There are some exciting changes in store for O'Lydia's.
In May the bar, located at 338 S. 1st St., added 20 beers to its beer list in addition to an existing 17 tap choices.
Beginning next Wednesday, June 5, O'Lydia's will begin offering a late-night menu from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Wednesday through Saturday. The late-night menu includes appetizers like fries, chips, wings, onion rings and Reuben rolls, with entrees including sandwiches and pizza on Friday and Saturday.
The regular menu will also be changing beginning on June 17.
"We are adding new appetizers like smoked tuna dip and fried eggplant in addition to favorites like Reuben rolls, Irish nachos and wings," says general manager Rick Sackett.
"When it comes to entrees, we are adding some specialty burgers like a bacon, buffalo and blue cheese burger and a cowboy burger topped with coleslaw, our BBQ sauce and crispy onion rings."
Sackett says that the bar also recently purchased two new 25-person shuttles and will be offering shuttles to Brewers games (starting after Summerfest) Summerfest, Irish Fest and home Marquette men's basketball games. The shuttle can also be reserved for private parties.
Colleen Jurkiewicz is a Milwaukee native with a degree in English from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and she loves having a job where she learns something new about the Cream City every day. Her previous incarnations have included stints as a waitress, a barista, a writing tutor, a medical transcriptionist, a freelance journalist, and now this lovely gig at the best online magazine in Milwaukee.