By Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host Published Jan 05, 2023 at 11:01 AM

Pull out your tank tops and shorts! A tropical breeze is on its way to West Allis

Beginning Thursday, Jan. 5 and running through March 12, the bar formerly known as Station No. 6 will be taking a winter vacation. In its place at 6800 W. Becher St. guests will find an all new escapist tiki themed venue aptly named Port No. 6.

The immersive pop-up will feature a transformed bar complete with a brand new tiki-themed cocktail menu featuring more than 12 original drinks, as well as a rotating list of special cocktails which will pop on and off the menu throughout the season. 

“The whole idea really pays homage to the escapist nature of tiki culture, the idea of having a place to go where you can get away from it all,” says Miles Patzer. “We’ve always talked about doing tiki as one of our themes; but we wanted to do it in the winter when people in Wisconsin really need it the most.”

Lei Me Down in Sheets of Linen
Lei Me Down in Sheets of Linen

Offerings will include:

  • LEI ME DOWN IN SHEETS OF LINEN: Plantation White Rum, Blue Lagoon Aperitivo, Chinola Passion Fruit, housemade blueberry grenadine, lemon, lime, pineapple, coconut
  • YETI:  Gosling’s Black Rum, Hoodoo Chicory, St. George Nola Coffee, Giffard Vanilla, pineapple, coconut, cinnamon, nutmeg
  • THE DEAD DON’T DIE: (Limit one per person) Diplomatico Rum, Gosling’s Black Rum, Chartreuse, falernum, orange liqueur, grapefruit liqueur, Absinthe, pineapple, lime, cinnamon, bitters
  • CANNON FIRE: (served hot) Plantation Dark Rum, brown butter washed chai, vanilla, coconut, whipped cream, cinnamon 
  • FAREWELL & ADIEU:  Diplomatico Rum, Brandy, Combier Apricot, house demerara, lemon, Caribbean spice bitters
Farewell & Adieu
Farewell & Adieu

But that’s not all. Port No. 6 will also be hosting specialty food pop-ups every Friday from 5 p.m. until sell-out. Each will feature a menu of themed street food, along with a specialty paired cocktail. The menu for Jan. 6 will focus on Jamaican fare.

Future pop-up menus will feature fare from Hawaii, New Orleans, Thailand, Brazil and more.  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.