By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer Published Feb 17, 2018 at 10:17 AM

Truth Lounge is the tentative name of a new venue slated to replace the Nordic-themed Valhalla at 1111 N. Old World Third St.

Owner Tino Bates says that plans are still in the works for the new venue, however he says the goal is to create a spot with a "chill atmosphere where you can come hang out, have a couple of drinks and just have a really good time."

While details surrounding the concept are still evolving, he says changes to the space will be mostly cosmetic, but the plan is to give the venue a more lounge-like vibe, including couches and a new color scheme.

In addition to a full bar, Truth Lounge will feature a menu showcasing familiar items like wings, nachos and pizza, he says. Once open, the venue will also host happy hour events as well as live music.

Watch OnMilwaukee for additional details about Truth Lounge as they develop.

Lori Fredrich Senior Writer

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