Reason to overcome your fear of heights:

Rooftop patio of Terrace Bar

Afraid of heights? The rooftop patio of the Terrace Bar, 1131 N. Water St., Milwaukee, might just be the cure for acrophobia.

In fact, that patio is the three-story bars claim to fame.

The rooftop patio is a huge draw, says Geri Pilgreen, bar manager. Its packed every weekend.

With Caribbean music and tiki torches, the long and narrow rooftop with full bar service attracts all types, she says.

We get everybody, says Pilgreen, from business people to college students and even members of the Young Republicans. Its our big draw.

The Terrace Bar opened March 10, and the rooftop has offered customers since then an uncluttered view of most of Milwaukee; only the view of the south side is obstructed by a building.

You can see from the rooftop the west side, north side and east side of Milwaukee, she says. Its completely open.

Popular in the summer months, Pilgreen predicts the rooftop patio would continue to be a hit in winter.

Were putting a covering up there; some tent-type things with heaters, she says.

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Contributing writers: Laurie Arendt, Kay Dahlke, Jordan DeChambre, Candace Doyle, Bob Gosman, Matt Hronick, JoAnn Petaschnick, Janet Raasch, Mary Lou Santovec, Amy Siewert Contributing photographers: Nathan Harrmann, Amy Siewert
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