By Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host Published Jan 09, 2024 at 1:01 PM

Pull out your tank tops and shorts! A tropical breeze has blown into West Allis.

Throughout the winter season (January through March 10), the bar formerly known as Station No. 6 is on winter vacation. In its place, at 6800 W. Becher St., guests can once again experience the return of the escapist tiki-themed venue aptly named Port No. 06.

The immersive pop-up features a transformed (tropical) bar, a brand new tiki-themed cocktail menu featuring 14 original drinks (including refined versions of 2023 favorites like The Yeti, pictured below), plus zero-proof options, boozy slushies and even a few soul-warming hot drinks.

The Yeti
The Yeti @ Port No. 06 (Photo: Port No. 06)

The goal of the pop-up, notes Miles Patzer, is to provide a winter getaway for guests during the doldrums of the winter season.


Some favorite drinks on the 2024 pop-up menu include: 

  • Poolside: white rum, banana, maraschino, Blue Curacao, key lime, coconut, pineapple, Bittercube Cherry Bark Vanilla bitters
  • Cabana: Diplomatico Venezuelan Rum and black rum paired with a concoction of passionfruit, guava, blood orange and bitter spices 
  • Is That Parrot Talking Sh*t!?: tequila or mezcal, dark rum, Mexican pomegranate bitters, ginger and grapefruit with key lime, pineapple and house demerara syrup
  • The Dead Don't Die: A potent take on the Zombie with elements of grapefruit, hibiscus and anise (limit one per person!)
  • Surf Lesson (zero proof): chai, house demerara orgeat, pineapple, lime and ginger
  • Vice City: a frozen blend of Port No. 06's Piña Colada and Strawberry Rhubarb Daiquiri
  • Cannonfire (hot): house brown butter washed chai with coconut and dark rum 
Poolside @ Port No. 06 (Photo: Port No. 06)

But that’s not all.

Head to Port No. 06 on Sunday, Jan. 7 beginning at 3 p.m. and guests can watch the Packers on the big screen while enjoying cheesy Chicago dogs and brews from Half Acre Beer and Three Sheeps Brewing Co.

Throughout the season, guests can also look forward to specialty dinner pop-ups from Chef Brian Dubowski which will showcase various tropical cuisines, from Brazil to Thai, and Hawaii to Jamaica. Watch Port No. 6 on social media for updates.

Port No. 6 will be open Tuesdays from 4 to 9 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday from 4 to 10 p.m., Friday from noon to 10 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host

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.