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

Location: 196 S. 2nd Street


Oct. 1972
late 1973/ early 1974

Bar/ social



Originally opened in October 1972 as Jamie's, the December 1972 issue of GPU News advertised the December 28th Grand Opening of "The New Jamie's of Milwaukee", listing as proprietor Jamie, "host", and Josie Carter "spinning records".

In March 1974, the BallGame bar opened in this location, with different owners; thus Jamie's bar could not have survived more than about a year.

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


Opening, December 1972

Close-up of owner Jamie

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