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

 
Gaytime Bar
Location: 731 N. 4th Street

Opened:
Closed:

approx. 1964
approx. 1965
Clientele:

Male/ female
Bar, Dancing

 

 
       
 

The Gaytime Bar is listed briefly in national Gay Bar Guides from 1965 to 1967, so it likely existed for two or three years in the mid 1960's. It was right next to the Belmont Hotel- which hotel's coffee shop was listed in national gay guides both before and after the Gaytime Bar was listed. Very little is known about this bar.

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

 


Listings in early "Gay Guides":
(For more information on the Guides, click here.)

1963, Lavendar Baedeker
  History of the Baedeker Guides   Index
Notes: Lists the Hotel Belmont Restaurant next door, but not yet this bar
1964, "Directory 43"
  Title Page   Introduction
Notes: Lists the Hotel Belmont Restaurant next door, but not yet this bar
1965 International Guild Guide
  Title pg   Editor's note   Codes
Codes: M (mixed), WE (weekends)
1966 Bob Damron's Address Book
    Publisher note
Code: M (mixed crowd)
1966 International Guild Guide
    Title pg   Editors note
Codes: M (mixed), WE (weekends)
1966 Lavender Baedeker Guide
    Back page
1966 Male World Guide
    Index, excerpt
1967 International Guild Guide
    Title pg
Codes: M (mixed), WE (weekends)
1968 Bob Damron's Address Book
    Title pg   Editors note   Codes
Note: The Gaytime Bar is no longer listed, just the Belmont Hotel Coffee Shop
1970 Bob Damron's Address Book
Note: The Gaytime Bar is no longer listed, just the Belmont Hotel Coffee Shop
1971 Bob Damron's Address Book
    Title pg   Codes
Note: The Gaytime Bar is no longer listed, just the Belmont Hotel Coffee Shop
 


Photo of outdoor sign
(courtesy Michail Takach)

Credits: contents, design and arrangement by Don Schwamb.
National gay guide research by Don Schwamb.
Photo courtesy f Michail Takach.
Last updated: February-2016.