Sunday, August 3, 2008

Wolski's Tavern

Today's picture comes from a request from Middletown Daily Photo blogger Bernie. Wolski's is a tavern on Milwaukee's East Side, and has been since it opened in 1918. Primarily a beer bar, the tavern is a great place to stop for a cold one on a hot summer day. Wolski's claim to fame is the "I Closed Wolski's" bumper stickers that can be seen all over town. Customers take the stickers with them on their travels, and send back pictures that are hung on the walls of this landmark establishment.


Bernie said...

Great shot! I'm sure I've never seen the place in daylight.

The first time I went there was to meet a couple of friends there. It was during a snowstorm in 1978. We each lived within a mile of Wolsky's, so we walked there. It seemed like the 3 of us were the only people out that night and we weren't even sure if the tavern was open. As we entered, however, we realized the place was packed! It took at least 10 minutes just to reach the bar. Cold beer, loud but friendly people and instead of a jukebox, they had a "record changer" playing a Springstein album. But I never got my "I Closed Wolsky's" Sticker.

Thanks for the picture.

Karl said...

No problem, Bernie!