Shaker’s Cigar Bar

(Walker’s Point, Milwaukee, WI)

Scooter’s 1322nd bar, first visited in 2019.

Shaker's Cigar Bar, Milwaukee

This place was recommended to us by the bartender at the previous bar. Along the way we did some googling, and learned a few things.

  • It had once been a brothel
  • Al Capone operated a speakeasy here during Prohibition
  • The bones of a murdered prostitute were once dug up on the grounds.
  • It’s supposedly extremely haunted, and they offer daily ghost tours.
  • Jeffrey Dahmer used to frequent this place, and found 7 of his 17 (known) victims here.

Apart from that history, this is a stunningly beautiful bar. The ornate woodworking, the furnishings, the decor, it’s all breathtaking.

As we were approaching the building, I suggested “We probably shouldn’t talk about that Jeffrey Dahmer thing in here. I’m sure they’d rather keep that on the down-low.” Umm, nope, I was wrong about that. Rather than burying their history they embrace it openly.

I had the Shadow People’s Lager (a dark lager) by Shaker’s. It didn’t click in my head at the time, but this is their one house beer that they brew themselves. I had no idea if it’s brewed on-site or elsewhere. I picked it solely because I liked the name.

BTW the outdoor seating is a small deck built over what would otherwise be about two parking spaces on the end of the street.

This ended the day-drinking portion of the day. We headed back to our house from here to rest for a few hours before round 2. But I want to mention that this neighborhood has what looks like a lot of very cool bars, and I’ll want to spend more time here if we come back.

Shaker's Cigar Bar, Milwaukee

Shaker's Cigar Bar, Milwaukee

Shaker's Cigar Bar, Milwaukee

Shaker's Cigar Bar, Milwaukee

Shaker's Cigar Bar, Milwaukee

Shaker's Cigar Bar, Milwaukee

Shaker's Cigar Bar, Milwaukee


422 S 2nd St
Milwaukee, WI 53204
US
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(414) 272-4222

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