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

Location: 132 E. Juneau



Male/ Female
Bar/ social/ dance



Kisses was a fun and interesting dance bar. The bar and dance floor were on two different levels with an open stairway between them (not quite a spiral staircase but had that feel to it). A lot of brick, and nooks and crannies to hang out with a friend. Not the largest building and had a somewhat cramped feel if it got crowded, but a lot of fun.

Later became Factory II bar, owned by Chuck Cicirello.

Advertisement for Kisses, Feb. 1978
(Milwaukee Calendar, vol 1 no. 1)
Advertisement for Kisses, June 1978
(Milwaukee Calendar, vol 1 no. 10)

Early Drink card

Alternate view of building

Guest pass

Drink card

Credits: contents, design and arrangement by Don Schwamb.
Last updated: 1-December-2005.