Nite Owl is a spring and summertime staple that’s thrived on Milwaukee’s South Side since 1948. The iconic drive-in has been an important and widely-loved part of the city’s warm weather months for generations. On March 26 of this year, the inimitable burger joint and ice cream parlor opened for its 72nd season. And though both spring and summer are long gone, Nite Owl is still cooking. However, with autumn now firmly here and winter looming on the horizon, the Milwaukee mainstay is preparing to say goodbye until next spring.
According to a Nite Owl employee we spoke to today, Nite Owl’s final day of its 2019 service will be Saturday, November 2. Of course, the drive-in is closed Sundays and Mondays, but expect it to re-open Tuesday morning and continue serving up timeless treats until they run out of meat on Saturday. You’ve been warned, Milwaukee. There are only five more days to get Nite Owl this year. Don’t mess this up.