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SATURDAY 7PM-CL

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 in front of Bugsy's, "Gouda's Italian Deli" is completely legitimate! Speaking of Gouda's Italian Deli, you can enjoy a Happy Hour light fare menu featuring Gouda's every Thursday & Friday from 5-8pm. 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 (Thursday & Friday 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

OLD FASHIONED

Old Overholt Rye Whiskey OR Sacred Bond Brandy, Muddled Orange and Cherry, Angostura Bitters, served Sweet or Sour

SAZARAC

Old Overholt Rye Whiskey, Peychaud’s Bitters, Simple, served in glass rinsed with Absinthe

FRENCH 75

Bombay Gin, Lemon Juice, Simple, Topped with Champagne

SIDECAR

Sacred Bond Brandy, Cointreau, Lemon Juice

MOSCOW MULE

Smirnoff Vodka, Angostura Bitters, Lime Juice, Ginger Beer

CHAMPAGNE COCKTAIL

Sacred Bond Brandy, Angostura Bitters, Sugar Cube, Topped with Champagne

PEACH BELLINI

Peach Schnapps, Peach Nectar, Topped with Champagne

DEVIL’S DAUGHTER

Cazadores Reposado Tequila, Peach Nectar, Lemon Juice, Muddled Jalapeño, Simple, Topped with Champagne

ROSEMARY'S BABY

Twisted Path Gin, St. Germain, Corazon Bitters, Lemon Juice, Simple, Rosemary, served in glass rinsed with Green Chartreuse

BOUQUET OF BALLOONS

Tito's Vodka, Branca Menta, Lime Juice, Simple, Cucumber, Mint

THE MAIN SQUEEZE

Four Roses Bourbon, Ancho Reyes, Lemon Juice, Simple, Orange, Bittercube Orange Bitters

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 - MILLER 64
PABST - COORS LIGHT - BUDWEISER - BUD LIGHT

IMPORT

PERONI - STELL ARTOIS - HEINEKEN - NEW CASTLE
GUINNESS - CORONA - HACKER-PSCHORR WEISS

MICRO BREW

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

NON-ALCOHOLIC

CLAUSTHALER - BELFAST GINGER BEER - VOSS STILL/SPARLKLING

SPARKLING

ACE OF SPADES
ADB BRUT

France

ADRIANO ADAMI
GARBEL PROSECCO

Italy

TATTINGER
BRUT

France

ZARDETTO
BRUT

Italy

CONTACT

HISTORIC 3RD WARD

218 N. Water Street | Milwaukee, WI 53202

OPEN THURS-FRI 5PM-CL

SATURDAY 7PM-CL

414.221.6565
info@bugsysmke.com

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