In 2014, we broke news that Bar Rescue would be using its infallible tactics of serving sliders and overly complicated Smirnoff Vodka shaker cocktails to save not one, but two Milwaukee bars. The first one, Y-Not III, was turned into a ’70s-themed bar called Nick’s House, and it closed for good 18 months after its episode aired. The second bar featured, Packy’s Irish Pub, became Campbell’s Irish Pub. Now Campbell’s is for sale.
Last year, SPIKE TV aired a “Back To The Bar” segment about Campbell’s, during which Bar Rescue paid a “surprise visit” to the south side bar. There, owner Patrick “Packy” Campbell said business had gone up about 74 percent (or $90,000) since bar expert Jon Taffer used his trusted method of screaming, threatening to quit, eventually agreeing to stay, screaming more, and leaving a bunch of Guinness at the once-struggling bar. Apparently, that uptick in sales isn’t lucrative enough for “Packy,” who is asking for $350,000 for the business at 4068 S. Howell Ave.
According to the listing:
“Updated and fully operating Southside pub is ready for an owner eager to reap immediate profits! Established clientele patronize large seating area with bathrooms and full kitchen. Full basement with 3 furnaces/central air units. Includes second commercial storage building with sale, currently rented. Back parking lot with room for up to 10 vehicles. Call today for your private showing!”
If you want to own the last remaining piece of Bar Rescue history in Milwaukee, today could be your lucky day. Make an offer so Campbell isn’t forced to “SHUT IT DOWN!”
[h/t – Andrew]
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