By Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host Published May 17, 2023 at 12:07 PM

There's a vibrant new bar and eatery slated to open at Bayshore this summer.

Buchanan's is the name of the new pub, which will open at 5800 N. Bayshore Dr. on the second level of the Rotunda, just across from ACX Cinemas and Backlot Pizza + Kitchen. Built in conjunction with ACX Cinemas, the pub will offer both shoppers and movie-goers a great spot to relax and enjoy a few bites or a full meal.

The new pub will offer guests a U.K.-inspired vibe with a Midwestern twist, showcasing an extensive selection of craft beers, whiskey and cocktails in an environment perfect for guests to kick back on cheer on their favorite athletic teams.

To accompany bar offerings, the food menu will include a combination of Scottish, Irish and British-inspired dishes, including shepherd's pie and fish and chips.

“We’re excited to extend a warm Celtic welcome to Buchanan’s!” notes Sr. Bayshore Sr. General Manager Mary Mokwa in a release about the new venue.

“Buchanan’s will provide an environment unlike any other, a true hallmark of what we aspire to provide our guests at BAYSHORE—unique and memorable experiences.”

Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. 

When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.