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

Loose Ends
Location: 4322 W. Fond du Lac Avenue


February 1986

Male/ female
Bar/ social



This bar is perhaps the gay bar situated farthest west of any gay bar in Milwaukee's history. Opened by Karen, Harry and Loren on Fond du Lac Avenue on the north-central side, it drew a good and steady business from area residents, although it didn't typically draw people from the downtown bars segment.

This bar had an unfortunate incident when a patron, Bill Edwards, was shot dead in June 1992 during an attempted armed robbery.

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


Bar opening, Feb. 1986
(Steppin Out- In Step vol 3 issue 1)

Advertisement, May 1987

Shooting, June 1992

Credits: contents, design and arrangement by Don Schwamb.
Last updated: 19-December-2005.