Public restroom:


Tangerine’s restrooms are the talk of the town, and with good reason.

The three unisex restrooms in the downstairs of Tangerine, which opened right before Christmas last year at 729 N. Milwaukee St., Milwaukee, are shaped like another Milwaukee icon, says manager Maria Dakoras.

“They’re similar to the Domes downtown,” she says. “It’s pretty much the same shape.” Their color is orange - or tangerine, if you prefer - and they are translucent, giving the impression that the public restrooms are very public. They are not, though, Dakoras assures.

“You can’t really see through them,” she says. “You might see a vague silhouette, especially if they’re wearing black.”

Patrons, though, remark on them right away. And that’s by design.

“It’s fun, it’s silly, it’s dynamic because they’re unique,” says Dakoras. “Honestly, it’s nothing like Milwaukee’s ever seen.”

You can see them - but not through them - at Tangerine, which serves drinks and desserts, between 7 p.m. and 2 a.m. Thursdays through Saturdays.

Main Menu 2

-Public restroom
-Place to pamper your pooch
-Seat at the Bradley Center
-Philanthropist that doesn't mind sharing the wealth
-Goody bag finds
-1982 Brewer still making his living as a 1982 Brewer
-Place to get in shape
-Place to spice up your life
-Place to act like Paul Bunyan
-Solution for fixing the roof at Miller Park
-Use of mangos
-Way to eliminate MMSD dumping into Lake Michigan
-Reason to have a hangover
-Place to find Mochi
-Reason to buy sausage 
at 2 a.m.

-Milwaukee Buck
-Place to find cheap gas
-Place to risk gaining 5 pounds
-Holiday microbrew
-Use for the Park East freeway
-Place to rub elbows with famous people
-Reason to wear a thong
-Representative of Milwaukee
-Reality TV star
-Way to beat the fall chill
-Reason to drive in circles for a parking spot
-Place to raise your cholesterol
-Best holiday activities
-Place drink coffee and watch the world go by

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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
Illustrations: Anjl Rodee