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

Black Forest Inn
Location: 814 S. 2nd Street


August 1976

Cafe (Restaurant) &



Black Forest Inn was owned by two lovers, and was a bar with an excellent reataurant as well. The decor featured tree trunks and branches, and various memorabilia and collectibles in cases from the Black Forest region of Europe/ Germany. The August 28, 1976 issue of "GLIB News" made two mentions of the business: "An outdoor carnival with food, drinks and games will be held in the parking lots of Your Place and the Black Forest Inn on Labor Day, Sept. 6. Speaking of the Black Forest, the same held its grand opening on Aug. 18 with champagne flowing."

The Black Forest Inn was one of several restaurants to operate in this same building in the 1970s to 1990s (others including Moulin Rouge and Rainbow Grille).

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


Advertisement, Aug. 1976

Credits: contents, design and arrangement by Don Schwamb.
Last updated: August-2020.

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