By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Jun 28, 2022 at 5:01 PM

Milwaukee's F Street Hospitality has cut the ribbon on the new Public House 55 at 8725 N. Deerwood Dr., in Brown Deer.

The taproom features Madison-made Karben4 Brewing beers, along with Pizza Man Pronto pizza, Wisconsin-made brewhouse snacks and more.

The venue also has an events space, green space for families and a beer garden. Leashed dogs are welcome on the patio.


A weekday happy hour run from 3 to 6 p.m. and offers $1 off tap beer.

The name is a reference to 1955, the year the Village of Brown Deer was incorporated.

The taphouse is part of a residential development, designed by Milwaukee's RINKA that also includes the Greenlink residences in multistory structures and townhomes.


“We are thrilled to be expanding into Brown Deer with Public House 55,” says Kaelyn Cervero, CPCE, Vice President of F Street Hospitality.

“We’ll be offering happy hour specials, hosting bags tournaments, and more! This will be a wonderful gathering space for the community of Brown Deer.”

Guests who visit Wednesday, June 29 through Sunday, July 3 will have the chance to spin-to-win fun prizes, including free drinks, Karben4 pint glasses, and Public House 55 koozies!

Public House 55 is open Wednesdays-Fridays, 3-10 p.m.; Saturdays, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; and Sundays, 11 a.m.- 7 p.m.

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Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer

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 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.