Bars & Recreation proudly announces three events April 6 and April 7 to celebrate the grand opening of Deer District venue The New Fashioned

Milwaukee, WI – (March 19, 2024) – Bars & Recreation, Southeastern Wisconsin’s premier provider of immersive experiences, social events, and team building activities, announced three events on April 6 and April 7 to celebrate its newest venue, The New Fashioned (1122 Vel R. Phillips Ave.)

Official Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Party – Saturday, April 6, 2:00pm to 5:00pm

An afternoon of excitement and fun awaits as Bars & Recreation officially opens the doors to The New Fashioned. Come early, because the Bucks Beats will kick off the party at 2pm and first 150 people in line will receive a complimentary pull tab. At 2:15pm, community leaders along with beloved mascots Bango, Roscoe, and Bernie Brewer will cut the ribbon on the balcony, officially opening the venue. Live muralists, mascot photo opportunities, complimentary frozen custard, and Sprecher soda samples will be available throughout the event.

Explore The New Fashioned with a scavenger hunt to discover hidden treasures along the way! Guests will be entered to win a grand prize from the Bucks Foundation, including two lower-level tickets to the April 10 Bucks vs. Magic game at 7pm, and an exclusive Bucks merchandise bag.

Tickets are only $4.14 and a portion of ticket sales will benefit The Bucks Foundation. All ages are welcome. Purchase tickets here:

Sunday Funday Curling party with Becca Hamilton and Team USA – Sunday, April 7, 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Get swept away by the excitement of curling! This event, featuring members of Team USA Curling*, including Olympians Becca Hamilton, Tom Howell, Debbie McCormick, and 2018 Olympic Gold Medalist Tyler George (along with his Olympic medal) will provide an opportunity for guests to learn about the game and the Olympic experience.

All ticket holders will receive a complimentary Hot Ham & Cheese Sandwich from Benson’s Restaurant Group, and all children who try curling will receive a medal. The event will also feature Pop-a-shot games and prizes, hands-on retail demonstrations, and autographed memorabilia from Team USA.

All ticket sales will be donated to USA Junior Curling Association, which provides learning opportunities for youth curlers and youth curling instructors throughout the USA.

Tickets are available for $20 per person; kids 12 & under are free (but require a ticket). Purchase tickets here:

* Team USA members are scheduled to appear.

Midwest Nice Party with Charlie Berens – Sunday, April 7, 3:30pm to 5:30pm

Join us for an afternoon of Midwest charm as comedian turned celebrity bartender Charlie Berens serves up a complimentary Berens Old Fashioned for each ticketed guest. Milwaukee honky tonk band Wire and Nail will perform live. Berens will also autograph bottles of Berens Old Fashioned Brandy purchased on-site.

Ticket proceeds benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Milwaukee, making every sip count towards creating brighter futures for local youth. Tickets are $30 each and limited to guests 21 and over only. Purchase tickets here:

Tickets for all three events are available at

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About Bars & Recreation
Bars & Recreation has been transforming the average Milwaukee night out into a distinctive, memorable experience for over a decade. With seven premier Milwaukee entertainment brands: Amped, AXE MKE, The New Fashioned, NorthSouth Club, Nine Below, Game Show MKE, and Splash Studio, there is an activity for everyone. From the first painting bar in southeast Wisconsin to its newest endeavor, The New Fashioned, the Bars & Rec team believes in providing serious fun for every guest. The hospitality extends beyond the bar to creative team-building activities and hosting private events. Bars & Recreation is proud to be recognized as an SBA certified woman-owned small business (WOSB). For more information, visit

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