If you missed out on the cool old Miller Brewing-built place on Bartlett, the turreted Miller tied house in Cudahy or this Bay View bar, don't fret, because now you can be the proud owner of Falcon Bowl.
The Riverwest classic corner tap, with a great bar and six bowling lanes – built in 1882 – is for sale, with an asking price of $249,000.
The tavern has long been home to Nest 725 of the Polish Falcons of America, a fraternal order organized in 1887.
The Nest, which owns the building, is the last surviving Falcons group in the state.
The place has more than 12,000 square feet, including a three-bedroom apartment upstairs, which boasts a pretty cool (nonworking) fireplace.
The bar itself has a capacity of 230 and there's a catering kitchen, too.
The six lanes were certified 108 years ago, making them among the oldest in America.
Of course, there's also that cool hall with a stage and backstage area.
The most recent assessment by the city valued the building and land at $230,700.
You can see the full listing here. There are nearly 100 images there, too.
If you're interested, don't hesitate because in this market, the place might've sold in the time it took me to post this.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.
He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.
With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.
He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for OnMilwaukee.com and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.
In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area. He has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.
He can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.