History of Gay and Lesbian Life in Milwaukee, Wisconsin - People - Bios

Angelo Aiello aka 'Angel'


Primary Involvements:

Business (bar) Owner





Angelo Aiello (widely known as 'Angel') and his wife Bettie are primarily known as owners and operators of the Mint Bar in downtown Milwaukee for over 25 years. Angelo is first listed in City Directory as a bartender there in 1958, and first listed as owner in 1960. He continued to own and manage the bar until his death in 1978.

Even before that, it is reported by Bunny that Angelo was involved with the "Legion Bar"; although very little is known of that bar.

Any additional information about this person is welcome.


Wife Bettie, In Memoriam, April 1992 InStep

Credits: bar history by Don Schwamb.
Additional information contributed by Michail Takach.
Last updated: February-2016.