History of Gay and Lesbian Life in Milwaukee, Wisconsin - Businesses - Bars and Clubs

Ten Hundred East
Location: 1000 E. North Avenue


approx. 1969
approx. 1983

Male/ female
Bar/ social



Although the first advertising for the "Ten Hundred East" bar found is in the January 1973 issue of GPU News, reports are that this bar opened as early as 1968 or 1969.

Ten Hundred East was "the" bar to be in and be seen in by gay men, prior to the opening of the first Milwaukee gay mega-bar, the Factory.

The August 1976 issue of the local "GLIB Guide" describes the business as follows: "One of the longer lived bars has remodeled into brickwork motif. Neighborhood group, dancing."

More information about this business is welcomed from anyone who can contribute it.

Josie Carter inside Ten Hundred East
(photo courtesy of Josie Carter,
via Jamie Taylor)


GPU News, Jan. 1973- pg. 6

GPU News, Oct. 1973- pg. 8

GPU News, May 1974- pg. 10

GPU News, April 1975- pg. 7

GPU News, March 1976- pg. 40

GPU News, Dec. 1977- pg. 14

Building as it appeared in 2004

Building as it appeared in 2004

Credits: contents, design and arrangement by Don Schwamb.
Last updated: July-2007.