A rendering of Camp Bar. Camp Bar brings Up North to Shorewood Camp Bar will open in Shorewood, hopefully by Halloween, but most likely in early November, according the general manager John McCarthy. The building, located at 4044 N. Oakland Ave., formerly housed a veterinarian's office and a driving school, is currently undergoing a major reconstruction. Camp Bar will be an upscale lodge modeled loosely after owners Paul and Natalia Hackbath's Up North cabin. "It's going to have a very warm and cozy feel, with soft lighting, a lot of knotty pine from northern Wisconsin," says McCarthy. Camp Bar will offer mostly locally-brewed beers along with classic Wisconsin cocktails like the brandy old fashioned. Food will be available as well but the details have not been finalized. The bar is already booking reservations for holiday parties. "We just really love the up north atmosphere and wanted to bring a cozy, more upscale version to a more urban area," says McCarthy. Permalink Print Talkback Share this: Talkbacks No Talkbacks for this article. Post your comment/review now Facebook comments Disclaimer: Please note that Facebook comments are posted through Facebook and cannot be approved, edited or declined by OnMilwaukee.com. The opinions expressed in Facebook comments do not necessarily reflect those of OnMilwaukee.com or its staff. Recent Articles & Blogs by Molly Snyder Local women photograph marches around the country Published Jan. 23, 2017 Check out 11 moving photos from this weekend's marches from Washington D.C. to Madison. ActivateMKE plans community project with MECCA floor Published Jan. 23, 2017 ActivateMKE's mission is to connect the community through sports and fitness. The organization's first major project entails creating two outdoor basketball courts - made with the world famous MECCA floor - in a Milwaukee public space. Smitten Boudoir shoots sexy, confident photos for women of all types Published Jan. 20, 2017 When photographer Dana Dufek started Smitten Boudoir, she thought it would entail fun, breezy, champagne-infused shoots of women in cute lingerie. However, once she got into it, Dufek realized the endeavor went a lot deeper. 5 sweet pearls of wisdom from Pooh on Pooh Day Published Jan. 18, 2017 For anyone feeling a little blue this week, and because it's National Winnie The Pooh Day, these are for you. ZIP MKE zings into Central Library Published Jan. 18, 2017 With the help of local photographers, friends and strangers, Dominic Inouye collected 920 photographs from Milwaukee's 28 zip codes, some of which will be on display this Saturday during Gallery Day at the Central Library. Bay View "barks back" after woman and dog attacked Published Jan. 16, 2017 While walking her dog in November, Kate O'Keefe was attacked. This Thursday, friends and neighbors host a fundraiser "Bay View Barks Back." Read O'Keefe's harrowing but hopeful story here. Is a hot dog a sandwich? The debate boils up again Published Jan. 16, 2017 Let's take a break from arguing about politics to address something, er, meatier - like is a hot dog a sandwich? This question surfaces and resurfaces all the time, and it turns out people are frank (ahem) and opinionated on the matter. The Winchester closes for good Published Jan. 13, 2017 After a year and a half in business, The Winchester - named after a reference from the film "Shaun of the Dead" - closed for good. Why one non-football fan is watching the Packers' playoff game on Sunday Published Jan. 13, 2017 There are many reasons to watch Sunday's Packers playoff game, even if you don't give a pig's skin about football, or even sports. This is mine. New EP releases Gatewood's grief and ceases music hiatus Published Jan. 11, 2017 Milwaukee singer-songwriter Lisa Gatewood started out strongly in her music career, but took a few years off to accept changes in her life - some chosen, some not. She is now back with a new EP and a new perspective on her music.