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

 
Gallery Lounge
Location: 219 S. 2nd Street

Opened:
Closed:

September 1974
1975
Clientele:

Male
Bar/ social

 

 
       
 

The Gallery Lounge was advertised as "Bar, Lounge, Game Room" in the September, 1974 issue of GPU News, and added "Watch for Opening". The December issue showed photos of the interior of the bar.

In late 1975 this location would re-open as Mister Z's, then briefly in mid-1976 as Gary's, which soon morphed into Club Circus, then Circus-Circus, and eventually Club 219, a succession of disco and dance clubs.

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

Photo taken inside Gallery Lounge
(photo courtesy of Josie Carter,
via Jamie Taylor)
 
Photo taken inside Gallery Lounge
(photo courtesy of Josie Carter,
via Jamie Taylor)
 
 


Early Advertisement, "watch for opening", Sept. 1974
(GPU News, Sept. 1974, pg. 31)


Photos inside the bar, Dec. 1974
(GPU News, Dec. 1974, pg. 14)

Credits: contents, design and arrangement by Don Schwamb.
Last updated: September-2009.