By OnMilwaukee Staff Writers   Published Jul 18, 2012 at 1:39 PM

A new bar called The Parlor opened in the former Bomb Shelter space at 1517 S. 2nd St.

The lounge's decor pays tribute to Bettie Page, Johnny Cash and more. Drink specials include a happy hour from 3 to 7 p.m., Tuesday through Friday. Plus, more drink deals are to be had during "Wacked-Out Wednesdays" and Ladies' Night on Thursday evenings. Stay tuned for a full article on The Parlor Room soon on

A new wine bar, called The Ruby Tap, should open next week at 1341 Wauwatosa Ave. in Wauwatosa. The website describes it as "a comfortable, casual spot to taste and learn about wine and enjoy local Wisconsin beers, cheeses and meats."

The East Side will soon welcome Elephant Cafe, 1505 E. Farwell Ave., in late August or September, by the family that owns EE-Sane, 1806 N. Farwell Ave. This is not to be confused with Red Elephant, a chocolate cafe opening soon in the Third Ward.

Finally, if inspections go well, The Twisted Fisherman Crab Shack, 1200 W. Canal St., will open this Friday afternoon / evening. The casual bar and restaurant will serve seafood dishes with an emphasis on crab and will feature a large patio. Stay tuned to for a full article on Twisted Fisherman soon.