Wolski’s Tavern is nothing short of a Milwaukee institution. Since opening in 1908, the East Side establishment located at 1836 N. Pulaski St. has served as a trusty and timeless place to grab a drink, enjoy some free popcorn, and shoot darts. Through the years, the bar became best-known for its “I Closed Wolski’s” bumper stickers, which can be seen throughout Milwaukee, as well as places all over the world. It might not be fancy or on pace with most (or any) trends, but that inimitable charm has been a large part of the equation that has kept Wolski’s going for 115 years.
On Sunday, October 15, you’re cordially invited to celebrate the 115th anniversary of Wolski’s when the iconic bar hosts a free block party. From noon to 6 p.m., a parcel of Pulaski Street will be abuzz with activity. This week, Wolski’s announced the festivities will include food from Hidden Kitchen, Jandy’s Base Camp, and Hué, live music courtesy of Thriftones and HOSTS, and “more.” Combine all that with the tavern’s already-winning atmosphere, and you’ve got yourself quite a time. Save the date! Just make sure to pace yourself if you plan on getting one of those stickers at the end of the night.