Neighborhood to bar hop:

Bay View

“Bay View does have several really hot bars,” says Charles Livermore, president of the Bay View Business Association. “The Palomino is one of the most popular.”

Located at 2491 S. Superior St., Livermore says the bar has “built up quite a following.”

“A lot of people come from the East Side for that one.”

Just a block away at 2501 S. Superior St., Club Garibaldi has more of a neighborhood feel - and has been in Bay View for generations. The Whitehouse, too, is “popular with locals.” And don’t forget the hard-rockin’ Cactus Club, romantic At Random and historic Puddler’s Hall.

“The cool ones are the new ones,” Livermore says. That short list includes Bar Lulu, 2261 S. Howell Ave., which opened earlier this year next door to Cafe Lulu. The Highberry Lounge at 2320 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., a European sports-themed bar with ceramic tiles on the outside as well as on the inside on the floor and around the windows, opened this fall. Also to open soon on KK is Lee’s Luxury Lounge by the owners of Barossa.


“Bay View’s like a magnet right now,” Livermore says. “The area here is very diverse, and the people moving here are wanting a nightlife situation.”

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