Businesses in the History of the LGBT Community in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Restaurants, Grilles, Cafes
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Name Address Opened Closed note
Antlers Hotel
Auctioneer's Inn Kansasville, WI 1972 2007 gay-owned
Auctioneer's Inn 2/ QuickSilver Nightclub Elm Grove 1983 1983 gay-owned
Black Forest Inn 814 S. 2nd St. 1976
Cafe Macaw 8th & Rogers 1990 baceme Mom's Kitchen
Cafe Melange 720 N. Old World 3rd St. 1987 1997
Cafe Palms =Madison, 636 W. Washington 1975 1996
Cafe Phyllis 734 S. 5th St. 1993 1995 dates approx
Glass Menagerie Restaurant 124 N. Water St. 1983 2006 in the M&M Club
Glorioso's 1010 E. Brady St. 1976 1978 dates approx
Grubb's Pub 807 S. Second St. 1992 1996 basement of La Cage
J.T.'s Bar & Grille =Superior, 1506 N. 3rd St. 2003 2005 bar & restaurant; dates approx
Kitty Millers 1940 1944 originally a brothel, went gay before closing pre-1945
Knight Owl 173 S. 2nd St. 1971 next to Leaded Shade
Loop Restaurant 603 N. 5th St. 1965 1972 dates approx
Legion
M&M Club 124 N. Water St. 1977 2006 later known as Glass Menagerie Restaurant
Mom's Kitchen 8th & Rogers 1990 former Cafe Macaw
MONA's, aka Out 'N About Restaurant 1407 S. 1st St. 2003
Moulin Rouge 814 S. 2nd St. 1979 1980 dates approx
Mr. Rics' Restaurant 714 N. Broadway 1975 1982 dates approx
Out 'N About, aka MONA's Restaurant 1407 S. 1st St. 2003
Peter's on 4th Restaurant and Bar 748 N. 4th St. 1983c 1987c
Prologue 2690 S. 9th St. 1969 1982 mixed gay/str8; dates approx
Rainbow Grille 814 S. 2nd St. 1978 1979 bar & restaurant
Rascals Bar & Grill =Appleton, 702 E. Wisconsin 1992 (present) grill within the bar
Ray's Bar & Grill =Madison, 2415 Winnebago 1993 1994 bar & restaurant; dates approx
Royal
Shadows 814 S. 2nd St. 1983 1986 restaurant/ bar; dates approx
Shamrock Bar & Grill =Madison, 177 W. Main St. 1986 2006 grill within the bar
Sideboard Restaurant 124 N. Water St. 1976 1983 in the M&M Club
Ski Glow Cafe and Laundry 1106 S. 1st 1972 1986
Spanish View Grille =Green Bay, 103 N. Washington 1963 1966 dates approx
Tazzbah Bar & Grille 1712 W. Pierce 1992 2007
Uptown Grille =Madison, 320 State St. 1963 1966 dates approx
Walker's Point Cafe 1106 S. 1st St. 1986 1998
Willow Haven Resort & Supperclub =Hazelhurst, 4877 Haven Dr. 1991 1993 dates approx

 

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