By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor Published Dec 07, 2016 at 7:48 PM

After a three-month hiatus, Wauwatiki is back in an action.

According to a post on Facebook earlier this evening, the tiki bar at 6502 W. North Ave. has officially reopened. The bar, which opened last March, closed in September due to an electrical fire, which caused extensive smoked damage to the interior of the bar and restaurant.

The reopening comes with myriad changes, including new decor, a new food menu and additions to the former cocktail menu. And while it's still a few (long) months away, Wauwatiki also promises a brand new outdoor patio come springtime. 

Wauwatiki's hours are 4:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. Tuesday through Sunday.

Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. 

When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.