By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Jun 09, 2021 at 1:57 PM

With housing prices through the roof these days, the price on this Bay View house, which includes a tavern, seems almost too good to be true.

The property is Swigs on Clement at 3143 S. Clement Ave., a tavern attached to a two-bedroom house, a couple short blocks from Humboldt Park.


The building, which dates to 1942, was last sold in 2014.

You can see the full listing here.


In addition to having a nice little tavern with a great 360-degree bar and room for a pool table, there’s a nice little patio out front, plus a pair of rest rooms, and a commercial kitchen so you can make your guests fish frys on Fridays.


The living quarters have two bedrooms and one bathroom plus a one-car garage.

“Opportunity knocking with this multi-use property in Bay View,” reads the listing. “Well established tavern with regular clientele and attached home at the back of property.

“Spacious oval bar with space for 30 stools, 2 public restrooms, 1 private restroom, kitchen and lots of included equipment. Front bistro/patio seating. Full basement could be set up as hall to rent for parties.”

While some folks could only dream of affording a house in Bay View these days, this seems like a rare opportunity to own both a house and a saloon for a bargain.

The property was initially listed at $270,000 in March, but was lowered last week to $260,000.

The only real question is why, when everything seems to be flying off the market as soon as its listed, is this place still listed?

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 has be heard on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories, in that station's most popular podcast.