse Hotel)
500 W. Florida St., (414) 374-4766
The Yard reopened on Thursday, April 1 and will now start serving daily at noon.
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