Has it really been 10 years since kinda-sorta-reality and failing-bar-revamp show Bar Rescue blew into Milwaukee and “rescued” two Milwaukee bars? Good grief, it has…

Remember in 2014, when host John Taffer and company transformed beloved East Side dive bar Y-Not III into a ’70s-themed Smirnoff cocktail emporium called Nick’s House? Remember when Nick’s House closed two years later—and was straight-up demolished two months after that? (The site remains an empty lot to this day.) Remember when things went a little better for south side bar Packy’s, which was transformed into Campbell’s Irish Pub, also in 2014? (Campbell’s closed in 2022, and is set to become El Paraíso Restaurant Bar.)

Wild times. Anyway, in the words of that Grand Theft Auto guy: Ah shit, here we go again.

Yep, Bar Rescue is sniffing around Milwaukee again. On Tuesday, a bar that definitely doesn’t need rescuing—The Mothership—shared an email it received from the show. “Bar Rescue in Milwaukee” reads the subject line. “We are currently casting and interviewing bars in your area,” reads the text, “let me know if you guys are interested.” Huh!

Also: Bar Rescue is still on?!

Any other bars get an email from Bar Rescue? Let us know! (UPDATE: Yep, it sounds like a lot of other Milwaukee bars got an email.)

Are we excited for the show’s return to Milwaukee? Sure, why not! Will we cover the ever-living shit out of the new Milwaukee “rescues,” just like we did the old Milwaukee “rescues”? (See “Related Articles” below.) OH GOD, WE CAN’T STAND IT ANYMORE! THAT CHICKEN IS RAW! WE’RE GOING IN! STAY TUNED!

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R.I.P. Campbell’s Irish Pub, the last of Milwaukee’s ‘Bar Rescue’ bars

Bar Rescue’s own Campbell’s Irish Pub is for sale

Nick’s House / Y-Not III has been demolished

Nick’s House is having a going-out-of-business “yard sale”

Bar Rescue seemed to actually work for Campbell’s Irish Pub

Bar Rescue can’t rescue Nick’s House from Bar Rescue

Tracklist: 10 final Bar Rescue takeaways

Tracklist: 12 Bar Rescue takeaways

Watch two ridiculous clips from Bar Rescue’s Y-Not III/Nick’s House episode

Bar Rescue’s Y-Not III/Nick’s House episode will air next week

Bar Rescue opens latest Milwaukee project, Campbell’s Irish Pub

Bar Rescue is rescuing another bar, Packy’s Pub

Bar Rescue turned Y-Not III into a ’70s-themed bar called Nick’s House

Bar Rescue is rescuing Y-Not III this week

Bar Rescue is scouting Milwaukee locations

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