Friday, September 19, 2008

Wolski's: not closed for 100 years.

I'm not sure I can bring myself to pay attention to, or talk about, baseball today. So, changing the subject, there's a pretty good article in the JS about Wolski's celebrating it's 100 year anniversary. That's an old bar.

If “I Closed Wolski’s” doesn’t ring a bell, you probably moved to Milwaukee in the past 20 minutes or so. Never has a bumper sticker brought so many people to one tavern and kept them there past 2 a.m. There probably isn’t a bar in town that doesn’t wish it had thought of it first.
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on Sunday it’s throwing a birthday party too big to fit in the cozy neighborhood bar.
Lakefront Brewery, 1872 N. Commerce St., will host the bash from 2 to 9 p.m., with the festivities continuing after that back at Wolski’s.


A $5 donation — which goes to the St. Hedwig’s Church wheelchair accessibility fund — gets you a commemorative pint glass filled with “I Closed Wolski’s” lager brewed up by Lakefront. There’s food, live music and a nostalgic slide show. And check this out: Lakefront is also selling the limited-edition beer in a 22-ounce bottle with a label that peels off and becomes an “I Closed Wolski’s” bumper sticker. It’s an industry first, they say.

Cool. I'd assume that anyone that has made there way to this here rag has been to Wolski's. Or at least seen the bumper stickers. What about you, have you closed Wolski's?

10 comments:

PaulNoonan said...

Oh yeah.

What's baseball?

Anonymous said...

"Mike Bondar jokes that the first 100 years are always the hardest, but it’s unclear who will take over the bar and assure 100 more. None of the brothers has children."

Hmmm, none of them ever nabbed a hottie while tending bar at Wolski's?

E.S.K. said...

Wolski's is a fucking dump.

Judge's for life!!!!

PaulNoonan said...

No way man. Free popcorn and real darts. Blus I I've always liked the vibe at Wolski's. Not faux-dive. More actual dive.

Anonymous said...

I used to go to Judge's in high school.

E.S.K. said...

That's the awesome part about Judges, Thursday nights is high school girl night, every night is dive night.

Best place in town to be a regular, unless you are a hipster...then Wolski's is for you

DannyNoonan said...

You think Wolski's is a hipster bar?

E.S.K. said...

it was full of hipsters the dozen or so times I went there, but that was 3+ years ago, and usually after kickball games.

tracker said...

Champion's was the best place in town to watch baseball and be a regular till Gar the tender died.

Silverwolf said...

Never heard of Wolski's before the article in the paper this morning.