With longer days, a steady wave of festival announcements, and Bob Uecker’s voice on the radio, it’s beginning to feel a lot like spring in Milwaukee. The season technically started nine days ago, but something was missing. That’s no longer the case: Nite Owl (830 E. Layton Ave., 414-483-2524) officially opened for the 2023 season starting at 11 a.m. today.

Today, the beloved drive-in and timeless airport-adjacent haunt ended its hiatus that spanned much of fall and the entirety of winter. We drove by the business this morning and confirmed today was indeed the opening day for the South Side mainstay that’s been in business for 75 years. Rejoice, Milwaukee. Spring is here and Nite Owl is back in business!

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Before co-founding Milwaukee Record, Tyler Maas wrote for virtually every Milwaukee publication (except Wassup! Magazine). He lives in Bay View and enjoys both stuff and things.