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

 
Backroom
Location: 157 S. 1st Street

Opened:
Closed:

September, 1972
February, 1973
Clientele:

Bar/ social

 

 
       
 

The October 1972 issue of GPU News advertised the opening of this bar with an ad, "Flash! New Bar! The Backroom (formerly The Cove)". An ad the next month said "we know what you're looking for", listing dancing, bands, and go-go boys as attractions (along with some interesting graphics).

But this bar was obviously very short-lived: the February 1973 issue of GPU News was already advertising The Cove's "Re-Opening", meaning the demise of The Backroom name.

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

 


Opening advertisement, Oct. 1972


Advertisement,
Nov. 1972 GPU News

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