By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Sep 20, 2020 at 4:01 PM

Iconic Brady Street bar and music venue, Up & Under, announced its last day of business will be Sunday, Sept. 27. The message was posted to Facebook. “Another one bites the dust! Our last day of business will be Sunday, September 27th. So come on down for one last drink.”

Up & Under opened in 1977 as a casual, neighborhood bar that hosted live music – including many Blues bands in the '80s and '90s – and was also a popular spot for karaoke and game watching.

Stay tuned to OnMilwaukee for an announcement about the future of the historic space. For now, enjoy this interview from 2017 with Up & Under bartender extraordinaire, Geo Kiesow.


Molly Snyder grew up on Milwaukee's East Side and today, she lives in the Walker's Point neighborhood with her partner and two sons.

As a full time senior writer, editorial manager and self-described experience junkie, Molly has written thousands of articles about Milwaukee (and a few about New Orleans, Detroit, Indianapolis, Boston and various vacation spots in Wisconsin) that range in subject from where to get the best cup of coffee to an in-depth profile on the survivors of the iconic Norman apartment building that burned down in the '90s.

She also once got a colonic just to report on it, but that's enough on that. 

Always told she had a "radio voice," Molly found herself as a regular contributor on FM102, 97WMYX and 1130WISN with her childhood radio favorite, Gene Mueller.

Molly's poetry, essays and articles appeared in many publications including USA Today, The Writer, The Sun Magazine and more. She has a collection of poetry, "Topless," and is slowly writing a memoir.

In 2009, Molly won a Milwaukee Press Club Award. She served as the Narrator / writer-in-residence at the Pfister Hotel from 2013-2014. She is also a story slam-winning storyteller who has performed with The Moth, Ex Fabula and Risk!

When she's not writing, interviewing or mom-ing, Molly teaches tarot card classes, gardens, sits in bars drinking Miller products and dreams of being in a punk band again.