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

Red Corvette Nightclub
Location: 2023 S Kinnickinnic


approx. 1976
approx. 1979

Male/ female
Dance Bar/ social



The Red Corvette was a popular straight bar on S. KK avenue, and on Sunday hosted "gay night" when they welcomed gays and lesbians to party there. Within a few years, as disco really started to pick up, the Park Avenue bar in downtown Milwaukee became the best known disco dance venue in the area, and they began to host gay-only Sunday nights as well, dubbing the bar "Sundays" on those nights. The Red Corvette faded from the gay collective memory.

(The business closed and the building was demolished in the late 1990's.)

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


Building sometime during its heydey.
(Photo from planet99.com web site.)

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