Mainstream Bar &
Grill, which is currently spread out across two attached
buildings at 404 W. Main St., has plans to expand its
seating by moving its kitchen to 396 W. Main Street, the
building seen here on the far right. Mainstream owner
Jon Dufek recently purchased the building, formerly home
to a travel agency and photography business.
Cara Spoto/Freeman Staff
WAUKESHA — Popular downtown tavern and eatery Mainstream
Bar & Grill is expanding.
Business owner Jon Dufek, who owns the two buildings at
404 W. Main St. where the restaurant is currently
located, recently confirmed that he has purchased 396 W.
Main St., which he plans to turn into a new kitchen.
The acquisition is slated to free up seating space in
the existing storefronts by moving the kitchen next
door, Dufek explained.
The bar currently boasts around 100 seats inside, plus
another 34 outdoor seats during the warmer months. It
offers a full menu, including burgers, wings, steaks and
By moving the kitchen, Dufek plans to get another 24
indoor seats, with the potential for additional outdoor
Dufek, who has had the downtown business for over six
years, said the decision to expand came simply from the
need for more seating space.
“Mainly it came down to not having enough space, and
people having to wait for a seat. We have just been very
busy, and we need more seating,” he said, adding that he
expects the expansion to be done around the beginning of
The bar should be open throughout the process, he said.