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

Clay's Castaways
Location: 1753 S. Kinnickinnic


May 1984

Male/ female
Bar/ Restaurant/ social



When it opened, Clay's Castaways was called an "a relaxing, easy atmosphere bar on South Kinnickinnic, one block south of Mitchell" by In Step magazine, the main local LGBT publication at the time.

This same building has been the site of four LGBT bars:
     Casablance Disco (aka Denny J's Disco/ 1980-1981)
     Clay's Castaways (1984-1986)
     Jet's Place (1990)
     3B's (1991-1995)

Any additional information on this bar is welcome.


Bar opening announcement
(InStep vol 1 issue 7, Steppin' Out)

(InStep vol 1 issue 10)

Credits: contents, design and arrangement by Don Schwamb.
Last updated: 22-October-2005.