By Maureen Post Special to Published Aug 05, 2009 at 12:55 PM

An old Milwaukee dive is getting a red hot makeover.

Previously called Franklin Place, Hosed on Brady plans to reveal a new look and fresh theme in 2-3 weeks. Located at 1689 N. Franklin Pl., directly south of Milwaukee Fire Department Engine Six, Hosed on Brady will be a firefighter-themed bar complete with industry paraphernalia and specials.

General Manager Tammie Brings explains current plans include a complete remodel; renovating the bar, floors and seating. The bar intends to be open Monday-Friday starting at 3 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m.

To jibe with the neighboring fire station, Hosed on Brady will offer $1.50 specials on Hook & Ladder beer every time Engine 6 firefighters are called out on a run.

Hook & Ladder, a Maryland-based brewing company, came to Wisconsin in Fall 2008. The charity-focused brewhouse, donates $4 from each barrel and 25 cents from each case sold to local fire departments and burn centers.

Check back to in coming weeks for further reviews of Hosed on Brady.

Maureen Post Special to staff writer Maureen Post grew up in Wauwatosa. A lover of international and urban culture, Maureen received a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

After living on the east side of Madison for several years, Maureen returned to Milwaukee in 2006.

After a brief stint of travel, Maureen joined as the city’s oldest intern and has been hooked ever since. Combining her three key infatuations, Milwaukee’s great music, incredible food and inspiring art (and yes, in that order), Maureen’s job just about fits her perfectly.

Residing in Bay View, Maureen vehemently believes the city can become fresh and new with a simple move across town.