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

Gay 90's
Location: opened: 756 N Plankinton (c1952-1957)
later: 5th & Michigan (1958-1966)



Male/ female
Bar/ social



Bunny remembered the "Old Gay 90s" as being a piano bar and showtunes place next door to the Royal Hotel. This was not necessarily a gay bar but it was most definitely a gay hangout. It started out at 756 N Plankinton in 1952 and moved to 5th & Michigan later. It was open until the block was cleared in 1966 for parking for the Royal Hotel.

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


Credits: contents, design and arrangement by Don Schwamb.
Information contributed by Michail Takach.
Last updated: February-2016.

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