Now that Boone & Crockett has officially moved to its awesome new digs in Walker’s Point, there was an underlying question about who (or what) would be taking over the cocktail lounge’s original Bay View location at 2151 S. Kinnickinnic Ave. It turns out, residents didn’t need to wait very long to learn the answer.
A bar called The Lost Whale is slated to take over the space, with intentions of opening by mid-June. The new establishment—spearheaded by respected beverage industry veterans Tripper Duval and Daniel Beres—aims to bring “a Midwestern hospitality-focused bar” to Bay View. Duval recently worked as a mixologist at Badger Liquor, and has experience at Goodkind and The Hamilton. Beres is the former Beverage Director for Stand Eat Drink Hospitality Group.
The bar’s name is reportedly an ode to an April Fool’s article about a lost whale being spotted in Lake Michigan. You can expect that whimsy to combine with the owners’ impressive craft cocktail background to make for an interesting, enjoyable experience.
“Wisconsin is filled with hard-working people who want to go out to have a good time,” Duval says in a press release. “We value their time and we’ll be focused on speed behind the bar, a minimized wait time for drinks, and the cocktails will be fresh, innovative, and delicious.”
The bar will apparently also be focused on sustainability, which will be put into practice with biodegradable straws, composting, and community efforts that focus on maintaining Milwaukee’s waterways. The Lost Whale is projected to open mid-June. Check back for updates in the coming weeks.