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OPEN MON-FRI 5PM -2AM
SAT 7PM-2AM

OUR STORY

Entering into Bugsy's is like going back almost 100 years in a time machine to the "Roaring Twenties," a decade which earned its name because of the combination of increased rights for women, increased income (the national average doubled!), more people moving to the city, and prohibition - a law that made alcohol illegal. Prohibition led to the speakeasy - secret, underground bars that existed either unbeknownst to the police, or as a result of a payoff by a mobster like Bugsy Siegel, the inspiration for our name!

Though many speakeasies of the 1920s had fake businesses as cover operations, our cover operation, "Gouda's Italian Deli" is completely legitimate! In fact, join us after work Monday through Thursday from 5pm-8pm and you can enjoy a selection of light fare from their menu. Put on your glad rags and come to Bugsy's! You can even use Gouda's entrance to join us for Happy Hour! View this video to catch a glimpse of our place.

At Bugsy's, we encourage people not to take their freedom for granted, and to enjoy themselves so much it almost FEELS illegal. We offer a wide selection of drinks, both current, as well as throwback vintage cocktails from the 1920s. Our staff is dressed in 20s-style attire, and includes our "Showstopper Dancers," who are gorgeous ladies who dance and provide entertainment. Speaking of entertainment, we also have live music Thursdays through Saturdays after 9pm.

EVENTS

We are so lucky that we don't have to keep our speakeasy a secret! Otherwise, we'd have to be really sneaky about letting you know about these upcoming events!

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LITE FARE MENU

Did you know that the term "Happy Hour" originated in the twenties? Naval servicemen used it to describe their after-work celebration, and the name stuck! During our Happy Hour (Monday through Thursday from 5-8pm), we offer these fine light fare selections from our completely legitimate business, Gouda's Italian Deli!

DRINKS

Fortunately for all of us, alcohol is legal, and none of our vast array of options were made in a bathtub. Please take a look at our drink menu, and decide what you're going to come get zozzled on!

SPECIALTY DRINKS

CHAMPAGNE COCKTAIL

Brandy, Champagne, Angostura Bitters, Sugar Cube

COCO CHANEL

Malibu, Crème de Cocoa, Godiva Chocolate Liqueur, Cream

GRASSHOPPER MARTINI

Crème de Menthe, Crème de Cacao, Cream

BEARCAT

Stoli Rasberi, Razz Matazz, Apple Schnaaps, Cranberry, Red Bull

PEACH BELLINI

Peach Nectar, Peach Schnaaps, Prosecco

ZELDA FITZGERALD

Grey Goose Melon, Midori, Pineapple Juice

WINE

HOUSE WINE BY THE GLASS

CHARDONNAY
PINOT GRIGIO
RIESLING
WHITE ZINFINDEL
CABERNET SAUVIGNON
MERLOT
PINOT NOIR

 

PORT/DESSERT WINE BY THE GLASS

GRAHAM’S PORT, SIX GRAPES
SNDEMAN PORT, TAWNY 10 YR.
FONSECA BIN #27
TAYLOR FLADGATE ‘03
WARRES TAWNY PORT

 

BEER

DOMESTIC

MILLER LITE - MILLER HIGH LIFE - PABST
COORS LIGHT - BUDWEISER - BUD LIGHT

IMPORT

PERONI - MORETTI - STELL ARTOIS - HENEKEN
NEW CASTLE - GUINESS - FRAZSIKANER
HACKER-PSCHORR WEISS - CHIMAY RED
DELIRIUM TREMENS

MICRO BREW

LAKEFRONT BELGIUM WHITE
LAKEFRONT RIVERWEST STEIN
HORNY GOAT HONEY BLONDE
NEW GLARUS SPOTTED COW
BLUEMOON
DALE'S PALE ALE
LAGUNITA'S IPA
ANGRY ORCHARD CRISP APPLE
CRISPIN

NON-ALCOHOLIC

CLAUSTHALER - VOSS STILL/SPARLKLING

SPARKLING

ARMAND DE
BRIGNAC BRUT

France

DOM PERIGNON
BRUT VINTAGE

France

LOUIS ROEDERE
BRUT CRITRAL

France

PERRIER JOUET BRUT
BELLE EPOQUE ROSE

France

TATTINGER
BRUT

France

CHANDON BRUT
CLASSIC

California

KRUG BRUT
GRAND CUVEE

France

MARTINI & ROSSI
BRUT BELLE EPOQUE

France

ROTARI BRUT,
MEZZACORONA

Italy

VEUV CLIQUOT BRUT
YELLOW LABEL

Italy

CONTACT

HISTORIC 3RD WARD

218 N. Water Street | Milwaukee, WI 53202

OPEN MON-FRI 5PM -2AM
SAT 7PM-2AM

414.221.6565
info@bugsysmke.com

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