By Matt Mueller Culture Editor Published May 04, 2022 at 11:26 AM

Milwaukee just can't get enough cold – when it comes to the weather and, apparently, when it comes to new bars as frozen cocktail bar chain Fat Tuesday announced it will bring a new location to Deer District.

The new Fat Tuesday location, moving into the first floor of GATHER, marks the second frozen beverage-focused bar announcement in a week. Just last Tuesday, S'lush Daiquiri Bar and Event Space revealed plans to move into the former Ale Asylum Riverhouse spot at 1110 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Dr.

With dozens of locations scattered around the South and West Coast, the new Deer District venue will mark the first Midwest opening for Fat Tuesday, which serves a variety of frozen cocktail favorites – including piña coladas, margaritas, electric lemonades, hurricanes and their popular 190 Octane drink. Fat Tuesday also allows customers to mix and match flavors of frosty beverage to create their own chilly concoction. 

“We’re so excited to welcome Fat Tuesday to Deer District,” said Michael Belot, Senior Vice President of Bucks Ventures and Development, in a release. “Deer District is continuously redefining Downtown Milwaukee, and Fat Tuesday’s specialty frozen cocktails will be a great contributor to our vibrant future."

“Deer District is the prime spot for our Milwaukee debut,” said Alex Macedo, Chief Daiquiri Officer for Fat Tuesday, in the release. “It’s the home of the Milwaukee Bucks and will also be the home to the first Fat Tuesday in the Midwest. We’re getting our game on and the party started in style, and hope the community is as excited with our arrival as we are!"

Fat Tuesday is expected to open in the first floor of GATHER, in between Good City Brewing and The MECCA Sports Bar & Grill, sometime this summer. For more updates, stay tuned to OnMilwaukee.

Matt Mueller Culture Editor

As much as it is a gigantic cliché to say that one has always had a passion for film, Matt Mueller has always had a passion for film. Whether it was bringing in the latest movie reviews for his first grade show-and-tell or writing film reviews for the St. Norbert College Times as a high school student, Matt is way too obsessed with movies for his own good.

When he's not writing about the latest blockbuster or talking much too glowingly about "Piranha 3D," Matt can probably be found watching literally any sport (minus cricket) or working at - get this - a local movie theater. Or watching a movie. Yeah, he's probably watching a movie.