By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor Published Dec 18, 2019 at 11:01 AM

Cafe Bavaria, 7700 Harwood Ave., will officially close its doors on Sunday, Jan. 5 in preparation for its transition to Buckatabon Tavern & Supper Club.

But before it closes, Lowlands Group is inviting customers to come and bid farewell to the restaurant, and celebrate its five years of serving German food, Bier and Gemütlichkeit in the Tosa Village.

During the month of December, guests can get a sneak peek at some of the dishes coming to Buckatobon in the form of specials, which will be served Friday through Sunday. Guests can also ring in 2020 with a special New Year’s Day brunch from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Meanwhile, it will also host a fire sale featuring Cafe Bavaria decor items – from photos and signs to chairs and tables – on sale Jan. 1-5. Guests will also be able to create and take home a handpicked six-pack of beer at deep discounts, assisting the restaurant in clearing out the last of its coolers.

And last, but not least, guests can enjoy two final blow-out brunches on Jan. 4 and 5, allowing friends and family to raise a toast to all of the memories shared in the space.

Cafe Bavaria’s hours are Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday from 11 a.m. to midnight, Saturday from 9 a.m. to midnight and Sunday from 9 a.m to 10 p.m. Hours on the final day of service, Sunday, Jan. 5 will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor

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.