As a proud resident of the south side Milwaukee neighborhood of Bay View, I’m happy to see little pockets of our neighborhood spring to life. As much as I might like to keep our little secret contained, it’s vital to the success of the community that we make it known that Bay View kicks butt.
And it turns out that one little part of Bay View that I’m not sure I paid attention to has just been revitalized and reborn.
Tonic Tavern has come into being at 2335 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., in a building which used to be a horse stable, according to OnMilwaukee.com. (I noticed while walking through a back alley in the older part of Bay View the other day that you can easily find former stables. Here’s one I wouldn’t have guessed.)
While I’m not much for the bar scene (aside from hosting Drinking Liberally), this place deserves checking out. Nice thing is that with it being perhaps two miles from our house, it will make for a very nice evening walk this summer.
Also, here are before and after pictures. The first is from Google Maps. The building in question is in the center of the frame.
Doesn’t look like much, huh? Well, here’s the “after” picture via OMC:
I look forward to enjoying a bright new part of our community. I invite you to try it some time as well.