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

Mama Roux
Location: 1875 N. Humboldt Avenue



Male/ female
Bar/ social


Mama Roux was situated on the near east side, just north of Brady Street and right across from the Humboldt street bridge, and thus was a popluar local-bar destination for east siders. The bar was reasonably popular for birthday parties and similar gatherings, and had a good restaurant, especially popular for Friday fish fry.

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

    Inside the bar: Jamie Taylor (center) with fans
    (photo by Jamie Taylor mid-1990s)
    Photo of Mama Roux team for "AIDS Walk" with the ARCW staff (date unknown):
    3rd from left: Joe St. Clair of Mama Roux staff;
    front row right: Patrick Flaherty & Marge Beil of ARCW
    (from Jerry Johnson Collection)

Mama Roux Calendar for Dec. 1996

Building, c2004

Credits: contents, design and arrangement by Don Schwamb.
Last updated: August-2009.